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PASSION MEETS PURPOSE: Promising Pathways Through Experiential Learning

Thursday | March 21, 2024

9:00 AM

The Albert Shanker Institute, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Center for American Progress cordially invite you to a transformative and pioneering conference on experiential learning: PASSION MEETS PURPOSE: Promising Pathways Through Experiential Learning.

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Past Events

Apr192023

Past Event

The Supreme Court: From Guardian of Rights to Extremist Majority with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and AFT President Randi Weingarten

In its most recent set of decisions in 2022, the extremist majority of the Supreme Court has struck down long-standing precedents and long-enduring laws, with the elimination of guarantees for many of our rights and freedoms. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), AFT President Randi Weingarten and a distinguished panel discussed these decisions of the court and their impact on abridging Americans’ basic freedoms and what we can do. Watch the Video.

Dec82022

Past Event

AFT in Solidarity with Ukraine

Watch a discussion with AFT President Randi Weingarten who recently traveled to Ukraine; Bilingual Special Education Teacher Alexandra Hernandez, who spent the summer teaching Ukraine students in Poland, and Dr. Irwin Redlener, co-founder of the Ukraine Children's Action Project. Contribute to the AFT Disaster Relief Fund at: https://www.aft.org/aft-disaster-relief-fund. Watch the video.

Nov172022

Past Event

Teaching About Tribal Sovereignty

This session is part of the series: A More United America: Teaching Democratic Principles and Protected Freedoms.
Available for 1.5-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval. Watch on Demand.

Oct272022

Past Event

Constitutional Voting Rights: Teaching the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments

This session is part of the series: A More United America: Teaching Democratic Principles and Protected Freedoms. Available for 1.5-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval. Watch on Demand.

Oct202022

Past Event

How Book Banning Prevents Literacy for All

This session is part of the series: A More United America: Teaching Democratic Principles and Protected Freedoms. Available for 1.5-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval. Watch on Demand.

Oct132022

Past Event

Teaching the Civil War Amendments: Reconstruction's 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments

This session is part of the series: A More United America: Teaching Democratic Principles and Protected Freedoms.
Available for 1.5-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval. Watch on Demand.

Oct62022

Past Event

A More United America in Your Classroom: How to Create a Safe & Welcoming Environment during Divisive Times

This session is part of the series: A More United America: Teaching Democratic Principles and Protected Freedoms.
Available for 1.5-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval. Watch on Demand.

Sep292022

Past Event

Constitution 101: How to Teach the U.S. Constitution in K-12

This session is part of the series: A More United America: Teaching Democratic Principles and Protected Freedoms. Available for 1.5-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval. Watch on Demand.

Jun212022

Past Event

A New Presidency in the Philippines, the Continued Fight for Democracy, and Labor’s Work

Watch this special Shanker Conversation exploring the intersection of democracy and the labor movement with an international perspective, featuring Annie Enriquez Geron, Randi Weingarten, Brian Atwood and Jessica Tang.

Apr262022

Past Event

Educating for Democratic Citizenship Conference

The Shanker Institute, the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University and Share My Lesson held a virtual three-day conference on Educating for Democratic Citizenship. Participants will be eligible for professional development recertification credit for these on-demand webinars.

Apr12022

Past Event

Working for the Common Good at the Bargaining Table and Beyond

National Union Presidents Mark Dimondstein, Christopher Shelton and Randi Weingarten discussed their common good victories in the courts, in the legislature and at the bargaining table.

Mar212022

Past Event

Literacy: Systems Matter. An Infrastructure Approach To Reading Achievement

Watch a discussion highlighting the importance of a reading infrastructure to create the conditions for effective, science-based reading instruction.

Mar32022

Past Event

Countering Misinformation in the Classroom: A Media Literacy Discussion with Randi Weingarten and NewsGuard

In this Q & A style session, AFT President Randi Weingarten and Steven Brill discussed the misinformation trends NewsGuard’s analysts are encountering in the field, and the tactics educators can employ in their classrooms to counter these trends.

Dec82021

Past Event

Why Voting Rights Matter for People with Disabilities

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and a distinguished group of experts discussed the threat to voting rights and why it is critical to protect them, especially for people with disabilities, and what Congress is considering doing to protect voting rights for all Americans.

May262021

Past Event

RE-UNION: A Book Discussion About Sectoral Bargaining

Book discussion on sectoral bargaining with David Madland, Larry Cohen, Lynn Rhinehart and César F. Rosado Marzán.

May202021

Past Event

Breaking Barriers: A Conversation with Stan Litow and Randi Weingarten

Conversation with Stan Litow, author of Breaking Barriers, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Mar92021

Past Event

"Mutualism" Book Discussion with Sara Horowitz and Randi Weingarten

Discussion of "Mutualism: Building the Next Economy from the Ground UP" with author Sara Horowitz and Randi Weingarten

Feb32021

Past Event

A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door Book Discussion

A virtual conversation with Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire, authors of A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door, and discussant Andy Smarick.

Jan252021

Past Event

Strike for Common Good Book Discussion

Strike for the Common Good Book Discussion with editor Rebecca Givans and Joe McCartin, Georgetown University. Monday, January 25, 2021, 5:00 pm ET.

Dec92020

Past Event

The Teacher Insurgency: A Conversation with Leo Casey and Randi Weingarten

In The Teacher Insurgency, Leo Casey addresses how the unexpected wave of recent teacher strikes has had a dramatic impact on American public education, teacher unions, and the larger labor movement.

Oct152020

Past Event

Where Teachers Thrive: Organizing Schools for Success - Lessons for Educators in a Covid-19 World

Dr. Susan Moore Johnson discussed her new book Where Teachers Thrive and its lessons for educators in a Covid-19 world.

Oct132020

Past Event

Saving Our Democracy

"Saving Our Democracy,” sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and the Albert Shanker Institute with former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, and Suzanne Nossel and AFT President Randi Weingarten.

Sep142020

Past Event

Andy Hargreaves Book Discussion

Virtual book discussion of "Moving: A Memoir of Education and Social Mobility" with author Andy Hargreaves.

May282020

Past Event

Safely Re-Opening America's Schools

The question of how schools can be reopened in ways that protect the health and safety of students, teachers and other adult staff is not only a challenging one, but one which is dynamic and changing.