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Impact Gathering of Leaders and Influencers
Jun
19
4:00 PM16:00

Impact Gathering of Leaders and Influencers

No matter what space you’re in, representation and mentorship matter.

Did you know that Black men make up just 2% of teachers nationwide? Millions of students reported for school this morning and—whether they realized it or not—there was a growing diversity gap among their teachers. Even here in Philadelphia—the city of brotherly—only about 4% of all teachers are Black men. Yet, Black students comprise 50% of the district’s student body; 27% of them Black males. This is simply unacceptable.

Join us at our upcoming reception and panel discussion, presented in partnership
with COMCAST, to learn more about the exciting work we’re doing in Philadelphia. Hear about how we’re developing targeted programs and pathways to bolster the representation and retention of black males in the classroom so that they can not only teach their students the possibilities—but show them. Also, make meaningful connections with our network of teachers, administrators, legislators, clergy members and business leaders from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. And most importantly, share your story and let us know how you can help us make sure Philly has at least 1,000 Black male teachers by 2025. Our students are depending on us. All of us.

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Listening Sessions
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Listening Sessions

  • 2228 Cottman Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19149 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mayor Kenney appointed nine members to the Philadelphia Board of Education (BOE) in April 2018. Beginning in July 2018, the Board will oversee the School District of Philadelphia.

In April and May 2018, the new Board members will participate in a series of community listening sessions across the city. Students, parents, educators and residents are invited to attend these events and share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing public education in Philadelphia.

The format of the listening session will include an opening plenary, followed by small group discussions and a closing activity.

Please note:

  • Registration is suggested but not required. All are welcome.

  • Childcare and homework help will be provided for young children in attendance.

  • Light refreshments will be available

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EdCamp New Foundations
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

EdCamp New Foundations

The EdCamp New Foundations is being facilitated by our school's Professional Learning Communities, since they have been working all year long to explore various inquiry pathways based on educational interests and professional development needs. In the spirit of Edcamp, which emphasizes an "unconference" approach, we hope to engage all educational professionals; educators, support staff, community members and advocates, in coming together to share, learn and discuss ideas, resources and strategies with one another.

Session themes include: special education, technology integration, family engagement, discipline and student engagement.


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Listening Sessions
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Listening Sessions

  • 68 West Chelten Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19144 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mayor Kenney appointed nine members to the Philadelphia Board of Education (BOE) in April 2018. Beginning in July 2018, the Board will oversee the School District of Philadelphia.

In April and May 2018, the new Board members will participate in a series of community listening sessions across the city. Students, parents, educators and residents are invited to attend these events and share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing public education in Philadelphia.

The format of the listening session will include an opening plenary, followed by small group discussions and a closing activity.

Please note:

  • Registration is suggested but not required. All are welcome.

  • Childcare and homework help will be provided for young children in attendance.

  • Light refreshments will be available.

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Sign The Demand Letter
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Sign The Demand Letter

  • Community College of Philadelphia Center for Business and Industry (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discuss and highlight demands from the National Black Lives Matter Week of Action including the need for more Black teachers in the classroom, creation of robust recruiting strategies, and collection of racial data for educators.


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Regional Black Male Educators Convening
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Regional Black Male Educators Convening

Black Male Educators Convening events are a hallmark of the Fellowship. Our Philadelphia Convenings have been held three times a year, focusing on advancing and celebrating the development, recruitment and retention of Black male educators. They’ve offered all-too-rare and meaningful opportunities for Black male educators and their supporters across the region to gather for what often turns out to be an educational and recharging experience that—in and of themselves—helps combat the high turnover rate typically found among Black male educators.

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Travis Bristol talk at UPenn
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Travis Bristol talk at UPenn

Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color Lecture Series 2018

Each year since 2008, a number of scholars of color from all over the country are invited to Penn GSE to give lectures and share their research with faculty, staff, and students as part of the Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color series. The series also provides an opportunity for doctoral student socialization and learning. These talks are followed up with a lunch and conversation between students and the speaker about his/her work. Please find below (and attached) the list of speakers and schedule for the Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color Lecture Series for the spring of 2018. 

 

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Purpose Career Fair
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Purpose Career Fair

Held every year in February, our one-day annual fair gives current and prospective Black male educators opportunities to get guidance and resume feedback from career advisors, participate in mock interviews, and meet with employers of more than 25 District, charter and parochial schools. 

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Why I Teach Panel at Temple University
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Why I Teach Panel at Temple University

  • Walk Auditorium, Temple University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The underrepresentation of Black male educators negatively impacts all students, and society more broadly. What is becoming clear through empirical evidence is that all students—not just those of color—benefit from increased teacher diversity generally, and Black male educators specifically.

Join us for an open discussion and distinguished panel of Black male educators sharing their stories on "Why I Teach" and the importance of more teacher diversity for schools and communities.

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WEBINAR - Through Someone Else's Eyes: Building Empathy, Respect and Perspe...
Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

WEBINAR - Through Someone Else's Eyes: Building Empathy, Respect and Perspe...

During this webinar, participants will discuss the importance of connecting with other classrooms to build empathy, perspective, respect and communication skills. We will be introduced to a new, free platform for elementary school teachers that helps them make meaningful connections with classrooms throughout the country and around the world.

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Raising Kings
Jan
9
to Jan 15

Raising Kings

 Raising Kings is a year-round, high impact opportunity that kicks off during National Mentoring Month to connect our highest needs youth with positive male mentors, role models and fathers. With your help, we can continue to raise the next generation of King leadership and empower our children to begin living "the Dream"!

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Revisiting the Teacher Selectivity and Diversity Dilemma

  • Center for American Progress (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the Center for American Progress

For the past three decades, two concerns have dominated the national conversation about the teaching workforce: diversity and talent. The teaching profession is not as racially diverse or selective as it needs to be, yet calls for making the selection process more rigorous have often been met with skepticism. Many educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders worry that increasing selectivity may lead to a less racially diverse teacher workforce. So, are the two goals compatible?

At this event, the Center for American Progress will discuss two new papers on this topic. The first piece—“Revisiting the Persistent Teacher Diversity Problem”—ranks states on the percentage-point difference between teachers of color and students of color. The authors find that the percentage of nonwhite students has continued to increase, while the percentage of diverse teachers has remained stagnant or has fallen.

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