Upcoming Events

Past Events

Was a Charitable Fundraising Event, with keynote speaker Elijah Cummings,
of Maryland's 75th Congressional District

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Other Events, News, & Projects

Now Available - Issue #4 of Our Newsletter:The Voice

Issue #4 of The Voice is now available. Download it here.

Now Available - Issue #3 of Our Newsletter:The Voice

Issue #3 of The Voice is now available. Download it here.

BTN's "Violence In Our Public Schools" Open Forum

Many joined us in an open forum to tackle the issue of violence in our schools
with a panel of Teachers, parents, & students on April 27th, 6PM to 9PM. Learn More.

BTN 2015 Annual "Beacon of Light" Awards Ceremony

A Charitable Fundraising Event, with keynote speaker Ben T. Jealous,
Former NAACP CEO & President, Education and Civil Rights Advocate. Learn More.

Now Available - Our Newsletter:The Voice

Issue #1 of The Voice is now available. Download it here.

Teacher Forum, Thursday, April 3rd at 5:00 pm at 1430 Carswell Street

Session topics were:
  • A Panel Discussion and Updates on the New System of Teacher Evaluation
  • Examining the Intersections of Race and Class in the Classroom
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Race in the Classroom Teacher Inquiry Group (TIG), Wednesday, February 5th and 19th

This Teacher Inquiry Group invited participants to explore our individual racial identity and investigate race in our own practices,
particularly in the classroom, and beyond.

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Teacher Evaluation Teacher Inquiry Group (TIG) Monday, February 10th

This Teacher Inquiry Group (TIG) investigated issues surrounding the implementation of new teacher evaluation systems. How do we identify a good teacher? How do teachers experience systemic attempts to balance formative feedback for improvement and summative decisions about their job status?

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BTN Online Community Development

Through our Web site BTN provides a catalyst for well-informed, thoughtful, praxis-oriented conversations surrounding issues of teacher professionalism and teacher voice in classroom practice and education policy. Our focus is on participatory action research and publication.

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UMBC BreakingGround partnership

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) has recently rolled out a project called BreakingGround. This is a campus-wide conversation around civic engagement. BTN has partnered with UMBC and BreakingGround to provide Baltimore teachers and education activists with an opportunity to connect to faculty and graduate students for the development of action research projects around encouraging and supporting teacher voice.

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Future Discussions and Events

Future discussion and event topics will emerge from our webpage blog entries and subsequent member contributions. Where appropriate BTN's Committee for Teacher Voice organizes face-to-face teacher symposia. Through these in-person symposia, Baltimore area teachers and university faculty and graduate students can come together to discuss the dilemmas of teacher professionalism and teacher voice, to present the results of action research, and to create connections leading to future action research projects and papers.

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