A 3-day experiential workshop for pre-K through 12 grade educators
and school leaders led by New York City’s only Democratic Free School.
• build curriculum guided by student interests
• attend to equity and justice within and beyond the classroom
• develop a working democracy with room for individual voices
• establish deep and respectful relationships between teacher and student
• make room for social and emotional development
Thursday, May 4th – Saturday, May 6th
**The Teacher Institute will be listed in the January ASPDP Catalog! Look for it as “Making Room for Student Voice in the Classroom!” To receive 1 credit, Public School Teachers must register with ASPDP and also complete Brooklyn Free School’s registration below!**
Sessions will focus on practical tools and deep reflection for:
• creating culturally responsive classrooms
• increasing student power in the classroom
• cultivating leadership and ownership over learning
At Brooklyn Free School learners follow their own interests, use democratic processes
to express their tremendous voice, and experience social justice principles that are
lived both in teacher-student relationships and curriculum offerings.
The Teacher’s Institute will be led by BFS school leadership, both young people and
experienced educators, and will provide resources for teachers pre-K through 12th grade.
Rates Per Session:
$300 Early Bird registration by February 15**
**Early Bird registration also includes a morning visit during a school day
$350 after February 15
$150 rate for students & public school teachers
Includes 3 days of instruction, opening reception dinner, and reading materials
Thursday Evening: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
To register, fill out the form below. You will be emailed a link to complete your payment. Limited spots available!
Brooklyn Free School’s mission is education for social justice. Always advocating for young people’s voices to be heard, BFS engages students and staff in democratic decision making and problem solving. We honor student choice and facilitate student-centered learning through play and exploration, constructivist teaching, collaborative coursework and self-directed student initiatives. We support social and emotional development through conflict mediation, personal reflection, diversity awareness and community responsibility. BFS works in the service of students and their families, partners with progressive educators, and embraces our larger community.