The Center for Equity and Justice in Teacher Education was established in 2019.
The CEJTE is partially funded through an $8 million dollar, U.S. Department of Education grant titled, Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED).
The center supports cross-school opportunities for teacher and school leader collaboration, reflection and professional learning.
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Critical Collaborative for English Language Arts Education Speaker Series
The CEJTE and the Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic present a virtual speaker series: Integrating Criticality into English Language Arts (ELA) Lessons. We’ll feature two equity-centered literacy scholars, Gholdy Muhammad. Ph.D. and Noah Golden, Ph.D. To register click on the button below each speaker. A link will be sent to you by the Monday prior to the event. All events are free and open to the public. Join us!
Criticality in education helps learners:
- Disrupt the commonplace
- Integrate multiple viewpoints
- Focus on socio-political issues
- Examine issues of race, gender and class and their intersections
- Take actions to address injustices
Eye See It! Professional Development Series
The CEJTE, with support from the Library of Congress, presents a professional development series for K-12 educators focused on examining history with a historian’s eye! These events will be hosted by historian Larry Earl and teacher educator Chantee Earl, Ph.D. Join us on any or all of the following dates. The foci will shift for each session, but general topics include:
- Engaging students in historical inquiry
- Investigating historical events using primary source documents
- Incorporating virtual field trips and artifacts into the classroom
To register, click on the button below. A link will be sent to you by the Monday prior to the event. All events are free and open to the public. Join us!
“Urging all of us to open our minds and hearts so that we can know beyond the boundaries of what is acceptable, so that we can think and rethink, so that we can create new visions, I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions–a movement against and beyond boundaries.”
—bell hooks, from her 1994 book Teaching to Transgress