Muriel Hasbun presents Documented: The Community Blackboard
Jan
19
to Mar 9

Muriel Hasbun presents Documented: The Community Blackboard

  • Brentwood Arts Exchange (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Documented: The Community Blackboard is a site-specific, interactive and transformative artwork by Muriel Hasbun. This thoughtful exhibition asks the public to post their family photos, documents and to write their own migration story onto the gallery walls, promoting coexistence, creativity, remembrance, respect, and dialogue beyond borders.

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Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Apr
13
to Apr 22

Trip 1: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Trip 2: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jun
24
to Jul 2

Trip 2: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Trip 3:  Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jul
6
to Jul 14

Trip 3: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Trip 4:  Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom:  El Salvador as a Case Study
Jul
27
to Aug 4

Trip 4: Visual Literacy as a Tool for Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom: El Salvador as a Case Study

  • Washington D.C. and El Salvador (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A professional development immersion, 3-credit course for educators in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. During the immersion, teachers will visit cultural sites, work with historically important archives, discuss readings and hear from Salvadoran and Central American scholars. The course was developed to create a more culturally relevant and equitable education. It includes pre-immersion, in-country travel and post-immersion work.

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Indigenous Peoples Curricula Day and Teach-In
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Indigenous Peoples Curricula Day and Teach-In

  • National Museum of the American indian (map)
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September 7, 2019 is the tentative date for this event. Join the National Museum of the American Indian and D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice (a Teaching for Change project) for a teach-in on Indigenous Peoples. Engage with curriculum and strategies for teaching students about Indigenous Peoples' history and life today. The speakers and workshops will include resources from Native Knowledge 360° and the campaign to abolish Columbus Day.

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Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Teacher Workshop: Gordon Parks: Image into Word

This workshop explores the photographs of Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) through creative writing. Drawing upon the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950, teachers will consider Parks’s use of photography as a narrative device while engaging in writing activities inspired by his work.

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Black Lives Matter Intergenerational Speak Truth
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Black Lives Matter Intergenerational Speak Truth

Speak Truth seminars bring students together from schools across the District to discuss and examine contemporary social justic issues. Join us on February 7, for a special Black Lives Matter Speak Truth, where both students and adults are invited to promote authentic, intergenerational dialogue about race & society.

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Film and Discussion: What Happened 2 Chocolate City?
Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Film and Discussion: What Happened 2 Chocolate City?

Filmmaker, Mignotae Kebede's critically acclaimed documentary, What Happened 2 Chocolate City examines how gentrification is changing Black communities as told through the lenses of three generations of Washingtonians. A panel discussion with the filmmaker and guests follows the screening.

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Discuss a Better Way to Measure School Quality  with Dr.Jack Schneider
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

Discuss a Better Way to Measure School Quality with Dr.Jack Schneider

  • Columbia Heights Education Campus (map)
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Jack Schneider is a professor at Massachusetts Univ. He has done extensive work on ways to measure school quality beyond the test scores. He will describe what they have done with the Massachusetts Consortium to expand the measures and also broaden the way we think about quality in schools to better reflect the values we have.

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Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature

Many teachers face either the pressures to avoid difficult topics or to plunge in with little consideration of what is best for children at each stage of their development. This session will be a time for teachers to explore and discuss these issues surrounded by children's books in preparation for D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

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Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fair
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fair

Please join us for a curriculum fair for the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. Teachers will have the opportunity to browse books and lessons related to the BLM at School Week of Action, participate in mini-workshops and table discussions, and receive a FREE book for use in their classroom.

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Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Speak 20th Anniversary Celebration: Laurie Halse Anderson with Elizabeth Acevedo

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

East City Bookshop presents New York Times best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson with National Book Award Winner Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X, for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Speak. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available beginning December 7th. 

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Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman: An Evening of Remembrance
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman: An Evening of Remembrance

  • African-American Civil War Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the SNCC Legacy Project to celebrate and remember James Forman. The program includes a panel of SNCC veterans and features James Forman Jr., winner of the this year’s Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. There will also be video, music and song, and refreshments.

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Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring Race, Representation, and History in Children's Literature

Many teachers face either the pressures to avoid difficult topics or to plunge in with little consideration of what is best for children at each stage of their development. This session will be a time for teachers to explore and discuss these issues surrounded by children's books in preparation for D.C. Area Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.

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National Museum of the American Indian "Giving Thanks" Teacher Workshop
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

National Museum of the American Indian "Giving Thanks" Teacher Workshop

  • National Museum of the American Indian (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you want to increase your confidence and ability to teach about Native Americans during the month of November? Learn how to teach the history of Thanksgiving in culturally appropriate ways, explore the Americans exhibition, and engage in take-away art activities in this hands-on workshop.

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