CCTE Hosts July 15 Webinar: Building a Pipeline for Black Male Teacher Success
At the start of June of this year, the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) released a “Statement on Anti-Black Racism” in which we committed to:
- Continuing to work on unlearning the impact of anti-Blackness and racism in our own lives and practices and holding one another accountable;
- Listening to and using what privilege we may have to advocate for and with our Black colleagues, Black students, and Black people in our lives;
- Supporting policies and actively working to diversify teaching and teacher education; and,
- Finding ways to respect, highlight, and learn from the work of Black students, educators, and teacher educators.
On July 15, from 1:00-2:30 p.m., we invite our teacher and teacher educator community to a webinar which will help us take action on these commitments by focusing on “Building a Pipeline for Black Male Teacher Success.” From K-12 through teacher education programs and into schools, we are losing too many Black male students and (potential) Black male educators who would be excellent teachers and role models for all students in California.
In this webinar, we will
- review data on the need for more Black male teachers (nationally and in California),
- hear from Black male teachers and teacher educators (associated with one of the largest credential programs in the state) about their experiences in teacher education, and
- offer specific actions, on both individual and institutional levels, that each of us can take to begin building pipelines for Black men to succeed in education, teacher education, and schools.
Please pre-register using this link.