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Learn to Address Censorship through Collective Action and Messaging

Workshop: Educators Addressing Censorship through Collective Action & MessagingAACTE continues its collaboration with AERA’s Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education to produce an in-depth, scaffolded, three-part series of professional learning opportunities addressing the recent uptick in education censorship across the nation. The first presentation of the series took place as a Deeper Dive session during AACTE’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans. On April 12, AACTE and AERA Division K will co-host a workshop: Educators Addressing Censorship through Collective Action & Messaging, which will include members of our P-20 education system. The third session in our series is a Town Hall taking place during the AERA Conference in late April where Lynn Gangone, AACTE CEO and president will be moderating alongside AERA Executive Director, Felice Levine, and Division K Chair, Dorothea Anagnostopoulos.

Education leaders across our nation will be presenting best practices and sharing strategies to address censorship. The workshop will provide members with a deep understanding of the education censorship concerns from perspectives of both education preparation providers and K-12 school systems. Members will also learn about effective strategies/promising practices to address education censorship. The panel will address how to message efforts to different stakeholders and describe the importance of coalition building to create calls to action.

The workshop will also include breakout groups that will (a) Identify how Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Education Preparation Providers (EPPs) are collaborating to sustain current partnerships amidst the censorship debates; (b) Describe the challenges to creating new partnerships between LEAs and EPPs; and (c) Describe the current conditions within EPPs regarding education censorship, attacks on equity and diversity professional development, teaching, and service, and candidate development amidst growing legislative action against teaching about persistent inequities in our public schools. 

All AACTE members are encouraged register for the Educators Addressing Censorship through Collective Action & Messaging Workshop.

The workshop panel includes the following:

Marvin Lynn
Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction 
Portland State University

Michael Dantley
Retired Dean, College of Education, Health and Society
Professor Emeritus, Educational Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership
Miami University, OH

Mica Pollack
Director, CREATE (Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence) 
Professor, Department of Education Studies 
University of California, San Diego 

Tambra Jackson
Dean and Professor, Urban Teacher Education
Adjunct Professor, Africana Studies
Indiana University, School of Education at IUPUI

Keffrelyn Brown
Suzanne B. and John L. Adams Endowed Professorship in Education
Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Center for African and African American Studies, and African and African Diaspora Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Sue Rieke -Smith, D.Ed.
Tigard Tualatin School District 23J
Tigard, OR

Brian Cox
Principal, Johnson Junior High School
Laramie County School District
Cheyenne, WY

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Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez

Vice President, Research, Policy, and Advocacy, AACTE