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Black Mothers Speak About Raising and Teaching Black Lives in White Spaces

Zoom

Black Mothers Speak About Raising and Teaching Black Lives in White Spaces Free Live Virtual Event Oct. 8, 2020, 4:30-6 p.m. PST Join Oregon Episcopal School’s Director for Inclusion Dyan Watson, and educators Kara Hinderlie Stroman, and Natalie Labosierre as they share their experiences in raising, educating, and supporting Black children in mostly White spaces. Through […]

Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference

The virtual 13th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9am-2pm PT/ 11am-4pm CT/ 12pm-6pm ET.  This year's keynote speakers are Chenjerai Kumanyika and Demetrius Noble. Sponsors for the conference include Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Social Equity Educators (Seattle), the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis & […]

Art Imitates Life, Life Imitates Ads

Zoom

As the country re-examines its relationship with “monuments,” with history, with art and public space, we, as educators, must examine our roles as curators of art analysis in our classrooms. Contemporary art interacts with society in ways that are both reactive and predictive. In this workshop we will use the art of Hank Willis Thomas […]

“We are not drowning. We are fighting,”: Teaching Climate Change, Island Solidarity, and Indigenous Rights

EVENT DETAILS This workshop will demonstrate activities for teaching about climate justice with the resistance of Indigenous Pacific Island peoples at the forefront. Participants will explore both historical and recent experiences of different island territories and nations through engaging in role play and in connecting with the Pacific Climate Warriors movement through poetry. Moé Yonamine teaches […]

Engaging Strategies in Social Justice Units: Using the Tuskegee Syphilis Study as a Model

Zoom

Participants will examine two strategies to use in social justice units that are active and engaging as well as how to use warm-ups to connect to students’ lives. We will discuss what to highlight and what to avoid when teaching about injustices across content areas. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study will be the model and we will also look at a brief history of the study.

From Pronouns to Curriculum: Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Students

Zoom

In a time of incredible isolation, LGBTQ+ students are cooped up in homes that may or may not allow them to be their authentic selves. They may be dealing with teachers and learning management systems that cannot get their names or pronouns right. They may have peers who find ways to bully them online. What are educators doing to create online spaces that welcome and normalize LGBTQ+ lives? In this workshop, we will queer the curriculum in order to show all Youth that being LGBTQ+ is normal.

Teaching Poetry for Joy and Justice

Zoom

Through poetry, we invite our students’ lives — the “landscape and bread” of their homes, their ancestors, their struggles and joys — into classrooms as subjects worthy of study. While students learn the language of the academy about stanzas and line breaks, similes and metaphors, they must first learn that poetry can be playful, that it can use ordinary, everyday language, and sound like their grandma or their aunts laughing together on the front porch, that it can be written in house slippers. In this poetry workshop, participants will reclaim any part of our lives that society has degraded, humiliated, or shamed, and raise it up, share it, and sing praises to the “unanimous blood/of those who struggle,” as the Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton urged us in his poem “Like You.” 

Online Class About Rosa Parks with Jeanne Theoharis

On Jan. 11, 2021, at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET, the Zinn Education Project will host a Teach the Black Freedom Struggle people’s history class with Professor Jeanne Theoharis, who will speak about Rosa Parks’ activism prior to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, her trip to the Highlander Folk School, and the decades she dedicated to […]

Teacher Unions and Social Justice Online Book Launch and Discussion

Join Teacher Unions and Social Justice co-editors Jesse Hagopian, Michael Charney, and Bob Peterson along with contributors Michelle Gunderson and Arlene Inouye for the launch of a new Rethinking Schools book on the promise of social justice teacher unionism. >> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Editors and contributors will participate in a 75-minute conversation about building […]

Using Restorative Practices in Schools

The Wisconsin Education Association Council Invites you to "Using Restorative Practices in Schools." Restorative Practices values relationships and is centered on creating a sustainable community of engaged learners through the implementation of classroom circles. This 6-week course is interactive and reflective as evidenced in powerful group chats, didactic discussion, and reflective personal writing. Participants will […]

Renée Watson and Elizabeth Acevedo Discusses Love is a Revolution

About the Event  Renee Watson is a New York Times bestselling writer, educator, Rethinking Schools contributor and community activist. Her children's and young adult novels have won several awards and entertained countless readers around the world. So we are excited and honored to be hosting the launch event for Renee Watson's newest book Love is […]

Rhythm and Resistance: A Conversation About Teaching and Writing Poetry

Join award-winning author, Renée Watson, and Rethinking Schools editor, Linda Christensen, for a conversation about teaching and writing poetry. They will discuss creating generative spaces for students to take risks as writers, finding poetry models that move students into writing, as well as tough questions about revising and grading poetry. Dyan Watson, Rethinking Schools editor, will introduce the evening.

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