Tue, Sep 15|
Making Black Lives Matter In and Out of the Classroom
Featured Speaker: Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, Co-founder of Racial Justice NOW and National Director of Activism at brightbeam
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
About the Event
Teachers returning to work this Fall face ongoing public health concerns, new instructional challenges, and a heightened awareness of the way institutionalized racism continues to infect American institutions. Controversial social distance policies, energized protest, and a presidential election are sure to factor into this historical moment and shape how students approach both their physical and virtual classrooms. This workshop, facilitated by veteran activist and public education advocate Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, examines the emerging context for teachers and addresses how educators can and must support Black students and families urgently demanding safety, justice, dignity, and educational opportunity.
Teaching Across Screens is a bi-monthly, one-hour workshop showcasing encouraging work by veteran practicing educators, who share in the current struggle to make remote instruction meaningful and effective. Facilitators focus on common challenges, emphasize specific instructional strategies, and encourage workshop participation.
Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link 2 hours in advance of the workshop.