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This resource page is for Teaching for Black Lives Study Group members only.

Events

As a Teaching for Black Lives study group, you are invited to attend monthly classes and workshops hosted by the Zinn Education Project. 

All study group members are expected to attend at least three Teaching for Black Lives Campaign events, including the national welcoming and closing celebrations. Generally, there is one special event, workshop, class, or training per month. 

All of these events are online, at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET, and last for 60 to 90 minutes unless otherwise noted.

ASL Interpretation will be available upon request. Please register at least four days in advance to give our team time to schedule interpreters.

Invite Only

2024

August 12 Coordinator Orientation: General Overview

September 12 Coordinator Orientation: Racial Identity Activity

September 28 | Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In (9:30am – 2pm ET) in Washington, D.C. 

October 7 | Civil Rights Movement in the North with Brian Jones. This session is a Teach the Black Freedom Struggle Online Class.

October 21 Teaching about Civil Rights in the North curriculum workshop

October 26 | Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference: “Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools” (9am – 4pm) in Seattle, Washington.

November 2 | 2024 Native Knowledge 360° Teach-In (12 noon – 3pm ET / 9am – 12 noon PT)

An opportunity for educators around the world to access classroom resources from NMAI’s online education portal Native Knowledge 360°, the Zinn Education Project, and more. Hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with Teaching for Change.

November 22 – 24 | NCSS Annual Conference in Boston.

2025

January 22 Black Lives Matter at School Planning Meeting

April 28 Teaching about the Black Panther Party curriculum workshop

Guides

Guides

Study Guide

This guide, for teachers who are reading Teaching for Black Lives, includes thought-provoking questions for discussion, ideas for action, and resources for groups and individuals. Written by Cierra Kaler-Jones and Jesse Hagopian. Download the Teaching for Black Lives Study Guide.

Facilitation Guide

This month-to-month guide includes prompts and suggestions for study group meetings plus best practices for communication and engagement. Feel free to adapt and build off of to fit your own setting and your group’s particular needs.

Bookcover of the Teaching for Black Lives book

The heart of the study groups is collectively reading, discussing, and applying what you learn from the Teaching for Black Lives book. You’ll find a compilation of essays, teaching activities, role plays, poems, and artwork, designed to illuminate the movement for Black students’ lives, the school-to-prison-pipeline, Black history, gentrification, intersectional Black identities, and more. The book is edited by Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian, and Dyan Watson.

Rethinking

Rethinking Schools

Each study group member receives a complimentary one-year Rethinking Schools subscription (digital and print). If you haven’t subscribed already, please do so TODAY by following these instructions:

  1. Visit this dedicated page for your one-year subscription.
  2. Use code ZEPSTUDYSUB23

Beyond your study group members, do not share the code — there is only one subscription per study group member. For questions about the subscription, email orders@rethinkingschools.org.

Discord

We invite you to join our Discord Server specifically for Teaching for Black Lives study group members and coordinators. Connect with study group members in different states plus get advice and suggestions from continuing members.

If you’re new to Discord or need a refresher on how to add a server, here are instructions for you to join via your desktop

Alumni

It’s time to start thinking about the 2024–2025 school year! If you want to continue participating in your current Teaching for Black Lives study group, connect with your study group coordinator to make plans and goals for another year.

Coordinators: If you are interested in becoming an alumni study group, fill out our application.

Do you know other educators in your area who might be interested in forming a Teaching for Black Lives study group? Please share the announcement with your colleagues and networks.