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

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News

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. 

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Fostering Social Justice Curriculum

Creating classrooms where learning is connected to student and community realities and building a movement of teachers who share their practices and push to reduce the barriers to doing this work in school. Join us Sept. 11 and 25 for an info/brainstorming session for this group or contact K_sieloff@yahoo.com for more information. Download a flyer here.

 

Forum on Restorative Practices

Teachers’ Democracy Project and Community Conferencing Center present

Building a Restorative School System
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6–8pm at the Impact Hub (10 East North Ave.)
Free. Dinner provided.

The event will feature:

• A brief introduction to Restorative Practices
• Video and presentation of school district case studies from across the country
• Where Baltimore is with the work now
• A discussion of moving forward from here

RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-restorative-school-system-tickets-37477381858


Fellows 

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.

Advocacy Work

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.

Borrow from a collection of education related videos, books and trainings which we make available to all who want to get informed.