STC Resource Board



See below for resources and opportunities offered through our national partners – either online or across multiple regions

What: Speak Truth to Power Summer Institute
When/Where: June 22 (Washington, DC); July 18-19, 25, & 30 (Los Angeles); July 27-29 (Austin); August 2-4 (NYC)
By Whom: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
For Whom: Educators  

If you are interested in incorporating human rights education into your classroom and practice, then Speak Truth to Power is a great opportunity. During the Summer Institute, you can

  • Learn about Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the Speak Truth To Power  programs and curricula
  • Actively engage in learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Human Rights Framework
  • Deepen your understanding of human rights education and learning pedagogy
  • Inspire – and be inspired by – fellow human rights educators!

For more information, contact Karen Robinson.

WhatSkyrocket Principal Leadership Academy FREE Kick-off session- Setting a Vision
When/Where: Tuesday, July 12th from 4 – 5:30 pm EST
By Whom:
Skyrocket Educator Training, an educational technical assistance firm specializing in teacher, coach, and leader training
For Whom: school leaders 

You are a school leader. New and returning staff are looking your way at the start of the school year to “launch” the year. What will you say? What will you stand for? It all begins with setting a vision for the school community – what do you expect the school to look and sound like? How do you expect people – individually and collectively – to think, speak, act, and interact with one another? Learn and prepare practical ways to begin your school year aligned to your vision for your school community.

Yearlong Overview (dates TBD) 

  1. Leadership 101: Thinking, Speaking and Acting Like a Leader
  2. Establishing Values
  3. Setting Expectations
  4. Modelling Emotional Intelligence
  5. Tackling Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities
  6. Creating a Mindset – good, better, best…
  7. Providing High Support and High Expectations
  8. Communicating Effectively
  9. Setting Your Team up for Success – Servant Leadership
  10. Evaluating Performance

Please email Michael at [email protected]  if you’d like more information or to join this free kick-off session.

What: Speak Truth To Power Youth Theater Camp
When/Where: July 26-30 (LA); August 1-5 (NYC)
By Whom: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
For Whom: Students  

The Speak Truth To Power Theater Program merges human rights education with social justice theater to address the realities of oppression and create tools for liberation. Through Ariel Dorfman’s play Speak Truth To Power: Voices From Beyond the Dark, students learn and perform the stories of Human Rights Defenders who are changing our world. Students also learn about different forms of social justice theater including Theater of the Oppressed, Devising Theater, Ethno Drama, as well as playwriting. The week culminates in a performance of the play Voices From Beyond the Dark that includes excerpts from student-written pieces.

For more information, contact Karen Robinson.


See below for resources and opportunities specific to our regions.


What: FREE Panel Discussion: Overeducated, Underemployed: Is College Worth the Costs?
When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
By Whom/Where: The Century Foundation – 1 Whitehall Street 15th Floor, New York, NY 10004
For Whom: This is the final event in a three-part panel series aimed at bringing together millennials working in NYC to expand their networks and discuss policies that promise to build a better future. Whether you’re new to the city, here for the summer, or just really enjoy meeting other incredibly smart people, you’re invited to join us as we share a drink (or two) and discuss issues that matter. Learn more about other events in this summer’s series.

Years of higher education used to pave the road towards increased job security and upwards economic mobility. But in recent years, the security that once accompanied a college degree has begun to fade as more and more college graduates face unemployment or underemployment. In today’s labor market, debt is often the only assured outcome of schooling, while the positive ramifications seem few and far between.
As the twenty-first century economy continues to evolve, just who is our postsecondary education system leaving behind?
Join us as we invite TCF’s Robert Shireman, Zakiya Smith of Lumina Foundation, and LaGuardia Community College President Gail Mellow to discuss the future of higher education in America and the trade-offs that young people should take into account when deciding their future. Is a college degree worth it? What alternatives should young people consider before diving into a traditional four-year university program?’




What: Newark Youth Court – Recruiting Youth for 11th Class
When: The training class begins July 2016. Training will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (12:00-4:00). If you successfully complete the training and are selected to join the youth court, you will be expected to attend youth court sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:30 starting in September 2016.
By Whom: Newark Youth Court, part of Center for Court Innovation
For Whom: High school students ages 
14 to 18-years-old, and a resident of Newark or attending school in Newark

The Newark Youth Court is a program for young people aged 10 to 18 referred by the Newark Police Department, Newark Municipal Truancy Court and Newark Public Schools for offenses such as assault, vandalism, disorderly conduct, and truancy. These young people appear before a judge and jury of their peers—other neighborhood teens—who determine fair and appropriate responses. The goal of the Newark Youth Court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses restore harm done to the community and receive the help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system.

All Newark Youth Court members first go through a two-month training program in which they learn about the justice system, how youth court works, and how to serve as judge, advocate, bailiff and jury. Most important, they learn how to work together as a team. Every youth who successfully completes the training program can become a full member of the Newark Youth Court.

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What: Universal Design for Learning
When: August 30-31, 9am-4pm
By Whom: OAK Leadership Institute
For Whom: Educators interested in Universal Design for Learning

OAK Leadership Institute is hosting a 2-day workshop for educators on Universal Design for Learning and they are opening the session up to STC Cleveland educators. The days will include:

  1. Two sessions of professional development focused on Universal Design for Learning. The content will focus on the foundational concepts and principles, Learner Variability, Lesson Planning, and Standards
  2. Access to a series of free webinars that focus on UDL during the course of the school year.


The PD is free, but space is limited. For more information, email Angela.


If you have a resource or opportunity that you would like to share with STC, you may submit them here or email Casey Lamb.