Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center offers virtual summer PD

In July, the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is offering four workshops themed, “In Search of a Level Playing Field” title “Race and Sports,” “Immigration and Yogi Berra,” “Women in Sports,” and “Financial Literacy in Sports.”

All workshops will be presented by Davida Lindsay-Harewood, Ed.D., an NJEA member and social studies teacher at Montclair High School. Dr. Lindsay-Harewood provides consulting services to organizations that can benefit from her broad range of experiences and knowledge.  Areas of focus include curriculum support in African American history, LGBTQ+ and Holocaust education, as well as professional development in education and community engagement.

The fee is $10 per workshop, and PD credit is available.

Contact Jenny Pollack, Education Director Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at 718-974-3984 or pollackj@montclair.edu.

Race and Sports
Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m.

In what ways did baseball illustrate and disrupt systems of racial oppression in 20th-century America?  Learn about systemic racism in professional baseball and how we introduce young people to the history of the Negro Leagues, the Great Migration and Jackie Robinson’s role as a change agent.

To register: yogiberramuseum.org/events/pdrace

Immigration and Yogi Berra
Thursday, July 22, 10-11:30 a.m.

How has immigration shaped American life?  Learn how to explore with your students the complicated history of American immigration through the lens of Yogi Berra’s family story.

To register: yogiberramuseum.org/events/pdimmigration

Women in Sports
Tuesday July 27, 10-11:30 a.m.

Why don’t women play baseball?  Learn how to share the history of women’s role in our national pastime in your classroom.  Consider how historical events like the 19th Amendment, World War II and Title IX have affected American women and girls in sports. 

To register: yogiberramuseum.org/events/pdwomeninsports

Financial Literacy in Sports
Thursday, July 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

How do athletes manage the financial windfalls that come with professional success?  Explore the challenges that sports figures face when their dreams come true.  Learn how we teach young people the basics of financial management through the lens of sports.

To register: yogiberramuseum.org/events/pdfinancial