Black Futures

Artist: Summer Dawn

Type: Professional Learning

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual

Description

What does the classroom of the future look like for Black students? In this workshop, participants learn how anti-Blackness and white supremacy have impacted Black education in America – and how conscious anti-racist efforts can dismantle these systems of oppression. Together, we will envision creating fruitful learning spaces for marginalized students and see how our lesson plans can be more culturally and historically responsive.

Location

In-Person or Virtual

Recommended Participants

  • Teachers
  • Arts Specialists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Educational Leaders

Learning Intentions

Participants will:

  • Use poetry as a tool for exploring their identities and how they interact with the world around them.
  • Explore key concepts like anti-Blackness, white supremacy, and oppression – as well as some proposed solutions to dismantling them.
  • Examine their relationship to white supremacy and its values.
  • Learn about the history of Black education in America.
  • Envision a supportive learning space for marginalized students that includes a system of accountability for when humans make mistakes.
  • Engage with Gholdy Muhammad’s Historically Responsive Literacy framework uplifting identity, skills, intellect, criticality and joy.

YA Connections

  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Creating; Anchor Standard 1: Conceptualizing & Generating Ideas
  • NJSLS-VPA: Artistic Process; Responding
  • Anchor Standard 7: Perceiving and Analyzing Products
  • Culturally Responsive Practice
  • Social Emotional Learning – Transformative

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

  • Standard 3: Equity & Culture
  • Standard 4: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Price & Info

Price

Workshop Cost per Day: $375 (90 minute session) $600 (3 hour session)

Travel Fee: $75 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)

Information

Program Length: up to 3 hrs

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Theme

Theme

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Creative Writing

History

SEL: Social Emotional Learning

Tech