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March 2020

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute – Postponed

March 20, 2020 @ 4:30 pm CDT
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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Bilingual Parent Institute  Special event for families, community groups, educators and administrators  With the latest CDC recommendations limiting small group gatherings, IDRA is canceling the live stream parent institute that was set for March 27. We will reschedule the popular in-person event for a later date once it is safe to do so and in consultation with our partners. We look forward to seeing you when all this has passed. Stay tuned for a detailed schedule. If you haven’t already,…

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Digital Divide: Connectivity, Infrastructure and Devices

March 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5

Get practical solutions to addressing the digital divide for your students. This webinar will explore immediate and sustainable long-term strategies that preserve the integrity of district fiscal policies. Featuring Jordana Barton, MPA, Federal Reserve Bank, email Rene Gonzales, Lit Communities, email Terrence Wilson, J.D., IDRA, email Michelle Martínez Vega, IDRA, email Resources  Slide deck – Digital Divide: Connectivity, Infrastructure and Devices Slide deck – Community Broadband Solutions in Response to COVID 19 Remind app Free Conference Call.com  Google Support – Offline Access  This webinar is part of IDRA’s free webinar…

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Tools & Tips to Alleviate the Homework Gap – COVID-19 School Response Webinar

March 31, 2020

Interactive Teaching with Limited Internet Access The homework gap is not a new problem. But with the move to system-wide distance learning, it’s not just a homework gap any longer. This webinar presents ways to support students who do not have internet access or computer. Resources Charter Communications offers free internet for new households with college or K-12 students. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Texas Educational Agency shares guidance to school districts…

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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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