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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap: Becoming the Teacher that Builds Black-Boy-Friendly Classrooms

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This 8-month-long training will help you create a Black-boy-friendly classroom. You’ll also learn how that focus will benefit all of your students, regardless of their gender or race. We’ll meet as a cohort every month, and you’ll receive coaching every month. We’ll work together on self-reflection and self-awareness while helping you build your own toolkit of ideas and intentional strategies to lead a culturally responsive classroom.

Who should attend: Lead, Assistant Teacher & Administrator Teams 

Instructor: Kwanah Bronaugh, Trey Clements, Christopher James, Palmer Jason

# of Participants: 5 Teams  

Ohio Approved: 30 Hours (pending approval)

  • $1,750.00 = $50 per session attended with a $1,000.00 participation bonus.
  • 1st attendance stipend will be paid by 1/31/2022 for classes attended Oct.-Jan. (max amount is $350.00). 
  • 2nd attendance stipend will be paid by 6/30/2022 for classes attended Feb.-May. (max amount is $400.00). 
  • A participation bonus of $1,000.00 will be awarded to participants attending 13 or more classes and 90% completion of  course requirements including but not limited to coaching, surveys and assignments (no exceptions). 
  • The participation bonus will be included in the 6/30/2022 stipend check.
Participation Guidelines:
  • Joining a cohort requires a significant commitment and an invitation or application process.
  • Cohorts are led by qualified and dedicated facilitators focused on your success. 
  • Cohorts are year-long collaboratives and sessions are 2 hours along with additional activities throughout the year.
  • Participants will receive a stipend paid in 2 installments. Refer to the stipend details in each description.
  • Participants may not participate in any other trainings offered by Preschool Promise because of the time commitment to the cohort. (The only exception is the Conference Day.) Registration/Application does not guarantee placement in the cohort.
  • Upon acceptance into the cohort, each participant must commit to participation requirements, including completing assignments and working with a Coach.
  • Please remember that Preschool Promise will send a 1099-MISC form to the Internal Revenue Service, and it is the individual's responsibility to claim the stipend as income for tax purposes.
Registration is closed for the 2021-2022 school year. 
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Preschool Promise Office 
(MCESC-Learning Center North)
2251 Timber Lane, Dayton, OH 45414


Cohort:  Thursdays - 9 Months
10/7/2021, 10/21/2021, 11/4/2021, 11/18/2021, 12/2/2021, 1/6/2022, 1/20/2022, 2/3/2022, 2/17/2022, 3/3/2022, 3/17/2022, 4/7/2022, 4/21/2022, 5/5/2022, 5/19/2022
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(937) 414-2704
Click here to join the Preschool Promise family so your child can start receiving benefits.
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