Oakland Schools Presents...

Effective Strategies for Educating African American Male Students

During this interactive session participants…

• Examine the current educational status of African American males in this country (re: academic achievement, graduation rates, suspensions/expulsions, tracking, etc.)

• Identify factors that contribute to the achievement gap between African American males and other students.

• Engage in reflective discourse with peers about their own attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions related to educating African

American male students

• Explore ways to motivate and engage African American males in the learning process for the purpose of raising their academic achievement

• Receive practical instructional strategies and resources for improving educational opportunities and outcomes for African American male students

Event audience and registration information

Teachers, Counselors, Support Staff and Administrators

Oakland Schools facilitator: Jay B. Marks, Ph.D.


Wednesday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

8:00 - 8:30 AM Check-in

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Fee: $80 includes the book Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & Life

and lunch

SCECH’s pending: $10.00 Payable the day of the event (cash, credit or check)

Workshop questions:

Jay B. Marks, Oakland Schools Consultant


Registration questions:

Contact Event Management at

248.209.2500 or 888.263.3867