Black Community and Agency: Fighting the Color Line (1877-1940)
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Professional Development›History and Social Studies
Professional Development›Summer Academy
Participants in this wholly online course will:
- Examine black communities of resistance – legal, intellectual, educational, social – to Jim Crow and the other forms of oppression during a bleak period in race relations in America.
- Delve into the stories of successful models of empowerment such as Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, black media, black-led educational institutions, and diverse forms of artistic expression.
- Frame narratives that see people of color with agency and in roles of leadership and heroism in the face of continual, often brutal repression.
- Employ a rich mix of primary and secondary sources to support student inquiry.
Audience and Grade Level
Teachers; Grades 6 - 12
67.5 PDPs or 3 graduate credits will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training. Graduate credit is available through Westfield State University at an additional cost of $325. Payment for graduate credit must occur prior to July 12, 2017. Registration form will be sent prior to course start.
Date and Location
This is an online course. It will run from July 5 through August 5, 2017.
Cost and Registration
Thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at CES, the cost of the workshop is $65 for member districts, and $72.50 for non-member districts.
Registration deadline: June 21, 2017
A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.
If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.
In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.
Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.