Summer Learning Academy

The VCU Summer Learning Academy explores critical topics in education, preparing both aspiring and practicing educators to create a culture of educational excellence and equity in schools through innovative and practical techniques. This summer, we are offering 14 different sessions covering 8 topics, with a variety of formats.  

All sessions will be held between June 26, 2023-July 27, 2023.


Registration closes June 12th.

Virtual seating is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early! For questions or more information, please email Summer Learning Academy Coordinator: Leslie LaBrie at

This summer we are pleased to offer 3 different session formats.  Please note that all formats and sessions are virtual, so you will need to ensure that you have an internet connection, and a computer with sound and microphone capabilities during each session, in order to participate.  Session format options are as follows:

Offered 1x a week for 4 weeks, for a total of 4 sessions. Sessions are offered Monday - Thursday, and session meetings will be held for 60 minutes between either 8:30-10:30 am or 2:30-4:30 pm.  Each session will require approximately 60 minutes of asynchronous activities, including critical reflection and a survey.  Participants who complete each session will earn a total of 5 professional development hours. Cost: $120.

Participants who successfully complete a session will earn a certificate reflecting the professional development hours for each session they complete that can be submitted for recertification points per your school district's discretion. 

Session Descriptions