The MLK Action Team and the Cape Cod Chapter of the NAACP, with the support of The Cape Cod Collaborative, are pleased to sponsor a Virtual Educator Conference:

Educating All Cape Cod Children: Celebrating the Mosaic

Monday, July 19, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. and    

 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.


  • Increased understanding of implicit biases in the educational system and teaching tools that impact student learning / how they impact that learning and what changes can be made to effectively curtail them;
  • Increased understanding of systemic racism, white privilege and anti-racism (specifically in the context of education);;
  • Increased understanding of all ethnic groups present on Cape Cod;
  • Increased appreciation of the value of diversity and multiculturalism to all students, students of color and white students;
  • Actionable takeaways teachers can use in their classrooms right away

Conference Schedule

Presenter Bios 

Cost:  FREE

PDP eligible: According to DESE guidelines, educators may receive PDPs for attending a conference if both of the following criteria are met:  (1) the conference spans two or more days, and allows for attendance at a series of sessions/workshops on the same or similar topic totaling 10 hours or more AND (2) if attendance results in a final product that would serve as an assessment of learning, such as developing a school-based activity or curriculum, or publishing written material. (source:   The Cape Cod Collaborative will provide certificates of participation for educators who have attended the entire conference, totaling 10.25 contact hours. It is up to individual participants to fulfill the second requirement, producing a final product serving as an assessment of their learning.

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For additional information about the conference, please contact Karen Boujoukos at or Angelina Chilaka at

Integrating Teaching through the Arts: Instruction for Diverse Learners

July 26 – 30, 2021 (5 days)

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Keith Caldwell, M. Ed.

Participants: All Educators K – 12

Location: Barnstable United Elementary, 760 Osterville-West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills

Course Description: Some of the challenges we face in all levels of education are how to engage our diverse students in the material that we are required to teach.  How do we reach students who have different learning styles and ability levels?  How can we make learning exciting and fun?  How can we get our students’ creativity to flourish?  Integrating the arts is a sure way to get your students excited about learning and to energize your classroom. The purpose of this course is to introduce candidates to the value and power of integrating the arts modalities into the everyday curriculum. 

The goal is to provide teachers with strategies that can be used immediately in their classes with ALL students. The candidates will be given the opportunity to tap their own creativity and imagination in order to experience the kind of learning that they should come to expect of their students when using the arts in their own teaching practice. This includes exploring ways to adapt arts activities to grade and ability levels and their relevance to the goals of state standards. Activities that appeal to all learners will be explored through participation, readings, discussions, and presentations.  Participants can expect to engage in drama, poetry, storytelling, music, creative movement, and visual art. Active and full participation, written reflection of one’s own creative process, and discussion are important elements of the coursework.  

Cost: Member Districts course fee = $625; Non-member Districts course fee = $750

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Julie DeBenedictis 
508.420.6950 x 1145