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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-340-8809. Teachers are encouraged to bring a friend who teaches in the same subject area.
Date: Saturday, Mar 25 10am – 3pm
Location: Waverly Library - 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Space is limited. RSVP at email@example.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.
Date: Sunday, Feb 26 from 10am-1:30pm
Location: Liberty Recreation Center - 3901 Maine Ave, Baltimore, MD 21207
Space is limited. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Date: Monday Oct. 3
Location: Parkview Rec and Tech 2610 Francis St. 21217
Baltimore City Schools recently released a policy that formally supports the presence of community schools in Baltimore. While TDP sees this policy as a very positive move, we also want to take the chance to discuss a more expansive vision of what it would take to truly change the culture of schools so that they include the voices of teachers, parents, community members and students. Come together to contribute to a conversation about the new policy. We will hear from a panel of local community activists and educators to gain insights into innovative models with a community-centered approach, and share ideas and questions. TDP will compile the ideas and questions to share with the school board so we can advocate for a more robust policy across all community schools. The event is free to attend and snacks and refreshments will be provided.
This is where discussion groups will look at what students really want to learn, what community members believe in, and what teachers are required to teach and how these different perspectives contrast and collide.
Monday, April 4th from 5:30pm -7pm. (Light Dinner at 5pm)
1430 Carswell St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Share your stories on Saturday, January 30th, 10:00am-11:30am, 1430 Carswell St. Baltimore, Md 21218. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. Between January 23-31, 2016, individuals and organizations across the U.S. will sign up to host story circles as part of The People’s State of the Union. Every January, the President delivers a State of the Union address highlighting important issues from the past year and suggesting priorities for the coming year. The People’s State of the Union is an invitation to supplement the President’s stories with our own. #PSOTU2016
We will each tell a three minute story about one of these prompts that we will share with the PSOTU poets who write a People’s State of the Union from all of our stories that they will perform on February 20:
- Share a story you think the next President absolutely needs to hear about what is happening in Baltimore City and how is it impacting schools in your community.
- Share a story about a time you felt a sense of belonging —or the opposite—in a school and/or community in Baltimore.
See Poetic Address 2015 here.
FRIDAY, February 12, 2016; 7-9pm
What do the murders of Laquan McDonald and Freddie Gray have in common?
Civil and Justice Rights activist, Frank Chapman will discuss the role of police violence in propping up an unjust social order here and abroad.
See flyer for details.
Ideally, participants will choose a larger theme that shorter assignments could contribute to. So, if your topic is: Charters should drop the lawsuit, then in every class you would create a piece that adds something to your topic.
Examples of topics:
- Charters should drop their lawsuit
- Every student at City College needs to be able to take the IB
- Bullying in School: Young people as peace keepers
- Students’ Bill of Rights: A Series of Dramatizations
- Students getting a say in the assessment of their own learning
- A good parent-teacher conference where the power and learning goes both ways
- What parents think about school
- Why my school needs more money
The next level (intermediate) class will be offered in spring 2016, with 6 group sessions plus one-on-one assistance focused on developing a polished final product that could screen at the TDP end-of-year event: “School Stories: The Human Face of Policy.” This intermediate class starts on February 24th and finishes on June 9. For those that want to create pieces that can be used in advocacy or professional development, we encourage participation in both sessions.
As a participant in the class you gain access to TDP’s video equipment that can be used in the classroom or for other education projects. There is a stipend of $350 available for anyone who produces a finished product by June 9.
Schedule: 6 Wednesday sessions- Dec. 2, 9, 16 & Jan 6, 13, 20 5-7pm
Session Overview (will alter based on the interest of participants)
Power and privilege as a filmmaker: Who are you as the video producer? If you are telling someone else’s story how are you sure they would approve?
What makes for a powerful story in documentary? Creating the narrative arc.
The steps: Research history and context, outline goals and narrative structure (can change but helps to determine questions), identify key players/interviewees, determine shooting style, identify broll, editing, titles or narrator, finishing.
Assignment- create your documentary plan (template provided)
Shooting Techniques- sound, interviewee placement, light, talk room, shots
How to make a story from interviews
Assignment- conduct a short interview
Watching samples and decoding for audience and message and analyzing technique
Techniques for how to shoot a dramatization
Storyboards and shot lists
Design your own PSA
Assignment: Shooting PSA using in camera edits as much as possible
Edit PSA or interview in class
Assignment- Finish editing
Watch PSA’s or edited interview and examine for quality of sound, image, creativity, narrative arc, message
Add titles, music, fades, audio levels
Assignment: Document a class or important meeting.