What Happens in a Lockdown? Parent-Principal Chats Bring Community Together to Discuss Emergencies and Safety

On January 23, 2020, parents and caregivers from West Education Campus (DCPS) gathered with staff for January’s Principal Coffee. The monthly meeting, drawing from Teaching for Change’s Parent-Principal Chats signature activity, is usually a fun and informative gathering for the West community. This day, Principal Niyeka Jackson and team used the opportunity to discuss and […]

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Dads Read About Teamwork at Langdon Elementary

On November 13, 2019, seven enthusiastic Langdon Elementary (DCPS) parents – featuring an all-star group of Langdon fathers – came together to read Swimmy, by Leo Lionni, to three pre-K classes as a part of Teaching for Change’s Roving Readers program. Swimmy is a story that celebrates difference and teaches about the power of community […]

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer 2020 Principal Institutes

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institutes will prepare principals, assistant principals, and senior school-based administrators to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and family engagement research. The principal institutes are also the exclusive opportunity for school leaders to receive training […]

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Multilingual Parent Read-Alouds Impact Students at Thomson Elementary

On December 13, 2019, parents gathered in the parent center at Thomson Elementary School (DCPS) to review books in preparation for Roving Readers, a signature activity of Teaching for Change’s family engagement project. Thomson parents have been participating in Roving Readers for so many years that having parents read in the classroom has become a […]

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New Report Recognizes Our Tellin’ Stories Project as “Transformative Family Engagement”

A publication based on the findings from an evaluation of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) Family Engagement cohort was released in July 2019, and features stories and lessons from the Tellin’ Stories Project, Teaching for Change’s nationally recognized approach to family engagement. The report, titled Cultivating a Community of Champions for Children Through Transformative Family […]

Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Seminar – Spring 2020

Exciting, FREE opportunity for DCPS schools in Wards 7 & 8 Two sessions held at Langdon Elementary (1900 Evarts Street NE) Application Deadline Extended to February 28 Teaching for Change leads a professional development course for pre-K and elementary school educators to examine how race and class affect family engagement, and what equitable strategies can […]

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Challenged and Appreciative: Teachers Rethink, Reflect, and Refresh During Summer Institute

From June 25-27, 2019, just days after the school year officially ended, sixteen dedicated educators gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institute for Teachers and Staff. The goal of the summer institute was to teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded […]

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Teaching for Change in 2019

We are pleased to share selected highlights from Teaching for Change’s work in 2019. Our work is made possible by the ongoing support of allies like you. Help us deepen our impact by sharing these stories (as well as our resources for parents and teachers) as we continue building social justice, starting in the classroom. […]

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What Principals Gained from the 2019 Equity and Family Engagement Summer Institute

For many people, schools may not be the most welcoming places. This is especially true for marginalized members of the school community. As a school leader, this institute helped me reflect upon, develop and create strategies to help all members of the community feel comfortable, valued, and accepted and to help ensure the success of […]

2021 NEH Institute on the Grassroots History of Civil Rights Movement

Summer 2021 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, and in accordance with NEH, this institute has been postponed until 2021. We will update this page as soon as the 2021 summer institute dates are available. Applications will be open again later this year. (Date to be determined by NEH.) Teaching […]

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