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Call for Proposals for the Third Annual New Jersey Convening on Diversifying the Teacher Workforce

The theme of this year's convening is: Leadership for Diversity: Creating Culturally Responsive Recruitment, Instructional Practice and Retention Strategies.

The New Jersey Diversifying the Teacher Workforce Convening is intended to address the serious need to increase the diversity of the NJ teaching population and increase culturally responsive practices in the state. This meeting is designed to engage stakeholders and constituents in New Jersey in considering the barriers and supports to diversifying the teacher workforce to increase our numbers of culturally responsive practitioners and to develop culturally responsive practices among New Jersey's educators. This convening will also provide opportunities for participants to learn about promising and successful efforts to increase teacher diversity in New Jersey and for growing and sustaining culturally responsive educators.

With this Call for Proposals, we are soliciting proposals for 45-minute presentations (including time for Q & A) regarding successful efforts to increase the diversity of the New Jersey teacher workforce and/or to grow and sustain culturally responsive educators. We encourage representatives of 4-year or 2-year higher education institutions, school districts and other educational organizations to submit a proposal with the information below by Auguat 24, 2020. Decisions will be communicated during the week of September 1, 2020.

Please Note: This will be a virtual convening, if your proposal is chosen, you are giving permission for this presentation to be recorded.

Virtual Event Details:
4 Consecutive Wednesdays in October 2020

October 7, 2020 - Key Note Speaker Dr. Edward Fergus
October 14, 2020 - Interactive Presentations
October 21, 2020 - Interactive Presentations
October 28, 2020 - End of Convening Panel featuring Dr. Edward Fergus

Admission is Free

Registration is Required
Registration will open September 3, 2020

***Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm on August 24, 2020

Questions, please contact Stacey Leftwich at

@NewJerseyDOE @RutgersGSE #TeachLikeMeNJ #AdvancingExcellence #AdvancingEquity
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