Teachers Unite with Rank and File Leaders
Participants learned models of campaign organizing (transactional vs. transformative), and examples of student/teacher/parent collaboration at the school site and the existing power structures to support such collaborations in school leadership.
One teacher participant commented: "The joint student-teacher interaction opened up the enormous potential of working with students."
Workshops at the Organizing Institute included:
- How to Conduct an Organizing Conversation;
- School Staff Organizing with Parents and Youth at the School SiteIntro to School Leadership Teams;
- How to Plan Creative Actions;
- How to Plan a Media Campaign
Teachers Unite members are entitled to ask TU for support with further trainings on how to organize, develop strategic campaigns and transform existing power structures. To get involved, come to our monthly Member Meetings, open to educators, parents, youth and community members.
Lois Weiner will be facilitating and will be incorporating stories/experiences into a teacher-organizing handbook she's working on with Teachers Unite. She will give credit in the publication to those teachers participating. See Photos!
November 13, 2010: Rank and File Organizing For Leadership
Jen Johnson and Al Ramirez from CORE