Free Black History Month poster
NYSUT celebrates Black History Month in February with a poster highlighting the work of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and organizer of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement. Barber launched the movement in 2013 using non-violent civil disobedience to oppose regressive policies in North Carolina.
Moral Mondays spread nationally and, in 2015, Barber joined NYSUT leaders, members and coalition partners at the New York State Capitol to highlight inequality in education. He recently authored The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, a 2016 book chronicling the movement.
Printable posters can be downloaded at www.nysut.org/poster. To order a hard copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference poster number 514B_17 and include your name, mailing address, number of copies needed and a contact phone number. Orders without that information cannot be processed.
Global Learning grants available
NYSUT educators from across the state are invited to apply for the NEA Foundation's Global Learning Fellowship.
The yearlong GLF gives educators the opportunity to "acquire the necessary skills to integrate global competence into their daily classroom instruction, advance pedagogy in their school/district, prepare students to thrive in the flattened global age, and thus contribute to the closing of the global achievement gap."
The NEA Foundation covers all costs for meals, lodging, travel and professional development activities. Applications are accepted through Feb. 28, 2017. For more info, visit www.neafoundation.org/pages/global-learning-fellowship/.
New online guide for planning retirement
NYSUT has created a new publication to help future retirees plan the next chapter of their lives. Your Blueprint for a Successful Retirement: An online planning guide is posted at www.nysut.org/retirementguide as a resource to help map out your future plans. Member login is required to access the online publication.
Order your free Read Across America calendars
Educators can celebrate reading and literacy all year long and mark the 20th anniversary of NEA's Read Across America on March 2.
The 2016–17 Read Across America Resource Calendar is now available, but quantities are limited. NYSUT members may order up to 10 calendars by completing the online form at www.nea.org/grants/raa-calendar-orders.html. To request more than 10 calendars for an association event or activity, see instructions at the bottom of the order form page.