Tips for Teaching Online Interactive Lessons

By Cierra Kaler-Jones Here are some suggestions for making online or remote lessons interactive to help teachers who are adapting with little time to prepare during the pandemic. Note that this was written when Zoom was the main online platform. That is shifting in many school districts, however, the overall approach may be adapted to […]

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SXSW EDU 2020 Workshop on Race and Representation in Children’s Literature

March 10, 2020 10:30AM-12:00PM Austin Convention Center 3rd Floor, Room 9AB Teaching for Change is pleased to share that our workshop, Race and Representation in Children’s Literature, was selected for 2020’s SXSW EDU conference and featured on their blog about programming trends.  The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival will take place in Austin, Texas March 9-12, […]

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Jorge Argueta Launches New Young Adult Book About the Caravan from Central America

By Cierra Kaler-Jones “It’s up to us to change things. I believe in the gentle power of reading. I believe reading changes the hearts, spirits, and minds of people.” —Jorge Argueta On October 7, Jorge Argueta, a native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian poet and writer of bilingual children’s books shared his moving personal story […]

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Polk Elementary School Hosts Teacher Mini-Conference on Central America

By Cierra Kaler-Jones As the buzzing energy of a new school year filled the gym at James K. Polk Elementary School, staff arrived for a full-day professional development on Central America. On August 27, 2019, staff engaged in descriptive and informative sessions that detailed the history of Central America to provide background context about many […]

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Teaching for Change Offers Summer Workshop for Every DCPS School Leader

We were overjoyed and humbled by the invitation this summer for Teaching for Change to offer professional development for every single DCPS principal, assistant principal, and instructional coach — 750 people in all. For close to 30 years, Teaching for Change has offered workshops and institutes in collaboration with specific departments and individual schools in […]

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Carter Conference 2019: Teaching about the Beauty, Power, and Resistance of Black History

By Cierra Kaler-Jones “The good news is…we know how to teach hard history. All we have to have is the courage to teach it.” — Professor Hasan Jeffries On July 26 and 27, more than 250 educators gathered in Columbia, Missouri at the 2019 Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education Conference to share strategies, […]

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Click on a staff person’s name to view their biography. PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS Cierra Kaler-Jones, Education Anew Fellow Rosalie Reyes, Coordinator of Teacher Engagement and Professional Development Katie Orr, Communications Manager, Zinn Education Project América Calderón, Parent Organizer, in memoriam ADMINISTRATION and COMMUNICATIONS Deborah Menkart, Executive Director Allison Acosta, Communications Coordinator Mykella Palmer-McCalla, Creative Coordinator […]

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