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SI: Promoting Academic Identity Among Black Girls in K-12 Schools is a Course

SI: Promoting Academic Identity Among Black Girls in K-12 Schools

Starts Jun 16, 2021
2.0 credits

$30 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

It is important for educators and those working within academic settings to recognize the unique academic needs of minority students, particularly Black females. As double minorities, Black females face barriers and other forms of oppression unlike any of their counterparts. Academic identity is defined as a perception of self within the academic domain, and for this group can be influenced by structural racism and gender biases embedded within educational systems. Utilizing the Female Achievement Model for Excellence (FAME Model) (Ford, 2013) this course will provide participants with increased insight into the influential factors that impact achievement, academic performance, engagement, and career aspirations for this population.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain an improved understanding of the academic identity of Black females, within K-12 settings. Practical approaches, specifically the "Fame Model (Ford, 2013) will be reviewed in efforts to assist with overcoming identified barriers that have impacted development and long-term academic success for this population.


Course Dates

June 16

Required Live Sessions:

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 10:00am - 12:00pm on the following days:

Wednesday, June 16

*Please log in to the course prior to our synchronous start time to review any course related information.

Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Donna Y Ford

Dr. Tanya J Middleton

Summer Institute Course Theme

Social and Emotional Learning



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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