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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation held its Teaching Fellows Convening in Chicago this year. Dr. Brian C. Morrison, Founder and President of the Watkins Educational Institute, along with Dr. Travis Bristol conducted a very productive workshop on “Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom.” The workshop focused on helping pre and early service educators understand what culturally responsive [...]