Black Male Educators Convening events are a hallmark of the Fellowship. Our Philadelphia Convenings have been held three times a year, focusing on advancing and celebrating the development, recruitment and retention of Black male educators. They’ve offered all-too-rare and meaningful opportunities for Black male educators and their supporters across the region to gather for what often turns out to be an educational and recharging experience that—in and of themselves—helps combat the high turnover rate typically found among Black male educators.
Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color Lecture Series 2018
Each year since 2008, a number of scholars of color from all over the country are invited to Penn GSE to give lectures and share their research with faculty, staff, and students as part of the Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color series. The series also provides an opportunity for doctoral student socialization and learning. These talks are followed up with a lunch and conversation between students and the speaker about his/her work. Please find below (and attached) the list of speakers and schedule for the Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color Lecture Series for the spring of 2018.
Held every year in February, our one-day annual fair gives current and prospective Black male educators opportunities to get guidance and resume feedback from career advisors, participate in mock interviews, and meet with employers of more than 25 District, charter and parochial schools.
Rewriting Philadelphia's early literacy story takes more than one author. Real change happens together.
The underrepresentation of Black male educators negatively impacts all students, and society more broadly. What is becoming clear through empirical evidence is that all students—not just those of color—benefit from increased teacher diversity generally, and Black male educators specifically.
Join us for an open discussion and distinguished panel of Black male educators sharing their stories on "Why I Teach" and the importance of more teacher diversity for schools and communities.
During this webinar, participants will discuss the importance of connecting with other classrooms to build empathy, perspective, respect and communication skills. We will be introduced to a new, free platform for elementary school teachers that helps them make meaningful connections with classrooms throughout the country and around the world.
Raising Kings is a year-round, high impact opportunity that kicks off during National Mentoring Month to connect our highest needs youth with positive male mentors, role models and fathers. With your help, we can continue to raise the next generation of King leadership and empower our children to begin living "the Dream"!
In collaboration with The Black Teacher Project, KIPP Philadelphia Schools is excited to offer you a session you will walk away from with practical tools you can use to sustain yourselves both inside and outside of the classroom during these intense times.
Come help us celebrate and hear from the authors!
PHENND K-16 Partnerships Network is excited to announce that its Fall Speaker Event will feature Wil Del Pilar, Ph.D., Vice President of Higher Education Policy and Practice at the Education Trust.
Come participate in the inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening to advance policy solutions, learn from one another, and fight for social justice. All are welcome.
WURD, WHYY and Philadelphia Media Network (Daily News, Inquirer and Philly.com) invite you to join us for "Reimagining Race and Education." This event is the third installment of our Courageous Conversations series, which focuses on race, class and culture.
From the Center for American Progress
For the past three decades, two concerns have dominated the national conversation about the teaching workforce: diversity and talent. The teaching profession is not as racially diverse or selective as it needs to be, yet calls for making the selection process more rigorous have often been met with skepticism. Many educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders worry that increasing selectivity may lead to a less racially diverse teacher workforce. So, are the two goals compatible?
At this event, the Center for American Progress will discuss two new papers on this topic. The first piece—“Revisiting the Persistent Teacher Diversity Problem”—ranks states on the percentage-point difference between teachers of color and students of color. The authors find that the percentage of nonwhite students has continued to increase, while the percentage of diverse teachers has remained stagnant or has fallen.
"Join us in New Orleans July 18-20th for our second Equity in Motion convening and take on critical questions. This convening will feature more learning from assignments in English language arts, social studies, science, and a new focus on mathematics!"
State Teachers of the Year, Finalists and all current and future Teacher Leaders are welcome!
Successful school teachers and literacy advocates will address what a community approach looks like and help you create an action plan.
The Action Civics Initiative is a non-partisan network of thirty-one organizations working together to expand the number of young Americans who are offered substantial, experiential, civic learning through in or out of school, and to thereby increase the quality and equity of civic learning in America.
This year, Relay is thrilled to be offering a Special Education certification track! June 30th deadline!