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Keynote: The State of Public Education 2022
5.0 (6 Reviews)
March 21, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Keynote: The State of Public Education 2022


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Keynote: The State of Public Education 2022
#6 Webinar 2022


March 21, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT






Grade Level All levels

About This Webinar

Join AFT President Randi Weingarten and Share My Lesson for an important update on the state of public education in this special welcome session to kick off the Virtual Conference 2022!

Teachers, school staff and parents have continued to face unprecedented challenges in the 2021-22 school year, and we know more are ahead. Educators are working with families to help students not only to recover but to thrive. We want them to do well in college, career, civic participation and life--with the empathy, understanding, critical thinking and other life skills necessary for their success and our country’s future. Educators must be respected and supported, especially now as their work is harder than ever, with increased stress, staff shortages, and political interference and attacks.

Hear from Weingarten on what the AFT is doing to support our members and their work. One cornerstone is a renewed commitment to literacy with the Reading Opens the World campaign. This new multiyear literacy campaign will help support students, educators and families foster an ongoing love of reading via everything from book giveaway events to professional development for teachers to downloadable resources for parents. You'll also hear why we must continue to prioritize social emotional learning as well as counter misinformation, and strengthen our schools’ foundation of restorative, anti-racist and culturally responsive practices. Learn about success stories in community schools for addressing issues like these and creating resilient school communities in which all members can thrive. Educators and families want what students need, and together, we can support our schools and help our kids.

Don't miss this important kick off session and get a preview of the for-credit sessions offered in the week ahead. Plus, March 21 is your last chance to enter the Virtual Conference sweepstakes!


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RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member AFT, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through members’ work.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.

6 Reviews
This was a great kick off for the ATF 2022 Virtual Conference. Randi was able to help me feel a sense of commodore with fellow teachers while affirming some of the feelings we are all having in education and at the same time provide hope for the future.
March 28, 2022
I used this resource by spreading the encouraging news to parents, and colleagues. Thank You Cornelia
March 25, 2022
This was a great introduction to the "roadblocks" educators need to overcome to be successful with students.
Wendy Cramer
March 25, 2022
Great Presentation
I love the way Randi is supporting education, the way it should be! Thank you!
March 25, 2022
Great overview
I absolutely love the Share My Lesson and the resources that are available for FREE. I also love that I am not tied to certain time and can complete them on my own schedule (on demand). There are always a variety out there. and I learn a lot. This keynote was wonderful in addressing the issues that I feel are important to our profession. Thank you for what you do!
Heather Hunt 3
March 25, 2022