Teaching the African American History of Portland Oregon


August 14 – 16, 2018

The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science is pleased to offer a 3-day workshop to prepare educators to teach the middle school curriculum  “Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: A History of Portland’s Black Community.”    

The workshop includes:

  • Hands-on experience with lessons, led by the curriculum’s authors
  • Training on culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Access to historical and current primary and secondary sources
  • Free copy of the curriculum plus many more valuable resources to take into the classroom

This 3-day workshop will take place August 14-16, 2018  at the Cottonwood School in the South Waterfront neighborhood of Portland –  0640 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239.

Workshop leaders include: 

  • Lisa Colombo – 6th Grade Teacher, the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science
  • Sarah Anderson – Field Work and Place-based Coordinator, the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science
  • Joyce Harris – Consultant, Cato and Associates
  • Kendra Hughes – Social Justice Consultant
  • Victor Cato –  Principal Consultant, Cato and Associates

This workshop is free and open to all interested educators. More information regarding logistics, lunch etc. will become available closer to the workshop dates. 



*This project was made possible in part with funding from the US Department of Education’s Charter School Program Grants, as distributed by the Oregon Department of Education’s Charter School Program Subgrants, Grant Award # U282A150014.
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