NWSA One-Day Teach-In, specifically for Baltimore City or Baltimore County
teachers and paraprofessionals, is designed principally for full-time and
part-time classroom teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent,
and religiously affiliated schools.
The Teach-In will take place on November 16 from 9:00a-4:00p at the Hilton Baltimore. Selected participants will receive teaching resources (journals, lesson plans, and primary sources), continental breakfast and lunch, a one-year NWSA individual membership, and registration to the NWSA 2017 Annual Conference (11/17-11/19).
The Teach-In curriculum builds off of the 2017 NWSA Conference theme (40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives) and is being led by Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Loyola professor and former Baltimore City middle-school teacher. The goal is to engage, inspire, and educate teachers and thus the Teach-In is best suited for educators who currently incorporate or who are interested in incorporating civic, social and cultural topics into their instruction.
Prior to completing an application, carefully consider what is expected in terms of the one-day residence and general participation in day’s events.
committee will read and evaluate all properly completed applications in order
to select the most promising applicants and to identify a number of alternates. The most important consideration in the selection of participants is the likelihood that an applicant (and their school) will benefit from the experience. This is determined by committee members and is based upon a
number of factors, each of which should be addressed in the application essay.
These factors include:
and commitment as an educator, based upon years of experience and/or prior
involvement with professional development activities;
interests, as they relate to the subject matter of the project;
skills or perspectives that would contribute to the Teach-In;
to participate fully in the formal and informal collegial life of the
project; and the
that the experience will enhance the applicant’s teaching.
online applications received by April 21, 2017 will be
considered. Late applications will not be reviewed. Twenty-five educators
will be selected to participate. Successful applicants will be notified of
their selection via email by May 23 and they will have until June 1 to accept
or decline the offer.
application package includes the following:
1. The completed NWSA online
2. A résumé or brief biography that details your educational qualifications and
professional experience (one-two pages);
3. An application essay that includes the following (one-two pages):
reasons for applying to the NWSA Teach-In;
interest, both academic and personal, in the topics we will be
relationship between your professional responsibilities and the focus of
the Teach-In; and,
you hope to accomplish by participating, including any individual research
and writing projects you foresee undertaking and/or curricular units you
4. The email address and phone
number for two references, one of which should be an administrator or
department head from your school. The two referees should be familiar with your
professional accomplishments or promise, teaching and/or research interests,
and ability to contribute to, and benefit from, participation in the Teach-In. The
referees may be contacted for additional information.