Lathardus Goggins II, Ed.D.
Lathardus Goggins II, Ed.D.
Applied Academic Solutions is a private consulting, research, and evaluation practice that aims to assist various organizations, public sector clients, and communities, including students, parents, schools, and nonprofits. Our mission is to help our clients better comprehend and achieve their objectives, measure and record their achievements, and communicate their outcomes. We offer professional development and coaching to teachers, leadership training for school administrators, and curriculum development and program evaluation services to help create and execute successful programs.
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Strategic Planning – Applied Academic Solutions offers a complimentary one-hour consultation to review and discuss your vision, mission, immediate goals and objectives, and professional learning needs. After this initial consultation, The Principal Consultant will follow up with you to recommend appropriate services. Additional hours can be scheduled as needed to create a practical solution for growth/success. As part of the Strategic Planning Process, Applied Academic Solutions will use a design thinking process and common ground framework to facilitate your stakeholder team to define the plan's parameters clearly.
Professional Development / Learning Communities – Applied Academic Solutions offers services, including evaluating programs, providing professional development, and facilitating ongoing learning communities. We use adult learning methods for virtual and in-person training to create highly interactive and engaging learning.
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Assessment & Measurement – Applied Academic Solutions provides assessment and program evaluation using quantitative and qualitative data and methodologies. Applied Academic Solutions will gather, analyze, highlight, and organize data to document outcomes and make recommendations aligned with your vision, mission, and objectives.
Implementation Support – Applied Academic Solutions can help you build change management processes, including a Theory of Change and Action. We specialize in using evidence-based approaches. We will help you create buy-in, understand and overcome resistance, adapt changes, and foster engagement around your strategic plan and new initiative. We offer 3, 6, and 12-month follow-ups to provide advice & coaching to implement your plan.
Dr. Lathardus Goggins II has more than 30 years of experience in education, boasting a wide range of expertise. He has taught math and science at an inner-city middle school, catering to "at-risk" students, and has successfully improved their performance from basic to advanced levels on state standardized tests. Dr. Goggins has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses through traditional and online approaches. His responsibilities have included managing admissions, academic advising, community outreach, directing an Upward Bound program, student activities, programming, campus climate assessment, and setting campus policy on diversity and civility. Furthermore, Dr. Goggins has served as a district administrator for two networks of around 32 schools, where he supported leadership, teachers, and support staff in implementing Trauma-informed Approaches, Restorative Practices, and Social Emotional Learning strategies.
Dr. Goggins' areas of specialization are Culturally Responsive Teaching, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Restorative strategies, focusing on using identity development to foster academic success. As an education leader, he is deeply committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Goggins is a trauma-informed and healing-centered practitioner with a proven track record of resolving conflicts, assessing school climates, and developing and implementing services, programs, and policies. He also believes in cultivating collaborative relationships with the community to promote belonging and achievement.
I am a member of several professional and civic organizations. Each year, I participate and present at various webinars and conferences to stay updated with the best practices in education. I have been a professional educator for the past 32 years.
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I received my bachelor's degree in geography, my master's degree in cultural foundations in education, earned my doctorate in educational foundations & leadership. My passion, advocacy, and scholarship are focused on the impact of identity development on academic achievement.
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Bringing the Light into a New Day: African-centered Rites of Passage provides a thorough discussion on the principles and components of African-centered rites of passage (rites). It should be noted that this is not a "how to" book, but a book meant to help the reader to know "how to - how to." It is a guide to understanding "family-based community-linked" African-centered rites of passage. The title, "Bringing the light into a new day," is a metaphor that refers to all the familiar quotes and statements about light and the coming of the dawn, where light is a metaphor for opportunity, hope and wisdom.
African-centered Rites of Passage and Education: Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning is the 25th-year edition update of the original 1996 publication - exploring the connection between education and the rites of passage process. It examines the philosophical foundations that frame each concept, identifying expected outcomes and understanding the intersections between the "rites" and education.
Lessons for the Authentic Self is a card of 49 micro lessons teaching SEL core competencies and the Nguzo Saba.
Dr. Lathardus Goggins II, a passionate advocate for youth development, proudly announces the release of his latest publications: "Bringing the Light into a New Day: African-centered Rites of Passage," "Africancentered Rites of Passage and Education: Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning" (2022), and "Facing the Rising Sun: Lessons for the Authentic Self" (2021). These groundbreaking works showcase Dr. Goggins' extensive expertise and commitment to fostering academic success and equity in education.
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Lathardus Goggins II, Ed.D.
The CACRoP is a growing community of practitioners, facilitators, scholars, parents, and activists committed to the advocation, study, development, and practice of an African-centered rites of passage process. The coalition is open to anyone who advocates for African-centered rites of passage as the fundamental process by which an authentic African sense of self is developed.
The foundation for learning and engaging students, parents, educators, and the community is SEL. While many districts have committed to addressing SEL development of its students, all too often the practice of SEL has devolved into “fixing” children (particularly black and brown students). The Black Child & SEL explicitly addresses the five SEL core competencies as levers for fostering equitable environments in support of all students.
Links to resources used for the course.... "this seminar will critically examine the social and emotional effects of racism on the academic, occupational, cultural and relational well being of African-American males."
As district leaders and educators have been force to "at least" rethink education delivery, there is the opportunity to re-imagine education itself. In 2020, we have an opportunity to create an education system that: (1) values the human being; (2) is committed to the development of the human being; and (3) engages the full potential of the human being.
Join us for a lively and engaging community discussion on education in Akron! This in-person event will take place at House Three Thirty, located on West Market Street, Akron, OH, USA. Together, let's explore innovative ideas, share experiences, and brainstorm solutions to improve education in our community. Whether you're a parent, family member, educator, student, or passionate about education, your voice matters! Come and connect with individuals who are dedicated to making a positive transformative impact on our local education system. Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to the conversation and help shape the future of education in Akron!
Understanding the current “anti-anti racism” efforts
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