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Full Scholarship Institute for Educators

Shere Summit Educator Scholarship 2022



Sphere Summit is a full‐scholarship professional development program for grades 5–12 educators and administrators and will be held in person in Washington, DC.


This summer we are offering two in-person Summits:

  • July 10–14 for grades 5–12 educators and administrators.
  • July 24–28 for educators teaching AP, IB, or similar advanced subjects and alumni of a previous Sphere Summit.


Those who are accepted to participate in the Sphere Summit and successfully complete the program will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Room and board included + $500 travel stipend upon completion of the Summit.
  • Access to exclusive conversations and events for Sphere alumni
  • Early access to exclusive opportunities to bring Sphere professional development opportunities to their school
  • 20+ hours of professional development, books, materials, lesson plans, and classroom resources.


Confirmed Speakers So Far: 

  • Caroline Fredrickson, Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown Law
  • Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute
  • Gene Healy, Senior Vice President for Policy, Cato Institute
  • Yuval Levin, Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Irshad Manji, Founder, Moral Courage Project
  • Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Carrie Sheffield, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum
  • Erec Smith, Professor, York College, and Co-founder, Free Black Thought
  • Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University
  • Nadine Strossen, Former President, ACLU, and John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • David Trigaux, Director, Washington Urban Debate League
  • Nicol Turner Lee, Director, The Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
  • Darrell West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, Brookings Institution 


Sphere Summit Featured Workshops:

  • iCivics
  • Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • Foundation for Teaching Economics
  • National Constitution Center
  • Retro Report
  • Stossel in the Classroom


Sphere Summit registrations are accepted on a rolling basis. Please visit  2022 Sphere Summit for more information and program updates. For examples of past programming, please review the 2021 Sphere Summit.


For more information and to apply for a scholarship, click the button below.

Please contact or call (202) 789-5229 for more information.

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