CEEAAS Quarterly News and Events

Center for Education and Equity of African American Students

July - September 2018

Dr. Gloria Boutte, Founder, and Executive Director

Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed, Director

For more information, email reedjc@mailbox.sc.edu or call 803-777-0092.

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Teachers in Action

Meet our 2018 - 2019 Center Teachers

CEEAAS elementary, middle, and high school teachers use culturally relevant pedagogy across disciplines. Sample lessons can be found HERE

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Mr. Brandon Harrison, CEEAAS teacher, uses the Broadway musical, Hamilton, to teach foundations of American democracy/government. Students created projects based on what they learned from the musical.

Dr. Gloria Boutte and graduate assistant, Jarvais Jackson, visited Mr. Harrison's class at Richland Northeast and shared their experience in Ghana this summer and also engaged students in conversations about their perspective of Africa.

CEEAAS Outreach

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Be Sure to Register to Vote AND VOTE NOVEMBER 6th!

If you or someone you know is not registered to vote, please do so! The South Carolina deadline for this year's election is October 7, 2018. For more information on registering and to register CLICK HERE

Fulbright-Hays Ghana 2018

Drs. Gwenda Greene and Dywanna Smith, both participants in the 2018 Fulbright-Hays project to Ghana (co-lead by Dr. Boutte) describe their curriculum project target toward educating college students in the area of African Diaspora Literature. They will be sharing information at our upcoming Equity in Education Conference in their presentation entitled Rooted Love, Critical Consciousness And Reflective Praxis: Reimagining Schools of Education.

Tremontenia Morgan (Queen T), Fulbright-Hays participant, and Ameerah Collins demonstrate an African dance for the Fulbright Hays group during their meeting. Queen T will be leading a presentation on African dance at our January 15th Equity in Education conference.

CEEAAS Roundtables

August Roundtable

Teachers shared Back-to-School tips. Sample topics including Creating Safe Spaces for Students and Creating Inviting and Culturally Relevant Classrooms.


September Roundtable

Dr. April Baker-Bell rocked the house at CEEAAS roundtable discussing her powerful chapter, “I can switch my language, but I can’t switch my skin:” What teachers must understand about the relationship between black language and race.

October Roundtable

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 4:30pm

Child Development and Research Center, Columbia, SC, USA

Columbia, SC

Book Discussion: “Once a Year to be Black: Carter G. Woodson, Curriculum and Teaching During Black History Month.” Register Here !

November Roundtable

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 4:30pm

Child Development and Research Center, Columbia, SC, USA

Columbia, SC

Discussion: “Creating critical thinkers through media literacy.”

Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED.


Register Here!

December Roundtable

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 4:30pm

Child Development and Research Center, Columbia, SC, USA

Columbia, SC

Discussion: “Teaching About Kwanzaa” (celebration and activities that can be used in classrooms)

Register Here!

Happenings Around the College

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