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It Takes All of Us: A Seminar Series About Educating and Developing Youth, Part Two


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This webinar is part two of our four-part series on Community Educators with Dr. Patricia Moore Harbour on March 5, 2014.

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It Takes All of Us: A Seminar Series About Educating and Developing Youth, Part Two

  1. 1. It  Takes  All  of  Us:  A   Seminar  Series  About   Educa9ng  and   Developing  Youth     featuring     Dr.  Patricia  Moore  Harbour   Presented  by   Friends  for  Youth,  Inc.   Ke4ering  Founda7on  
  2. 2. March  5,  2014  Webinar     Part  Two:  Educa7on  is  Broader  than  Just  Schools   •  Focus  on  ways  ci7zens  and  organiza7ons  have  expanded   learning  experiences  beyond  just  academic  skills,   resul7ng  in  improved  performance  in  school  and   increased  connec7on  in  community   •  Special  guests:  Mary  K.  Boyd  of  Every  Body’s  In  and   Gevonee  Ford  of  Network  for  the  Development  of   Children  of  African  Decent     •  Q  &  A  throughout  presenta7on  (use  Q  &  A  panel)  
  3. 3. Par7cipate  in  Today’s  Webinar   •  •  •  •  All  a4endees  muted  for   best  sound   Type  ques7ons  and   comments  in  the  ques7on   box   Respond  to  polls   Who  is  with  us  today?  
  4. 4. Ongoing  Learning:  Pre-­‐webinar  Poll   What  do  you  know   about  Community   Educators?  
  5. 5. Please  help  us  by   answering  survey   ques7ons  when  you  exit   webinar     You  will  receive  an  email   with  informaCon  on  how   to  download  the  slides,   access  the  recording,   and  connect  to  resources  
  6. 6. Community   Educators:  A  Resource   for  Educa9ng  and   Developing  Our  Youth   Author:   Patricia  Moore  Harbour,  Ed.D.   What  does  it  take  to   make  democracy  work  as   it  should?        
  7. 7. Dr.  Patricia  Moore  Harbour   President  ,  Center  for  Quality  Educa7on     Patricia  Moore  Harbour  dedicates  her  life’s   work  to  public  educa7on  and  social  change.     She  supports    youth  and  adults    to  use  their   natural  gis,  abili7es    and  capaci7es  to  achieve   extraordinary  outcomes.  Pat  has  been  a   teacher  and  school  administrator  and  is  a   parent,  grandparent,  mentor  and  community   educator.    She  believes  re-­‐establishing  the   connec7on    between  educa7on,  democracy   and  community  increases  our  capacity  to  live,   work  together  and  shape  the  future  for  the     next  genera7on  from  the  power  of  our   common  humanity.    
  8. 8. Educa7on  is  Broader  Than  Just  Schools   Are  communi7es  a  resource  for   educa7ng  youth?       Do  members  of  the  community  see   themselves  as  such?     What  specific  resources,  such  as,   public  places,  health  facili7es,  arts   organiza7ons  and  the  skills  of   individual  ci7zens,  can  be  tapped?                                                                                                                              Chapter  3  
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  10. 10. The  KeNering  Founda9on:      A  Research  Organiza9on   KEY  RESEARCH  QUESTION:    WHAT  DOES  IT  TAKE              FOR     DEMOCRACY  TO   WORK  AS  IT   SHOULD?    ELEMENTS  FOR  DEMOCRACY:   CITIZENS  who  are  civically   engaged  and  can  makae   choices  about  their  future     COMMUNITIES  of  ci7zens  ac7ng   together  to  address  common   problems     INSTITUTIONS  with  public   legi7macy  that    contribute  to   strengthening  work  of  ci7zens      
  11. 11. “Democracy  has  to  be  born  anew   every  generaCon     and  educaCon  is  its  mid-­‐wife”          John  Dewey     Community  Educators   Ordinary  people  working  together  to   shape  the  future  for  youth  and  their   community  …crea7ng  ordinary  results  
  12. 12. Public  Feels  It  Has  No  Role  in  Educa9on   Who  owns  educa7on?   Who  is  responsible  for  educa7on?   Who  is  accountable?     When  you  pass  your  neighborhood  school  do  you  say  or  think,     This  is  our  school     or  do  you  say     This  is    “the”  school  ?  
  13. 13. COMMUNITY   EDUCATORS   BRING  TOGETHER   •  Innova7ve  aer-­‐   school  efforts     Ci7zens     Community     Ins7tu7ons   •  Who  do  they  serve?   •  Why  do  they  do  what   they  do?   •  Where  do  they  do   what  they  do?    
  15. 15. What  Community  Educators  Do   •  Build  youth  community   leaders  to  make  change   •  Develop  life  skills  as  well   as  environmental   stewardship   •  Provide  food  for  youth   •  Mentoring  and  academic   support/tutoring   •  Provide  community  youth   asset-­‐building  ini7a7ve   •  Assist  with  college   preparatory  learning  and   access   •  Assist  youth  in   par7cipatory  research   •  Educate  via  the  arts   •  Offer  social  jus7ce   educa7on   •  Provide  social  skills   learning     •  Create  concept  of  global   ci7zen  
  16. 16. What  Did  Community  Educators  Say   They  Are  Learning?   Networking   Learning  about  other  programs  builds  rela7onships   Capacity  to  collaborate  and  partner   Community  educator's  role  IS  to  connect  people  to   resources,  and  resources  to  each  other   •  Youth  development  leads  to  broader  community   development   •  We  are  educa7ng  the  “whole  child”   •  •  •  • 
  17. 17. What  Difference  Does  it  Make?   Respondents  reported:   •  Safe  space  for  students  to  be  smart  and  heard   •  Students  are  wel-­‐  rounded  and  emo7onally   healthy   •  Change  the  way  youth  are  perceived  by  others   and  adults  and  how  youth  perceive  adults   •  Improved  performance  and  behavior    in   school  and  the  community  
  18. 18. Why  Does  it  Ma4er?       Youth  and  Community  Ma4er.   •  Youth  civic  leaders  emerge   •  Confidence  and  competence  increase   •  Mindsets  that  limit  thinking,  rela7onships  and   possibili7es  shi     •  Educa7on  beyond  the  boundaries  of  schooling   expands   •  Developing  the  “whole  child”  is  strengthened   •  Community  and  rela7onships  transform  
  19. 19. Mary  K  Boyd   Every  Body’s  In     Mary  K.  Boyd  is  a  re7red  St.  Paul  Public  Schools   administrator.    Since  re7rement,  has  served  as   interim  dean  of  the  Hamline  University  Graduate   School  of  Educa7on,  manager  of  the  Department  of   Child  Protec7on  and  Director  of  Services  to  Children   and  Families  for  Ramsey  County  in  Minnesota.    She   is  the  president  and  CEO  of  MKB  &  Associates,  Inc.,   a  consul7ng  organiza7on  that  focuses  on  educa7on   and  human  services.    She  serves  on  many  boards   and  commi4ees,  mentors  youth  in  her  community   and  in  the  schools  coaches  youth  on  leadership   development.    Her  community  recently  bestowed   upon  her  the  7tle,  Superintendent  of  Cultural   Educa7on.    
  20. 20. James’  Words   •  We  need  someone  to  explain  what  we  don’t  understand.   •  We  need  help  in  school  and  outside  of  school  with  life  experiences.   •  We  need  to  learn  from  the  life  experiences  of  others.   •  When  we  need  help  and  don’t  know  how  to  ask  for  it,  you  should   sense  that  we  are  having  trouble  and  are  lost;  but  you  have  to   know  us  in  order  to  do  that.   •  From  our  home  and  community  we  learn  how  to  act  and  be   respechul,  how  to  understand  different  characteris7cs  and   personali7es.   •  The  inside  the  school  people  and  the  outside  the  school  people   can  give  each  other  advice  about  what  they  know  works  because   they  know  the  person.  
  21. 21. This  form  and  other   documents  (flyer,   invitaCon,  lePers)  are   available  to  download   aRer  webinar  
  22. 22. Gevonee  Ford   Network  for  the  Development  of  Children  of   African  Descent     Gevonee  Ford  is  the  Founder  and  Execu7ve  Director   of  Network  for  the  Development  of  Children  of   African  Descent,  a  non-­‐profit  family  educa7on   center  located  in  St.  Paul,  MN  that  provides  literacy   and  cultural  enrichment  services  for  children,   families  and  educators  throughout  the  Twin  Ci7es   metropolitan  area  and  beyond.  Gevonee  has   worked  in  the  field  of  early  childhood  and  educa7on   for  over  30  years.  His  work  has  been  recognized  at   na7onal,  state  and  local  levels  and  he  has  received   numerous  awards,  including  being  named  a  White   House  Champion  of  Change.    
  23. 23. Network for the Development of Children of African Descent   Our  Mission     We  exist  to  strengthen  the  cultural  connec7ons  within  communi7es  of   African  descent  that  promote,  sustain  and  enhance  the  healthy   development  of  our  children    
  24. 24. Engagement  Framework   Four Critical Cultural Connections Cultural Identity Family Community Systems/Schools
  25. 25. Process  of  Parent  Involvement  &  Engagement   Involvement Engagement Schooling Process of Children Cultural Education and Socialization of Children Managing the Schooling Process from Pre-K to Higher Ed & Beyond Culturally Informed Community, Civic and Democratic Engagement Complimentary Processes ©2010 NdCAD
  26. 26. Ini7a7ng  Process  of   Con7nuous   Parent  Engagement   “Parents need to feel good about themselves before they can truly transplant this feeling to their children.” Jawanza Kunjufu “Assuming personal power and effectiveness” comes by obtaining self-knowledge. Na’im Akbar     Parent  Growth  &   Development Parent    Life-­‐Long   Learning   Child     Paren9ng  &   Educa9ng  Children ©2010 NdCAD
  27. 27. Methodology   Understanding and Addressing Core Issues that Inhibit Progress and Self-Determination COUNTERING SELF-DOUBT DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS COMBATTING INDIVIDUALISM
  28. 28. Dr.  Patricia  Moore  Harbour   President  ,  Center  for  Quality  Educa7on     Patricia  Moore  Harbour  dedicates  her  life’s   work  to  public  educa7on  and  social  change.     She  supports    youth  and  adults    to  use  their   natural  gis,  abili7es    and  capaci7es  to  achieve   extraordinary  outcomes.  Pat  has  been  a   teacher  and  school  administrator  and  is  a   parent,  grandparent,  mentor  and  community   educator.    She  believes  re-­‐establishing  the   connec7on    between  educa7on,  democracy   and  community  increases  our  capacity  to  live,   work  together  and  shape  the  future  for  the     next  genera7on  from  the  power  of  our   common  humanity.    
  29. 29. Is  Youth  Development     Community  Development?   •  Focus  on  youth  is  neutral     •  Opens  possibili7es   •  Youth  can  problem  solve  with  adults  on  issues   that  ma4er   –  Youth  violence     –  Eliminate  drop-­‐  outs     –  Close  achievement  gap   •  Community  educators  programs  can  be  a   catalyst  for  social  and  cultural  change  
  30. 30. It  Takes  All  of  Us   Educa7ng  the  Whole  Child   Schools   and     Community  Educators  
  31. 31. Discussion:  In  Your  Community…   •  What  learning  experiences,  outside  of  school   Cme,  are  contribuCng  to  the  educaCon  and   development  of  the  “whole  child”?   •  Describe  their  impact  and  changes,  if  any  
  32. 32. Reflec7on  and  Ques7ons  
  33. 33. Join  our  discussion  on   Facebook  and  like  us!   A  CALL  FOR   ACTION!   •    •  Learn  from  your   community   Ask  several  ciCzens   these  3  quesCons   and,  on  Facebook,   share  the  experience   as  well  as  what  you   learned  
  34. 34. Communi7es  Talk  to  Act   •  What  resources,  skills  and   experiences  doe  we  have   to  support  our  youth?     •  What  changes  can  we  make   to  expand  opportuni7es  to   educate  and  develop  our   youth?       •  What  can  I  do?  What  can   you  do?  
  35. 35. Community  Educators  Giveaway!   Winner:   Name   Community  Educators   is  also  available      
  36. 36. Please  help  us  by   answering  survey   ques7ons  when  you  exit   webinar     You  will  receive  an  email   with  informa7on  on  how   to  download  the  slides,   recording,  and  resources   from  our  website  
  37. 37. Join  Us  for  Our  Next   Webinar!   It  Takes  All  of  Us:  A  Seminar   Series  About  Educa9ng  and   Developing  Youth   Part  Three:  Engaging  the  Public   Makes  a  Difference   March  19,  2014   h4p://     Register  for  each  webinar