Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life
July 13, 2012 | Baltimore, Md.
As learning and achievement gaps continue to pose the greatest challenges for educators at all levels, the plight of the black male learner poses an even greater challenge, as evidenced by the national black male graduation rate of only 47 percent. The purpose of this workshop is to provide educators with information and strategies toward inspiring their black male learners at all levels to take a greater interest in school, learning, and preparing for academic excellence. Educators will be able to take the information and strategies attained and immediately apply them in their respective schools and classrooms toward closing the achievement gap for their black male students.
The main points that will be covered include the following:
- A review of national education data with an emphasis on achievement, suspension, and dropout data of black male students and the challenges this data present for school leaders.
- Historical causes of black male underachievement and its effect on the current challenges of motivating black males to strive for excellence.
- Contemporary strategies used to address the plight of the black male learner; why we continue to see poor performance and high dropout rates at the national level, and what educators can do toward rectifying the problem within their schools.
- The climate and culture of the school and classroom, how both effect black male learning and achievement, and what school leaders can do to foster a school climate and culture that are conducive to black male achievement.
- The role of the classroom teacher as leader and change agent for black male learning and achievement.
- Building solid relationships between teachers and their black male students and how these relationships affect learning and achievement.
- The black male self-crisis and its accompanying impact on learning and achievement relative to the six categories.
Institute Staff: Baruti Kafele, Education Consultant, Jersey City, N.J.
Registration Fee: $249 (ASCD members), $313 (Nonmembers)
Registration Code: PD12GF052
Four-Day Registration Fee: $489 (ASCD members), $563 (Nonmembers)
Registration Code: PD12GF054
Materials Fee: $13 for Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life
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