Who Should Apply?
Education professionals who are interested in putting the science of kindness into action in their classrooms and schools, including:
- PreK-12 classroom teachers, paraeducators, and out-of-school-time providers
- PreK-12 school mental health professionals and counselors
- PreK-12 school and district-level administrators
- Higher education professionals working directly with pre-service teachers and administrators, but please be aware that the Workshop is geared primarily towards PreK-12 education professionals
Cost to Attend
The cost per participant is $800. This includes tuition, materials, room, and board (all meals, except one dinner). Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements.
Included in the cost to attend:
- 3 days of training and workshopping
- 2 nights of accommodation (Sunday, July 28, and Monday, July 29)
- Meals, including, dinner on Sunday, July 28; breakfast and lunch on Monday, July 29; and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, July 30
- A Greater Good Toolkit for Kids
- A certificate of completion with 15 clock hours
Understanding that those who attend the Greater Good Educators Summer Workshop do so on the salary of education professionals, we do our best to make the Summer Workshop affordable without sacrificing quality or integrity. If you are unable to pay the full amount, we ask that you first check with your school to see if they will cover any of your costs with professional development or other funding. We have created a Funding Support Packet that may help you “make the case” to your school or district leaders – we hope it helps! If your school does not have funding, or their funding does not cover what you need, we may be able to provide a partial scholarship to help offset the cost of attendance.
The Greater Good Science Center is completely funded by donations and grants—we do not receive any financial support from the University of California, Berkeley. As such, we have limited funds available for scholarships and cannot offer full scholarships. In order to be as fair as possible to all applicants and create the most opportunity we can with scholarships, we ask applicants only request funding if truly required. Please note that UC Berkeley policy prohibits us from awarding scholarships for travel.
Scholarships for California education professionals
Through a partnership with CalHOPE, we have 20 full scholarships available for California-based Education Professionals. If you work in a California school, district, out-of-school-time program that is associated with a school or district, or county office of education, and do not have additional funding to support this experience, you can indicate that you would like to be considered for a scholarship on your summer workshop application. (Unfortunately, we cannot offer these scholarships to California education-related non-profit employees.)
Please note that California County Offices of Education can also use their Mindfulness and Wellness funding to send educators to the workshop (and pay for their travel!).
Scholarships for non-California educators
Additionally, we have a limited number of $200 scholarships available for education professionals outside of California (U.S. or internationally-based). You will be able to indicate scholarship needs in your summer workshop application.
Cancellations must be submitted via fax or email. Full refunds will be given up to 45 days prior to the start of the program. Due to program demand and pre-workshop preparations, cancellations received 44-31 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of 10% of the program tuition. Cancellations received within 30 days prior to the start of the program and no-shows are subject to the full program tuition. Please note: cancellation fees are based upon the date the written request is received.
The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.