Our three areas of expertise that we offer include:
Reaching & Teaching Black Boys
How To Be An Antiracist School Leader
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with Kenneth M. Smith, NBCT
INSPIRED TEACHING OFFERINGS:
CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY FOR THE CLASSROOM
Identify the main tenets of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
Understand how CRP enhances the teacher’s capacity to engage students in deep learning.
THE CULTURALLY REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER
Teachers take a deep dive into their personal sociocultural consciousness to understand how it impacts their pedagogy and the learning of their students.
Identify ways to counter the negative impact of implicit biases to strengthen one’s classroom practice.
TEACHER LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
For educators who love the classroom but also desire to impact policies and school culture that frame the environment in which they teach.
Empower colleagues to build their capacity to be change agents outside of the classroom.
KENNETH M. SMITH, 2018’s Montgomery County’s Washington Post Teacher of the Year is a National Board Certified Teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Mr. Smith is an educational consultant who aims to build the capacity of educators to be reflective, culturally responsive practitioners and social justice advocates for traditionally marginalized learners. In his position at MCPS, Mr. Smith designed two courses for his district: Hip-hop History and Culture and Media Literacy. Mr Smith is a member of the leadership team for the BOND (Building our Network of Diversity) Project which is an initiative focused on increasing the hiring, development and retention of male educators of color and also serves on the executive committee for the Minority Scholars Program (MSP), a youth driven, social justice initiative designed to address the opportunity gap that exists within the educational system.
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Reaching & Teaching Black Boys
with Dr. Daryl Howard
and halting the
Implicit bias in the perceptions of black boys that normalize disparities
The stages of development, brain science, and cultural patterns of black male students
New ways of engaging black boys while using strategies to guide
DR. DARYL HOWARD is an equity thought leader with a background in race and culture, social emotional learning, and the study of the triumphs and challenges of African American male students. Building upon his experiences as an academic, an author, and a mentor to young men, Dr. Howard is a tireless advocate for advancing the academic and social welfare of black male students.
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How to be an Antiracist School Leader
with Dr. Daman Harris
ELEMENTS OF ANTIRACIST LEADERSHIP
Casting a Vision and Committing to the Challenge of Antiracist Leadership
Cultivating a Community of Builders and Embracing Resistance
Elevating Antiracist Learning, Curriculum, and Instruction.
DR. HARRIS is an elementary school principal and an adjunct instructor for McDaniel College and the University of Maryland at College Park, where he teaches courses related to effective teaching methods, conducting research, and cultural proficiency.
Dr. Harris co-leads the Building Our Network of Diversity (or BOND) Project, an initiative that supports the recruitment, development, retention, and empowerment of male educators of color. He speaks to groups around the country about strategies to acquire and maintain a diverse teaching workforce and the development of antiracist school environments.