City Team Programming

Bridgeport/Stamford City Team Day – Wednesday, May 9, 2018 
Wednesday, May 9,  2018 | 5:00-7:30PM | Capital Prep Harbor Upper School, 777 Main Street , Bridgeport CT | Pre-work can be found below. Metered parking is free starting at 5:00PM if you park at the “classic” looking meters. Bring a quarter with you to ensure you don’t receive a ticket for arriving early and being set to start at 5:00PM.
The focus of the city team day will be around teacher leadership as it pertains to student outcomes moving into the End of the Year (EOY).
For prework, complete the following three (3) activities.
1. Personality Test (10 minutes): Guiding questions: Reflecting on your personality test results from June 2017, which characteristics and tendencies provided you with clarity? Which evoked curiosity? How do these results change or add to what you think about yourself as a teacher and leader? If you do not remember your test results, look up your profile or retake the test here.
2. Ted Talk Video-Be A Champion (9 mins): Guiding questions: How have you inspired students and strong academic outcomes through your teaching practice?
3. Ted Talk Video-Great Leadership Begins with Self-Leadership (12 mins): Guiding questions: What connections can you make between your individual strengths personality test and how can you model and manifest these things in your classroom. Or how do you plan too?



Final Bridgeport/Stamford City Team Day! Expanded: A Teacher’s Role Outside of the Classroom – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 
Wednesday, May 23,  2018 | 5:00-8:00PM arrive early for food. | Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT 06611
For pre-work, take 5 minutes to read over the workshops and register. Dinner will be served. Attendance is mandatory.
This Spring conference has been designed by Educators for Excellence, and Bridgeport based education advocates! The workshops will center around teacher diversity, highlighting the ways in which historic racism and oppression impact our classrooms. Educators will interface with community organizations, district leaders, and legislators to learn how they can fight for a more equitable and just education system for our students.  Sessions will focus on Males of Color in Education, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teacher Diversity, and a Legislative Panel. For full information on panels, click here.
Visit the City Team Calendar for specific dates about all upcoming events.
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Contextualized Opportunities


Monday, April 16th | 6:30PM – 8:30PM | City Hall – 45 Lyons Terrance, Bridgeport CT


Tuesday, April 17th | 5:30PM – 7:30PM | City Hall, Room 305 – 45 Lyons Terrance, Bridgeport CT


Monday, April 23rd | 6:30PM – 8:00PM | Bridgeport Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, 60 St. Stephens Rd. Bridgeport, CT 06605, 


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


Welcome guest teachers for financial literacy courses! Sign up with this Google Form. Send questions:



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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Shout out to Julia Kannam for sharing! 

Coherence Map – See standards and samples of work for students at your grade level, the grade level before them, and the grade level they’re headed to! Automatically!!

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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