Bay Area Book Study Group
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Oakland Inquiry Group
Apr
24
5:00 PM17:00

Oakland Inquiry Group

Led by experienced Black teacher-leaders, the Oakland Inquiry Group will meet once a month throughout the school year. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity based professional learning community. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends of $75 per class will be provided to teachers who attend at least 4 meetings a semester and complete a final project.

As one teacher said last year, the Inquiry Group was "a place where I felt cared for, protected, challenged, enriched, encouraged, replenished, and refreshed. I literally would leave each of our meetings totally enlivened and ready to live out my purpose and duty as a Black educator."

Location: Redwood Day School

Time: 5-7PM

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cost: Free

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Bay Area Book Study Group
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

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San Francisco Inquiry Group
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

San Francisco Inquiry Group

This school year's BTP SF Inquiry Group re-launches on January 17th! **Please note that attendance at the Fall 2018 SF Inquiry Group is an eligibility requirement to participate** If you were unable to participate in the SF Inquiry Group during the fall, we encourage you to participate in the Oakland Inquiry Group that launches on January 30th.

BTP Inquiry Groups provide time for Black teachers to come together, offer support and create sustainability with each other. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity-based professional learning community. 

At each meeting, participants will work on defining a problem in their practice and using protocols and thought partnership from other Black teachers to address those challenges. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends will be provided to teachers who attend at least 4 meetings a semester. Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Dates:

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 5-7PM

Location: Willie Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Ave, San Francisco, CA

Cost: Free

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Bay Area Book Study Group
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

Register here.

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San Francisco Inquiry Group
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

San Francisco Inquiry Group

This school year's BTP SF Inquiry Group re-launches on January 17th! **Please note that attendance at the Fall 2018 SF Inquiry Group is an eligibility requirement to participate** If you were unable to participate in the SF Inquiry Group during the fall, we encourage you to participate in the Oakland Inquiry Group that launches on January 30th.

BTP Inquiry Groups provide time for Black teachers to come together, offer support and create sustainability with each other. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity-based professional learning community. 

At each meeting, participants will work on defining a problem in their practice and using protocols and thought partnership from other Black teachers to address those challenges. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends will be provided to teachers who attend at least 4 meetings a semester. Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Dates:

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 5-7PM

Location: Willie Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Ave, San Francisco, CA

Cost: Free

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End of the Year Celebration
May
22
5:00 PM17:00

End of the Year Celebration

May is Teacher Appreciation Month, so let's lift up Black teachers with each other and our communities! On May 22, we will spotlight BTP members from the 2018 to 2019 school year, share food and give thanks. Also, since the Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute is just around the corner, we will be fundraising for scholarships.

We couldn't do our work without you! We invite you, your families, and anyone else who wants to join us in giving a toast!

Childcare will be available.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: To be determined

Cost: Free, space is limited, so an RSVP is required.

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Oakland Inquiry Group
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Oakland Inquiry Group

Led by experienced Black teacher-leaders, the Oakland Inquiry Group will meet once a month throughout the school year. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity based professional learning community. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends of $75 per class will be provided to teachers who attend at least 4 meetings a semester and complete a final project.

As one teacher said last year, the Inquiry Group was "a place where I felt cared for, protected, challenged, enriched, encouraged, replenished, and refreshed. I literally would leave each of our meetings totally enlivened and ready to live out my purpose and duty as a Black educator."

Location: Redwood Day School

Time: 5-7PM

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cost: Free

Register here.

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Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute: West Coast
Jun
6
to Jun 8

Black Teacher Leadership and Sustainability Institute: West Coast

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 workshop.

Participants must be able to attend all three days:

Thursday, June 6, 2018: 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Neyborly Jack London
Friday, June 7, 2018: 8:30am to 4:30pm at Preservation Park
Saturday, June 8, 2018: 8:30am to 4:30pm at Preservation Park

Locations:

  • Neyborly Jack London—95 Linden St #1, Oakland, CA 94607

  • Nile Hall Preservation Park—1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612


Cost: $750/participant; includes facilitation; resources; Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch; and Sunday breakfast, lunch.

Register here.

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Bay Area Book Study Group
Apr
11
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

Register here.

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Bay Area Book Study Group
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

Register here.

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Bay Area Book Study Group
Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

Register here.

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San Francisco Inquiry Group
Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

San Francisco Inquiry Group

This school year's BTP SF Inquiry Group re-launches on January 17th! **Please note that attendance at the Fall 2018 SF Inquiry Group is an eligibility requirement to participate** If you were unable to participate in the SF Inquiry Group during the fall, we encourage you to participate in the Oakland Inquiry Group that launches on January 30th.

BTP Inquiry Groups provide time for Black teachers to come together, offer support and create sustainability with each other. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity-based professional learning community. 

At each meeting, participants will work on defining a problem in their practice and using protocols and thought partnership from other Black teachers to address those challenges. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends will be provided to teachers who attend at least 4 meetings a semester. Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Dates:

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 5-7PM

Location: Willie Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Ave, San Francisco, CA

Cost: Free

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Black Teacher Project in Conversation with Black Female Project
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Black Teacher Project in Conversation with Black Female Project

An Observed Conversation: Creating Healing Space for Black Female Educators

You are invited to join us for a timely Women's History Month conversation. Hear from Black female teachers in a fishbowl style conversation where they will share how they navigate structural racism and sexism in the classroom and beyond. Learn how these teachers stay motivated and listen carefully to understand how they want to be supported. Expect to be moved.

Date: March 20th, 2019

Location: National Equity Project Office, 1720 Broadway (Fourth Floor) Oakland, CA 94612

Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Cost: Free for Black Teacher Project and Black Female Project members, $10 for non-members

Childcare will be provided. Please let us know at least a week in advanced if you need childcare.

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BTP Meet-Up at Bettina Love Book Talk
Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

BTP Meet-Up at Bettina Love Book Talk

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dr. Bettina Love will discuss her new book, We Want to Do More Than Survive, that draws on the history of the 19th century abolitionist movement to imagine radical new ways of teaching and organizing for social change.

We are hosting a pre-event gathering for Black educators in the American Negro Theater from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. We invite any Black educators to join us in getting to know a Black teacher community in NYC! We have a section of 20 seats reserved, so registering via this page guarantees your seat for the talk.

Please note: this is an affinity space for Black educators.

Register here.

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Bay Area Book Study Group
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

Register here.

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Oakland Inquiry Group
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Oakland Inquiry Group

Led by experienced Black teacher-leaders, the Oakland Inquiry Group will meet once a month throughout the school year. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity based professional learning community. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends of $75 per class will be provided to teachers who attend at least 4 meetings a semester and complete a final project.

As one teacher said last year, the Inquiry Group was "a place where I felt cared for, protected, challenged, enriched, encouraged, replenished, and refreshed. I literally would leave each of our meetings totally enlivened and ready to live out my purpose and duty as a Black educator."

Location: Redwood Day School

Time: 5-7PM

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cost: Free

Register here.

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Bay Area Book Study Group
Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 7 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Thursday, March 14 , 2019

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019

Register here.

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Oakland Inquiry Group
Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Oakland Inquiry Group

Led by experienced Black teacher-leaders, the Oakland Inquiry Group will meet once a month throughout the school year. Through the use of equity-based protocols and culturally relevant practices, participants will explore issues in their teaching practice with support from a racial affinity based professional learning community. These meetings are for Black teachers to come together, provide support, and create sustainability with each other. Stipends of $75 per class will be provided to teachers who attend at least 4 meetings a semester and complete a final project.

As one teacher said last year, the Inquiry Group was "a place where I felt cared for, protected, challenged, enriched, encouraged, replenished, and refreshed. I literally would leave each of our meetings totally enlivened and ready to live out my purpose and duty as a Black educator."

Location: Redwood Day School

Time: 5-7PM

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cost: Free

Register here.

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Drop It Like It's Hot Drop-In Center
Feb
25
2:30 PM14:30

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 16th. The Drop It Like It’s Hot Center is a peer support space with plenty of outlets, pens, and quiet spaces so you can focus and find help if you need it. We will also have waffles for folks that need something to snack on!

We will also have D'Andre Ball from Landed present a homebuying workshop for those who are interested! RSVP to get updated with more details.

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Bay Area Book Study Group
Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

Bay Area Book Study Group

  • Piedmont Avenue Elementary School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a 10-week series that will deepen your practice and enrich your teaching toolkit in fellowship with Black teachers like yourself. We are shaking things up with this semester's study group as we will be watching a video series instead of reading a book. Join us in watching all 10 episodes of America to Me, a multipart unscripted documentary series that examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education. Participants who attend at least 8 meetings this semester (for at least 90 minutes) and complete a final project will earn $75 for each session attended.

Please note: This is intended to be an all-Black educator affinity space.

RSVP here.

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Black Teacher Project Elder Wisdom Panel
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Black Teacher Project Elder Wisdom Panel

What do our Black teacher elders have to say about these times? The Black Teacher Project is hosting a conversation that includes 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!

Childcare will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, February 13th, 2018

Time: 5:00pm to 7:30pm

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

Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

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