SUNNYVALE -- I Belong: Culturally-Responsive Interventions for Math Science Instruction gives educators the tools to address the low participation rates of African-American students in advanced math and science courses from June 12-14, 2013 with exercises in the Computer History Museum and Tech Museum of Innovation. Registration includes the Queen Calafia classroom kit of seven culturally-responsive books. A workshop schedule includes:
9 a.m. CSI/ESPN exercise Wonder why students can remember everything in the latest police procedural or break down the injury status of their favorite player? Participants will format a CSI episode the way it would be taught in school.
9:30 a.m. The chemistry and neurology of psycho-social interventions The chemical responses to stimuli and how classroom environments affect positively or negatively students. What happens when learned helplessness sets in. Anatomy of “Anti-Knowing”
In the wildly popular Harry Potter series, the pre-teen protagonists become expert in magic and metaphysics, successfully joust with supernatural beings and outsmart all the adults they encounter.
The saga demonstrates the workings of a set of pedagological phenomena described by Sylvia Wynter, the Stanford language professor, in an analysis of the Houghton-Mifflin kindergarten-eighth grade textbook series for California in the late 1980s.
Join San Francisco Travel Association, U.S. Coast Guard, EPA Region 9, Department of Homeland Security and the National Park Service among those who have gotten the customized corporate cultural competency tour of the African-American Freedom Trail in San Francisco, particularly during the America's Cup season.
SAN FRANCISCO -- She's 500 years old, and hasn't aged a day. Learn more about Queen Calafia from Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4. Volume 1 discusses in detail the Room of the Dons murals by Maynard Dixon and Frank von Sloun in the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel at 1 Nob Hill Place, also presented in the documentary Our Roots Run Deep.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The African-American Freedom Trail is the concluding topic for the seven-week Come to the Water: Teaching San Francisco Black History course Tuesday, March 5, Black American Day in California at 3:30 p.m. in the theater of the Visitor Center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park at Hyde and Jefferson Streets.
SAN FRANCISCO -- At the height of the Great Depression, Langston Hughes, an emerging poet from Cleveland, had the use of a suite inside a mansion on Telegraph Hill and a beachfront estate at Asiliomar, for some of the most memorable parties of the 1930s. Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson also used the same digs.
SAN FRANCISCO -- How much of the $8 billion in tourism revenue yearly in San Francisco would go to black-owned businesses if tourists had a readily-available trail of the city's extensive black heritage.
If the ratio was only as high as the city's African-American population of six percent, it would mean almost a half-billion dollars in new revenue each year.
The top officials of San Francisco Travel Association had their eyes opened to the potential for new business during a tour with the co-founder of National Black Business Month. In its 10th year, National Black Business Month has identified cultural heritage tourism as one of the ten key factors to black business growth.
Also joining them was Peter B. Wiley, chairman of John Wiley & Sons, the nation's oldest book publisher, and author of the guide on the city's national historic sites.
Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco is a book which describes that heritage in detail. It is the foundation of the third annual seven-week course on the city's black history meeting this Saturday, Feb. 9 in the theater of the Visitors Center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Hyde and Jefferson Streets at 11 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Come to the Water: Teaching San Francisco Black Heritage continues for the third year on Saturdays through March 2 in the theater of the Visitor Center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The seven week course instills a cultural competency with the multi-national and multi-lingual history of African-Americans in the Bay Area since the 1700s.Course dates are Saturday, Feb. 9, 16, 23 and March 2 at 11 a.m. with a concluding session on Tuesday, March 5, Black American Day in California schools, at 3:30 p.m.
Leading the course is historian John William Templeton, author of Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco and Cakewalk: an historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz. He also edited Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 and contributed "African-Americans in the West" to the Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History, 1619-1890.
SAN JOSE -- When the new editor of the San Jose Business Journal walked into a breakfast at the San Jose Athletic Club in 1987, he was surprised that four of the dozen technology business leaders welcoming him were African-American.
"They were pretty shocked that I was black too," recalls the author of Success Secrets of Black Executives (ASPIRE SAN FRANCISCO), first African-American to edit a business newspaper.
John William Templeton soon organized a group called the Black Executive Forum, where one could only gain admittance with budget authority in excess of $10 million. More than 200 eventually showed up for the monthly meetings.