Training and Workshops
Education Justice Leadership Program
Teachers Unite is committed to supporting educators, parents, students and allies for education justice. We provide instruction and support capacity building for educators, parents, students and allies working on local and state campaigns for equitable public education, fair working conditions, and safe and strong schools. We do this work in collaboration with teacher union locals and community partner organizations, working together to define and create the training and workshop agenda.
We offer the following workshops and multi-day training sessions. Each workshop will be tailored to best fit your organization's needs. The numbers in parentheses are the minimum amount of time necessary to adequately cover all of the objectives of each workshop.
To schedule a training at your school or organization, email email@example.com or call 212.675.4790.
Organizing for Education Justice
This multi-day training focuses on transformative organizing models for bringing parents, youth and educators together for education justice. Participants will practice writing, organizing and facilitation techniques that inspire the involvement of more school stakeholders.
Introduction to Restorative Justice
This 3-hour workshop offers an introduction to restorative justice frameworks for communities and schools. Participants will explore how power, privilege, and punitive discipline operate in communities and schools. This will provide an opportunity to practice basic restorative techniques such as restorative circles, fairness committees and communication techniques used by grassroots activists and educators to build more inclusive and safe communities.
Community Building for Education Leaders: Building Parent, Youth and Educator Coalitions
In order to build strong relationships among parents, youth and education at their school, this 3-hour workshop will give participants an opportunity to identify areas for educator-parent-student collaboration and practice community-building activities such as restorative circles and accountability check-ins. These practices create equitable and collaborative relationships among education stakeholders.
Mobilizing for Education Justice
This 3-hour workshop provides an introduction to mobilization tactics for growing the number of parents, youth and educators active in your campaign or school. We will focus on building a mobilization plan and practice outreach and organizing techniques.
Education Leader Recharge
This 3-hour workshop will highlight strategies to develop organizing practice while avoiding burnout. It will focus on transformative strategies for individual leadership development and collaborative accountability practices for recharging organizing practice.
Workshop sessions can be customized to support new initiatives and the ongoing work of community groups and union locals. We have facilitated workshops for parent organizations and schools on leadership development, interpersonal and organizational accountability practices, conflict resolution communication strategies and organizing campaigns. Contact Teachers Unite at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a consultation on the type of workshop best suited for your organization or school.