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2019 – 2020 Kamau Imani Parker-Morrison Teaching Scholarship Winner!

  Congratulations to Kayla Fointno, the winner of the inaugural award of the Kamau Imani Parker-Morrison Scholarship competition. Kayla is a senior at North Carolina A&T State University. Kayla will be graduating in December of 2019. She has a 3.52 GPA and is on the Dean's List. Kayla refers to a teacher she had in [...]

By |2019-07-05T21:50:51-05:00July 5th, 2019|Blog, Education, Fundraising, Newsletter|0 Comments

Kamau Imani Parker-Morrison Scholarship

The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute (a 501c3 non-profit organization) has launched the Kamau Imani Parker-Morrison scholarship in memory of its namesake. Kamau was a passionate and committed special education teacher at Ascend Middle School in Brooklyn, New York. Cancer took his life way too early in his career. During his tenure at Ascend [...]

By |2019-01-06T18:32:36-05:00January 6th, 2019|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Fall 2018 Implementing a Culturally Responsive Practice Workshop

We invite all Maryland educators to join us this fall in our Implementing a Culturally Responsive Practice professional development workshop. In this three day (Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8) workshop you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to implement and develop as a culturally responsive educator. Participants will: gain a thorough understanding [...]

By |2018-08-15T21:04:28-05:00August 15th, 2018|CRP, Education, Events|0 Comments

Challenges of Teaching African American History in US Public Schools: Reflections on 30 Years of Teaching

This post is based on a roundtable discussion I participated in at the 2015 African Heritage Studies Association Conference in New York City, NY. My oldest son, Akil Parker, was also a member of that panel speaking on his experience as a math teacher. Introduction This paper is a reflection on my more than 30 [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:28:19-05:00June 23rd, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Teaching the 2015 Baltimore Uprising

The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute, Inc. developed the following mini-unit on the 2015 Baltimore Uprising in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education and The Reginald F. Lewis Maryland Museum of African American History and Culture. We also conducted a one day professional development workshop which included examining the Devin Allen exhibit [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:28:20-05:00October 16th, 2015|Education, Resource|0 Comments

Teaching the 2015 Baltimore Uprising

Join The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute in collaboration with the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland Museum of African American History and Culture and the Maryland State Department of Education in a one day professional development workshop on the 2015 Baltimore Uprising. Pariticipants will learn about the uprising, its causes and consequences through the photography [...]

By |2015-10-05T18:28:15-05:00October 5th, 2015|Education, Events|0 Comments

“Colored Teachers for the Colored Schools:” The Fight for African American Teachers in Baltimore City (Part 2)

New Black Leadership By the middle of the 1880’s there was a shift in Baltimore’s African American leadership. The Republican hold on the black community was beginning to be reexamined. African Americans questioned the propriety of supporting candidates who only used their support to get into office and once elected did not follow through on [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:28:20-05:00June 10th, 2015|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Educating Baltimore’s Black Community (Part 1)

Baltimore’s Black community has been fighting for adequate public education for our children since the Baltimore City Public School system was established in 1829. Many of the issues we were fighting for in the 19th century we are still struggling to acquire today. Initially we merely sought access to the public schools. While we paid [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:28:20-05:00October 30th, 2014|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Join Us for “Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom”

Register Today!download full film The Illumination By creating a more culturally responsive learning environment ALL students are empowered with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve at their highest levels. In this dynamic and interactive workshop participants gain the fundamental knowledge and resources required to implement a culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) in their practice. By [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:28:20-05:00July 2nd, 2014|Education|0 Comments