AAREA® 9th Annual Professional Development Summit – February 2-3 2018

AAREA® 9th Annual Professional Development Summit – February 2-3 2018

African American Regional Educational Alliances®' 9th Annual Professional Development Summit

Celebrating and Cultivating a Brilliant, Resilient, and Strong Educational Community:

Building and Strengthening Strategic Alliances

Join us as we connect, learn, and expand our thinking about how we can support African American students succeed on their path to college and beyond!

In each plenary session and workshop presentation, our scholars will explore the following questions from their unique personal and professional perspectives:

  • How do we build and sustain strategic alliances with various stakeholders to support and advance the needs of African American students and their families?
  • How do we honor our past, embrace the present, and cultivate our future?

Professional Development Summit Details

Saturday, February 3rd 2017, 8am – 4pm

California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA

Presenters will explore the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience and discuss the pedagogical and programmatic practices and strategies that educators and parents may use to enhance with African American students.

All workshop sessions are designed to provoke thought, provide insight, strategies, and tools that allow participants to dive deeper into what it means to be fearless, compassionate, resilient educational leaders and advocates for African American students and their families.

Conference Fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Reception
  • Choice of Workshop Sessions
  • ŸConference Materials
  • Continuing Education Units Ÿ
  • Conference T-shirt

Conference Fee includes: Ÿ

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Reception
  • Choice of Workshop Sessions (to be announced)
  • ŸConference Materials Ÿ
  • Continuing Education Units Ÿ
  • Conference T-shirt

Other Event Features:

  • Culturally relevant educational materials and resources
  • Networking with professionals and experts on African American education

Registration Rates:  Register Early and Save!
Register by December 31, 2017:

  • Super Saver Early Registration Rate – $250 

Register from January 1 – January 31, 2018:

  • General Registration Rate – $300 

Register from February 1 – 3 2018 or On-Site:

  • Late and On-Site Registration – $350

Group Discounts Available!
Group registration rates are available until December 31, 2017:

  • Team of 5 to 9 – $225 per person
  • Team of 10 or more – $215 per person 


Past Workshop topics have included:

  • Partnering with Parents: Powerful Strategies for Strengthening School-Family Partnerships
  • The Village Method Presents: Reclaiming our Village
  • Transformative Educational Leadership
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Building a Trusting Relationship in the African American Community through Active Listening.
  • Cultivating Social and Emotional Intelligence: A Culturally Relevant Approach to Restorative Practices
  • Healing Trauma, Toxic Stress, and Building Collaboration with African American Families
  • Building the Achievement Pipeline to College through Effective Partnerships
  • Crossing the Chasm: Mastering the Art of Collaboration

Some of our past Honored Guests and Speakers:


Dr. Christopher Emdin

Scholar, Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…And the Rest of Y’all Too, and Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation

Dr. Monique Morris

Scholar, Author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century

Parvin Ahmadi

Superintendent, Castro Valley Unified School District

Barbara DeBarger

Associate Superintendent, San Lorenzo Unified School District

Diana Levy

District Administrator, African American Student Achievement Initiative.
Chief Academic Officer, HUSD College Bound Programs: College Bound Hayward

Karen Monroe

Superintendent, Alameda County Office of Education

Dr. Reggie Richardson

Co-Principal, San Leandro High School, San Leandro Unified School District

Dr. Ronald Richardson

Co-Principal, San Leandro High School, San Leandro Unified School District

Andrea Wilson

Associate Vice President, Student Support Services CSU East Bay

Dr. Jeannie Wilson

Dean of Special Programs & Services, Chabot College

Dr. Geneva Gay

Author and Professor of Education at the University of Washington-Seattle

Dr. Shawn Ginwright

Author, Professor, Activist Associate Professor of Education in the African Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University

Dr. Darlene V. Willis

President, Co-Founder & CEO Concerned Parents Alliance/College Bound Programs

Dr. Kyndall Brown

Executive Director, California Mathematics Project – UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Ms. Karen Mayfield-Ingram, MA

Author and Project Director of the Mathematics Professional Development Institutes (MPDI), Co-Director of the Family Advocacy in Mathematics Education (FAME) Project, Lawrence Hall of Science

Dr. Lanette Jimerson

Program Director, Multicultural Secondary English Credential and Masters Program at the University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Zaretta Hammond, M.A.

Teacher, Educator, Consultant and Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain