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Education at the Schomburg: NYC DOE's Empowering Boys Initiative Presents: "Pedagogy of Confidence" with Dr. Yvette Jackson


NYC DOE EMPOWERING BOYS INITIATIVE Presents its 2013 CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP SERIES Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - Race, Practice, and the Achievement Gap

Thursday, April 11, 2013:

“Pedagogy of Confidence: Eliciting HIP from All Students to Meet the Demands of the Common Core Standards” with Dr. Yvette Jackson

Dr. Yvette Jackson is internationally recognized for her work in assessing and capitalizing on the learning potential of disenfranchised students. She is a leading expert in the cognitive mediation theory of Dr. Reuven Feuerstein. Her research is in cognitive development and the impact of neurobiology and culture on intellectual development, learning, and achievement. As Director of Gifted Programs for New York City Public Schools, Dr. Jackson designed the New York City Gifted Programs Framework.  She later served as the Executive Director of Instruction and Professional Development for the New York City Public Schools.  Yvette currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), founded at The College Board and Teachers College, ColumbiaUniversity. This work is the basis for her nomination for the Bammy Award.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Event begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.