Education Advocacy Is What We Do
THE TEACHERS’ DEMOCRACY PROJECT SUPPORTS TEACHERS AND OTHERS COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION IN BALTIMORE’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND IN EDUCATION POLICY MAKING
Parent Power in Education: A Screening and Networking Event
Thurs., November 2, 2017 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Impact Hub 10 E. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21202
Join with other PTO's, PTA's and active parents who care about school to watch a short film about parent groups in Chicago and New York and to discuss how to strengthen parent voice in Baltimore schools.
Dinner and childcare provided.
RSVP to https://goo.gl/mU2Cv3
Sponsored by Teachers' Democracy Project, The Village Project and the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance
Building a Restorative School District (rescheduled from Oct. 12)
Thurs., November 16, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Roland Park Public School 5207 Roland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21210
Please join us for an intro to Restorative Practices, a video and presentation of school district case studies from across the country and a discussion of where Baltimore is with the work. Dinner provided.
RSVP to https://goo.gl/dfS4JR
Presented by Community Conferencing and Teachers' Democracy Project
Launching This Year’s Fellowships
We invite school teams that consist of teachers, paras, administrators, parents, and/or community members who are passionate about making schools more democratic, equitable, restorative and affirming of student experiences to form or join a team of others willing to work on one of our 4 priority areas. Fellowships will involve working at the school-level and connecting the work to a larger systemic change framework. Stipends and other resources are available. Fill out an interest form if you want to join us.
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.