Title

Closing the Achievement Gap for Males of Color in the Classroom: Teaching Creatively

Location

Harborside Center West

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

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Brief Program Description

This presentation on closing the achievement gap for males of color focuses on contemporary educational frameworks used to understand instructional quality, student engagement, youth development, parenting, and leadership in racially diverse communities. The presenter shares guiding principles and practices that have led to males of color achieving academic success in the classroom. Educators will learn how to raise achievement levels for males of color, while narrowing the gaps between groups, by increasing community, teacher, student, and family engagement in the learning process.

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

FEATURED SPEAKER: Jà Hon Vance, Educational Consultant and Vice President of Teaching and Learning, JV Educational Consultants Firm, Owings Mills, MD

Professor Vance is recognized both nationally and internationally for his savvy work with recruiting, educating, and graduating African American male students in higher education, as well as, redesigning developmental education writing programs via the use of the Vance-Brooks Writing Model. Currently, he is using a zero budget to fully operate a structural learning community designed specifically for African American males to earn an Associates of Arts Degree in one year, while producing more than 2.5 million dollars in FTEs at Baltimore City Community College.

Keyword Descriptors

Males of color, Academic success, Educational frameworks, Instructional quality, Student engagement, Youth development, Parenting, Leadership

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-2-2015 1:15 PM

End Date

3-2-2015 2:30 PM

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Closing the Achievement Gap for Males of Color in the Classroom: Teaching Creatively

Harborside Center West

This presentation on closing the achievement gap for males of color focuses on contemporary educational frameworks used to understand instructional quality, student engagement, youth development, parenting, and leadership in racially diverse communities. The presenter shares guiding principles and practices that have led to males of color achieving academic success in the classroom. Educators will learn how to raise achievement levels for males of color, while narrowing the gaps between groups, by increasing community, teacher, student, and family engagement in the learning process.