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Los Angeles County Office of Education

10/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2021 18:27

Supporting the African American Learner Trainer-of-Trainer Modules

A free, trainer-of-trainer professional learning opportunity for district or county office equity and professional development leaders:

For decades, African American students have demonstrated lower performance on most measures of academic achievement and attainment; however, they have received little targeted and meaningful support. We seek to change that dynamic and provide schools and districts with relevant research, resources and promising practices to enable them to make a significant impact on the lives and futures of African American students.

The recently released publication, Supporting the African American Learner: A Guide for Transforming Beliefs, Systems and Practices for Black Students (STAAL), presents four foundational principles for changing outcomes for Black students:

  • Principle 1: Explore Belief Systems to Begin the Work
  • Principle 2: Create Educational Systems that Facilitate and Support Learning
  • Principle 3: Ensure Culturally Relevant, Sustaining and Revitalizing High Quality Instruction
  • Principle 4: Mitigate the Accumulation of Disadvantage

In addition to the document, we are announcing a professional learning opportunity for District and/or County Office professional development leaders. These sessions provide an overview of the STAAL document and accompanying professional learning resources. Free support materials are provided for each. There are two options:

Option 1: Introduction of Supporting the African American Learner for Teachers:

  • Introductory module and Principles 1 and 2 on Nov. 4, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Principles 3, 4, and concluding module on Nov. 17, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to register for Option 1.

Option 2: Introduction of Supporting the African American Learner for School and District Leaders:

  • Principles 1 and 2 on Dec. 2, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Principles 3 and 4 on Dec. 16, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Click here to register for Option 2.