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Hundreds of the Nation's Educators to Participate in First–Ever Education Day at 45th Annual Legislative Conference

Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will present its first Professional Development Series for Educators during the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), seeking to expose educators to the most innovative ideas for learning while providing them credits for professional advancement.

The series will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Helping facilitate the event will be the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), Delta Research Educational Foundation (DREF) and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

“The Professional Development Series is designed to provide educators the tools they need to nurture the minds of black children in educational systems filled with both opportunity and challenges,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the CBCF. “It provides a necessary forum for educators to expand their knowledge and skills by allowing them to share their experiences and learn about the latest developments in education policy.”

The Series will focus on issues that are relevant across the country in today’s K-12 classrooms. It will include four concurrent workshops, three panels addressing opportunities for black youth, strategic planning and a call to action and policy recommendations. Educators who attend are eligible to receive professional development hours or credit towards continuing education based on individual school district requirements. The following sessions will provide professional development hours and/or certificates of attendance:

  • Making Learning Accessible for Students with Disabilities; 
  • Ensuring Policy Supports Practice: Connecting the Practice of Supporting Learning and Development to Federal Education;
  • Policy and Translating ESEA’s Priorities into the Classroom;
  • Supporting Meaningful Parent, Family and Community Engagement; and
  • Culturally Relevant Teaching and Stereotype Threats.

The panel, “Reimagining Opportunity for African American Youth,” will be moderated by David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Other panels include Strategic Planning Action Tables and Collective Agenda Setting and Call to Action.

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