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Educators of Color Seminar

The Educators of Color Seminar focuses on retaining teachers of color and American Indian teachers working in K-12 settings, with an emphasis on supporting teachers in their first five years of practice. The seminar will explore pertinent issues in the lives of practicing teachers of color in order to foster a classroom community that empowers us in our shared struggle to succeed and thrive within our profession. Given the severe shortage of teachers of color in classrooms across the country, school districts emphasize recruitment while often overlooking the teachers of color already employed in their schools and classrooms. This seminar centralizes the specific needs of teachers of color working in predominantly white workplaces for the purposes of creating networks of support to prevent teacher attrition.

Seminar Learning Goals

  • Explore the intersections of cultural identity and teacher identity
  • Investigate critical consciousness and critical pedagogy
  • Develop leadership and advocacy skills
  • Acquire tools for navigating the micro-politics of schools
  • Practice strategies for maintaining a healthy work / life balance
  • Improve the efficacy of their curriculum, instruction,  and assessment practices
  • Build an ongoing community of support with other educators of color






Educators of Color Seminar Details

Cost: The seminar registration fee is $250 (if you qualify for the MN PELSB grant awarded to Augsburg) which includes: all materials and 3 Continuing Education Units (30 hours). If you do not qualify for the PELSB grant, the tuition for the seminar is $550.

Credit:  ​You can elect to take the institute for three semester graduate credits for an additional $150.  If you choose to take it for graduate credit, there will be additional work to complete between each class. You will also have a final assignment that is due at the end of the seminar.

Dates, Schedule, and Format: The institute will run synchronously online (via Zoom) this summer. You will participate on 7 different Thursdays from May 13 – August 5 from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

Registration: Complete the Online Educators of Color Seminar Registration Form and choose your method of payment. Be sure to visit on our secured eCommerce site to complete your registration. You may pay online by credit card or electronic check. We will email an invoice to you within 2 business days of registering if you choose to pay by paper check.

Meet the Instructors

Angelina Momanyi is a Black American teacher with six years of experience teaching in special education and English as a Second Language. She received her M.Ed from Hamline University. She currently works as the Language and Literacy Specialist at Lucy Laney Elementary in Minneapolis. Contact Angelina with questions about seminar content that will be covered.

Meng Yang is a Hmong American educator with eleven years experience teaching English. He earned his M.Ed. from Bethel University. Meng is a co-founder of the Anoka-Hennepin Teachers of Color Coalition. He currently teaches English and is the AVID Program Coordinator at Champlin Park HS. Contact Meng with questions about seminar content that will be covered.


Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so in writing by emailing  from the email address you used to register for the institute. Your $150 deposit is nonrefundable, but may be rolled forward as a credit for future workshops at the Director’s discretion. Any cancellation received within 10 days of the start of the seminar or during the seminar will result in a full forfeiture of all tuition and fees.

If insufficient enrollment or instructor illness requires us to reschedule a workshop, all registrants will be notified of any changes in the published information. If a workshop is cancelled, all registrants will be given the opportunity to receive a full refund.