Education for Transformation: Culturally Relevant Instructional Strategies for 
Increasing Student Achievement

Educational research is clear and compelling.  It demonstrates that culture is the key—the critical mediating factor in increasing student achievement, especially among African American students and students of color.  We understand culture to be a bridge, not a barrier and we approach it as such.  In this powerful, activity-based workshop, teachers will engage in activities designed to demonstrate specific, practical instructional strategies that are both engaging and effective. 

Transforming School Culture

You can feel it as soon as you walk into the school.  It's in the air.  High-performing schools have a certain spirit and energy that lets you know that you're in a place where education is serious and excellence without excuses is pursued and expected.  Learn the secrets of what educators and leaders do to turn low-performing schools into high-performing schools in a relatively short period of time.  Mastery is not a mystery.  Transformation is possible, available and achievable.  Let us show you how.

Transforming school culture also requires a seamless alignment between teachers, leaders, parents and students.  So, in addition to TeacherTransformation Seminars, we provide ParentPower presentations and author visits and SuccessQuest for Students presentations.

Dynamics of Differentiated Instruction

For decades, many students have been blamed for not achieving, despite the fact that educational research indicates the importance of teachers knowing their students’ learning styles.  This engaging, interactive workshop demonstrates ways in which teachers can and must tailor their instruction to the learning styles and multiple intelligences of their students.  It presents the rationale for differentiating instruction and gives creative, practical, hands-on, examples and strategies for differentiating instruction across the curriculum.

Creating Community in the Classroom: Strategies for Managing 
Student Behavior

Without creativity, structure, order and discipline, very little learning takes place.  Unfortunately, many teachers struggle with classroom management.  This seminar focuses on building rapport with students, setting, stating and maintaining standards of excellence for behavior and participation in which students take an active role in creating a positive, affirming, classroom environment.

To bring Dr. Chike Akua and the Teacher Transformation Team to your school, school district, college, university or educational conference, email or call (770)309-6664.

Professional Development

The Teacher Transformation Institute provides premiere professional development for teachers, administrators and counselors with culturally relevant instructional strategies in the content areas.  Our seminars are dynamic, active, and engaging as we demonstrate the keys to educational excellence with clear and practical solutions and pathways to academic excellence.  Professional development is tailored to the needs indicated by schools and school systems.  In addition to professional development, we offer evaluation, assessment, and model teaching opportunities.