July 29-30 2021 • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm CT
Reserve your spot now!

The IDRA EAC-South is hosting a special event next week focusing on ensuring equitable learning environments for all students. 

Get research-based practices, frameworks and recommendations to give your team a common language to address equity, student achievement, social-emotional learning and trauma-responsive education.

Registration is free. Up to 24 hours of continuing professional development credit.
We are honored to feature our guest keynote presenters…
Norma V. Cantú, J.D.
Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
and Visiting Professor of Law and Education,
University of Texas at Austin
"Equitable Learning for All Students"
Dr. Paul Gorski
Founder & Lead Equity Specialist,
Equity Literacy Institute
"Ditching Deficit Views and Other Equity Detours, Embracing Structural Views and Other Important Equity Principles"
Dr. Muhammad Khalifa
Professor of Educational Administration & Executive;
Director of Urban and Rural Initiatives,
Ohio State University
"Culturally Responsive School Leadership"
Don't miss this special event!

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.

This virtual conference will feature 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.
20 Equity Power Break-out Sessions
Authentic Family & Community Engagement & Advocacy
Digital Equity and Inclusion – A Modern-Day Civil Right
  • Mr. Thomas Marshall, IDRA
  • Ms. Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, IDRA
  • Ms. Michelle Vega, IDRA

Broadening Pathways to STEM 
  • Dr. Stephanie Garcia, IDRA
  • Mr. Hector Bojorquez, IDRA

A Model for Family Engagement & Advocacy
  • Ms. Araceli García, IDRA

Authentic Family Leadership in Post-Pandemic Recovery
  • Mr. Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA
  • Mr. Terrence Wilson, J.D., IDRA
Leading with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our Journey to Becoming an Antiracist School Division
  • Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., Superintendent, Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Ms. Kennetra Wood, Alexandria City Public Schools

College Readiness for All in the Pandemic Era
  • Dr. Daniel King, Learning Innovation; PossAble Dream Foundation

Queer Students and Schools: Building Spaces of Belonging
  • Ms. Irene Gómez, Ed.M., IDRA

Building Equitable Learning Environments for Emergent Bilinguals
  • Mr. José A. Velázquez, M.Ed., Texas Education Service Center – Region 19
Reopening with Welcoming & Inclusive Schools - Response to COVID-19
Resilience Above Trauma During COVID-19
  • Dr. Da’Mond T. Holt, Western Educational Equity Assistance Center, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Establishing and Maintaining Equitable, Restorative Communities
  • Ms. Paige Duggins-Clay, J.D., Husch Blackwell LLP

Salvation vs. Community
  • Ms. Vonnetta L. West, Go West Consulting LLC

Creating Cultures of Honor
  • Ms. Vonnetta L. West, Go West Consulting LLC
Ethnic & Cultural Studies
Building a SET Curriculum for Ethnic Studies: Incorporating Scholarship, Experiential Learning and Travel
  • Dr. Theodorea Regina Berry, University of Central Florida

Developing Racial Literacy for Teaching Ethnic Studies 
  • Dr. Altheria Caldera, IDRA

Approaches to Building Culturally Sustaining Educational Environments through Ethnic Studies
  • Mr. Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA
  • Mr. Terrence Wilson, J.D., IDRA

Mexican American Studies – Recentering Student Identities and Well-being
  • Dr. Lilliana Patricia Saldaña, University of Texas at San Antonio
 Increasing Student Engagement
Demystifying Critical Pedagogies: Where Practice Meets Theory
  • Dr. Stacy C. Johnson, University of Texas at San Antonio

Reimagining Student Engagement: Revamping School Policy and Practice and Fostering Student Advocacy
  • Mr. Thomas Marshall, IDRA
  • Ms. Christina Quintanilla-Muñoz, IDRA
  • Ms. Melivia Mujica, IDRA

Centering Students’ Voices in Justice-Centered Computing Education
  • Dr. Jean J. Ryoo, UCLA Computer Science Equity Project

The Power of Student Advocacy
  • Ms. Ana Ramón, IDRA
  • Ms. Melivia Mujica, IDRA
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The Intercultural Development Research Association is an independent, non-profit organization. Our mission is to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and succeed in college. IDRA strengthens and transforms public education by providing dynamic training; useful research, evaluation, and frameworks for action; timely policy analyses; and innovative materials and programs.

IDRA works hand-in-hand with hundreds of thousands of educators and families each year in communities and classrooms around the country. All our work rests on an unwavering commitment to the IDRA valuing philosophy, respecting the knowledge and skills of the individuals we work with and build on the strengths of the students and parents in their schools.