They will undertake an in-depth study of African and African-American history and noted scholars will discuss state-of-the-art African and African-American history instructional techniques.
The district said in a statement that the institute will also serve to build a collaborative base involving the home, the school and the community.
The institute will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 to 17 at Royal Palm Beach Community High School, 10600 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. The schedule is:
• Monday, June 13: Chika Akua, “Education for Transformation: Infusing African and African American Content into the Curriculum”
• Tuesday, June 14: Kenneth Brown, “Understanding Race, Gender, and Ethnicity: Skills to Become a More Effective Educator”
• Wednesday, June 15: Concurrent sessions, featuring Fartun Mohamud, “Expanding Perspectives: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Diverse Classrooms;” John Hay, “Dynamics of the African American Male;” Akbar Watson, “Infusing Afrocentric Literature to Reduce the Dropout Rates of African American Males;”Steve White, “Helping Black Children Reach Their Full Potential”
• Thursday, June 16: Akbar Watson, et al., “Afrocentricity through Media”
• Friday, June 17: Educational field experience to Ft. Mosè in St. Augustine and Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville.
For more information, call Sybil Mainor Williams, 561-434-8955 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org