The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute, Inc. was established in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Baltimore, MD. We envision a just and civil world in which members of society are empowered with knowledge and skills that allow them the freedom to achieve their highest human potential. Our mission is to ensure that ALL children, especially those in under-served and under-resourced communities receive the best education possible. Through our teacher training programs, scholarship fund and our instructional model we fulfill that mission. Our theoretical approaches, research, and practices are used to impact educational practice and policy on the national, state and local levels. Through the achievement of our mission we enhance teaching and learning and help create a better world.
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 he was an [...]
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 of what culturally [...]
In the spring of 2017 a cohort of ten Baltimore City Public Schools educators completed our Implementing a Culturally Responsive Practice Training. The three training sessions were held on Saturdays between March and May. The cohort was made up of educators from a variety of backgrounds and instructional levels. The level of experience of the participants ranged from [...]