The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute is pleased to announce its winners for the 2021-22 Kamau Imani Parker Morrison Teaching Scholarship. This year's pool had two applicants with very deserving qualifications so the committee decided to award the scholarship to both recipients, Alicia Hewlett and Paiton Moloy. Alicia Hewlett is completing her training at [...]
Join us for our 2021 Implementing a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Workshop. This year's workshop is being conducted virtually via Zoom. Space is limited. Early bird special is $149 before April 2nd. Click HERE to register.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
During the 2015-16 school year, the William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute partnered with Southwest Academy (Baltimore County, MD) to conduct our year long Cultivating a Culturally Responsive Practice teacher training. We worked with a core group of teachers from across a variety of disciplines to assist in their growth as culturally responsive practitioners. The [...]
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 [...]