Many Rivers To Cross Teacher Training

Jacksonville, FL

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Door Prizes include an iPad, gift certificates, and more!

WJCT and the Ritz Theatre and Museum invite educators to this rigorous, face-to-face professional training on standards-based educational resources for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

9:00am – 10:00am - Registration/Ritz Tours/Light Breakfast

10:00am – Welcome - Michael Boylan, WJCT President & CEO

Lydia Stewart, Museum Administrator for Ritz Theatre and Museum

10:15am – 10:45am - Derek Hankerson, Managing Partner of Freedom Trail Productions and producer of Florida's Underground Railroad: Southern Route to Freedom

10:45am – 11:00am - Break

11:00am – 12:00pm - The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross            Series Overview

12:00pm – 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm - The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross             Lesson Plan Demo

2:00pm – 2:15pm - Break

2:15pm – 2:45pm - Presentation of Local Resources

2:45pm – Prize Drawings/Thank you and Goodbye!

Door prizes and goodie bags for each participant.

(Winners must be present to win.)

**CEU requirements for educators differ by county, check with your school district for information. Note that Clay and Duval counties require prior approval from your principal. Click here for specific county forms: Duval or Clay.

Major corporate support for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is provided by Bank of America. Additional corporate funding is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and McDonald’s. Leadership support is generously provided by the Abby and Howard Milstein Foundation, in partnership with HooverMilstein and Emigrant Bank. Major funding is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky in Memory of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, Richard Gilder, the Hutchins Family Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Support is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is sponsored locally in part by the Hester Group and the Law Office of Craig Gibbs.