Strategies To Help Young Black Girls Thrive

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  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Early childhood education expert Bweikia Steen will discuss research related to the preschool-to-prison pipeline, specifically focusing on African American girls. You will learn practices to promote positive social-emotional and academic development during the early years.

What You'll Learn

  • What does research reveal about young, Black females’ challenges?
  • What developmentally appropriate strategies will help African American girls?
  • How can the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework help?
  • What steps can you take to counter the preschool-to-prison pipeline?
  • What practices should you use to promote social-emotional development?
  • Why is it essential to intervene quickly while students are young?
  • How does adultification harm your students?
  • What roles should administrators and teachers play to solve this problem?

Training Overview

Do more to help African American girls at your school succeed. Apply research and reality to build a foundation in your school.

According to the National Black Child Development Institute, Black children’s social-emotional competence and learning are impacted negatively by pervasive racial inequalities. Society is clamoring to address this destructive reality urgently.

You need to understand what is and what is not working for young African American girls in your school. You can immediately apply developmentally appropriate practices to counter the preschool-to-prison pipeline.

  • What does research reveal about young, Black females’ challenges?
  • What developmentally appropriate strategies will help African American girls?
  • How can the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework help?
  • What steps can you take to counter the preschool-to-prison pipeline?
  • What practices should you use to promote social-emotional development?
  • Why is it essential to intervene quickly while students are young?
  • How does adultification harm your students?
  • What roles should administrators and teachers play to solve this problem?

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents

  • District administrators

  • Charter school board members

  • Principals

  • Assistant principals

  • Special education directors

  • Directors of curriculum and instruction

  • Student services directors

  • Diversity and equity officers

  • Title IX coordinators

  • Department chairs

  • Clinical staff
  • Program directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Education nonprofit groups

  • Community engagement professionals

  • School leaders

  • Early childhood educators

  • Teachers

  • Learning strategists

  • Literacy coaches

  • Future teachers

  • Teaching assistants

  • Paraprofessionals

  • School curriculum directors

  • Social workers

  • Counselors

  • Behavior specialists

Expert Presenter

Bweikia Steen

  • Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University
  • Early childhood internship coordinator
  • Focuses on exploring developmentally appropriate practices that promote social, emotional, and academic success among children of color during the early years
  • Doctorate of Education in International and Multicultural Education (IME) from the University of San Francisco

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