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Three Weeks to NW Social Justice Teaching conference

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

We are only about three weeks out from the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference. www.nwtsj.org.

Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle
Saturday, October 17th
$30, includes lunch/student and pre-service teacher: $5, includes lunch

Please register now for this important gathering of educators to share strategies, resources, and knowledge.

Need a ride? Have a ride? Contact Bill Bigelow: bill@rethinkingschools.org.
Need help with housing in Seattle? Contact Peter Henry: henry_pet@msn.com.

More than 60 workshops. Resource fair with dozens of community/social justice organizations.

Sponsored by Rethinking Schools magazine, Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, Social Equality Educators

Register today!

www.nwtsj.org

Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Oct. 17

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

We've been putting together the agenda for this year's Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference, and it looks great. David Stovall, an inspiring Chicago teacher and teacher educator, will be keynoting: "We Still Need to Trouble the Water: Race, Revolution, and the Struggle for Quality Education."

Conference highlights will include sessions on "Building an Opt-Out Movement in Your Community"; "Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice"; "Black Students' Lives Matter"; STEM Teaching for Social Justice"; "Educating Activist Allies: Teaching for Social Justice in Communities of Privilege"; "Blockadia: Teaching the Global Movement to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground"; "Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students" and many more. Register today at www.nwtsj.org. And like us on facebook.

When: Saturday, October 17
Where: Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle
Details: www.nwtsj.org

There will be lots of workshops by Rethinking Schools editors and writers, including Linda Christensen, Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian, Bill Bigelow, Hyung Nam, Tim Swinehart, Brian Gibbs, Katy Swalwell, Willow McCormick, Camila Arze Torres Goitia, Noah Zeichner, Katharine Johnson, Mark Hansen, Maika Yeigh, Chris Hawking, Sylvia McGauley, Chris Buehler, and Linea King. The conference includes more than 60 workshops.

Dozens of community organizations and publishers will also be displaying their wares in a Resource Fair.

Join us for this inspirational and idea-packed event. Re-ignite your commitment to social justice teaching and quality education for all.

If you need a ride to Seattle or have a ride to offer, please email Bill Bigelow at bill@rethinkingschools.org. Need help with housing in Seattle? Email Peter Henry: henry_pet@msn.com.
See you in Seattle.

The NWTSJ Conference Organizing Committee

P.S. The conference is sponsored by Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Social Equality Educators, the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, and Rethinking Schools magazine.

Teaching for Social Justice Conference, Oct. 17

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

We've been putting together the agenda for this year's Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference, and it looks great. David Stovall, an inspiring Chicago teacher and teacher educator, will be keynoting: "We Still Need to Trouble the Water: Race, Revolution, and the Struggle for Quality Education."

Conference highlights will include sessions on "Building an Opt-Out Movement in Your Community"; "Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice"; "Black Students' Lives Matter"; STEM Teaching for Social Justice"; "Educating Activist Allies: Teaching for Social Justice in Communities of Privilege"; "Blockadia: Teaching the Global Movement to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground"; "Making Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students" and many more. Register today at www.nwtsj.org. And like us on facebook.

When: Saturday, October 17
Where: Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle
Details: www.nwtsj.org

There will be lots of workshops by Rethinking Schools editors and writers, including Linda Christensen, Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian, Bill Bigelow, Hyung Nam, Tim Swinehart, Brian Gibbs, Katy Swalwell, Willow McCormick, Camila Arze Torres Goitia, Noah Zeichner, Katharine Johnson, Mark Hansen, Maika Yeigh, Chris Hawking, Sylvia McGauley, Chris Buehler, and Linea King. The conference includes more than 60 workshops.

Dozens of community organizations and publishers will also be displaying their wares in a Resource Fair.

Join us for this inspirational and idea-packed event. Re-ignite your commitment to social justice teaching and quality education for all.

If you need a ride to Seattle or have a ride to offer, please email Bill Bigelow at bill@rethinkingschools.org. Need help with housing in Seattle? Email Peter Henry: henry_pet@msn.com.
See you in Seattle.

The NWTSJ Conference Organizing Committee

P.S. The conference is sponsored by Puget Sound Rethinking Schools, Portland Area Rethinking Schools, Social Equality Educators, the Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College, and Rethinking Schools magazine.

July 1 deadline for Social Justice teaching workshop proposal

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

We will be accepting workshop proposals through July 1 for the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference. The conference will be in Seattle at Chief Sealth International High School, Saturday, October 17. It will be wonderful -- inspiring, warm, knowledge-heavy, resource-rich. See old friends. Make new ones. Eat great food. Buy all the new Rethinking Schools books -- and re-subscribe to the magazine. Be reminded why you went into education.

Go to www.nwtsj.org. Click on "Workshop Proposal Application" in the upper left of the website. The website also includes programs from years past so you can get a sense for the kind of sessions that we have previously offered. We are looking for proposals on social justice teaching, but also on strategies to organize to defend public education, how educators and community activists are collaborating, ways to transform whole schools and districts -- anything that has to do about educating to make the world a better place.

Please consider drafting and submitting a proposal.

Best,

NWTSJ planning committee

<<Social Justice Teaching Workshop Proposals due July 1>>

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

There are just about two weeks left to get your workshop proposal in for our 8th annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference, to be held October 17 at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle. Last year in Portland we offered more than 60 participatory workshops on social justice teaching and the fight to defend public education.

Workshop proposal deadline is July 1.

Go to www.nwtsj.org. Click on "Workshop Proposal Application" in the upper left of the website. We have also posted programs for past conferences, so you can see the kind of workshops offered.

Thanks for your important work.

NWTSJ Conference Planning Committee

NWTSJ Workshop Proposals

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

There are just about two weeks left to get your workshop proposal in for our 8th annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference, to be held October 17 at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle. Last year in Portland we offered more than 60 participatory workshops on social justice teaching and the fight to defend public education.

Workshop proposal deadline is July 1.

Go to www.nwtsj.org. Click on "Workshop Proposal Application" in the upper left of the website. We have also posted programs for past conferences, so you can see the kind of workshops offered.

Thanks for your important work.

NWTSJ Conference Planning Committee

NW Teachers for Social Justice Conference Proposals

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Dear Portland Area Rethinking Schools friends,

Remember that until July 1 we are accepting workshop proposals for this fall's Northwest Teaching for Social Justice conference. Go to www.nwtsj.org and click on "Workshop Proposal Application" in the upper left part of the website. We had 1,100 people last year in our largest and best conference yet. Please consider submitting a workshop proposal.

Best, Bill Bigelow, for the NWTSJ conference planning committee

Social Justice and Mathematics: An Opportunity for Teachers

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An Invitation for you
to join us at
Mathematics Teaching and Society
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mathematics Education and Society, MES 8, is an international conference that provides a forum for discussing the social, political, cultural, and ethical dimensions of mathematics education. This year the conference is being held at Portland State University, 21-26 June 2015.

On Wednesday, 24 June, the focus of the conference will be on Mathematics Teaching and Society. It will be an event to give local public school and community college teachers the opportunity to discuss local, national, and global issues with their counterparts attending MES8.

The day will start with a plenary talk given by Bob Peterson, an education activist and one of the founding members of Rethinking Schools. The title of his talk is Weaving Social Justice in Elementary Mathematics. The plenary will be followed by small group discussions around the ideas from the plenary. After lunch, roundtable discussions about issues that currently impact the professional work of teaching, such as teacher accountability in K-12, and the impact of the Completion Agenda on pre-college mathematics at community colleges.

K-12 and post-secondary teachers are invited to register for this one-day event at a cost of $50, which includes lunch. Participants are eligible for one continuing education credit through Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education.

Contact Dr. Ann Sitomer at ann.sitomer@gmail.com for more information about credit for participation. Register at: https://regstg.com/Registration/Registration.aspx?rid=df270137-e0c2-44a9...

Note that there will be a limit on numbers if necessary, with precedence being given to those who are currently classroom teachers.

Troublemakers School/Jesse Hagopian speaks

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This MAY 30th, unions and community activists are coming together at the Troublemakers School! A time to learn and organize across struggles and labor groups. This year Jesse Hagopian, editor from Rethinking Schools, will be speaking as the lunchtime keynote and also on an education panel. The panel will address the current opt out movement and the criticism of it being a white suburban mom movement. Students of color are more than a test score, yet there is still an opportunity gap in our schools. How does race play a role in standardized tests and current education reforms? How are students of color represented or not represented in the classroom curriculum?

Addressing these questions will be:

Jesse Hagopian, Seattle Teacher from Garfield High School, Rethinking Schools editorial board
Sekai Edwards, Jefferson High School student and leader of the Black Student Union
Adrienne Cabouet, leader in the Black Lives Matter Portland movement

Cost is only $10, which covers lunch. Hope to see some fellow educators there!

Saturday, May 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UA 290 Hall
20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR
- See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/pdx

NW Teachers for Social Justice Conference Proposals

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Many of you attended last year's remarkable Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference in Portland. It was a joyful, inspiring, and thought-provoking gathering — with about 1,100 educators from around the Northwest. Next fall, we’ll be back in Seattle, and anticipate another great event. We’ll be at Chief Sealth International High School, Saturday, October 17th. Details at www.nwtsj.org. Please mark your calendar.

We want to encourage you to think about submitting a workshop proposal for the conference. Go to www.nwtsj.org and click on the “Workshop Proposal Applications” tab at the top of the page. You will be able to submit information about your workshop through a form on our website. If you encounter problems or have questions, write rfp@nwtsj.org.

Our keynote speaker this year will be David Stovall. Stovall is an associate professor of Educational Policy Studies and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His academic work focuses on critical race theory, school-community relationships, youth culture and the relationship between housing and K-12 school systems. Stovall has been a popular speaker at teaching for social justice conferences around the country. He has a commitment to staying connected to schools and classrooms, and volunteers as a social studies teacher at the Lawndale Little Village School of Social Justice in Chicago. We’re delighted that David Stovall has agreed to join us next October.

Thanks for your important work.

Bill Bigelow
for the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference planning committee

P.S. Remember that Friday, May 8, is our book celebration party for Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry for Social Justice, edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Great Hall, 4 pm - 6 pm (program starts at 4:30). 1624 NE Hancock. v