City Team Programming

Bridgeport City Team Day – Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (Pre-Work Required)
Wednesday, February 28 2018 | 5:00-7:30PM | Achievement First, Bridgeport Academy Middle School, 529 Nobel Ave, Bridgeport CT
As a collective, we are charged to ACHIEVE IMPACT. We will work together during our city team day to hold ourselves to high standards, make data-informed decisions, and orient to long-term success with your development and students’ outcomes. . As explained in the newsletter sent out on February Monday, 2/5/18, block out 60 minutes to complete your pre-work, which can be downloaded here. Copy and paste this link: https://teachforamerica.box.com/s/ypwd1v4fjut3x6ervd5yo6xr68qd8zhw if you are having trouble with the hyperlinked text. 
Wifi WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. There will be street and limited lot spaces for parking. Dinner will be provided by Ms. Thelma’s. If you have dietary restrictions that will not be met by the soul food cuisine, please contact Keyairra.Wright@teachforamerica.org to make alternative arrangements.
Visit the City Team Calendar for specific dates about all upcoming events.
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Contextualized Opportunities

A Legacy Revealed- I Am America Black History Month Celebration

Thursday, February 15 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM | Mark Twain House: 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford CT 06105
The theme for this year’s signature event is “A Legacy Revealed: I Am America,” a cultural experience showcasing the achievements and innovations from people of color in S.T.E.A.M. industries, featuring the ARTS. Throughout the event, the audience will be introduced to advancements and milestones from individuals within the African diaspora, namely African-American, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino cultures. Youth from throughout the city will re-enact historical figures, act as exhibit tour guides and provide various forms of entertainment. 

CTCORE-Organize Now! Bridgeport Chapter Meetings

Monday, February 26 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM | Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605
This is a Black & POC-lead space, focused on building communities of racial justice freedom fighters to dismantle institutional racism in Bridgeport & the state of Connecticut. In 2018 we’re focusing on community building & healing in Bridgeport. See more information about the next meeting here. 

WOMEN OF COLOR AFFINITY SPACE

February, TBD | 5:45-7:30PM | Keyairra’s House 112 Hillside Avenue, Bridgeport CT
If you identify as a Woman of Color and would like to join an affinity space to discuss your experiences as a corps member and Bridgeport teacher, then join us! Snacks, sparkling juice, and wine will be served. Let Keyairra know what dates work best for you!

 
CORPS MEMBER OF COLOR & NATIVE SUMMITS

The Corps Member of Color (CMoC) summit series serves to advance “One Day” in the United States and its indigenous nations, by having all sectors and people working together to build out the pool and foster the learning and development of inspired, relentless, culturally responsive AANHPI, Black, Latinx and Native leaders who are in the fight for educational equity. Are you interested? Click here

WHITE PRIVILEGE CONFERENCE

The White Privilege Conference (WPC) will take place again in April 2018. Don’t let the name fool you! This conference is open to people of all racial groups and identities. There are also plenty of affinity spaces to explore how white privilege impacts different people. Registration opens on Monday, January 15th. It provides a challenging, collaborative and comprehensive experience.  They strive to empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformations. This conference is open to people of all backgrounds. Discuss this opportunity with your City Team Lead and school principal if you are interested in attending!
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Resources

PBS Black History Classroom Resources. 

Get more information here.

 

Teaching Tolerance Anti-Bias Framework.

Learn about Social Justice Standards for your grade level with this tool.

 

Explore 6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month.

See Edutopia’s resource bank.

Elementary Google Folder

CT specific. This has an NGSS google resource folder in it

Elementary National Modules

They are making new ones and have revised old ones, they’re a pretty strong learning experience option

 

National Content Google Communities

Separated by content area (have a dedicated part time staff member who can help refer to/find resources)

Teaching communities resource bank

Organized by grade-band /content

CM pics and videos folder

CT elem Classroom pics, student samples, teaching video clips

Sue Lehmann Award 

Strong 2nd year TFA classrooms

TFA Teaching Tools

Planning, data/tracking, communities, culture, PD, resource bank

AF Open Source –> AF curriculums and additional resources

FREE open source; create login–>click instructional model- select your content/grade band. Includes arc of the year; unit and lesson plans across grade/subject areas in addition to numerous other resources
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