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Join Us for Our Inaugural BFHES Virtual Teach-In

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of this event.

Our sponsors contributing $100 or more in monetary or human resource support include:

So Our Youth Apire (SOYA) Online, StudentMediaOnline.org, House of Austin, and

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association.

Please consider supporting the services, courses, curricula and products presented by our speakers who have contributed their time to be part of this event.  

Thank you for registering & participating.

 


TEACH-IN AGENDA

(times and speakers are subject to change without notice)

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2020

12:00 pm

Welcome to the BFHES Inaugural Teach-In

Speaker: Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman (Maryland) and Dr. Cheryl Fields-Smith (Georgia), Black Family Home Educators & Scholars (BFHES)

12:30 pm

What Are the Different Faces of Homeschooling in the Black community?

Speaker: Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman (Maryland), Black Family Home Educators & Scholars (BFHES)

1:00pm

HSLDA Rep LaNissir James Shares Homeschool Policy Trends in the United States

Speaker: LaNissir James, Homes School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

2:00 pm

Respecting Your Child's Personal Path: Three Truths About the Homeschooling Journey

Speaker: Dr. Samori Camara (Louisiana), Founder of Kamali Academy

3:00 pm

Digital Book List for Black Homeschooling Families

Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Fields-Smith (Georgia), Black Famiily Home Educators & Scholars (BFHES)

4:00 pm

Homeschooling as an Opportunity to Respond to the Lack of Cultural Education in Traditional School Settings

Speaker: Kizzy Gray, (Virginia), Author, Homeschool Consultant, Home-educating parent of 5 children

5:00 pm

Self-Directed Learning as Liberatory Practice

Speaker: Maleka Diggs (Pennsylvania), Founder of Eclectic Learning Network, LLC and Co-Founder of Philly's Children Movement, Home-educating parent  of 2 children

Recordings of each session will be available to registrants to view at their convenience before Friday's virtual convening on Friday, July 24th at 12 noon

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020

12:00 pm

You Are Capable: A Reminder to Black Parents that You Are Your Child's Main Teacher

Speaker: Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis (Missouri), Education Researcher, Home-educating parent  of 1 child

1:00pm

Words from a Public School Teacher: Homeschooling Allows You to Learn Your Child's Learning Style

Speaker: Colie Aziza (Maryland), Special Education and Early Childhood Education Teacher, IEP Administrator, Children's Book Author

2:00 pm

Nurturing the Genius of Our Children

Speaker: Queen Taese (Georgia), Founder of the Liberated Minds Homeschool Expo, Home-educating parent  of 7 children

3:00 pm

Unschooling Black Children

Speaker: Zsudayka Terrell (Washington DC), Visual Artist, Educator, Home-educating parent of 3 children

4:00 pm

Homeschooling Black Sons from Elementary Years to College

Speaker: Monica Utsey (Washington DC), Home-educating parent of 2 children, Co-founder of Sankofa Homeschool Collective & Cooperative

5:00 pm

Building Your Homeschool Life: A Mother's Story About Choosing to Homeschool (While Working) When It Was Not the First Educational Choice

Speaker: LM Preston (Hawaii), Home-educating parent of 4 children, Author, Founder of EmpoweredSteps.com

Recordings of each session will be available to registrants to view at their convenience before Friday's virtual convening on Friday, July 24th at 12 noon

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020

12:00 pm

Homeschooling a Child With Special Needs

Speaker: Phyllis Smith Asinyanbi (Ohio), Education Consultant, Home-educating parent  of 1 child

1:00pm

How I Started a Co-op Centered Around the Charlotte Mason Method of Learning

Speaker: Tahira Goldson (Maryland), Entrepreneur, Fouder of the Mason-Inspired Bowie Homeschool Collective, Home-educating parent  of 1 Child

2:00 pm

 When a Child Wants to Go Back to Traditional School: A Mother's Journey

Speaker: Tichaona Chinyelu (Massachusetts),  Mother of 1 child who returned to traditional school after three years of being homeschooled

3:00 pm

How Homeschooling Shapes Your Parenting Journey (Part One)

Speaker: Journei Bimwala (New York), Home-educating parent  of 3 children, Homeschool and Wellness Coach

4:00 pm

We Need Representation! How Curriculum and the Images of Homeschooling Need to Be More Relevant to Black Families Who Homeschool

Speaker: NaConda Frank (Texas),Home-educating parent of 5 children, Amazon best-selling author and entrepreneur

5:00 pm

Black Homeschooling Sustainability Initiative

Speaker: Joyelle Naomi (Colorado), Founder of Denver Independent School,Home-educating parent of 2 Children

Recordings of each session will be available to registrants to view at their convenience before Friday's virtual convening on Friday, July 24th at 12 noon

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020

 

12:00 pm

Homeschooling a High School Student Who is Dual-Enrolled in Community College

Speaker: Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman (Maryland),  Black Family Home Educators & Scholars (BFHES), Home-educating parent  of 1 child 

1:00 pm

Black Family Homeschooling as Pedagogy

Speaker: Dr. Aaliyah Baker (Wisconsin), Education Researcher, Home-educating parent of 1 Child

2:00 pm

Homeschooling is a Style of Intentional Parenting

Speaker: Olu Woods (Maryland), Artist, Non-Profit Director, Founder of Free-Up Baltimore Homeschool Co-Op for Afrikan-Centered Families, Home-educating parent of 4 Children

3:00pm

Homeschooling from An Afrikan-Centered Perspective

Speaker: Kyna Clemons (Washington DC Metro Area), CEO & Founder, Ujima Children of the Sun Educational Services, CEO & Lead Textile Artist, Gyame Quilt Studio, Home-educating parent  of 7 children

4:00 pm

Ability Currency: Looking Beyond Economic Currency for Homeschool Support

Speaker: Joyelle Naomi (Colorado), Founder of the Denver Independent School, Home-educating parent of 2 Children

5:00 pm

How Homeschooling Shapes Your Parenting Journey (Part Two)

Speaker: Journei Bimwala (New York),Home-educating parent of 3 children, Homeschool and Wellness Coach

Recordings of each session will be available to registrants to view at their convenience before Friday's virtual convening on Friday, July 24th at 12 noon

 

FRIDAY JULY 24, 2020

12:00 pm

BREAKOUT GROUP #1: What Do We Need More of as Black Homeschooling Families? | What Truth Needs to Be Shared About Black Homeschooling Families? | What Are the Barriers to Access for Black Homeschooling Families? (Speakers Present: Maleka Diggs, Tichaona Chinyelu, Queen Taese, Zsudayka Terrell & Dr. Cheryl Fields-Smith) 

Those registered for this event will receive more information about this closer to the start of the teach-in.

2:00 pm

BREAKOUT GROUP #2:  What Do We Need More of as Black Homeschooling Families? | What Truth Needs to Be Shared About Black Homeschooling Families? | What Are the Barriers to Access for Black Homeschooling Families? (Speakers Present: NaConda Frank, Kyna Clemons, Joyelle Naomi, Dr. Dannielle Joy Davis, Tahira Goldson & Dr. Cheryl Fields-Smith) 

Those registered for this event will receive more information about this closer to the start of the teach-in.

4:00 pm

BREAKOUT GROUP #3:  What Do We Need More of as Black Homeschooling Families? | What Truth Needs to Be Shared About Black Homeschooling Families? | What Are the Barriers to Access for Black Homeschooling Families?

Those registered for this event will receive more information about this closer to the start of the teach-in. (Speakers Present: Monica Utsey, Colie Aziza, LM Preston, Phyllis Smith Asinyanbi, Journei Bimwala, Dr. Khadijah Ali-Coleman & Dr. Cheryl Fields-Smith) 

5:00 pm

Closing