Last week’s event with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings was phenomenal. We co-sponsored the event at Oakland High School with Mills College’s Center for Urban School Partnerships and couldn’t be more grateful for the folks at Mills for getting this great event together, and to Oakland High School Principal Alicia Romero and her leadership team for use of Oakland High’s gorgeous auditorium and seamless transition from school day to lecture night. Over 300 educators, community members, students and parents came to listen and learn from Dr. Ladson-Billings.
We hope to post video from the event soon, but in the meantime wanted to share this lovely bit of artwork from Oakland High School students that was given as a gift to Gloria at the close of the event. The poster references Dr. Ladson-Billings’ groundbreaking work, “But That’s Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.” Click to download a PDF of the article.
“We need to know much more about the practice of successful teachers for African American and other students who have been poorly served by our schools. We need to have an opportunity to explore alternate research paradigms that include the voices of parents and communities in non-exploitative ways.” – Gloria Ladson-Billings
Thank you to CUSP for posting these great photos on their Facebook page.