Black Teachers Matter 2018

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Baltimore Movement of Rank and File Educators (BMORE) and

Teachers’ Democracy Project partner to put on an event in conjunction with Black Lives Matter week of action. Join us for a screening and panel discussion about the Decline in Black teachers in Baltimore City Schools.

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

6-8pm

Free. Dinner Provided.

Location: Liberty Elementary School

Library (2nd floor)

3901 Maine Ave. 21207

Investing in Parents: Town Hall Meeting

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Feb. 22, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Location: BCCC, Fine Arts Auditorium

2901 Liberty Heights Ave. Parking Lot E

Baltimore, MD 21207

Food and childcare provided

RSVP to Eventbrite at goo.gl/z5A6rL

Panel and discussion with local, state and federal officials on how parents can be engaged in schools.

Featuring

  • Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Francis Frost, US Department of Education
  • Zeke Cohen (D) – Education and Youth Committee Chair, City Council
  • Jamal Jones – Director, Baltimore Algebra Project & Parent
  • Tyrone Barnwell – PTO President and Parent, Alexander Hamilton Elementary
  • Mary Washington (D) – State Delegate 43rd

Social Justice Teach-in: Making teaching relevant to students lives

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An event for teachers and students by teachers and students on Transformative Education and how to make learning relevant to students lives

Saturday, June 9

12-3:30pm

New Song Academy

1530 Presstman St, Baltimore, MD 21217

Lunch provided

RSVP to goo.gl/H2oJB9

 

Agenda

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Presenter Matt Adelberg and students on Transformative Education

1:15-2:15 Workshops 1

  • Math and Lead Poisoning curriculum for 3rd graders with Christyn Wallace
  • Civic Engagement Curriculum for High Schoolers with Patrick Oray
  • Teaching with an understanding of Trauma- Cease Fire

2:15-3:15 Workshops 2

  • Using circles to deepen inquiry for all ages
  • How to create Social Justice curriculum 101 with Kris Sieloff
  • How to start a Peer-to-peer project with Alisa Engsberg and students

3:15 closing

3:30 Adjourn

Questions? Call 410-340-8809 or email rebecca@tdpbaltimore.org

A Different Kind of Union

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This event will focus on understanding teachers unions today and what a union could become.

Monday, June 4 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Impact Hub

10 E. North Ave.

5:30 dinner
6-7:30 program

RSVP to goo.gl/r5ceWZ
For info contact democracyproject@icloud.com or 410-340-8809

The event will be facilitated by members of the Baltimoree Movement of Rank and File Educators (BMORE) who attended a national conference of Teacher Union Caucuses that are pushing for change in education across the country. This event will share some of that work nationally and explore a vision for Baltimore.

BMORE is a diverse group of educators committed to advancing quality public schools and the labor movement.

UNDERSTANDING AND NAVIGATING THE IEP PROCESS

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This is  a workshop and discussion for guardians and anyone else who is interested in learning more about helping young people when they need extra support in school.

Dinner 5:30pm

Workshop and discussion 6:00pm-7:30pm

Presenters:

  • Pat Halle- Inclusion Strategist/ Disability Justice Advocate
  • Charvette Barfield- Parent Educator, Parents’ Place of Md.

Free childcare and transportation provided

RSVP to goo.gl/hSv4WC

Contact Tyrone Barnwell to register for transportation and childcare
(443) 904-6547
mr.t.barnwell@gmail.com

Parenting & Family Wellness

Join Teacher’s Democracy Project for a parent investment institute event 

Saturday, April 7, 10am-2pm

New Song Community Learning Center 1530 Presstman St. Baltimore, MD 21217

The goal of the event is to engage parents in: 

* Restorative Practices to use with your family

* Tools for healing and mindfulness

* Coping skills for families dealing with trauma 

* Strategies to help resolve conflicts

RSVP to:  goo.gl/SFNwJD

To register for childcare or transportation call 443-508-8461

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Social Justice Curriculum: An evening for educators

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6-8:30 pm

Location:  1430 Carswell St. Balt. 21218 (park in Shepherd’s clinic lot)

The Teachers’ Democracy Project invites teachers to come together, hear about successful and adaptable curriculum stories from other teachers and get to workshop their own social justice curriculum ideas.

If you would like to attend - RSVP to https://goo.gl/forms/GH51Yd8Navv7lhue2  

If you would like to present your curriculum - RSVP to https://goo.gl/forms/SNuJk6Pxd0ikcr903

For more info email democracyproject@icloud.com or call 410-340-8809. Teachers are encouraged to bring a friend who teaches in the same subject area.

Restorative Practices: Restorative Questions and Daily Rap Training

Date: Saturday, Mar 25 10am – 3pm

Location: Waverly Library - 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Space is limited. RSVP at democracyproject@icloud.com

This workshop is designed for teachers to learn how to defuse conflict and foster accountability.  This easy-to-implement tool helps build positive communication and culture. Snacks will be provided. This training is in partnership with Community Conferencing Center.

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Date: Sunday, Feb 26 from 10am-1:30pm

Location: Liberty Recreation Center - 3901 Maine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207

Space is limited. RSVP at democracyproject@icloud.com

This workshop is designed for teachers who are new to Restorative Practices or for those who want a refresher. The training will begin with an overview of the process and engage with teachers in problem solving and addressing the challenges of implementation. Snacks will be provided. This training is in partnership with Community Conferencing Center.

Inauguration Teach In

Hosted by Kaye Whitehead--a professor at Loyola
Date: Friday, Jan 20 (Inauguration Day) from 9am-5pm
Location: Loyola University Maryland - 4501 North Charles Street
(At the corner of North Charles and Cold Spring Lane)

A teach-in involves taking over a public space with discussion groups, multiple teachers, activities, music, poetry, media, and an action-oriented agenda. The teach-in will take over the space in the Student Center between Boulder Garden and Starbucks.

TDP will facilitate one of the groups at 1pm with Kim Trueheart on Community Control of Schools and the Village project.

Sessions will be interactive, not lecture. Contact Karsonya Wise Whitehead for more information about the event.