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Help us promote the TSJ Curriculum Fair with these fantastic flyers!

September 22, 2014 0 comments

TSJ thanks Ellen Gradman @sparkyourart for donating her design services to create this amazing poster! 

Any questions about the fair? Please e-mail us at tsjfair14@gmail.com 
Download, print, copy, and distribute everywhere! 

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Register now to attend the 13th Annual TSJ Curriculum Fair!

September 19, 2014 0 comments

TSJ Curriculum Fair Registration-NOW OPEN!

Click here to register for the 13th annual TSJ Curriculum Fair-Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10:00 - 4:00 PM, at North-Grand HS, Chicago
Questions? E-mail us at tsjfair14@gmail.com  
If you're interested in presenting a workshop, exhibiting curriculum or displaying resources click here

Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair Poster - Design by Ellen Gradman
Poster design by Ellen Gradman @sparkyourart  

If you are not familiar with the CF, please read this now! And you can see video from past CFs here and here

If you want to get involved in planning and volunteering at the CF come to our Sept. 27 meeting... for more info click here.

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Calling Educators and Organizations for TSJ Curriculum Fair 2014!

September 15, 2014 0 comments

The deadline to apply for the 2014 CF has passed... please plan to apply for the 2015 CF. 

TSJ Curriculum Fair 2014 Is Back!

1. Exhibit Curriculum, or
2. Have a Resource Table, or
3. Present a Workshop!

Applications Available Below!

Do you want to exhibit your curriculum at the TSJ CF?
Click here to apply.

What does it mean to "exhibit" curriculum at the CF?
Each teacher/exhibitor gets a table at the Fair to set up her/his materials. Many teachers exhibit curriculum by bringing a tri-fold board (like those science fair boards) and bring lesson or unit plans, student work, assignments, artifacts, video, whatever, to share their curriculum ideas. Many bring their students along who sit at the table and explain the work with their teachers. The CF is set up so that we can browse the "exhibits," talk with each other, and share lessons.
Do you want to present a workshop? Click here to apply.

What are the workshops?
Although the main focus of the CF is person-to-person contact through the exhibitors at their tables, we also have a limited number of workshops. These range from curricular innovations about social justice pedagogy to, for example, using multicultural children's literature to organizing for educational justice. These provide more in-depth, interactive ways for teachers and students to share what they've been learning and doing in their classrooms, and for activists/organizers to create dialogue and spaces for learning and for all of us to bring democracy to education and Chicago. These are our schools!
Do you want to have a resource table? Click here

What's the difference between an "exhibit" and a "resource table?"
Exhibitors are usually teachers who have taught a lesson, unit, or project, or who have some developed ideas to teach. We really encourage classroom teachers who are doing this work. Resource tables are usually for organizations that produce curriculum and resources for teachers and want to share them w/ others.
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TSJ Fall Meeting - Help plan the 13th annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair - Sat Sept 27th at 11:00am

September 13, 2014 0 comments

TSJ Fall Meeting
Saturday, Sept 27
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Get involved in creating the 13th annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair!

UIC College of Education
1040 W. Harrison Street
Room 3233 (Commons, 3rd Floor) 

1. Discussion: Democratize Education, Democratize Chicago!
Elected, Representative School Board campaign and the elections
2. Planning the Curriculum Fair
(Learn more and get involved!)

If you are not familiar with the CF, please read this now! It will explain what the CF is. And you can see video from past CFs here and here

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Below is a list of committees-can you help?

Every year, the CF is put on by over 100 volunteers, and you can be one of them! People help out the day of the CF, and many help out before. Right now we are recruiting people to help on the following committees (full committee descriptions and contact info here). Each committee will be holding its own committee meetings, so contact them now to get involved! To volunteer for any committee, click here!

2014 Committees:
Registration Tables 
Exhibitors & Resource Tables 
Arts and Culture/Merchandise 
Translation/ Accessibility 
Volunteer Coordination 

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UWM & City of Milwaukee: End Charter Enrollment Bribes!

September 12, 2014 0 comments

Please sign this petition from the Milwaukee Teacher Education Association to end the practice of paying parents and community members to enroll or refer students to privately run charter schools in Wisconsin!

Paying parents to sign up for charter schools in Wisconsin

It has come to light this week that several Wisconsin privately-run charter schools have been using $100, $200, and gift cards to bribe parents and community members to refer and enroll children. The schools even specify that to receive a payment, the child referred must be present on Sept. 19. Attendance on this date determines the level of state funding that each school receives.
This bribery scheme to increase enrollment spits in the face of schools that are working hard to increase enrollment the old fashioned way, by providing a quality education. If you think schools shouldn't be able to artificially inflate enrollment through bribes then please sign this petition.

Please share this petition widely!

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Talking with Students about Ferguson

September 10, 2014 0 comments

Chicago State University's
Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE)


2014-15 Lecture Series
September Event*

Talking with Students about Ferguson
Meaningful Classroom Dialogue about What Happened in Ferguson & What it Means

Panel/Discussion with CSU Faculty, Area Administrators and Teachers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:00-7:45 p.m.

CSU Library Auditorium (4th Floor) 
9501 S. King Drive 

3 CPDUs, Sandwich Bar & Dessert Reception,and Parking $22     

*Co-sponsored with JBV  
Register at:  jbvgradschool.us
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