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Culturally Competent Educators Resources

Culturally Competent Educators Resources

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This space has been created for educators, administrators, parents, and youth advocates and attendees of “Culturally Competent Educators: Building Brilliance in Black and Brown Children” as a forum for sharing experiences and reflections as they work through these resources. On this page, we invite and encourage you to share your experiences and reflections, ideas and insights and engage with others to address questions surrounding educating our most marginalized population.

While these resources are intended to offer an introduction on this subject, our list is not intended to be exhaustive and we welcome suggestions to other potential resources.

With our next event on October 13th, 2018 titled “Culturally Competent Educators: Building Brilliance in Black and Brown Children” along with both the provided and suggested resources on this page, we hope readers will become (more) aware of their cultural practices and (re)commit themselves to becoming a culturally competent educator.

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Culturally Competent Educators:
Building Brilliance In Black and Brown Children
Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., with Tilman Smith, Theressa Lenear, and Sarah Felstiner

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Readings and Videos

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys
By Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, Marguerite Penick-Parks (2017)

Being Black in the American Education System
By The Conversation (2016)

When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools
By The Atlantic (2013)

The startling thing that happens to Black girls in preschool
By Alex Laughlin (2016)

How Culturally Attuned Teachers Can Help African American Males Succeed in School
By (2013)

What we do, and what we say matters!
By Michael Browne (2017)

I’m a White Male Teacher Teaching Black Kids and We have to Talk About That
By Zachary Wright (2017)

Intersectionality: Young and Black but Male and Privileged?
By Michael Browne (2018)

Bias Isn’t Just A Police Problem, It’s A Preschool Problem
By NPR (2016)

Connecting Kids with Black History
By PBS Kids (2018)

Cultivating the Genius of Black Children (A Free Preview)
By Dr. Debra Sullivan (2016)

This workshop is part of the Hilltop Educator Institute Educator Discussion Series.
Can’t make this training? Hilltop Educator Institute offers presentations, workshops and full day Study Day in Anti-Bias education for Early Childhood Programs, Educators and Youth Programs including Museums, Zoos and Aquariums.  Jumpstart reflective thinking, see the work in action, and support your work with children and families with Hilltop!  For groups wanting to bring a particular content focus to their Study Day visit, we offer full day visits where one or two of the following topics can be discussed in greater depth:
  • Pedagogical Documentation
  • Environments for Reflective Practice
  • Responsive Curriculum Planning
  • Family Engagement
  • In-Depth Investigations
  • Anti-Bias Education

In the spirit of dialogue, and practicing the Reggio Emilia value of “learning in relationship,” we invite you to delve into deeper thinking and conversation about this event by sharing your thoughts, questions, or comments below!

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