The 2017 American Federation of Teacher’s TEACH (Together Educating America’s Children) Conference took place July 20-22 in Washington, DC, and BTU members were there in force! Read AFT President Randi Weingarten’s keynote address. Highlights for many members included addresses by Professor Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade on addressing student trauma, young adult author and educator Kwame Alexander on engaging youth in literacy, and youth actor Jaden Piner from Moonlight on his public school education and acting experience!
McKinley South End Academy teacher Josh Hupe reflected on his time at #TEACH17:
I just wanted to say thanks again for an amazing week! As a teacher, I certainly feel motivated to put some of the things I learned about into action when I return to school in September. As a union member, I am absolutely motivated to become more active in our union and be a part of something bigger! It was really great to socialize and network with my peers and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity!
Check out AFT’s video highlights of the conference, and be sure to apply in 2019 for the next conference!