Best Practices for Teaching African American Boys
Instructor: Stephanie Wertkins, Instructor; Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, Presenter
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $145
Partner Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems
A 2010 Schott Foundation for Public Education report showed an alarming downward trend for black male students in American education: the overall graduation rate for black males in the USA was only 47% and in New York City, the district with the highest enrollment of black students, only 28% graduate on time. In this timely and topical course,teachers will study the intersection of rigor, relevance and relationships that create a supportive learning environment for African American boys in the classroom. The presenter focuses on effective instructional strategies and how to bridge culture,language, learning styles and perceptions of self-image.
After completing this course, educators will know:
- Essential statistics about African American males’ status in education and society.
- Strategies to help preclude the disproportionate and destructive referrals of African American boys to special education.
- Strategies to fully engage and motivate African American boys throughout their K-12 schooling.
Student Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, educators will apply the following skills:
- Convert their classrooms into productive learning environments for African American boys.
- Employ curricular and instructional strategies that increase student learning and affect student achievement.
Register for this class through KDSi. NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course.