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One-Day Teach-In

The NWSA One-Day Teach-In, specifically for Baltimore City (and surrounding counties) teachers and paraprofessionals, is designed principally for full-time and part-time classroom teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools.

The Teach-In will take place on November 16 from 9:00a-4:00p at the Hilton Baltimore. Selected participants will receive teaching resources (journals, lesson plans, and primary sources), continental breakfast and lunch, a one-year NWSA individual membership, and registration to the NWSA 2017 Annual Conference (11/17-11/19).

The Teach-In curriculum builds off of the 2017 NWSA Conference theme (40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives) and is being led by Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Loyola professor and former Baltimore City middle-school teacher. The goal is to engage, inspire, and educate teachers and thus the Teach-In is best suited for educators who currently incorporate or who are interested in incorporating civic, social and cultural topics into their instruction. 

Prior to completing an application, carefully consider what is expected in terms of the one-day residence and general participation in day’s events.

Please click here for the Teach-In Agenda.

Participants have been selected.
A selection committee will read and evaluate all properly completed applications in order to select the most promising applicants and to identify a number of alternates. The most important consideration in the selection of participants is the likelihood that an applicant (and their school) will benefit from the experience. This is determined by committee members and is based upon a number of factors, each of which should be addressed in the application essay. These factors include: 

  • Effectiveness and commitment as an educator, based upon years of experience and/or prior involvement with professional development activities; 
  • Intellectual interests, as they relate to the subject matter of the project; 
  • Special skills or perspectives that would contribute to the Teach-In; 
  • Commitment to participate fully in the formal and informal collegial life of the project; and the 
  • Likelihood that the experience will enhance the applicant’s teaching.