Imagine...three glorious weeks of music and dance, cultural excursions and discovering our roots in the land of our ancestors...
Ethnomusicology In Action’s Ghana Summer 2020 Educators Fellowship will provide a unique and immersive professional development master course focused on culturally responsive teaching methodology for students of African descent. This fellowship is designed for educators who work with majority African American, or Afro-Descendant, students. While this master course will be arts education driven, teachers of all subject areas are welcome, particularly English language arts, social studies, history and even science and math – all subject areas need to be culturally responsive to African American learners. Educator Fellows will receive a Certificate of Completion and 30 professional development credits.
Workshops will include the following:
- Culturally Responsive Education Models: Ghana, Botswana & African-America
- Teaching Identity: The African of African America/Heritage Education
- Teaching African Cultures as African American Heritage
- Creating the Culturally Responsive Classroom
- African American Education: Determination, Resistance and the State as Colonial Actor
- Global Education for Students of African Descent (Centering Africa First)
- Culturally Responsive Curriculum Design for Students of African Descent/Capstone Project
- Arts Integration for African American Learners
- Using Ethnomusicology In the Classroom
While we are in the Volta Region, participants will engage in once in lifetime cultural excursions to Fort Prinzenstein Slave Castle in Keta, a beach visit in Afloa, visits to traditional markets, Kente villages, markets, traditional funerals, festivals and much more.
After our stay in the Volta Region we will visit Cape Coast, the infamous Elmina Slave Castle and other cultural sites, while enjoying a luxurious stay at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort or a similar hotel. We will then spend two full days in Kumasi, the capital of the Asante region, going to markets, Manhyia Palace Museum, the royal craft villages and other cultural sites. Our final destination will be Accra, Ghana’s capital city where we visit the famous Makola Market, the Accra Cultural Arts Center, WEB Dubois Home, the Kwame Nkrumah house and Ghana’s Cultural Museum. Twenty-one life changing days in Africa, the homeland of the African Diaspora.
Dates: July 4 - July 24
Destinations: Accra (Capital City), Southern Volta Region, Cape Coast, Kumasi
US Host Institution: Ethnomusicology In Action, Themba Arts and Culture, Inc.
Registration Fee: $250.00 (non-refundable)
Sample Itinerary and Registration/Application form is below.