The Schomburg Center has an unyielding commitment to the educational empowerment of young people exercised through year-round programs and classes tailored for students and educators. Public education offerings include daytime programs for school groups, Saturday classes for middle and high school students, workshops for teachers and college faculty, and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students.
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Overview of Public Education Programs:
For School Groups: Daytime programs, assemblies, film screenings and youth forums aimed at providing high quality and engaging cultural, historical, and artistic experiences for elementary, middle and high school students.
For Teachers: Exhibition open houses, quarterly teacher training workshops linking Schomburg resources to the classroom, and annual summer teacher’s institute, lectures and other educational programs.
For Youth – Afterschool: The Schomburg has a new Teen Advisory Group for high school students currently meets once a month on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Check the calendar for dates.
For Youth – Saturdays
: A new series of pre-college African-American studies courses for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) featuring high-quality, content-rich, and culturally relevant academic and artistic educational opportunities that examine the experiences, histories and cultures of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the African Diaspora. The primary curriculum resources are drawn from the Schomburg Center’s extensive collections (art & artifacts, film & audio, manuscripts, photos & prints, general reference materials), current exhibitions, cultural events, multi-media websites, and its unique network of scholars, historians, artists, and professionals. Educational tours of New York City historical and cultural sites will also be included in the curriculum. These courses are designed to develop and expand the African American cultural competency of its youth participants as a foundation for success in higher education. Through the coursework participants will hone the skills to: 1) analyze, interpret and organize information; 2) communicate effectively in written and verbal forms; 3) expand their vocabulary in the context of learning new ideas; 4) conduct independent and group research projects; 5) utilize technology (digital sound, photo/video, and internet) as both a learning tool and an expressive medium; 5) appreciate visual, performing, and media arts; 6) create new artistic, cultural and media-based projects; and 7) present the products of their work to the community. Courses may be designed as stand-alone seminars or multi-session classes according to the scope of the subject and the resources connected to the course. Enrollment is limited for both fall and spring semesters. For registration information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org