Join TDP for summer fellowship.
A team of parents and teachers (TDP summer fellows) will build relationships with other parents and teachers across the city so that we can understand the issues that people most care about, gather with one another to get more informed about school policy issues and to build the cohesiveness needed to make change.
Fellows will attend a training on Saturday June 23, 10-2:00 to learn about how to conduct “relational meetings” and to map out the summer. A second training will be scheduled in July.
Fellows will conduct 15-25 relational meetings with parents and teachers across the city throughout the summer to:
Build a relationships
Learn about what education issues the person cares about
Share some of the issues TDP is interested in
Assess interest in getting involved attending events and getting connected to others
Fellows will gather periodically to reflect on the one on one conversations and what is being learned
Fellows will host or co-host at least one public conversation that we'll put on this summer. These conversations will focus on a series of policy issues. These will also be events that we could offer to the people we connect with through our one on one's so they could get a deeper understanding of policy.
Summer event ideas include:
Understanding and navigating the teacher contract
Understanding and navigating the para contract
Teachers navigating human capital
Supporting Black male teachers
Parents and teachers
Understanding school funding and budgets
School testing 101- history, affects, how people have pushed back nationally
Understanding the Kirwan Commission
Building relationships at your school and how to have difficult conversations in schools
PCAB and School Family Council policies. How to structurally get power for parents
Stipend: Our baseline stipend is $1000. Additional funds may be available for those with more time and energy.
Interested? Email email@example.com
What Teacher Unions Could be
This is a video of teacher union caucus members from across the country describing what their unions do and what they hope their unions will do moving forward. Their vision is inspiring and offers some ideals that we know Baltimore Movement of Rank-and-File Educators hope to attain.
TDP engages teachers and community members in Fellowship Projects. Fellows are working on: Restorative Practices, Socially engaged curriculum and how to increase democratic decision making by all stakeholders in schools. By proactively connecting teachers, parents, students 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 engage teacher feedback and conduct 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.