2022 Summer Institute - Fact or Fiction: Images of Schools and Adolescents in Film
At Björklunden this summer, we’ll watch and talk about contemporary movies, exploring the various ways in which a range of modern Hollywood movies (and the occasional foreign film) have influenced, even shaped, Americans’ perceptions of public and private schools, the kids who attend them, and the teachers who work in them.
Some questions we'll be examining and considering:
- How do these films portray “other people’s children” and their schools?
- What do they have to say about class, race and gender in America? How do they contribute to persistent cultural and ethnic stereotypes? What cultural norms and values they promulgate and challenge?
- What questions do they pose about the purpose of schooling and the kinds of schools necessary in order to achieve a good society?
Whether or not you are already a teenpic or high school movie film fan and whether or not you know anything at all about film studies, if watching, thinking about and discussing movies with other educators for a week sounds exciting, please join us at Björklunden this summer.
The 2022 Mielke Summer Institute will be held at Bjorklunden in Door County from Sunday evening, June 19 through noon on Friday, June 24. Participants will stay at Lawrence’s lodge in Baileys Harbor on Lake Michigan.
Any educator in the Appleton and Shawano Public Schools may apply. A maximum of 24 applicants can be accepted. Previous participants and applicants are urged to reapply.
Required Application Materials
Candidate Application Form
Briefly state your interest and motivation for attending the Mielke Summer Institute in the Liberal Arts. Indicate qualities you possess that will enhance the program.
Supervisor Recommendation Form
This form is extremely important in the selection process. The supervisor should give specific reasons why you will be an asset to and benefit from the Mielke program.
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster shot. Proof of vaccination will be required.
Deadlines & Notification
Your supervisor’s recommendation and candidate application form must be received by March 7, 2022. No late applications can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be during the week of March 14, 2022.
Contact these teacher coordinators for more information:
Appleton Public Schools
Brian Bartel, Johnston Elementary School
Michelle Johnson, Lincoln Elementary School
Shawano Public Schools
Joe Zuniga, Olga Brener Intermediate School
LaRai Martin, Shawano Community High School
715-526-2175 ext. 1127
Questions about the Mielke Summer Institute?
Call Stewart Purkey 920-832-6715 or Katie Van Zeeland 920-832-6714.