Arizona Alliance of Black
Flow with Flocabulary: The Pedagogy of Circulating Common Core
ELA Standards Through Music -This workshop provides an overview of how the development of music skills enhances language and communication. When learning to read there are five components that students rely on when acquiring this skill; phonological awareness, speech in noise perception, rhythm perception, auditory working memory, and the ability to learn sound pat terns. Upon analysis of each of these areas the audience will gain an understanding of how musical t raining can enhance a person?s language skills. Through integration of musically based educational strategies, educators can at tempt to create meaningful experiences with students while improving their language and communication skills. Participants will learn how to strategically use Flocabulary to help meet ELA Common Core Objectives.
Trisha Wright has worked with special needs children over the past ten year. Trisha earned full ride gymnastics scholarship to Arizona State University and competed as a Division I athlete. In 2005 she received a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. Becoming a teacher was an accidental profession in which Trisha developed a passion for working with special needs students. Shortly after graduating from ASU Trisha landed a job as a para educator and was eventually asked to take over the classroom as the lead teacher. With her new found love for working with special needs children she enrolled at Grand Canyon University and earned a Masters of Education in Special Education in 2009. Currently Trisha is enrolled at GCU in the Doctoral program. Trisha is married with three young children (6, 4, and 2 year old).
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.