Teacher Advocacy

Photos from the Summer 2017 Workshop

 Teachers, it's time to make change.

Everyday Advocacy

An Eastern Michigan Writing Project Summer Institute

    July 10 - 12       9am – 3pm each day

Eastern Michigan University Campus, Ypsilanti, MI

Sadly, the ongoing conversation about school reform too often leaves out the voices of teachers—those who are most intimately acquainted with the day-to-day issues that impact students and their learning. We believe that these voices are essential ones for policy makers to hear, but we recognize as well the pressures on teachers to remain silent.

How can teachers safely enter the conversation?  In this workshop, you’ll learn how to develop your personal stories into a public narrative, building toward an action plan.  By the end of day 3, you will have an action plan to take back to your classroom and school.

The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Cathy Fleischer, EMWP co-director, author of Teachers Organizing for Change, and lead developer for the Everyday Advocacy website.

Who can apply? To apply, please fill out the online form at https://goo.gl/Qbhs2n by June 1, 2018.  If more than 25 apply, teachers will be selected based on three criteria: (1) commitment to the topic; (2) school and subject area representation (i.e., diversity in grade level; school location; school size, etc.); and (3) connection to the NWP network.

Is there a cost?  $75 for the three days.  Payment is due on the first day of the Institute.

Dorm space is available for out-of-town participants. (Cost is about $40 per night.)

Further questions? Contact Cathy at cfleische@emich.edu