Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice
San José State University
June 19-21, 2013
In California, students of color comprise over 70% of the public school population, but teachers of color make up less than 30% of the teaching force. With barriers such as limited resources, testing pressures and culturally-disconnected mandated curriculum, teachers of color with a commitment to racial justice face many challenges in realizing their vision, and can feel isolated in their work.
June 19-21, 2013, San José State University is hosting the third annual Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice, a three-day conference to support the development, success and retention of teachers of color struggling to achieve racial justice in schools. It is intended as a community building, professional development space for teachers of color to explore the racial climate of their schools, receive training to navigate these realities, and strategize how to create racially transformative classrooms and schools. We are also accepting applications from school administrators of color and teacher educators of color who are interested in building alongside teachers.
We are looking for practitioners and researchers to facilitate workshops that support the vision of the Institute that will provide professional development through a critical race lens, offering concrete tools that teachers can use in their classrooms. We are interested in workshops that address a variety of topics including school-wide change, curricular innovations, pedagogical training, and supporting the needs of teachers, students and/or communities of color. For those selected to present, registration costs to all three days of the Institute will be waived.
Please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Workshop Proposal” by Monday, Feb 18, 2013:
· WORKSHOP TITLE:
· Presenter(s) name(s):
· School site/organization:
· Phone number:
· Email address:
· Presenter(s) bios (1 sentence each):
· Who is the target audience of this workshop?
· What are the goals and objectives of this workshop?
· How does this workshop address racial justice?
· How would this workshop serve the needs of teachers of color?
· What tools will teachers acquire from the workshop?
· Please attach a workshop agenda, including details of timeline and activities proposed (Workshops should be planned for 90 minutes in length).