Mielke Summer Institute in the Liberal Arts

Radical Hope: Place-Based Education in a Time of  Global Crisis

For 2020 the Mielke Summer Institute will be held at Bjorklunden in Door County. From the evening of June 21 through noon on June 26, 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.

Your application consists of two forms:

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.

Your supervisor’s recommendation and candidate application form must be received by March 7No late applications can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be during the week of March 16, 2020.


Call Stewart Purkey 920-832-6715 or Katie Van Zeeland 920-832-6714.