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Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute: Chicago Area


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. We encourage teams to apply! Be sure to reach out to your principals/administration for approval to use professional development funds to pay for your registration fee and to request time off to attend the Institute.

Location: To Be Announced

Cost: $750/participant; includes resources and meals.

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Earlier Event: June 7
Karaoke with BTP NYC