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Black History 360°: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2014

 The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2014

 

A WEEKLONG PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES FOR K-12 TEACHERS, COMMUNITY EDUCATORS, COLLEGE FACULTY, AND COLLEGE STUDENTS.

Monday-Friday, July 14-18, 2014
 
Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora.  Educators will gain valuable content knowledge and learn inquiry-based approaches to teaching across the grades using the Schomburg's rich primary resource collections on-site and online. 
 
This year’s themes include: Freedom Summer 1964; American Maroons and Resistance to Slavery; The Motown Sound: A Voice for Freedom; The History of Education in New York City; Book Arts and the African American Experience; The Civil Rights Act of 1964; Hip-Hop History; Abolitionism in Brooklyn; and more.  AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE is listed below.
 
Registration Fees*:  
General: $500/week ; or $125 per day.
College Students & Seniors (age 62 and up):  $400/week ; or $100 per day.
 
Reserve Your Seat Today!  
Payment Options:
1.  Check or money orders: Made payable to: Schomburg Center/The New York Public Library;
2.  Purchase Orders: Schomburg Center/NYPL's  NYCDOE Vendor ID#13-188744001;
3.  Credit Cards:  Pay ONLINE at www.schomburgcenter.showclix.com; or FAX this form to (212) 491-2011;
4.  Walk-ins:  Payments accepted on-site at the Schomburg Gift Shop.
 

 

AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE:

MONDAY, JULY 14

ANTI-SLAVERY & SEGREGATION

 

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Deirdre Lynn Hollman, Schomburg’s Director of Education

 

9:15  a.m.

Film Screening: The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 2013)

Episode 1:  The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

 

10:30 a.m.

Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons

Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf, Historian and Curator of Schomburg’s Digital Collections

 

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

 

12:45 p.m.

Teaching Segregation in America

Dr. Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University

 

2:15 p.m.

Break

 

2:30 p.m.

“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates: A Teacher’s Guide

Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad, Schomburg Center’s Director

 

3:45 p.m.

Reflections and Evaluations

 

TUESDAY, JULY 15

EDUCATION

 

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Deirdre Lynn Hollman, Schomburg’s Director of Education

 

9:15 a.m.

History of Education In New York City

Dr. Bette Weneck, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

10:30 a.m.

Education for Liberation and the Black Freedom Struggle

Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College

Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College/CUNY

Ujju Aggarwal, Sarah Lawrence College

 

1:00 p.m.

Curriculum Lab: Teaching Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

Deirdre Lynn Hollman & Shaun Neblett, Changing Perceptions Theater Company

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Collection Presentations: (Choose One)

 

(1) Visualising Black Education and Schooling in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Mary Yearwood, Curator of Schomburg’s Photographs and Prints Division

 

(2) Teaching with Historical Newspapers: How the Black Press Covered Brown v. Board of Education

E.R. Shipp, Morgan State University

 

3:45 p.m.

Reflections and Evaluations

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

HARLEM & BROOKLYN HISTORY

 

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Deirdre Lynn Hollman, Schomburg’s Director of Education

 

9:15 a.m.

Depart for Field Trips: (Choose One)

 

Trip #1: The Abolitionist Movement in Brooklyn

“Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom” Exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society

 

Trip #2:  The Roots of Black Music from Detroit to Harlem

“Historic Tour” of the Apollo Theater in Harlem

“Motown: The Truth Is A Hit” Exhibition at the Schomburg Center

 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Presentations:

Curriculum Lab:  Hip Hop Education

Collection Presentation:  Art & Artifacts Division

 

3:45 p.m.

Reflections and Evaluations

 

THURSDAY, JULY 17

CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY 1964: FREEDOM SUMMER and THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS

 

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Deirdre Lynn Hollman, Schomburg’s Director of Education

 

9:15 a.m.

Teaching the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Dr. Yohuru R. Williams, Fairfield University

 

11:15 a.m.

Break

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Schooling Histories Workshop & Gallery Walk

Presented by Teaching for Change

 

12:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Film Screening: Freedom Summer (Stanley Nelson, 2013)

 

1:45 p.m.

Freedom Summer & The Mississippi Democratic Freedom Party

Role Play and Interactive Panels with Activists

Presented by Teaching for Change

 

3:45 p.m.

Reflections and Evaluations

 

FRIDAY, JULY 18

RACE AND LITERACY

 

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Deirdre Lynn Hollman, Schomburg’s Director of Education

 

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Teacher Education and Black Communities: Implications for Access, Equity, and Achievement

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Chance W. Lewis, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., Howard University

 

1:00 p.m.

Book Arts and the Black Experience

Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Schomburg’s Director of Collections & Services

 

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Presentations: (Choose One)

 

(1) Curriculum Lab:  The Art of Bookmaking

Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Schomburg’s Director of Collections & Services

 

(2) Learning from Letters:  Using Correspondence and Diaries as Primary Source Materials

Steven Fullwood, Assistant Curator of Schomburg’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division

 

3:30 p.m.

Closing Reflections and Evaluations

 
 
 
 
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*The Schomburg Summer Education Institute is funded solely by registration fees which are used to pay for event costs, honoraria, program materials, and teacher resources.
 

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