Upcoming Events

“Conscious Teaching and Learning Now”

RTC Parent/Teacher and Community Education Forum 

Understanding the Impact of Gentrification on Schools and Their Communities

June 10, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Little Theatre
240 East Avenue

Participants view a selection of brief documentaries that provide a context for discussing the meaning of gentrification, its impact and ramifications on schools and communities. What is the relationship between gentrification and school privatization in urban districts? Educators and community members become part of a nationwide discussion about policies, governance, and schools in cities and communities across the U.S. The films will be followed by a participant discussion and commentary by RTA President, Dr. Adam Urbanski and RTC Director, Dr. Susan Goodwin.


RTC Intensive Leadership and Mentoring Fellows

April 23 – May 18, 2019

What does conscious teaching and learning mean for educators, parents, and community builders? 

  • What does it mean to be a teacher of children of color?
  • What do children really need to know, be able to do and be like to navigate the world they have inherited?
  • How can students be supported in seeing themselves as scholars, elders, and community builders?
  • How can students of African ancestry be supported in the development of authentic self-image and self-definition?
    It is imperative that we more effectively learn about and build from the historical and cultural knowledge that has been consistently omitted from typical assessments about what works and will work for students and communities of African heritage.

This year’s Institute will feature presentations by internationally respected scholars and activists, Dr. Molefi Asante, Dr. Joyce E. King, Dr. Noma LeMoine, and Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji. Those educators already engaged in a number of forward-thinking leadership and professional and community supporting activities are invited to participate in this year’s Institute as thinkers, community builders and reviewers of Teacher Center work. Included are: Parent and Community Leaders and Advocates, Black Lives Matter in School supporters, Instructional Coaches, Mentors and their Interns, Victorious Minds Academy schools and participants, reading teachers, Self, Family, and Community K-2 curriculum teachers and other District and teacher leaders.

Dr. Molefi Asante
Dr. Cecilia Golden
Dr. Susan Goodwin
Dr. Joyce King
Dr. Noma LeMoine
Dr. Adam Urbanski
Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji


Teachers should register on TrueNorth Logic. Parents and community members register by calling the RTC at 262-8080 or sending an email to ymontalvo@rochesterteachers.com.