One of the most captivating parts of our engagement work has been the educator professional learning network, TeachingInColor. Originally designed as a writing series in 2017 that amplified the voices of Black, Latinx and Native educators in North Carolina, it has quickly blossomed into an online community of educators of colors and those who support them. There are officially over 55 educators enrolled as part of TeachingInColor, we have done two webinars with the TeachingInColor network, one in partnership with Hope Street Group, the other with EduColor founder Jose Vilson and ClearTheAir founder Val Brown.

Since March, we have hosted monthly Twitter chats under the hashtag #TeachingInColor that utilize social media to engage other minoritized educators in discourse regarding issues of relevance to them. The Twitter chats have garnered both local and national participation and have trended every time they’ve happened. Archives from previous chats can be found below:

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

 

June 2019

We endeavor to host a convening in Spring of 2020 for in-service and pre-service teachers of color as well as supporters that permits them to build community and increase retention throughout the state. Additionally, we hope to produce quarterly publication with writings from individuals within the network.

If you are interested in joining TeachingInColor, feel free to fill out this enrollment form for and you will be added to our GoogleGroup.