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First Annual Equity in Education Conference

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The theme for the conference was "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There." The keynote speaker was Henry Richard Milner IV, Ph.D., Endowed Chair of Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

Presentation materials from the conference are listed below.

Title Presenter(s) Files
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Start Where You Are, But Don't Stay There Henry Richard Milner IV, Ph.D., Endowed Chair of Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh Download Presentation [pdf]
Loving Loud Black Girls: Why Black Girl Literacies Matter Dr. Dywanna Smith, Claflin University Download Presentation [pdf]
Remembering Tamir Rice: Centralizing Race in Black Boys’ Childhood Play Dr. Nathaniel Bryan, University of South Carolina Presentation coming soon
Exploring African and African American History with Elementary Students Saudah Collins & Martay Monroe, Jackson Creek Elementary School Download Presentation [pdf]
We Be Family: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Build Positive Relationships Kayla Hostetler (CEEAAS Teacher) & Mykal Cummings, Aiken High School Download Presentation [pdf]
Critically Conscious and Engaging Social Studies Instruction Julia Dawson (CEEAAS Teacher) & Shaquetta Moultrie, W. A. Perry Middle School Download Presentation [pdf]
Turn on Some Music: Strengthening Student Engagement and Connections in the Classroom Presenter: Brandon Harrison (CEEAAS Teacher), Richland Northeast High School Download Presentation [pdf]
Creating Equitable Learning Opportunities Through the use of Culturally Responsive Classroom Management (CRCM)” Jennifer Strickland, University of South Carolina Download Presentation [pdf]
Courageous Leadership: How Administrators Can Transform Schools Dr. Susi Long, University of South Carolina Presentation coming soon
Exploring Approaches to Hip Hop Play Across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms Dr. Anthony Broughton, Claflin University Presentation coming soon
Creating Roots to Support STEM Instruction KaReem Beckett, W. J. Keenan High School Presentation coming soon
Monumental Challenge: Preservice Teachers and Elementary Students Contest White Supremacist Statues Dr. Meir Muller, University of South Carolina Download Presentation [pdf]



2018 Roundtable Discussion Series - Reading, Viewing, Thinking and Acting

The Center for Education and Equity of African American Students is hosting a year-long roundtable discussion series which will focus on current issues facing African American students.

A series of articles and/or videos will be sent out to interested participants in advance to encourage discussion during the roundtable. Also, the Center will host a summer book study (June-August) which will follow the same discussion format as the roundtables.

All events will be held from 4:30-6:30p.m. in Room 219 of the Child Development Research Center, 1530 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC. For additional information or copies of articles and video links contact Jennifer Reed via email at or phone at 803.777.0092.


Roundtable Date

CEEAAS 2018 Roundtable Discussions

February 15, 2018

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Guest Facilitator:  Daniella Cook, Ph.D. — USC College of Education

For Reparations: A Conversation with William Darity (5 Topics), H. M.  (2009). Economic payoff of educational justice. Educational Researcher, 38 (1), 5-20.Reparations for US Slavery of Justice Reparations for African Americans

March 22, 2018

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Guest Facilitators:  Dianne Johnson-Feelings, Ph.D. and Sara Schwebel, Ph.D. — USC English Department

The Hate U Give—New York Times Best Seller. Novel by Angie Thomas.  Available  at most bookstores, libraries, online, and on Audible.

Video summary: interview:  Angie Thomas

Video interview: Angie Thomas

April 19, 2018

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Bryan, N. & Jett, C. Playing School: Creating Possibilities to Inspire Future Black male teachers through culturally relevant play. Journal of Multicultural Education, 12(2).

May 17, 2018

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Guest Facilitator: Kayla Hostetler, CEEAAS teacher, Aiken High School. Video:  The Future of Race in America: Michelle Alexander at TEDxColumbus (will view during roundtable - 23 minutes).

Film: 13th (optional to view before or after roundtable)

Youth Voices: A group of high school students from Aiken and Allendale will speak about their involvement in the Next Generation Leadership Network. They will share how the network has opened their eyes to many problems in society and their local communities. The Allendale group will focus on an issue they have been passionately advocating for, related to the retention of third graders at Allendale Elementary. The Aiken group will discuss how they created an afterschool mentoring program where they served as role models to help prevent elementary students from being recruited by gangs.


June 7, 2018

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Book Discussion:  Baines, J., Tisdale, C., & Long, S. (2018). "We've been doing it your way long enough.": Choosing the culturally relevant classroom. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

July 19, 2018

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Styslingler, M. E., & Gavigan, K. (2017).  Literacy behind bars:  Successful reading and writing strategies for use with incarcerated youth and adults. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

August 16, 2018

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Book Discussion: Jenkins, T. S., Endsley, C. L., Jaksch, M. L., Keith Jr., A. R., & Thibault, R. R. Q. (2017).  Open mic night. Sterling, VA:  Stylus Publishing.

September 20, 2018

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Baker-Bell, A. (2017). “I can switch my language, but I can’t switch my skin:” What teachers must understand about the relationship between Black Language and race. In E. Moore, A. Michael, and M. Penick-Park’s (Eds.), The guide for White women who teach Black boys. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

October 18, 2018

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King, L. J & Brown, K. (2014). Once a Year to be Black: Carter G. Woodson, Curriculum and Teaching During Black History Month. Negro Educational Review, 65 (1-4), 23- 43.

November 15, 2018 

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Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED

December 13, 2018

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Teaching About Kwanzaa (celebration and activities that can be used in classrooms)


African American Studies Summer Institute for School Teachers

This is a five-day, field-based experience emphasizing African American culture and prominent historic sites in three regions of South Carolina: Midlands, Upstate and Low Country. The project uses a 3-pronged instructional approach to deliver a dynamic, culturally- centered learning experience. The institute meets June 11-15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Thirty participants will be selected from K-12 teachers and coordinators (grades K,1,2,3,4,5,8, & 11) in the three regions of the state (10 from each region)

For more information on the Institute, or to apply, please visit the registration page.


Doctoral Symposium Series  

The center will host three symposiums related to research methods and pedagogies for Black Education. Dates to be announced soon.


Online Equity Series

The online equity series is a series of short video commentaries about specific issues featuring CEEAAS staff or guests. They will be archived online.

January - Equity in Curriculum Representation and Perspectives
February  - Equity in Special Education
March - Equity in Mathematics
April - Equity in Science
May - Equity in English Language Arts
June - Equity in Social Studies
July - Equity in the Arts
August - Equity in Research Methodology
September -  Equity Pedagogies                   
October - Equity in Gifted, Advanced Placement, and Honors Practices, Pedagogy, and Policies
November - Linguistic Equity          
December - Restorative and Equitable Classroom Management Practices