New Jersey Department of Education

The Amistad Commission

2023 Amistad Commission Summer Curriculum Institute for Teachers

This year, the Amistad Commission proudly invites all New Jersey school teachers and educators to register for its Inaugural Summer Curriculum Institute for Teachers at William Paterson University (WPUNJ) in Wayne, NJ, July 17-July 20, 2023. The Commission’s theme is “Moments In African American History."

Summer Institute participants will enjoy:

  • Whole session lectures by esteemed scholars
  • Breakout session with colleagues teaching at various grade levels
  • Networking opportunities with other teachers across New Jersey
  • Special entertainment

The Summer Institute offers:

  • Lectures by prominent historians and scholars
  • 33 hours of PD credit and a certificate confirming completion of hours/CEU
  • Lesson planning led by Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Amistad classroom resources

Application Instructions

All New Jersey public (district, charter, and renaissance schools) and nonpublic (homeschool, parochial or private school) elementary or secondary teachers and administrators are eligible to participate.

Space is limited. Please follow all instructions to guarantee acceptance.

  • First preference will be given to applicants who commit to full training.
  • Approved participants selected agree to participate in all sessions.
    • Partial attendance or daily visits are not permitted.
    • Professional development credits (CEU) are awarded only to full-time participants.
  • Please make sure all contact information is accurate.

The deadline for registration is June 30, 2023.

All selected candidates will be notified no later than Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

Applicants must complete the Curriculum Institute Application and provide all the information requested to be considered eligible.

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