RISE and Conference for Hope and Healing
NJEA RISE Conference: July 14
The Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE) was NJEA’s first large-scale virtual gathering following the global pandemic and mandatory quarantine of 2020. Originally planned to convene in-person, RISE would invite members to learn at the most prominent intersecting issues of our time—equity and technology. The TechStock Conference and Summer Professional Learning Institute that used to take place in July were combined to create RISE.
Our program in July 2020 was unapologetic, introducing bold new language and content to NJEA professional learning spaces in an attempt to push the aspirational boundaries of our collective imagination:
• Creating Racial Equity in Public Schools and Black Liberation
• Debunking the Model Minority Myth: Asian and Pacific Islanders
• Decolonizing Curriculum: Indigenous, Hispanic and Latino/a/x
• The Freedom School Movement: Past, Present and Future
• Unpacking White Supremacy Culture in Schools
• Keynote: Abolitionist Teaching by Dr. Bettina Love
Building on the momentum created by Freestyle Fridays (the original virtual equity conversations hosted by NJEA), RISE 2020, the growing REAL Movement for racial equity, affirmation and literacy, our RISE 2021 virtual summit promises to be something special. We will have a variety of speakers, workshops, poetry, and music to inspire us toward the pinnacle of our essential question: How can education evolve into a lifelong liberatory process?
Here is a quick glance at the topics:
• Disrupting the School-to-Prison and Schools-to-Deportation Pipeline
• Thinking Global and Acting Local: Supporting Mutual Aid Networks
• Rethinking Schools: Teacher Unions and Social Justice
• The EduColor Movement and Digital Organizing
• The REAL Movement Beyond 2021
• Dance Party with DJ Ome
• And much more!
The Keansburg Education Association is comprised of 300+ members including: teachers, nurses, librarians, school psychologists, social workers, learning disability specialists, counselors, computer technicians, paraprofessionals, and secretaries. Our vision is to provide our members with the best possible environment and tools to be successful.
Pre K Caruso-Bridget Fahnholz
Pre K PMRS-Colleen Dubrow
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NJEA Jack Bertolino Summer Leadership Conference
This year, the SLC will be virtual and there will be no cost for this conference. If you are an NJEA member, you are eligible and encouraged to attend this summer leadership conference offering 25 advocacy workshops and 25 mini-courses.