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September 2019

Chief Science Officer – Leadership Training Institute

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5
Palo Alto College, 1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78228
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This two-day Leadership Training Institute is designed for all new and returning Chief Science Officers in the San Antonio area, their school advisors and others involved in the CSO program here in 2019-20 to prepare them for their roles as STEM leaders in their school and community. The institute will foster interactive participation with student peers, school points of contact (advisors), and community STEM mentors and professionals along with high-impact learning and growth opportunities. During the Leadership Training Institute, CSOs…

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September 2019

Region II Special Convening

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5
Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida + Google Map

  The IDRA EAC-South is preparing for our 2019 Region II Special Convening, September 18-20, 2019 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The convening will include a series of activities and panels for all participants highlighting the exciting, collaborative work of the IDRA EAC-South and its partners. We are bringing together stakeholders from across the 12-state region to identify needs across the South and develop a scope of work for the 2019-20 school year. A detailed agenda will be available soon. The IDRA EAC-South (the Equity…

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August 2019

Equity Audits – Assessing Equity Across Education – Visiting Scholar Webinar-On-Demand

August 7, 2019 - August 7, 2020

An equity audit is a critical step in crafting an organizational and systemic plan to improve equity and access – and ultimately fair outcomes and success for all. This webinar will provide leadership and organizational considerations for schools, school systems and communities. Featured Scholar Cristóbal Rodríguez, Ph.D., IDRA José A. Cárdenas School Finance Fellow and Visiting Scholar | Howard University, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Education, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Panelists Dr. Fernando Valle, Ed.D.|…

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May 2019

Cultivating Equity-oriented Educators Part II – Webinar-On-Demand Series

May 1, 2019 - April 11, 2021

What SEAs Can do to Promote Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices at the LEA Level The second webinar in our series will provide strategies on how SEAs can support LEAs at various points in the process of implementing their state ESSA plans. Emphasis will be given on how plans define an effective educator, the attributes of culturally responsive pedagogy at the instructional level, and the importance of accessing student knowledge through instruction in an effort to ensure every student receives…

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June 2018

College Readiness – Preparation for Underserved Students of Color – Visiting Scholar Webinar

June 27, 2018 - June 27, 2020

This webinar will highlight the challenges schools and districts face in expanding college access and ensuring college readiness, and it will provide research-based strategies for addressing the needs of underserved students of color in becoming college-ready. Provided by the IDRA EAC-South.* Our visiting scholar is Dr. Cristóbal Rodríguez. Dr. Rodríguez is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Education at Howard University and is an expert on equity and access throughout the academic pipeline. A panel followed…

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April 2018

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-5
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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Special event for families, community groups, educators and administrators 

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January 2018

Integrated Schooling – Strategies and Benefits for Diverse Learning – Webinar-On-Demand

January 10, 2018 - January 10, 2020

Divided schools can lead to divided communities. But it doesn't have to be this way. Watch this webinar on-demand to learn about the great social and academic benefits integrated schools can bring to communities and successful strategies happening in the field today. Provided by the IDRA EAC-South.* Our Visiting Scholar was Erica Frankenberg, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education and Demography, Co-Director, Center for Education and Civil Rights, Pennsylvania State University. She will discuss what the research says on the state of school resegregation…

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November 2017

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Part I – Webinar-On-Demand Series

November 15, 2017 - November 15, 2020

An Effective Tool in Systemic School Transformation under ESSA Our first webinar in this series focuses on a systemic approach to increasing culturally responsive pedagogy beginning at the state level. Key components include the need to establish research, policy and practice that build the structural capacity of SEAs to support LEAs as they begin implementation of their state ESSA plans. This is Part I of our Webinar Series for State Education Agencies on ESSA Plan Implementation This series is designed…

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November 2017

Diversifying the Teaching Field – Challenges and Opportunities – Webinar-On-Demand

November 8, 2017

Join us for this IDRA EAC-South webinar where we will discuss barriers to teacher diversification at the state and district levels, equitable state- and district-level strategies for improving diversity in the teaching profession (such as, grow your own programs, teacher residencies, hiring and induction strategies), and how the IDRA EAC-South can provide technical assistance and training to build capacity of state and local education agencies within the region*. Special guests include: Desiree Carver-Thomas, Research and Policy Associate, Learning Policy Institute Angela Valenzuela, Professor, Department of…

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September 2017

Ensuring a Safe and Inclusive School Environment for LGBTQ Students – Webinar-On-Demand

September 20, 2017

Presented by the Center for Education Equity (CEE) in partnership with the IDRA EAC-South How can we affirm and support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) students and their families in schools? Although a lot of progress has been made in shifting public opinion in the last decade, LGBTQ students still face high incidents of bullying, harassment, and discrimination. What can educators do to support these students and ensure they are given every opportunity to succeed? Watch this webinar…

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