Month: June 2023


Apply now to speak at SXSW EDU 2024

Speaking proposals for SXSW EDU 2024 can be submitted for consideration until July 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Use the education conference-festival’s PanelPicker Guide to review the session tracks (among the themes are teaching & learning, equity & justice, and future of tech) and format options (solo presentation, panel discussion, instructional workshop, etc.), as well as the steps involved when submitting a proposal.…

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U.S. DOE webinar to delve into improved kindergarten readiness

Join education leaders and practitioners June 27 for the webinar “How Family Engagement Supports Kindergarten Readiness/Early School Success.”

Presented by the U.S. Department of Education, the 90-minute session is expected to explore why engaging families early matters for the long-term success of children, as well as how technology can be leveraged to support families.

This free webinar starts at 1 p.m.…

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Explore the latest tech and more at ISTELive 23

Tyler James Williams, star of the hit ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary,” is among the notable names scheduled to appear at ISTELive 23, taking place June 25-28 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.

Presented by the nonprofit International Society for Technology in Education, the event has sessions on such topics as artificial intelligence, digital citizenship and social emotional learning.…

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Belfer conference supports accurate Holocaust teaching

The 2023 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators is scheduled for June 26-28.

Over the course of the free, three-day virtual conference, participants will access accurate, classroom-ready Holocaust lessons and resources based on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s collections.

All content is available to registrants for up to six months after the event’s conclusion.…

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Diversity and inclusionNews

ACE webinar explores the labor involved with DEI leadership

The American Council on Education will present the webinar “Creating Emotionally Supportive Spaces Through Shared Equity Leadership” on June 15 at 1 p.m. ET.

Panelists will discuss “what emotional labor looks like in an environment where responsibility for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leadership is broadly distributed,” according to ACE, as well as provide examples for how institutions “can better acknowledge and support campus leaders engaged in emotional labor.”…

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AFT NewsNewsPre-K to 12 NewsShare My Lesson

SML kicks off Summer of Learning ’23

As the 2022-23 school year winds down, AFT’s Share My Lesson has already rolled out its Summer of Learning ’23 resources.

Among the offerings:

• Father’s Day Lesson Plan and Activities
• Teaching Juneteenth: Lesson Plans and Resources
• Baseball Lesson Plans and Activities for PreK-12

• Practical Approaches to Advance Original Thinking in a World With ChatGPT

• Self-Care and Communal Care for Ourselves and Our Students (webinar)

To view all 52 resources, click here.…

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AAUPAFTNJ NewsBloomfield CollegeLabor NewsMontclair State UniversityNews

Chiera, Wolfson testify in favor of Bloomfield-Montclair State merger bill

With New Jersey’s Assembly Higher Education Committee about to vote on A5470 (the Bloomfield College-Montclair State University merger bill), AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera and AFT Local 1904 President Rich Wolfson on June 5 testified in favor of the legislation, which was recently amended to remove anti-labor language.

“This move — bringing Bloomfield and Montclair together — is a statement, and we’re putting students first,” Chiera said at the State House Annex in Trenton.…

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AFT NewsAFTNJ NewsHigher Ed NewsNew Jersey City UniversityNews

Weingarten, Chiera and Hildner renew the call for state to fund NJCU

As the New Jersey Legislature reconvenes to finalize the state’s fiscal year 2024 budget, AFT leaders are reminding the state Senate and Assembly about the urgent need to address New Jersey City University’s well-documented financial crisis.

“New Jersey City University hands first-generation students their diplomas and gives them a shot at a secure, middle-class life,” AFT President Randi Weingarten said in a press release issued June 1.…

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AFTNJ welcomes staff representative Jennie Shanker

The AFTNJ on June 1 welcomed its new staff representative, Jennie Shanker, who takes over for Joe Norris.

Organized labor and education have been constants in her life. She is the daughter of the late Albert Shanker, who was AFT president for more than two decades. In her 20-plus years of teaching, Jennie Shanker held various positions at several higher education institutions, among them adjunct associate professor at University of the Arts, Moore College of Art & Design, and Tyler School of Art & Architecture, all in Philadelphia.…

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