5th Annual NYCoRE Conference Call for Proposals

logo5005th Annual NYCoRE Conference

Radical Possibilities

Location: Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School (BCAM)

300 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 10065

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Conference Overview:

Keynote Panel
Asean Johnson, 4th Grader and Education Activist
Shoenice Reynolds, Education Activist and Asean’s mom

NYCoRE’s 5th Annual Conference seeks to be a place to nurture these possibilities, to share them and to make them grow. We are seeking proposals for workshops that will challenge and spark conversation about radical possibilities for change and equity, both within schools and beyond school walls. In the spirit of justice and liberation that goes beyond traditional educational settings, we seek workshops that will be of relevance to educators in varied settings that are diverse in their focus topics.  Relevant political critiques are welcomed, as are curricular ideas, classroom strategies, presentations on community work, and other ideas for inspiring practice.  We are also specifically seeking workshops that contribute to bridging the gap that often exists between educators and young people by bringing the voices of youth into workshop sessions.  For more information on our guidelines for selecting workshops, please see below.  We are especially interested in workshops in these underrepresented areas:
  • The perspectives of young people told through their own voices
  • Bilingual and/or immigrant education and rights
  • Elementary school topics and curriculum
  • Special education and disability studies
Workshop Session Format
Applicants may submit proposals to facilitate a workshop. All sessions will be one hour and 30 minutes in length. Workshops are interactive sessions intended for 15-40 participants and may utilize a variety of formats including small group work, multimedia presentations, open discussion, and break-out sessions.
Workshop Session Characteristics
We are seeking workshops that are diverse in topic, intended audience, age-level focus, and format.  What will unify all accepted proposals are the following characteristics:
  • A critical perspective on capitalist values and racism on specific communities, and an emphasis on the ways that groups can organize to fight these effects.
  • Consistency with NYCORE’s Points of Unity (which can be found here: http://www.nycore.org/nycore-info/points-of-unity/ 
  • An engaging, dynamic plan for workshop presentation using interactive pedagogical strategies
  • We promote social justice pedagogy and therefore are looking for interactive workshops that value the voices of attendees.  Successful proposals put forth sessions that talk with people, not at people.

Please see the rubric on the call for proposals webpage for more information regarding criteria for evaluating proposals.  In addition, please note that while we will be using the scores from the rubric to help inform our decision about which proposals to accept, our final decisions will be made through a more holistic process to ensure appropriate breadth and balance among conference topics.


  • Proposal APPLICATION due: January 2nd, 2014.  You should receive a confirmation email within one week of submitting your proposal.  If you do not receive a confirmation, please email Laura Barringer el.ee.beee@gmail.com to ensure there was not a technological problem.
  • Notification of acceptance:  Approximately January 27th, 2014
  • Accepted Facilitators confirmation: Email us by February 1st, 2014 to confirm session.

Questions/Contact Regarding Proposing Workshop Sessions:
Please email Laura Barringer: el.ee.beee@gmail.com


Go to the On-Line Submission Form (Proposals dues January 2nd, 2014)

You can also see the evaluation rubric for proposals here

Does your organization want to table or place an add in our program?  Fill out form here.


RSVP 10.18.13: NYCoRE Monthly Meeting

NYCoRE Table at 2013 Conf

(Re)imagining NYCoRE’s Place in the Fight for Social Justice Education

Join us for our second monthly meeting of the year as we reflect collectively on the history and future of NYCoRE, engage critically with our mission, and explore the following questions:

  • What do the mission and vision of NYCoRE mean to you and your work inside and outside the classroom?
  • How do the mission of NYCoRE and our collective commitments connect to the context of education today?
  • What is the educational landscape in which we are fighting for social justice?
  • How can the structure of NYCoRE support our social justice work?

Look forward to plugging in to the following Break Out Groups:

  • TeachDREAM/No Human Being is Illegal
  • Adult Educators for Social Justice
  • New Teacher Underground
  • NYQueer
  • NYCoRE Conference
  • Bringing Our Mission Statement to Life through Theater
  • Upcoming Actions – PEP and Mayoral Election

WHEN: Friday, September 20th.  6-8pm

NYU Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East (Entrance on Washington Place)
Third Floor Lounge

Please bring ID


Start the year off by connecting with like-minded educators, learning about the various ways to plug into NYCoRE, and reflecting on your own goals for the school year and for our collective work. Our first meeting of the year will give you the opportunity to re-dedicate, rejuvenate, and refresh your commitment to the struggle for a just and equitable school system.

Come out on the 20th, bring friends and colleagues and enjoy some free food and great company!

RSVP below or here

Questions: Email us at info@nycore.org

Join us for our 2013-2014 General Meetings!

NYU Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East (Entrance on Washington Place)
Third Floor Lounge
6:00 – 8:00pm

  • Friday, Oct. 18th
  • Friday, Nov. 15th
  • Friday, Dec. 13th
  • Friday, Jan. 17th
  • Friday, Feb. 28th
  • Friday, April 25th
  • Friday, May 16th
  • Friday, June 20th

Please bring ID

Questions: Email us at info@nycore.org

Sat 10.19 – The New Teacher Underground Kick-Off 4:30-630p

The New Teacher Underground Kick-Off
Saturday, October 19
4:30 – 6:30 PM
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
Room 5414

Join us for the first official NTU event of the school year.
New Teacher Underground, a working group of New York Collective of Radical Educators, is a social space for newer teachers to find support and dissect the realities of education in NYC. By connecting and educating ourselves, we strive to be more empowered in and out of the classroom. 
We will share stories inspired by the theme: “Seeing With Many Eyes/Practicing Empathy.”
On October 19, we will use a story-telling/restorative justice practice to reframe our experiences and plan actions that enhance our work as educators. 
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