Webinar 1

Series description: It is so important in the fight for educational equity that the voices and experiences of students and teachers are heard. Whether through writing, speaking, or through social media, it is crucial that we speak out in the face of injustice and not stay silent about the things that matter. We want to hear from educators of color in the classroom on the most pressing issues happening in education and give you an elevated platform to amplify your voice.

That is why EdTrust is hosting a series of monthly “Communications for Fierce Advocacy” trainings aimed to connect educators of color with communications experts to build and amplify teachers’ advocacy voice through various mediums and communications outlets. Such mediums and platforms include opinion pieces including op-eds and blogs, leveraging social media, and how to conquer media interviews around topics that are bubbling up in your state that are also national hot topics.

Monday January 22 (6-7pm ET): Op-ed/Blog Writing 101: Your Experiences Power Change (Download the Presentation)

  • Description: Teachers’ experiences in the classroom matter when influencing and shaping policies and practices. Op-eds and blogs can serve as an effective tool for advocacy to move people to action. In this session, teacher advocates will learn the foundations of how to write an effective blog and op-ed, hear success stories from advocates who have had their written pieces published, and leave with a drafted brainstorm piece and next steps.
  • Agenda:
    • The Foundations of Blogs & Op-Eds
    • Success Stories: What Makes a Compelling Written Piece
    • Collaborative Brainstorm Session
    • Wrap-up and Next Steps Towards Action