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The STEAM in Teaching Black History

All children at all grade levels are invited to Zoom in on Feb. 25, 2023 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for an engaging time of teaching and learning with Dr. Sanders and a few of Arizona's most gifted teachers who bring their authentic selves and talent into classrooms where Black History and STEAM is integrated everyday.

Tamika S


Dr. Tamika Sanders enjoys working with schools to create culturally engaging programs and helping students hone their creative writing skills through workshops and Poetry Clubs. When she's not in schools, she is traveling the world with her 8-year twins and husband.



Mr. Philip Adiyia
A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

Africa is not just one country but comprises different countries with different cultures, different colonial masters, languages and way of life. By the end of this discussion, students will understand and appreciate the rich history and cultures of Africa and how to use Africa's cultural legacy to trigger development.

Mr. Philip Adiyia has been teaching Mathematics for the past four years. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana in 2019. Mr. Adiyia was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He has a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics, Diploma In Basic Education, Certified International Teaching Secondary, 6 – 12 by the Arizona Department of Education. He is currently the Math- Intervention Teacher at an Elementary School in the Balsz in Phoenix Arizona

Tiyee Lamar

Ms. Tyee La Mar
Representation Matters

African Americans are influential from the way we style ourselves, the poetic words we speak, the emotion we bring through types of media. We are always making history, and breaking records, yet are still still un-appreciated, and unrepresented. This presentation takes a look at Black leaders throughout the media industry from the beginning to now.

Michael Judge

Mr. Michael Judge
Finding Roots in Classical Music

The existence of African ancestry in classical music continues to exist as a mystery today even amongst those most dedicated to those arts. Since the 18th Century, Afro-Brazilian and Afro-French have directed the lead of composers, conductors, and performers in classical music. This session will present the past, present, and future of African roots in classical music and show how Professors from HBCUs (Historical Black Colleges) are leading the way in implementing the Arts in STEAM.

Mr. Michael Judge - Originally from Cleveland, OH. I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Media as well as a Master’s Degree in Composition/ Music Theory from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. There, I gained experience in conducting, vocal arranging, producing, studio work, piano, and composing.One day I hope to have a career in the music industry as a songwriter/producer. I look forward to meeting you and answering any question you all might have!

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