Please Join Us For The African American History Task Force FREE 2020 Virtual Summer Institute Register Now!
Greetings Task Force Members,
I hope all is well with you and your families during this difficult time in our country. Our Summer Institute is one week away and this year’s event promises to be a historic event for many reasons.
I am in hopes that each of you has registered for the event and invited educators to attend.
We will have an important overview meeting tomorrow at 10 AM. You will receive a meeting invite from Roxy Hall of Vanguard Solutions Consulting with the login information. VSC is the official meeting planner for the Summer Institute and Roxy Hall will serve as the moderator.
This year’s theme “Civic Engagement,” is paramount at this present time due to the current climate in America. We are excited that we had the foresight as we planned this Institute, to select a theme of this magnitude and need. Educators will be equipped with essential tools that will help them positively impact their classrooms, districts, and communities.
Please review all of the information in the Eblast below which has been shared with educators across the state. There are links that will allow you to register, view the schedule, download the flyer, and much more. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for the meeting.
Yours In Education,
Dr. Bernadette KelleyPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute Website | Register for Institute | View Schedule | Download FlyerThe Virtual Summer Institute Schedule: Mon., June 15: 12 PM to 3 pm Tues., June 16: 9 AM to 12 PM & 1 PM to 3 PMWed., June 17: 9 AM to 12 PM
All Florida educators can receive professional development points through their districts if they attend all virtual sessions. Even though the Summer Institute is FREE, You MUST Register to Secure Your Spot!
Take a Look at Some of Our Featured Speakers and Topics…
Rudy F. Jamison Jr., Ed.D.
Learn MoreRudy F. Jamison Jr., Ed.D. is currently the Assistant Director of Urban Education and Community Initiatives for the Center for Urban Education and Policy at the University of North Florida.
Dr. Jamison will pull on his vast experiences to deliver the opening Keynote Presentation, “The Role African American History Plays in Effective Civic Engagement.”
Dr. Chike Akua
Dr. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers in districts throughout the country. During his sessions, he will share the role of culture in education and specific strategies for how educators can increase African American student engagement and achievement along with delivering an authentic multicultural curriculum that promotes critical and creative thinking, character development, and cultural competence.
Dr. Andrea Oliver
Learn More Dr. Andrea Oliver holds a Doctorate in Political Communications, Social Science Education, and 20th Century African American History respectively. She is a decorated educator with 25 years of teaching experience in the pre-collegiate and collegiate classroom. During her session, she will discuss ways that teachers can tap into their students’ natural curiosities and digital skillsets by assigning oral history and service-learning projects that have them engage with people who are both older and younger than them.
Dr. Tamara Gibson-Alonso
Health education provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to be healthy throughout their lifetime. The intent of a comprehensive health education program is to motivate students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and avoid or reduce health-related risk behaviors.
During this session, Dr. Gibson-Alonso will discuss strategies for supporting health education across subject areas, specifically in Social Studies.
We Invite You To Register Now!
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We realize that educators across the country are dealing with the negative impacts of COVID-19. As a result, we are providing this event utilizing a virtual platform. This delivery model will also allow us to open up the FREE Summer Institute to educators in the state of Florida and across the country.
We encourage you to click the links below to learn more, download the event flyer, view the tentative schedule, and to register for the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is FREE, however, you must Register to secure your spot! We sincerely look forward to you being a part of this prolific professional development experience.
Yours In Education,
African American History Task ForceInstitute Website | Register for Institute | View Schedule | Download Flyer
VSC serves as the official virtual meeting planner for this event. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-207-1278 should you have any questions or concerns about the Summer Institute.