Join a Spring TDP Fellowship!
School Climate Fellowships
Parent and teacher fellows will organize teams of other parents and teachers in their school to engage in a series of awareness-raising and problem-solving conversations around school climate and safety. Ideally, fellow pairs will each facilitate a series of 5 conversations that help the group to connect and bond, learn about the district’s approach to school safety, and to come to a shared understanding of what it really takes to build an emotionally and physically “safe” school, and strategize how to get there. The ultimate hope is to strengthen the social fabric and capital of parents and teachers so they feel they have the support, information and power needed to problem solve effectively when incidents arise at school, and prevent future incidents.
This group will receive training in circle facilitation and Restorative Practices. Check in meetings for this fellowship will be every other Monday 6-7:30. Stipend is $1000. The fellowship launches Feb. 11
Annapolis Advocacy Fellowship
Parent and teacher fellows will learn the basics of navigating Annapolis, learn about the bills related to education, learn how to testify, and take part in designing a media campaign to counter the racist narrative about Baltimore City. Fellows in this group will be expected to go to Annapolis regularly to meet with legislators and testify from February through mid-April. Fellows can go to the Monday public sessions in the evening or go for the day on a day when bills are being heard. Check-ins for the group will likely be every other Wednesday evening.
Stipends begin at $1000 but could be more for those with the availability to put in more time in Annapolis. This fellowship launches with a training on Feb. 9.
If you are a parent interested in the fellowships, please email Tyrone at email@example.com
If you are a teacher that is interested, please email Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions? Call Rebecca at 410-340-8809
Curricula for Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools
Eight fellows shared their curriculum to an excited audience of educators last week. We are thrilled to be able to share their work and hope that anyone who wants to implement lessons for the week of Feb. 4-8 will check out their curriculum. If you decide to use the curriculum, let us know!
If you’d like to participate in any other BLM events during the week, check out other events on Facebook.
TDP engages teachers, parents and community members in Fellowship Projects. Fellows are working on: Restorative Practices and bullying, socially engaged curriculum, and parent power. By proactively connecting teachers, parents and community members we aim to transform school relationships, culture and the way decisions get made.
Our Advocacy Work is a result of what we hear from our fellows as they tackle issues in their schools and in response to larger national and local trends. We couple teacher and parent feedback with other research to help us advocate for better policies and practices. We attend school board meetings and host community forums around how to create more equity and inclusion in school decision making.