Things Lost & Found: Stories of Our Time Together
July 27th through 29th

Please note the 13th Annual Habla Teacher Institute will be offered virtually to participating teachers around the world.

Full Price: $225
Early Bird Price (before June 1st): $175


“This book is a time capsule of our moment in history, when the world came together as one to do the right thing.”

― LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside


When we as a global civilization together experience a shared event on an unprecedented scale, it behooves us to pause for a moment, to take stock of what we’ve lost, and perhaps even more importantly, what we’ve gained. This year has been a year of tragic loss, but it has also been a year of inspiring transformation. Brazilian educator Paulo Freire notes that literacy should create bridges between the “word and the world.” This year, Habla’s 13th annual teacher institute will examine our current lived realities, reflecting on the year that has been, and imagining the future that might be. A range of texts from poetry composed in the last year to contemporary children’s books will  inspire our own storytelling and artmaking in a groundbreaking and inspiring teacher institute.

The Habla online institute will be highly interactive and participatory. Sessions are hands-on workshops utilizing a variety of digital tools and home art supplies. The event will culminate in a “digital performance” on the final day, also modeling how we might bring performance and visual art-making to our online education communities and classrooms.

Note that all times are in the The North American Central Time Zone (CT). No previous experience with any of the digital platforms we will be using is necessary. One-on-one coaches will be available for any participant who has technical issues during the institute.


Featured Texts




2021 Institute Cost