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Black History Nerds Saturday School

Black History Nerds Saturday school is our monthly professional development series for pre-K-12 schoolteachers 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.

Upcoming Sessions

The February 2022 sessions welcomed 1,505 registrations over four weeks. Beginning in fall 2022, we plan on having one session per month with four during February 2023, for a total of 10 sessions. Please check back this summer for details on our planned speakers.

See our events page to view our full calendar list.

Past Sessions

Dr. Jarvis Givens.

Virtual Presentation
Feb. 5, 2022
Dr. Jarvis Givens,
Harvard University
Session: The Art of Black Teaching 
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz.

Virtual Presentation
Feb. 12, 2022
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz,
Teachers College, Columbia University
Session: Historical Literacy as Racial Literacy
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Dr. Leonard Moore.

Virtual Presentation
Feb. 19, 2022
Dr. Leonard Moore
University of Texas at Austin
Session: Teaching Black History to White People
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad.

Virtual Presentation
Feb. 26, 2022
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
University of Illinois at Chicago
Session: The Hill Project, a Black Studies Curriculum
Time: 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EST