"Every child deserves a Black teacher"

 Saturday, March 18 from 11:00am to 12:30pm

Classroom Management Corner

 

Creating a positive classroom culture can change your teaching practice from good to great. Coron Brinson will hold a learning conversation on March 18 at 11am for new Black teachers, student teachers and grad students. Sharing resources in a group of all-Black educators can be time to recharge and rejuvenate yourself. Coron, an educator with twenty years’ experience, will  facilitate this discussion on point the way to strengthening student instruction through clear classroom leadership.  Childcare will be available.

The Classroom Management Corner mini-workshop will be a part of the Drop It Like It's Hot Drop-In Center. See below for more information.

Date: March 18, 2017

Location: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor,  Oakland CA

Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm

Cost: Free

Register here!

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Saturday, March 18 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Drop It Like It's Hot Drop-In Center

Are you a Black student-teacher, graduate student, new teacher, or educator? Making time for lesson planning and grading, and completing your graduate work can be one of the hardest parts of being a new teacher. Join us any time between 11:00am and 3:00pm on Saturday, March 18. The Drop It Like It’s Hot Center is a a peer support space with plenty of outlets, pens, quiet, and waffles, so you can focus and find help if you need it.

Coron Brinson will be hosting a Classroom Management Corner from 11:00am to 12:30pm. If you want to register for that, please click here.

Date: March 18, 2017

Location: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor,  Oakland CA

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Cost: Free

Register here!

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Thursday, March 30 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

BlackFemaleProject in Conversation with Black Teacher Project

 

You are invited to join us for a timely Women's History Month conversation where we will discuss racial identity and healing through the lens of the Black female educator experience. Expect to share and be moved.

Date: March 30, 2017

Location: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor,  Oakland CA

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Register here!

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Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17

Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute

The Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for Black teachers to share, reflect and set intentions for how to lead from the classroom. Teachers will deepen their commitment, relationships and agency while developing strategies for leadership and sustainability. Participants will receive caring guidance and facilitation to collaboratively explore the personal and professional challenges they face as Black teachers in the United States.

Learn, examine and discover...

-the effects of racism and other bias on education policies and practices

-the implicit and explicit work of Black teachers in the United States

-individual and organizational dynamics that impede the development and sustainability of Black teachers

-concrete skills for health and wellness in challenging contexts

-the importance of emotional intelligence and wellness in being a Black teacher in schools

-research, tools and other resources to support the leadership and sustainability of Black teachers in an oppressive system

Who should attend?

Black classroom teachers working in public, charter, private and independent K-12 schools who are able to attend the full institute

Dates: June 15 to June 17, 2017; participants must attend all three days.

Location: Oakland CA; address TBD

Time: TBD

Cost: $300/participant; includes Thursday dinner; Friday breakfast, lunch and a resource book

Register here!

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July 10 - July 15

LEADright Learning Cruise


Inspired by the work of the late David Mallery, our week-long experience brings together people who are “in education” in many different ways. Learning Institute attendees may be working with three-year olds, senior citizens or any ages between. They may be subject-matter specialists or generalists, from public private or independent institutions. They may be from innovating or traditional places, and may be at many different stages of their own careers and explorations.

This multi-day experience will bring Black educators together to root themselves in research and affinity based reflection in order to understand how they can lead from a place that leverages multiple parts of their identity.

THE DATES AND LOCATIONS
The LEADright Learning Institute leaves from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and docks in two ports: Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The cruise ship departs Fort Lauderdale at 4pm on Monday, July 10, 2017, and returns to Fort Lauderdale at 8am on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

THE COSTS
When compared to land-based conferences in the United States of America, The LEADright Learning Institute offers an affordable, educational experience for you and a fun-filled experience for you and your family. The Learning Institute has a fee for your participation in the Learning Institute and conference materials (Registration Fee) and Learning Institute has a fee for your room and meals (Cruise Fee). Once you register your name and information, you will receive an invoice by email.

Recognizing that summer is a time for many to spend with family, the LEADright Learning Institute offers an exceptional educational experience for you and a fun-filled experience for you and your family. Your Institute Registration Fee covers your participation in the Learning Institute and conference materials. The Cruise Fee covers your room and meals.  You may hold your spot by paying $50 and registering. You will be asked decide on cruise accommodations when you register. Your guests can be added by paying the cruise fee only. Once you register your name and information, you will receive an invoice by email.

CRUISE (including port charges, taxes, and fees) 
SINGLE occupancy from $1500 per person
DOUBLE occupancy from $769 per person
TRIPLE occupancy from $685 per person
QUADRUPLE occupancy from $603 per person
INDEPENDENT cruiser (arrange with your own travel agent; does NOT include $375 Institute Registration fee)

INSTITUTE REGISTRATION
$250 GENERAL - January 16, 2017 to March 15, 2017
$375 LATE - After March 15, 2017
$375 INDEPENDENT - After November 1, 2016

More information and registration here.

Thursday, March 16 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Oakland Book Study Group - March meeting

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Calling all K-12 OUSD Black teachers!

Join this monthly book study with award-winning educator and author Zaretta Hammond to deepen your practice in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. Enrich your teaching toolkit with an in-depth, on-going discussion of her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. The next meeting will be 3/16/17 and then the rest of the series will be: 4/20/17; and 5/10/17.

Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years. She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary's College's Kalmanovitz School of Education in Moraga, California. For more information, check her blog at www.ready4rigor.com.

When: Thursday, March 16 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Oakland

Cost: $50 to attend the whole series for the year and get a copy of the book; financial assistance is available. Please contact us at info@blackteacherproject.org if you want support about approaching your administration to request professional development funds. We are here for you!

Registration is closed for this series.

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Thursday, March 9 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

San Francisco Inquiry Group: Seventh Meeting

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Are you a K -12 Black teacher in San Francisco?  Do you want to deepen your practice in affinity with other Black teachers? 

Join our monthly Black Teacher Inquiry Groups to reflect on and research our experiences as Black teachers while deepening our equity pedagogy in an all-Black space. Registration for this series  is closed.

Date: March 9, 2017

*other upcoming dates:  April 13, 2017; May 11, 2017

Location: Everett Middle School, San Francisco

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Facilitators: SFUSD Black teachers

Stipend provided for participants

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Wednesday, February 22 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Elder Wisdom Panel: Teaching Through Turbulent Times

What do our Black teacher elders have to say about these times? The Black Teacher Project is hosting a panel that includes Lee Davis, Norm Mattox, and other veteran Black teachers who have stories to tell and wisdom to share. Are you a Black teacher new to the classroom, a student-teacher, or a youth thinking about joining the education force? This is an all-Black, multi-generational space available for you to ask experienced Black educators questions about teaching practice. We will offer food, fellowship, a short discussion panel, and small group engagement to wrap it all up. Join us!

Date: February 22, 2017

Location: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor,  Oakland CA

Time: 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Cost: $5.00 (includes dinner)

Register here!

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Thursday, February 16 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Oakland Book Study Group - February meeting

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Calling all K-12 OUSD Black teachers!

Join this monthly book study with award-winning educator and author Zaretta Hammond to deepen your practice in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. Enrich your teaching toolkit with an in-depth, on-going discussion of her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. The next meeting will be 2/16/17 and then the rest of the series will be: 3/16/17; 4/13/17; and 5/18/17.

Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years. She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary's College's Kalmanovitz School of Education in Moraga, California. For more information, check her blog at www.ready4rigor.com.

When: Thursday, February 16 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Oakland

Cost: $50 to attend the whole series for the year and get a copy of the book; financial assistance is available. Please contact us at info@blackteacherproject.org if you want support about approaching your administration to request professional development funds. We are here for you!
Registration is closed for this series.

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Thursday, February 9 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

San Francisco Inquiry Group: Sixth Meeting

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Are you a K -12 Black teacher in San Francisco?  Do you want to deepen your practice in affinity with other Black teachers? 

Join our monthly Black Teacher Inquiry Groups to reflect on and research our experiences as Black teachers while deepening our equity pedagogy in an all-Black space. Registration for this series  is closed.

Date: February 9, 2017

*other upcoming dates: March 9, 2017; April 13, 2017; May 11, 2017

Location: Everett Middle School, San Francisco

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Facilitators: SFUSD Black teachers

Stipend provided for participants

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org

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Saturday, January 28 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Drop It Like It's Hot Center

Back by popular demand! 

We are hosting another drop-in center—stop by if you are a Black K-12 teacher, educator or grad student. Do you need a place to study, plan lessons or de-stress in affinity with other Black educators? We've got you! We will provide massage therapy, childcare, waffles, pens, and quiet space.

Coron Brinson will host a Classroom Management Corner from 11am to 12pm. He will be available to answer all your questions about student behavior and positive classroom culture.

Date: January 28, 2017

Location: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Oakland CA

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Register here

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Thursday, January 26 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

New Year, New You: A Meditation Session with Daria McKnight

"I truly believe that the single most important tool we can give to children and adults alike is the power of mindfulness. I often share a quote from the Dalai Lama: 'If every second grader was taught to meditate, violence would be eradicated in their generation.' This is a movement I want and need to be a part of given today’s climate."—Join meditation teacher Daria McKnight to see what a night of mindfulness in a room full of Black teachers can do for you. By sitting with Daria, you will have a chance to learn to focus your attention and learn meditation practices that you can use in the midst of your busy school day.

Date: January 26, 2017

Location: Sankofa Academy, 581 61st St., Oakland CA

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Register here!

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Friday, January 20 - 22

Undoing Racism for Activists, Artists and Educators of Color

This January 2017 version of PISAB's Undoing Racism workshop is designed for artists, activists, and educators of color. The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists, and how it can be undone. The city of Oakland is still reeling from tragedies fueled by housing and income inequity, displacement, and police violence. Come together with other cultural workers of color to look at structures of power and privilege that hinder social equality. Scholarships are still available.
Location: Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland
Cost: Individual $300
Groups of 3 or more are $250 each
Low-income individuals $175

Registration deadline is Friday, January 13, 2017.

A limited number of scholarships are available.

Scholarship applications are due Friday, January 6 by 5:00pm. Click here for the scholarship application form.

For more information, email UndoingRacismBayArea@gmail.com

Register here.

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 Tuesday, January 17 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

A Twittervention for Black Teachers

Join Cicely Day in person for a micro-workshop about using Twitter to help you with teaching and reaching out to others. She will show you smart ways to harness the power of micro-blogging, grow your network, and find your voice. Cicely will help you create your own account, find other teachers to follow, and then show you why she has found Twitter so useful.

Please bring your own smartphone or laptop to participate.

Date: January 17, 2017

Location: Roots International Academy, Room 215, 1390 66th Ave., Oakland CA

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The school has two parking lots: one is on the 66th street side of Roots. It is a bit of a walk from from the main building, but it is accessible. The other parking lot is on the East 14th side of the building, closer to Coliseum College Prep Academy. That parking lot is smaller though. If all those lots are full, there is street parking as well.

Public transportation: Roots International Academy is a fifteen-minute walk away from Coliseum BART. Alternately, the AC Transit #1 bus stops a block away from the school.

Register here!

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Thursday, January 12 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

San Francisco Inquiry Group: Fifth Meeting

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Are you a K -12 Black teacher in San Francisco?  Do you want to deepen your practice in affinity with other Black teachers? 

Join our monthly Black Teacher Inquiry Groups to reflect on and research our experiences as Black teachers while deepening our equity pedagogy in an all-Black space. We still have spots open, so please sign up!

Date: January 12, 2017

*other upcoming dates: February 9, 2017; March 9, 2017; April 13, 2017; May 11, 2017

Location: Everett Middle School, San Francisco

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Facilitators: SFUSD Black teachers

Stipend provided for participants

Register here!

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org

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Friday, December 16 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Happy Arts Hour

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Please join us for a night of performance with time to mingle and hang out! 

Our Happy Arts Hour welcomes Black teachers from all across the Bay Area—and to get on stage in front of the best audience in the world. We will be serving refreshments, beer and wine. Massage therapists will be on site for you, too. We have a raffle planned with fantastic prizes. Want to sign up to perform? Contact Itoro at 510-208-0160 or itoro@blackteacherproject.org to get on the set list.

Date: December 16, 2016

Location: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Oakland

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Register here!

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org

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Thursday, December 8 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

San Francisco Inquiry Group: Fourth Meeting

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Are you a K -12 Black teacher in San Francisco?  Do you want to deepen your practice in affinity with other Black teachers? 

Join our monthly Black Teacher Inquiry Groups to reflect on and research our experiences as Black teachers while deepening our equity pedagogy in an all-Black space. We still have spots open, so please sign up!

Date: December 8, 2016

*other upcoming dates: January 12, 2017; February 9, 2017; March 9, 2017; April 13, 2017; May 11, 2017

Location: Everett Middle School, San Francisco

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Facilitators: SFUSD Black teachers

Stipend provided for participants

Register here!

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org

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Monday, December 5 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Oakland Book Study Group - December meeting

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Calling all K-12 OUSD Black teachers!

Join this monthly book study with award-winning educator and author Zaretta Hammond to deepen your practice in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. Enrich your teaching toolkit with an in-depth, on-going discussion of her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. The next meeting will be 12/5/16 and then the rest of the series will be: 1/19/17; 2/16/17; 3/16/17; 4/13/17; and 5/18/17.

Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years. She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary's College's Kalmanovitz School of Education in Moraga, California. For more information, check her blog at www.ready4rigor.com.

When: Monday, December 5 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Oakland

Cost: $50 to attend the whole series for the year and get a copy of the book; financial assistance is available. Please contact us at info@blackteacherproject.org if you want support about approaching your administration to request professional development funds. We are here for you!

Registration is required and payment is due by January 15, 2017.

Click here to register.

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Tuesday, December 6 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Talking with Students, Colleagues & Families About Race in the Age of Assault on Black People

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Being a Black teacher means being thoughtful and strategic about how we talk about race in school. By reflecting on and clarifying our individual values, we can determine our goals and choose language to be effective in each of our particular situations. Facilitated by Micia Mosely.

Date: December 6, 2016

Location: Vanguard High School, 317 E. 67th St., #401, New York

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Register here!

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Wednesday, November 16 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

A Space for Self-Care in the Age of Assault on Black People

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Teaching while Black in 2016 can be challenging, especially with increased attention on the the murders of Black people. Teachers will walk away with practical tools they can use to sustain themselves during these intense times. Co-facilitated by Geneviève DeBose and Micia Mosely.

Date: November 16, 2016

Location: Vanguard High School, 317 E. 67th St., #401, New York

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Register here!

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Saturday, November 12 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Drop It Like It's Hot Center

Stop by if you are a Black K-12 teacher, educator, student-teacher, or graduate student in an education program. 

Needing a free and quiet place to study, plan lessons, write papers, and de-stress in affinity with other Black educators and teachers? The Black Teacher Project is here to support you and your teaching practice.

We provide: massages, aromatherapy, childcare activities for 5 to 12 year olds, refreshments, affinity space, wifi, meditation room, pens, printing, and comfort.

Date: November 12, 2016

Location: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Oakland CA

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Register here!

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Thursday, November 10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

San Francisco Inquiry Group: Third Meeting

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Are you a K -12 Black teacher in San Francisco?  Do you want to deepen your practice in affinity with other Black teachers? 

Join our monthly Black Teacher Inquiry Groups to reflect on and research our experiences as Black teachers while deepening our equity pedagogy in an all-Black space. We still have spots open, so please sign up!

Date: November 10, 2016

*other upcoming dates: December 8, 2016; January 12, 2017; February 9, 2017; March 9, 2017; April 13, 2017; May 11, 2017

Location: Everett Middle School, San Francisco

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Facilitators: SFUSD Black teachers

Stipend provided for participants

Register here!

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org

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Thursday, October 27 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Oakland Book Study Group

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Calling all K-12 OUSD Black teachers!

Join this monthly book study with award-winning educator and author Zaretta Hammond to deepen your practice in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. Enrich your teaching toolkit with an in-depth, on-going discussion of her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. The next meeting will be 10/27/16, and then the rest of the series will meet: 11/10/16; 1/19/17; 2/16/17; 3/16/17; 4/13/17; and 5/18/17.

Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years. She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary's College's Kalmanovitz School of Education in Moraga, California. For more information, check her blog at www.ready4rigor.com.

When: Thursday, October 27 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Oakland

Cost: $50 to attend the whole series for the year and get a copy of the book; financial assistance is available. Please contact us at info@blackteacherproject.org if you want support about approaching your administration to request professional development funds. We are here for you!
Registration is required and payment is due by October 31.

Click here to register.

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Tuesday, October 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Building Our Toolkit:

Black Teachers on Surviving and Thriving in the Classroom and Beyond

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A Black Teacher Project Peer Support Space

Are you a new teacher trying to learn the ropes of being in a new school? Are you a veteran teacher with a story to tell? If so, this is an opportunity to share your lessons and stories in a space that wants to hear YOU. These workshops are part of our monthly peer support spaces we host, where Black teachers learn and share together in an all-Black space.

Need more information? Contact Itoro at itoro@blackteacherproject.org.

When: Tuesday, October 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Oakland

Cost: Free

Registration recommended but not necessary to attend.

Click here to register.

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Wednesday, October 19 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

How to Maintain: Simple Tools to Help You Be Organized in the Classroom

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Feeling overwhelmed at the start of your school year? Looking for support to strengthen your teaching practice? 

This session is dedicated to help teachers develop systems and tools to maximize your time, prioritize action items, and become more organized with your day. Facilitator Derek Harris has worked in educational leadership for a decade;  his approach to administrative effectiveness requires a high level of organization and he can't wait to share his tips for maintaining balance in your classroom and beyond.

Derek Harris is the Leadership Resident/Assistant Principal at Harlem 2 Upper Success Academy NYC. A diligent, self-motivated professional with nine years of practical experience, Derek consistently maintains high achievement and student engagement while addressing the individual needs of each student. He works to effectively build and maintain exceptional relationships with diverse populations of the school community, faculty, parents, and students at various levels of academia.

Date: October 19, 2016

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Teachers College Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), Zankel Hall, Room 112, 525 West 120th St., New York NY

Cost: Free

Register here!

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Thursday, October 13 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

San Francisco Inquiry Group: Second Meeting

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Are you a K -12 Black teacher in San Francisco?  Do you want to deepen your practice in affinity with other Black teachers? 

Join our monthly Black Teacher Inquiry Groups to reflect on and research our experiences as Black teachers while deepening our equity pedagogy in an all-Black space. We still have spots open, so please sign up!

Date: October 13, 2016

*other upcoming dates: November 10, 2016; December 8, 2016; January 12, 2017; February 9, 2017; March 9, 2017; April 13, 2017; May 11, 2017

Location: Everett Middle School, San Francisco

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Facilitators: SFUSD Black teachers

Stipend provided for participants

Register here!

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org.

 

Saturday, October 8

Join us on either side of the Bay!

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Teaching for Social Justice—Intersections of Teaching and Power

San Francisco, 10:45am- "Black Teacher Affinity & Sustainability" will be facilitated by Micia Mosely, Anthony Arinwine (Safe and Supportive Schools Coach at SFUSD), and Belinda Bellinger (teacher at Everett Middle School, SFUSD). This is a workshop for people who identify as Black teachers at any grade level. This meeting will provide an experiential and structural understanding of how Black affinity spaces can be used for the sustainability of Black teachers. Participants will explore the implicit and explicit work of Black teachers. Participants will be given (and share their own) tools to navigate the challenges of teaching while Black in the United States. Participants will also gain access to a national community of Black teachers who value being in affinity as a path to sustainability.
Location: Mission High School, 3750 18th St., San Francisco CA 94114
More information here.

Life Is Living Festival

Oakland- This year marks the 9th Annual Life Is Living Festival. We are indebted to the local West Oakland heroes and sheroes of the Black Panther Party for inspiring us to use culture as a vehicle for social change.
*1:00pm to 5:00pmWhat Would the Panthers Do? How would the BPP respond to the contemporary issues we face, and what in their legacy helps to inform our practice of resistance?
Hosted by: The Ella Baker Center in the Victorian Ball Room
DJ: Davey D / DJ Cavem
-1:00pm to 2:00pm- Critical Conversation: featuring Ericka Huggins and Cat Brooks, moderated by Davey D
-2:05pm to 3:05pm- Critical Comedy Hour: hosted by Micia Mosely, featuring Sampson McCormick and Karinda Dobbins
The Black Teacher Project will also be tabling and hope you will join us on Saturday for what is to be a beautiful day as we honor the 50 year legacy of the Black Panther Party.
Location: De Fremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Oakland, California 94607.
More information here.
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Wednesday, October 5 from 7:00pm to 10:30pm

The Shipment

Teachers of Color Night with Crowded Fire Theater

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A Black Teacher Project Rejuvenation Space

Black teachers, join BTP on Wednesday, October 5 for the Teachers of Color night hosted by the play "The Shipment," for an affinity night out at the theater. In "The Shipment," Young Jean Lee uses her razor-sharp and unsettling humor to upend the surface stereotypes and tropes of African Americans that permeate our media, entertainment industry, and the dominant culture (aka white-framed) narrative. Audiences are confronted with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand that force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias. Please note: this play contains mature content.

Location: Thick House, 1695 18th St., San Francisco 94107

Cost: $15 for advance tickets—tickets are nearly sold out, but you can call Tiffany at 415-523-0034 to reserve your seat by mentioning the code "BTPship."

Please get your tickets by Monday, October 3!

*BTP Rejuvenation Space at "The Shipment"

Wednesday, October 5
7:00pm- Complimentary pre-show reception
8:00pm- Performance
9:30pm- "Is Anything Taboo?," a post-show panel with Micia Mosely, Sampson McCormick & Howard Johnson Jr.

More information here: http://www.crowdedfire.org/2016-the-shipment/

 

Thursday, September 22 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Oakland Book Study Group

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Calling all K-12 OUSD Black teachers!

Join this monthly book study with award-winning educator and author Zaretta Hammond to deepen your practice in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. Enrich your teaching toolkit with an in-depth, on-going discussion of her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. The first meeting will be 9/22/16, and then the rest of the series will meet 10/27/16; 11/10/16; 1/19/17; 2/16/17; 3/16/17; 4/13/17; and 5/18/17.

Zaretta Hammond is a former classroom English teacher who has been doing instructional design, school coaching and professional development around the issues of equity, literacy and culturally responsive teaching for the past 18 years. She teaches as a lecturer at St. Mary's College's Kalmanovitz School of Education in Moraga, California. For more information, check her blog at www.ready4rigor.com.

When: Thursday, September 22 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Oakland

Cost: $50 to attend the whole series for the year and get a copy of the book; financial assistance is available. Please contact us at info@blackteacherproject.org if you want support about approaching your administration to request professional development funds. We are here for you!
Registration is required and payment is due by October 31.

Click here to register.

Are you a Black teacher in the Bay Area?

Join us for an evening of

  • Food, drinks and fellowship with other Black educators
  • Information about the Black Teacher Project's launch of new annual programming for Black educators
  • Network building to support you as the school year begins

When: Friday, September 9 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Oakstop on 1721 Broadway in Oakland

Free for Black teachers and $10 - $20 donation at the door for guests

Please share widely!

 

Thursday, September 8 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

San Francisco Inquiry Group

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Are you a K -12 Black teacher in San Francisco?  Do you want to deepen your practice in affinity with other Black teachers? 

Join our monthly Black Teacher Inquiry Groups to reflect on and research our experiences as Black teachers while deepening our equity pedagogy in an all-Black space.

Date: September 8, 2016

*other upcoming dates: October 13, November 10, December 8 and then the second Tuesday of every month through May 2017

Location: Everett Middle School, San Francisco

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Facilitators: SFUSD Black teachers

Stipend provided for participants

Register here!

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org.

Thursday, August 18 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Kick-off Meeting for Fall 2016 in Oakland, CA

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Calling all Bay Area Black teachers! We invite you to our kick-off meeting for the 2016 - 2017 school year. If you've been to our Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute or Community Conversations, we are especially excited to reconnect with you! And if you are new to the group, we look forward to meeting you. Join us for an early evening snack and learn more about our upcoming programs, which will include a book group, inquiry group and sustainability meetings.

When: Thursday, August 18 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: NEP offices, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Light refreshments will be served.

Need more information? Email us at info@blackteacherproject.org.

June 16-18, 2016
The Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute in Oakland, CA

The Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for Black teachers to share, reflect, and set intentions for how to lead from the classroom. Teachers will deepen their commitment, relationships, and agency while developing strategies for leadership and sustainability. Participants will receive caring guidance and facilitation to collaboratively explore the personal and professional challenges they face as Black teachers in the United States.
Learn, examine and discover...
  • The effects of racism and other bias on education policies and practices
  • The implicit and explicit work of Black teachers in the United States
  • Individual and organizational dynamics that impede the development and sustainability of Black teachers
  • Concrete skills for health & wellness in challenging contexts
  • The importance of emotional intelligence and wellness in being a Black teacher in schools
  • Research, tools, and other resources to support the leadership and sustainability of Black teachers in an oppressive system
Thursday, June 16: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, June 17: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday, June 18: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Oakland, CA
Who should attend? Black classroom teachers working in public, charter, private, and independent K-12 schools who are able to attend the full institute.

Cost: $300/participant; includes Thursday dinner; Friday breakfast, lunch and a resource book.

Questions: Please contact info@blackteacherproject.org.

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Sistas Speak in Oakland, CA

March 23, 2016:

In honor of Women's History Month, The Black Teacher Project and The Black Female Project are teaming up to host a conversation between Black Female Teachers reflecting on their experiences in the workplace. 5:30-7:30pm Registration opens March 1st.

May 18, 2016
Oakland Coming to New York

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African American Male Achievement (Oakland, CA) and the Black Teacher Project present: Young Black Male Leaders in Conversation at Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC

Wednesday
May 18, 2016
1:30pm - 4:30pm

We are gathering NYC African American male leaders in middle and high school to come together in affinity with other Young Kings their age visiting from Oakland, CA. We are excited to provide a space for these young men to share their experiences of leadership and development.

The afternoon will begin with a meet and greet with some of the Black male faculty from Columbia and a performance from some of the young men with the group Young Gifted and Black. The students will also engage in a self-facilitated conversation. The teachers of these students will simultaneously have a separate conversation focused on best practices for supporting these young men as well as self-care and wellness practices. After the conversation there will be a tour of the campus.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Everyone must be able to stay for the full 3 hours.

Space is limited and registration is required. An adult must accompany all students. To register students please send an email to info@blackteacherproject.org with the following:

  1. Name of School / Organization
  2. Name, email and phone number of chaperone(s)
  3. Number of students in party (exact names of students will be due by May 11th)