The Gourd of Wisdom Institute's Distance Learning Resource Center (DLRC) is a "virtual reference library" promoting life-long learning and support for educators interested in fostering exemplary pedagogical practices for marginalized students. Our academic resources are designed to enhance strategic learning skills among students preparing to enroll in/or matriculate through postsecondary or continuing education programs. This includes supporting life-long learners who are seeking to:
TGOW Institute DLRC also includes professional development resources for pre-K-to-12th grade teachers and college faculty. These resources assist professional educators by:
The DLRC's "Participatory Action Research" (PAR) and "Service-Learning for Social Change" references add an additional compendium of distance learning resources. These two dynamic forms of applied social science research provide "best practice" models for actively engaging teams of dedicated students, scholars and community activists in the research, design & implementation of reliable intervention strategies to address social emergencies at the grassroots level of society.
On-line resources, including libraries and references promoting strategic learning development.
Career and professional development for educators, including grants, conference resources & lesson plans.
Self-knowledge, cultural understanding & the path of progressive social relations, holistic health & well-being.
How does course-related subject matter intersect with the harsh realities of complex social issues and challenges at the community level?
Resources promoting planning & action intervention based on a combination of research, knowledge, and perspectives of local community members.
Feel free to CONTACT US to schedule time to visit our community-based learning resource center. It doubles as a Social Science Reading Room and Center for Independent Study, featuring reference materials on Black Studies, Great Black Music, Political Science and Social Science Research Methods. It's also an ideal locale for small group action research planning & design.