Welcome to the DVMSAC Educators of Color Network - This wiki was launched on March 22, 2012 at the DVMSAC Educators of Color Networking Event held at Lower Merion School District.

Dedicated to support the network of suburban educators of color from the DVMASC and beyond, this wiki invites members concerned with helping students of color navigate their world and close the achievement gap to connect with one another, share resources, and collaborate.

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DVMSAC Networking Event May 23, 2013 at LMSD

Rita Pierson - Every Kid Needs a Champion "Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. Rita F. Pierson has spent her entire life in or around the classroom, having followed both her parents and grandparents into a career as an educator." http://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion.html

The Neuroscience of Call and Response Teaching Tolerance.org - Knowing the neuroscience behind call and response can help you understand how to use this learning technique with more creativity and flexibility.

27 Things You had to Deal With as the Only Black Kid in Your Class "You know, I don't even see you as black..."

Sir Ken Robinson How to Escape Education's Death Valley "Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to...nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility... (and)... challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence." http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html



Can you think of a caption for these images that speaks to the learning styles of African American learners? If so, join this wiki and add below... !!

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

Comments from the networking event:
"...as long as we get together to share... there is power in numbers." "You just need to know that you are not alone"
" Getting to talk and listen because it felt really uplifting to know that I'm not the only one...being understood by fellow educators of color."

I appreciate...
"Sharing your own single story to other teachers." "Meeting other members who walk in my shoes."
"I enjoyed the 3Ps and A the most. Allowing ourselves to connect in conversation about similar issues really gave me different perspectives on how to handle or how others handle situations."

Being Black in the Workplace

download this file for a good resource for staff discussion...external image msword.png Black in the Workplace.doc

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Cultural Proficiency Wiki - visit this wiki to see related topics and resources. If you see a great one, feel free to copy it and place on our wiki!

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The Danger of a Single Story The words from this speech was used to create a wordle
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