|3. How to teach African-American kids
...Keynote speaker Noma LeMoine, a nationally recognized educator and professor,
told the gathering that the styles and strengths of African American children are
often not compatible with the cultures of their schools. She introduced the notion
that students enter classrooms as members of different cultures, with unique ideas
and learning styles, and it is the teacher’s job to connect the culture of the student
with the culture of the school...
The conference was presented by the San Diego County Office of Education, in
partnership with the Urban League of San Diego County, Concerned Parents
Alliance/College Bound San Diego Family Resource Support Network and the
United Front for Educational Justice.
In addition to LeMoine’s keynote address, the conference also featured Jimma
McWilson, Director of the Campaign for African American Achievement of the Urban
League of San Diego. McWilson gave several statistics of African American
educational student achievement...
..."Today’s conference was a professional conversation, all based on data,
research and proven practices,” said Ernest Anastos, Superintendent of the Lemon
Grove School District.