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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 |2019-10-24T09:28:19-04:00June 23rd, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments

“Cultivating” Culturally Responsive Teachers at Southwest Academy

Through a generous donation to The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute, Inc. we have partnered with Southwest Academy Middle School in Baltimore County to provide seven teachers with our year long "Cultivating a Culturally Responsive Practice" teacher training. Our philosophy that the most important relationship as regards student success is that between the teacher [...]

By |2015-11-14T19:36:36-05:00November 14th, 2015|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments

Exciting News from Chicago’s Banner Schools

In July of 2015 we visited Banner Academy in Chicago, Illinois for a site visit to observe how teachers were preparing to implement a new instructional model that The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute, Inc. is considering using in our Third Millennium Schools. The Inquiry Bridge model is an integrated approach that focuses on [...]

By |2015-11-14T19:19:35-05:00November 14th, 2015|Newsletter|0 Comments

“Teaching the 2015 Baltimore Uprising” Partnership

When the video of Freddie Gray's arrest went viral and the news of his death reverberated throughout the streets of Baltimore in late April of 2015 it was clear that before things got better they were going to get worse. Community organizers and city officials struggled to stay on top of the growing discontent of [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:28:19-04:00November 10th, 2015|Newsletter|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 |2019-10-24T09:28:20-04:00October 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 |2015-10-05T18:28:15-04:00October 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 |2019-10-24T09:28:20-04:00June 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 |2019-10-24T09:28:20-04:00October 30th, 2014|Blog, Education|0 Comments