“Culture Killing - The Death of Marginalized Cultures in Educational Curriculum (Instructional series)

Mike Brown, Chief Schools Officer, and Sundiata Salaam, Chief People Officer at the Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools

Molefe Kete Asante laments the fact that “an African-American or Hispanic person [student]-in order to master the white cultural information-has had to experience the death of his or her own culture”. And on our best day, we as educators are often unknowing participants in that cultural death as we stand in front of students to teach what we ourselves were once taught…but no more. Through virtual partner activities, independent reflection, and critical group discussion spanning all core subjects, teachers in this session will learn to highlight student culture in daily lessons and create culturally empowering moments that students will never forget.

DATE & TIME

January 27 & 29 3:30 PM

The

SPEAKERS

Mike Brown

Chief Schools Officer

Sundiata Salaam

Chief People Officer at the Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools

DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT: OLD SCHOOL LEARNING, CAPTIVATING YOUNG MINDS IN A DIGITAL AGE"

Elle Cole, Author, Speaker & Podcast host of Cleverly Changing

Learning through play is a fundamental classroom technique that parents can use at home to reinforce lessons their children have been taught. Old school methods such as puzzles, board games, flashcards, songs, dances, mnemonics, cooking, and more can all be incorporated into remote learning. This session will share the importance of experiential learning while providing tips and strategies to engage student learning beyond the computer screen at home.
DATE & TIME

February 26, 3:30 PM

The

SPEAKERS

Dr. Joy DeGruy

Author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury

Unsung Heroes of Education

This session will highlight some of these unsung heroes of education by giving them a chance to showcase their ability to engage students during remote or hybrid learning. Educators will share out these best practices during our March and June networking gatherings* and stipend for their participation. 

DATE & TIME

March 26th, 3:30 pm

2020 has presented learning environments with unprecedented challenges driven by a global pandemic and blanketed by systemic racism and inequality embedded in the American education industrial complex.

Yet, in the midst of these challenges, we have witnessed exemplary educators within the SBL network adapt and innovate their teaching styles by utilizing technological tools to engage and sustain rigor.

SBL will be highlighting unsung heroes of education who are the leaders of best practices that will define the future during our PD Series in March, May & August. We are asking for the phenomenal educators of the SBL network to submit a short video (3-5 minutes). This video

If selected, educators will receive $250 for participation.

We Want to Celebrate & highlight you!

Leaders of Impact

Dr. Gretchen Generett, Professor & Interim Dean of Duquesne University School of Education & Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Professor & Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education facilitated by Dr. Tyra Good, Associate Professor of Education at Elms College

“Leaders of Impact” will explore how to navigate the confines of institutional racism as educational and community leaders. This will be a candid panel discussion among three dynamic regional and national leaders who incorporate a culturally relevant approach to leading and liberating education.

DATE & TIME

April 7, 2021, 3:30 pm

The

SPEAKERS

Dr. Gretchen Generett

Professor & Interim Dean of Duquesne University School of Education

Dr. Valerie Kinloch

Professor & Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Dr. Tyra Good

Associate Professor of Education at Elms College

Unsung Heroes of Education

This session will highlight some of these unsung heroes of education by giving them a chance to showcase their ability to engage students during remote or hybrid learning. Educators will share out these best practices during our March and June networking gatherings* and stipend for their participation. 

DATE & TIME

May 26, 3:30 pm

2020 has presented learning environments with unprecedented challenges driven by a global pandemic and blanketed by systemic racism and inequality embedded in the American education industrial complex.

Yet, in the midst of these challenges, we have witnessed exemplary educators within the SBL network adapt and innovate their teaching styles by utilizing technological tools to engage and sustain rigor.

SBL will be highlighting unsung heroes of education who are the leaders of best practices that will define the future during our PD Series in March, May & August. We are asking for the phenomenal educators of the SBL network to submit a short video (3-5 minutes). This video

If selected, educators will receive $250 for participation.

We Want to Celebrate & highlight you!

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