Professional Development Services

COSEBOC Professional Development Services

COSEBOC Standards & Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color

COSEBOC offers professional development for school leaders building on the foundation of our Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color.

COSEBOC worked in partnership with the N.Y.U.'s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) to develop our Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color.  Based on current research, the Standards are a set of guidelines intended to assist school districts, schools, and school leaders who seek to develop and enhance schools and programs serving boys and young men of color.  It is also a self-assessment tool that can serve as the basis for self-assessment, reflection, planning, professional development, and accountability.  COSEBOC's Standards are designed to complement the Common Core and other District Standards.

Standards-based Professional Development Services

Workshops to provide groups of educators with a working knowledge of COSEBOC's Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color and to help them assess the strengths and gaps in their own schools and analyze the leadership skills and beliefs necessary to implement the Standards in their own school. 

Rite of Passage Programming

The Rite of Passage programming is a school-based mentoring program that aims to increase attendance and graduation rates and post-secondary college/career success in high school male students of color.  

Leadership Academies

A intensive series of professional development opportunities provided for 25 early learning and elementary school leaders, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Annual Gathering of Leaders

Annual convening of school leaders and their allies for intensive opportunities to share promising practices, current research, policy/advocacy updates, collegiality, challenges and inspiration. 

COSEBOC School Awards

The COSEBOC School Awards are designed to recognize and reward preK-12 schools nationwide that have strong track records of academic achievement amongst their male students of color.  Selected schools receive a $10,000 unrestricted grant.  We encourage others to learn from the promising practices of these successful schools.