Programs and Events

  • Teaching Black History Micro-Credential
    Our teaching black history micro-credential helps you by advancing content knowledge, curriculum development and instructional approaches for PK–12 Black history courses. This one-year program includes two traditional courses, a collection of specialized professional development courses and a capstone course.
  • Black History Nerds Saturday School
    Black History Nerds Saturday school is our monthly professional development series for pre-K-12 school teachers and others interested in learning more about Black history and race. These one-hour sessions aim to help develop Black history content pedagogical knowledge. Professional development credits are possible.
  • Researching Race Series
    The Researching Race Series is professional development for academics and autodidacts interested in learning about race, racism and research. Sessions will include topics ranging from theoretical frameworks and framing, methodologies, epistemological and ontological positioning, subject selection, writing, dissertation, and research.
  • Teaching Black History Conference
    Each year, the Teaching Black History conference convenes hundreds of teachers to learn the best curricular and instructional practices surrounding Black history education.
  • Educator Book Club
    This book club is a professional development series for educators. Though educators will be engaging with the book and participating in discussions and activities, the purpose is to ensure that participants are able to takeaway strategies  to use each text in educational spaces with their students.
  • Authors of Color in Schools
    The Authors of Color in Schools program is a racial literacy initiative designed to bring children's book authors into direct contact with local school children through engaging workshops. In this program, children read a selected book by a BIPOC author and participate in an interactive event with that writer. Students participating in Say Yes Buffalo summer programs participate in these workshops which provide them with the opportunity to delve deeper into the stories they read, understand the creative process behind them and gain inspiration from diverse voices.