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April 2020

Facilitating Online Math Sessions – COVID-19 School Response Webinar

April 8, 2020 - April 9, 2020

Get some tips you can use right away! Compare ways of supporting students in Google Classroom in shared spaces versus virtual learning environments. And see how to use Zoom Whiteboard, Explain Everything, and Google Classrooms and Training. Join Dr. Paula N. Johnson, director of the IDRA EAC-South as she hosts a practical conversation with our guests: Heather Aguilar, elementary teacher, Judson ISD Takiesha Martínez, middle school math teacher, San Antonio ISD Susan Hernández, high school math teacher, Northside ISD Resources Math…

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PBL at Home & Across the Curriculum

April 14, 2020

Project-based learning (PBL) is a powerful approach for educators to use with distance learning because it creates quality home learning experiences. Through hands-on experiences, students can explore, create, engage and connect what they are learning to the real-world. Join us as we explain PBL components of this interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning approach with an equity lens and discuss applications of PBL across the curriculum. Join Dr. Stephanie Garcia, IDRA’s STEM and gender equity education specialist, as she hosts a practical conversation…

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May 2020

Elevate the Voices of Students in STEM at Your School – Webinar Q&A on Hosting the Texas Chief Science Officer Program

May 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am UTC-5

See how you can bring the Texas Chief Science Officer program to your school. Are you interested to learn more about IDRA's Texas Chief Science Officer Program? CSOs are students in grades 6-12 elected by their peers to be liaisons for STEM in their schools and communities. They learn leadership skills to implement on-campus projects and advocate for student voice in STEM. Join Dr. Stephanie Garcia, the Texas Regional Lead for the CSO Program, with your questions and coffee in…

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June 2020

Student Perspectives on a Changing School Climate – Webinar

June 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5

First Webinar in our School Reopening Series Featuring:  Juliana Cruz, senior, Dallas ISD Taylor Ellingberb-McCloud, senior, Dallas ISD Melanie Harrell, recent graduate, San Antonio ISD Gracie Hernandez, recent graduate, Northside ISD Kennedy Kearns, senior, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Dejia Nunn, sophomore, Judson ISD Lena Ramos, freshman, Northside ISD Gisselle Reyes, senior, Dallas ISD Lola Sánchez, recent graduate, San Antonio ISD Clarissa Tavera, junior, San Antonio ISD Moderator: Ana Ramón, IDRA Deputy Director of Advocacy What does the future hold for school…

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Nurturing Students’ Hearts and Minds – Webinar

June 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5

Second Webinar in our School Reopening Series Featuring: Dr. Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, Licensed Epidemiologist Hon. Aicha Davis, State Board of Education Hon. Marisa Pérez-Díaz, State Board of Education Lisa Marie Gomez, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and My Brother’s Keeper – San Antonio Gylon Jackson, Black Lives Matter – San Antonio La Juana Chambers Lawson, San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum Moderator: Dr. Chloe Latham Sikes, Deputy Director of Policy What does the future hold for school re-openings, mental…

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July 2020

Partnering with Families to Reopen and Reimagine Schools – Webinar

July 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Third Webinar in Our School Reopening Series Hear from parents, grandparents and caregivers sharing their concerns and questions about what the future holds for reopening schools and students’ emotional wellbeing. Connecting with families will be vital for educators as they welcome students back in a world changed by COVID-19, immigration and the Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movements. Featuring: Mercedes Bristol, executive director, Texas Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Lourdes Flores, president, ARISE Support Center Eric López, parent of a child…

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Getting Schools Ready to Support Students Facing a New World of Challenges – Webinar

July 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5

Fourth Webinar in our School Reopening Series Districts are working hard to develop back-to-school plans that meet the needs of all learners. They also must consider how to address the socio-emotional needs of students. Moderated by Dr. Paula Johnson, Director, IDRA EAC-South, this panel of student advocates and educational leaders will discuss policy recommendations for district decision-makers on reopening schools that embrace restorative justice, ethnic studies and culturally responsive practices. This is the third of the IDRA EAC-South’s free webinar…

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April 2021

First Steps in Project-Based Learning – Webinar

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5

Are you interested in project-based learning but not sure where to start? Project-based learning is a transformative pedagogical method based on student-centered classrooms, but it requires teachers to adjust how they present information and facilitate learning. This IDRA webinar answers some of the most common questions about planning, implementation and best practices for project-based learning. Learn how to transform your teaching to better support your student’s learning.

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July 2021

ReOpen – ReConnect – ReClaim – Ensuring Equitable Learning Environments for All Students – Virtual Convening

July 29 - July 30

Get effective tools and information to help ReOpen schools after the pandemic, strategies to ReConnect with students for their mental well-being and accelerated learning, and ReClaim your own sense of connectedness, community and power. Held July 29-30, 2021 This virtual conference featured equity experts from across the country. We encourage you to form teams from your district, campus or organization to take advantage of the five strands being offered this year: Authentic Family and Community Engagement and Advocacy Leading with…

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October 2021

In the Red – Drawing the Line on Digital Redlining Practices – Webinar

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5

Digital redlining is the practice of income-based discrimination by Internet-service providers and other corporations who systematically exclude families in low-income neighborhoods from connecting to robust broadband Internet services. Digital redlining perpetuates inequities within racially marginalized groups, specifically through the use of digital technologies, digital content, and the Internet. In this webinar, we will discuss how digital redlining widens the digital divide and how the “homework gap” impacts students and their families. We will also highlight digital literacy’s role in helping…

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