Oakland Schools presents...

Addressing Literacy for Young Men of Color

Introduction:

According to data compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2017 Race for Results Policy Report, Michigan fares the worst among all other states when it comes to opportunity and growth available in education for African American children. This professional learning opportunity aims to identify small changes at the classroom level that will result in large-scale improvements in reading for young men of color.

The program will kick off with one day professional learning held at Oakland Schools. Participants will have a chance to lift up misconceptions regarding the literacy needs of young men of color, in addition to interacting with research-based best practice documents on the topic. Participants will prepare an action plan for enacting instructional shifts to better meet the needs of young men of color, specifically in the area of reading. A webinar for all participants will occur midway through the series, in order for participants to share their experiences. The group will reconvene at Oakland Schools in the spring for a share-out of their shifts in practice, as well as a collectively constructed document of "what works" when meeting the literacy needs for young men of color.

Dates:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Oakland Schools

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford, MI 48328


Webinar

Thursday, February 7, 2019

4:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Thursday, May 2, 2019

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Oakland Schools

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford, MI 48328

Facilitators:

Audience:
All K-12 Educators

Cost:
$30 per person; includes coffee and lunch

Credit:
5.0 SCECHs pending
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