NEA & AFT will work with UTLA to host a WHIEEAA Town Hall designed to engage students and educators on supporting the learning and development of Black students. It is designed to provide a platform for students, educators, as well as members of the community to engage in a bilateral conversation in ways that will inform reflection, lead the education profession, and improve practice. There will be significant portions of the conversations that are student led.
The focus will include:
- The UTLA led campaign The Schools LA Students Deserve: Organizing for Power
- Building quality professional development as it relates to the learning and development for Black Students
- Building parental and community engagement at the local levels
- #BlackLivesMatter in the classroom
- Supporting undocumented Black students (MCOP Grant)
Register here: https://afamedsummitutla.eventbrite.com
WHO: NEA, AFT, UTLA, WHIEEAA
WHAT: Educator and Student Convening
WHEN: Thursday, August 27th – 4:30P-8:30P
WHERE: UTLA HQ – 3303 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
WHY: To support the continued learning and development of Black students
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Initiative), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) have partnered to facilitate a day of professional development opportunities for K-12 educators on September 16, 2015 – the opening day of the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington (Convening).
This convening will dually broaden educators’ engagement with lawmakers, stakeholders and concerned citizens as well as provide professional development hours toward continuing education requirements. As the premier convener of people who are concerned about public policy and the impact on black and underserved communities, CBCF will draw on its years of experience and the resources of our partners to provide timely information on education issues.
CBCF will offer three concurrent sessions on key issues that are relevant across the country in today’s classrooms. Through these sessions educators will have the opportunity to share their daily experiences and perspectives to inform a policy agenda designed to increase educational opportunity and improve educational outcomes for all Black youth and to provide educators with processional development opportunities that also support legislative and advocacy efforts aimed at improving schools to better support African- American students and communities.
Register here: https://afamedsummitcbcf.eventbrite.com
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Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Summit Brochure)
Students at any age, birth through adulthood, deserve opportunities—opportunities afforded by a high-quality school experience that prepares them for careers with family sustaining wages and opportunities for advancement in the global 21st century workforce. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and Ebony Magazine are proud to present, “The Summits on Educational Excellence for African Americans.”
GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT SERIES INCLUDE:
- Raising awareness about the importance of investing in African American educational excellence to ensure African American students, schools, and communities are supported in learning and development opportunities beginning at birth;
- Highlighting individuals and organizations who are successfully supporting African American educational excellence;
- Supporting community engagement by creating opportunities for parents, grandparents, guardians and caring adults to increase the number of African American’s who graduate from high school prepared for future success.
2015 SUMMIT DATES AND LOCATIONS:
Friday, June 26, 2015 (Register Here)
University of California, Los Angeles
California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
1:00PM – 5:00PM
In collaboration with UCLA’s Sociology and African American Studies Departments, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA and the Black Male Institute, this Summit will be a solutions-based forum to enable those in attendance to meaningfully contribute to African American educational excellence by supporting learning and development opportunities for African American students.
[If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, i.e. sign-language interpreter, captioning services, Braille, large print or CD Rom, please contact AfAmEvents@ed.gov no later than June 18, 2015.]