The 18th Annual African and African American Studies Summer Institute will be held Monday – Friday, June 11 – 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School. The Office of African and African American Studies, currently under the Department of K-12 Curriculum, sponsors the week-long institute which focuses on infusing African American Studies into the curriculum across all subjects in grades K-12.
This professional development opportunity will feature noted scholars sharing state-of-the-art African and African American history instructional techniques. It will also serve to build a collaborative base between home, school, and community.
The institute is open to school district employees, parents, students, and interested community members. The daily agenda includes the following dynamic presenters and sessions:
Monday, June 11th - Lisa Green, Ph.D.
Dialects, Variation, and Classroom English, and Julius and Julia Sanna, Positively Africa Tuesday, June 12th- Dr. Patricia Payne
Early Childhood Development and Concurrent Sessions (40 minutes each session)
Wednesday, June 13th – Kenneth R. Brown, Ph.D.�
African and African American Contributions to United States and the World
Thursday, June 14th - Chike Akua Education for Transformation
*Friday, June 15th - Summer Institute culminates with an educational field experience to the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard (N.W. 6th Street)Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Old Dillard Museum, 1009 Northwest 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311.( *Required Educational Field Experience)
This institute is held annually in response to the Florida Statute 1000.42(g) from the Governor’s Task Force on African American History. The African and African American Summer Institute provides participants an in-depth study of African and African American history with practical strategies for application in the classroom.
For more information, please contact Dr. Cathy L. Pressey (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 561-434-8683 or Ms. Shantey Kemp (email@example.com) at 434-8955 in the Office of African and African American Studies.