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Teaching Black History and Culture
Monday, January 18, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EST
Category: Trainings/Workshops

Teaching Black History and Culture
A Workshop for Educators

The Thomas D. Clark Foundation, which supports the work of the University Press of Kentucky, is hosting a “teach the teachers” professional development workshop via Zoom webinar on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2021. Our topic is teaching Black history and culture. Please help us get the word out to teachers and administrators.  Attached is an invitation flyer. Share it with others who might be interested.


WHEN?

  • Monday, Jan. 18, 2021
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 (EST) // 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (CST)

 
HOW TO REGISTER?


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Teachers. Administrators. College of education professors. History professors. College students (education majors especially but all are welcome).
  • Community members with an interest in this topic also are welcome to register, but the workshop is designed for educators.
  • The workshop is for all grade levels and, while history and social studies are especially pertinent disciplines, all disciplines are welcome.

 
WHERE IS THE WORKSHOP

  • It will be live on Zoom, using Zoom webinar.
  • The webinar will be broadcast live from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and the historic Southgate Street School in Newport.
  • We will build an “on demand” site afterward so you can revisit sessions and see recommended resources.

 
COST AND CREDIT?

  • The workshop is free. The  Clark Foundation is covering expenses.
  • Participants will receive a letter from the Clark Foundation, which they can sign and turn into their districts for consideration for professional development credit. The decision on credit rests with each school district.

 
WHY IS THE CLARK FOUNDATON IS INVOLVED?

  • The foundation supports the University Press of Kentucky, which has an extensive catalogue of civil rights books. So this topic is one that has long been of interest to us.  
  • Events of 2020 elevated the discussion of the Black experience in America. A deeper understanding our nation’s history is crucial to understanding today’s challenges.
  • Given the national dialogue, the Clark Board of Directors wanted to take meaningful action to contribute to a deeper understanding of  the African American story, especially for younger Kentuckians.
  • This workshop is our first step, not our final step.

 
WHAT IS THE CONTENT PLAN FOR THE DAY?

  • A student panel will get us started.
  • A presentation on possible resources and how to use them.
  • A presentation on inquiry-based pedagogy and its use.
  • A presentation on University Press of Kentucky resources and how to access them.
  • An introduction to a new video teaching resource for classrooms.
  • A special presentation of a new performance piece by students from Berea College.
  • We are finalizing our day’s agenda and will share that upon request, and make it available to all participants who register.
Flyer Download

Contact: [email protected]