African American History for Educators
Culturally responsive education requires not only skills in connecting with students using responsive pedagogy, but also a broader curricular and cultural knowledge of United States history as events impacted communities of color. This course with Dr. Keith Mayes, Chair of the African and African American Studies Department at University of Minnesota, will develop educators' core knowledge of African American history and culturally responsive pedagogy, and increase cultural understanding of African American students.

The entire course will meet for 16 sessions, and participants may enroll for the entire course, or may register for individual sessions. Each session will meet from 4:15 - 8:15 p.m., with the last hour of each session being collaborative work time for teachers to plan how they will use the information learned that evening in courses or topics they currently teach. Those who complete the entire 16 sessions will be prepared to teach a semester-long African American History course for middle or high school students.

Intended audience: Every administrator, staff member and teacher in Minnesota who desires to develop skills and knowledge in cultural history and responsiveness.

All sessions meet on Tuesdays from 4:15 - 8:15 p.m. in the Equity Alliance MN office, 6063 Hudson Road, Suite 218, Woodbury, MN 55125.

Dates and Topics:
*September 27 – Teaching Black History/Studies in the K-12 Classroom: Stand Alone Curricula and Infusion Models;
Overview of African American History Curriculum
*October 25 – The Slave Trade and the Beginnings of Black America
*November 15 – Indentured Servitude vs. Chattel Slavery: The Changing Legal Status of Black Americans
*November 29 – The American Revolution and the Contradictions of Freedom
*December 6 – First Voices of Black Protest: The Rise of Black Independent Institutions
*January 3, 2017–Black Abolitionism: The Forgotten Anti-Slavery Cause
*January 17 – The Civil War and Black Emancipation
*January 31 – Reconstructing Black America
*Feb 14 – Jim Crow Segregation and the Undermining of Black Freedom
*Feb 28 – “New Negroes:” Fighting Against Injustice at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
*Mar 7 – World War I, Marcus Garvey, and the Harlem Renaissance
*Mar 21 – The Great Depression and Black Political Realignment
*April 4 – World War II and the Early Civil Rights Movement
*April 18 – The Black Power Movement
*May 2 – Black Popular Culture and the Republican Response to Civil Rights Policies
*May 16 – Barack Obama and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Entire course: $450 for members of Equity Alliance MN; $475 for members of WMEP; $500 for interested educators
Individual Sessions: $40 for members of Equity Alliance MN; $45 for members of WMEP; $50 for interested educators.

Four graduate credits from Hamline University will be available at $176 per credit.

(Equity Alliance MN members are the following school districts: Forest Lake, Inver Grove Heights, PCAE at Crosswinds, Roseville, South St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Stillwater, West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan, White Bear Lake).

For questions, please contact Mary Bussman, or 651-379-2627.

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At this time we are unable to accept payment online. You may pay via cash, check, or we can invoice your organization. Cancellations are acceptable with no charge up to two weeks prior to individual sessions or September 13, 2016 for full-year registration. To mail a check, please address the envelope to Equity Alliance MN, attn: Janine Stammler, 6063 Hudson Road, Suite 218, Woodbury, MN 55125.
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