"Standards-Based, Research-Driven, Culturally Relevant Instructional Strategies"

WOW!!!  Look at what conference organizers, principals, and other  educators are saying about 
Dr. Chike Akua!
“Dr. Chike Akua’s presentation style is engaging, dynamic, and very well-informed.  As a keynote speaker, he touches the intellect as well as the heart in providing practical suggestions and ideas to educators who are striving to make a difference in the lives of their students.  His message is timely, relevant, and needs to be heard.”

    Greg Johnson, Ed.D, Senior Policy Analyst
    Teacher Quality Department
    National Education Association (NEA)

“Based on the evaluations we received, conference participants felt Dr. Akua’s keynote presentation and workshop session were outstanding and inspiring as well as informative and challenging. Our members were delighted to have Dr. Akua share his new ideas, fresh approaches and materials to enhance their educational expertise.”

    Anita Maxwell 
    Communications and Instructional Issues
    West Virginia Education Association (WVEA)

“Dr. Chike Akua is an outstanding speaker who provides high quality professional development for all educators. His energizing presentations include ideas and instructional strategies that can immediately be incorporated into classroom instruction. He engages educators with empowering messages that exemplify his genuine concern about the educational future of all students, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented populations.” 

    Pamela Fossett, Director
    Education Policy & Professional Practice
    Alabama Education Association (AEA)

"The conference evaluations we received from participants proclaimed the impact and benefits of  Dr. Akua's interactive, high spirited, enlightening and thought-provoking workshop while stating their request that BEAM ask him to return for next year's conference! Dr. Akua is a skilled practitioner who inspires, motivates and models effective classroom curriculum and instruction designed to achieve social and academic excellence! Every educator, especially those committed to eliminating the achievement/access gap, should experience his powerful and empowering presentation!" 

Barbara E. Fields
Co-chair, Conference Committee
The Black Educators' Alliance of Massachusetts (BEAM)

“Dr. Akua’s professional development was, by all accounts, phenomenal.  He is a master at providing hands-on strategies and techniques for engaging, inspiring, and challenging all students.  In reviewing staff evaluations, 85% of my teachers said it was the best training they had ever been to.”

    Lionel E. Allen, Jr., VP of Operations
    Urban Prep Academies
    Chicago, Illinois

“As a master teacher and former Teacher of the Year, Dr. Chike Akua has many of the answers to the questions that educators are struggling with.  His message is a must for all educators who truly want to prepare their students for success.”

    Ernest H. Johnson, Ph.D., Center Fellow
    NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
    Cullowhee, North Carolina

“Dr. Akua shows people how to engage students in the process of learning. The way he teaches gives kids who struggle to learn the hope that they can learn.”

    Stephen MacDonald, Executive Director
    Youth Opportunities Program
    YMCA & JCC of Greater Toledo (Ohio)

“Dr. Chike Akua, a brilliant presenter, skillfully captured and held the attention of his audience in a style that was priceless. The exclusive message to students, teachers and parents was well received and sparked meaningful and positive feedback. Dr. Akua is a passionate and gifted educator willing to share his expertise to help schools move beyond excuses to solutions. He leaves you wanting more!”

    Thomas C. Faniel, Leadership Coach
    Hartford Systems of Schools
    Hartford, Connecticut

“Dr. Chike Akua’s keynote address at our recent WABSE conference was the first time I had heard him speak.  What a uniquely gifted and vastly knowledgeable speaker he is!  One of the things I appreciate about Dr. Akua is, not only is he able to eloquently communicate his message, but his genuine love and concern for people is clearly conveyed as well.  Listening to him speak gave me the sense that he is sharing from his heart-felt belief that he can help to effect change, and is visibly passionate about doing so.  His return to Wichita can’t come soon enough!”

    Joseph Bowen, Treasurer
    Wichita Alliance of Black School Educators
    Wichita, Kansas

"Dr. Akua, thank you for being such an inspiration to our middle school principals, parent, community partners, and school personnel.  Your heartfelt words and knowledge recharged us as we focus on increasing the achievement of our students, especially those labled 'at-risk'.  You have empowered us with the energy and excitement we needed to start the year off. Once again, we thank you for your continued partnership."
    Luwondo Wright-Hines, Director
    Title I, Migrant and School Improvement
    The School Board of Broward County, Florida

“Dr. Akua gave an impressive opening to our 17th Annual Summer Institute!  As usual, he set the "gold standard" for a tremendous week of presenters and field experience activities...he reinforced the significance of educational relevancy and rigor for all students in the classroom... he challenged the conscience of every teacher/administrator/district.”  
      Dr. Gloria Crutchfield, Director 
      Secondary Curriculum
      School District of Palm Beach, Florida

"Dr. Akua's training provided a unique perspective to both teaching and learning that is not found in traditional curriculum. It is engaging from both cultural and instructional strategies standpoints.  The content is thought provoking and easily lends itself to higher-order thinking processes for students regardless of age and academic level."

    Dr. Mark Quintana, Coordinator
    Office of School Improvement
    Title 1, Migrant Ed., & School Improvement Dept.
    Broward County Schools (FL)

"Dr. Akua presented TeacherTransformation to my staff last year and it was an amazing and engaging presentation.  My teachers immediately implemented what they learned and continue to use his strategies to engage students in academic achievement."
    Zarina Ahmad, Principal
    Piedmont Avenue Elementary School
    Oakland, CA

"For the past two years, Dr. Akua has served as a professional development provider for our staff.  Dr. Akua’s workshops are always engaging and uplifting. Dr. Akua is highly knowledgeable, always prepared, and willing to adjust his workshops based on the needs of his audience."
    Monique Whittington, Principal
    Kwame Nkrumah Academy
    Chicago, IL

"I have been privileged to experience Dr. Akua's  dynamic and most informative presentations...  Teachers were inspired and openly requested that the school purchase his publications for their classrooms.  Many, among the group, raised the question, “When is Dr. Akua coming back?” I honestly believe Dr. Chike Akua is among America’s most gifted  master  teachers."  
    Dr. Elaine Mosely, Instructional Support Specialist
    Kwame Nkrumah Academy
    Chicago, IL

"It is said that 'Good teachers don't do, they be.' In keeping with this axiom, Dr. Chike Akua, himself a master teacher and recognized Teacher-of-the-Year, has laid out these ways of being. When followed, these master-teacher-ways-of-being simultaneously ignite an enthusiasm for teaching and learning even in the most challenging schools and classrooms.  
    Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick, Dean
    Howard University School of Education
    Washington, D.C.

"Everyone is still talking about how awesome Dr. Akua's presentation was at Fickett Elementary.  Many of the teachers stated that they were energized and ready to tackle the obstacles of the second semester.  
It was just the boost they needed."
    Cheryl Twyman, Principal
    Fickett Elementary School
    Atlanta, GA

​"Thank you, Dr. Akua, for reawakening the spirit of the African American Humanities in me and my staff...one of my teachers said they were unable to put your book down.  I am certainly not surprised by the favorable enthusiasm and excitement expressed by my teachers.  Your presentation was just what we needed to provide an environment of high expectations  and standards."
    Dr. Tara Green, Principal
    Central Elementary School
    Hayneville, AL

"Dr. Akua's presentation to my staff was amazing!  It not only lifted their morale and deepened their sense of purpose, he demonstrated fun, practical examples of how to use culturally responsive instructional strategies to increase student engagement and achievement."
    Dr. Brian Bolden, Principal
    McNair Discovery Academy
    Atlanta, GA

​"Dr. Akua’s Teacher Transformation Seminar was a pivotal experience for teachers at Thomas Jefferson Middle School (TJMS).  The teachers and administrators learned how to differentiate instruction to achieve academic excellence for African American students, Hispanic students and all students, using an interdisciplinary approach."
    Dr. Willette Nash, Program Manager
    Department of Multicultural Education
    Winston-Salem Forsythe County Schools (NC)

"Dr. Akua gave a powerful professional development on differentiated instruction!  Teachers walked away with knowledge on how to organize their lessons to meet the need of every type of learner.  Principals, this professional development is a necessity for all teachers.  
My staff was informed and inspired today!"
    Dr. Marcus Jackson, Principal
    Boyd Elementary School
    Atlanta, GA

Dr. Chike Akua with Dr. Greg Johnson after delivering the keynote address at the NEA Teacher Diversity Symposium in Washington D.C.
Dr. Chike Akua with officers of the West Virginia Education Association (above) after delivering a dynamic keynote address in Charleston, WV (below)
Dr. Akua with Dr. Ernest Johnson, Fellow at the National Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) in Cullowhee, NC
Dr. Akua with Stephen MacDonald, Executive Director of the Youth Opportunities Program of the YMCA in Toledo, Ohio, Crystal Harris, and youth after one of Chike's youth seminars
Dr. Akua with Leadership Coach Mr. Tom Faniel, after a tremendous presentation to principals in Hartford, Connecticut
Dr. Akua with master trainer (l) Walter Beckley, and members of the Wichita Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE) (Kim Burkhalter, Cathy Davis, and Jospeh Bowen) after Chike's dynamic keynote presentation at the conference in Wichita, Kansas
Chike Akua conducts a TeacherTransformation! seminar for a group of teachers in Chicago at the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) Summer Institute

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Dr. Akua with (from  L to R) Broward (FL) Superintendent, Robert Runcie, School Board Member, Donna Korn, Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Leontine Butler and Director of Title I, Migrant and School Improvement Luwondo Wright-Hines after keynoting the Broward County Parent University Summit (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) with over 600 parents in attendance
Dr. Akua with Broward County (FL) Title I Coordinators, Eva Taylor and Dr. Mark Quintana after a Teacher Transformation Seminar with over 150 instructional coaches.
Dr. Akua with Zarina Ahmad, Principal of Piedmont Avenue Elementary School in Oakland, CA after a Teacher Transformation Seminar with her staff
Dr. Akua with Instructional Support Specialist, Dr. Elaine Mosely (left) and Principal Monique Whittington (right) of Kwame Nkrumah Academy, (Chicago, IL) after a Teacher Transformation Seminar with the staff
Dr. Akua with Dr. Leslie Fenwick, Dean of the Howard University School of Education
Dr. Akua with Mr. Tim King, Founder of Urban Prep Academies (R) and Mr. Lionel Allen (L), VP of Operations at Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, IL after deliverign an incredible  Teacher Transformation Seminar to the staff of over 200 from all four campuses
Dr. Akua with Principal Cheryl Twyman after a TeacherTransformation Seminar at Fickett Elementary School in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Akua weighs in on the relationship between  educationculture and achievement during an interview with The Florida Channel
Why is everyone happy and smiling after one of 
Dr. Akua's Teacher Transformation Seminars?  
The answer is simple--teachers and leaders want professional development that is practical, interactive, inspirational and solution-centered.  And that's exactly what Dr. Akua delivers!
Dr. Akua with teachers and leaders in East Orange School District (NJ) [above] and teachers and leaders at the NAIS People of Color Conference in Atlanta, GA [below].
Teachers and leaders are raving about the book, Education for Transformation by 
Dr. Chike Akua
Dr. Akua with Dr. Tara Evans, Principal of Central Elementary School in Hayneville, AL).
Dr. Akua with Ms. Lajoi Wilson-Moore, Assistant Principal of Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Akua with Dr. Marcus Jackson, Principal of Carver High School in Atlanta, GA.