Workshops: Thursday, 3-hour Sessions

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COSEBOC Annual Gathering of Leaders
May 18-21, 2016
Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY

1. Smart is Something You Can Get: A Workshop About Full-On, High Expectations Teaching

This workshop is about getting our students to believe in themselves, to believe that they have able brains, and to believe that effort is the main determinant of their academic success. Educators will learn how to motivate students to can grow in their academic ability by immersing them into an educational environment where the words we say, and the structures we use for instruction, constantly convey three messages: what we’re doing is important, you can do it, and I’m not going to give up on you! 
Presenter: Jon Saphier, Research for Better Teaching

2. Underserved Learners: Conditions of College and Career Readiness and Best Practices for Meaningful Impact

College and career readiness is an area of significant concern for boys and young men of color. This session will review the findings of the newly released 2015 report by ACT on testing results among minority U.S. high school graduates. In addition, it will feature specific lessons learned from work with youth of color in low-income communities and provide practical tools for implementing college readiness services for students of color.
Presenter: Juan Garcia & Carl Forbes, ACT; Joy Moore & Marcia Cantarella

3. Expanding Success: How NYC Created District-Level Structures to Improve Academic and Youth Development Opportunities for Black and Latino Young Men

The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), supported by Open Society Foundations, is focused on eliminating achievement and opportunity gaps for Black and Latino young men in NYC Public Schools, and increasing the number of males of color who graduate college and are career ready. As a multi-year research and development project, ESI provided direct funding to schools to implement strategies in three areas critical to improving outcomes for Black and Latino young men: academics, youth development, and school culture. Preliminary findings from Research Alliance points to ESI’s impact on how schools operate to better serve Black and Latino young men. The presenters will share information, research, and promising strategies from three years of implementation, particularly around ESI’s theory of action and the work to support culturally responsive school culture, curriculum, and instruction.
Presenter: Paul Forbes, Director; Camille Kinlock, Associate Director; Richard Haynes, Director of School Support and ESI Evaluators and Partners

4. Improving Educational and Life Outcomes: The Kingmakers of Oakland Unified School District

The African American Male Achievement (AAMA) Leadership Team will set the stage for an interactive workshop lead by the AAMA Student Leadership Council SLC (20 students from OUSD representing 15 different middle and high schools). Participate in a workshop that shares the many lessons learned about how a school district improves the educational outcomes of African American male students from the perspectives of the students themselves.
Presenter:  Students of Oakland Unified School District African American Male Achievement Program


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