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“Using Curriculum to Give Students Voice” – Dr. Diron Ford

“Using Curriculum to Give Students Voice” – Dr. Diron Ford

Diron Ford | @dr_diron
July 4,  2020
Education News

Dr. Diron Ford, the Assistant Principal at Woodside High School in Newport News, Virginia, meets with SchoolRubric Co-Founder Wallace Ting to discuss challenges and successes of the previous school year, upcoming school year considerations, racial tensions and unrest in the country, and previews an upcoming professional development webinar.

In addition to Dr. Ford’s role as an Assistant Principal, he also serves as adjunct faculty professor at Thomas Nelson Community College and the Program Coordinator for the Newport News Public Schools RISE! Male Empowerment Network.

  • 0:00 Welcome and Introductions
  • 0:31 Challenges and Success of Previous School Year
  • 2:12 Upcoming School Year Advice for Teachers
  • 3:45 Leadership-level Discussions for the Upcoming School Year
  • 5:43 Thoughts on Racial Injustice
  • 7:14 Engaging Students and Teachers in Constructive Yet Difficult Conversations
  • 10:03 Preview of Professional Development “Saving Our Boys”

Dr. Diron T. Ford is an Assistant Principal at Woodside High School located in Newport News, Virginia. In addition, to his administrative role, he also serves as the Executive Director of the Newport News Public Schools RISE! Male Empowerment Network. He has twenty-five years of experience as an educator with extensive research on educating and mentoring African-American males while conducting presentations at the local, state, and national level. Dr. Ford also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia.

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