#EdEquityVA Webinar Series

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As a follow-up to the 2019 Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Summer Institute, the Virginia Department of Education will host a monthly series of webinars focused on equity strategies and resources available to school divisions.

Through the diverse expertise of our partners and presenters, our goal is to offer relevant and engaging sessions to Virginia educators.


2020 Schedule

 Date Topic Details
February 12 Reframing School Discipline Part 1: Discussion of the Virginia Department of Education School Discipline Brief Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Director of Research,
Virginia Department of Education 
February 25 Black History Year Round: Strategies to Incorporate Black History into Teaching and Learning Throughout the Entire Year Casssandra Newby-Alexander of NSU and Derrick Alridge of UVA, Co-chairs of the Governor’s African-American History Education Commission
March 5 Reframing School Discipline Part 2: Strategies to Decrease Disproportionality, A Discussion with Local School Board Members Rebecca Kahila, School Safety and Discipline Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education
March 5 Positive & Inclusive School Culture: How to Create a School Culture that Promotes Equity  Presenter To Be Announced
April Culturally Competent Leaders and Educators: Tips for Teacher Recruitment and Retention Presenter To Be Announced
May Equity Audits: A Practical Guide to Creating Equitable and Excellent Schools (based on the text, Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools by Linda Skrla, Kathryn McKenzie, and James Scheurich) Presenter To Be Announced
June Exceptional Students-Gifted: Strategies to increase access to Gifted Education and Support for Improved Student Identification Presenter To Be Announced
July African American History Education Commission (AAHEC) Report Briefing: Outline of AAHEC Recommendations and Next Steps Presenter To Be Announced
August Multicultural Curriculum and Equity: Rethinking Curriculum with a Focus on Including LatinX, Virginia Indian, and API Narratives Presenter To Be Announced
September Culturally Responsive Practices: Professional Development Resources to Promote Inclusivity *Announcement of Cultural Responsiveness Micro-credential Presenter To Be Announced
October LGBTQ+: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in the 21st Century Presenter To Be Announced
November Culturally Courageous Leadership: Tips to Help Education Leaders Conduct Courageous Conversations Presenter To Be Announced
December Engaging English Language Learners: Strategies to Support Outreach to Families of ELLs and Increase Engagement Presenter To Be Announced

2019 Schedule

All webinars will take place from 3:00-4:30 PM. Registration links will be active in the topic column below once available. For assistance, contact

 Date Topic Details Recorded Webinar Link
August 13, 2019 Applying an Equity Lens to Data you Already Collect (DIY Equity Dashboard) Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, VDOE Play Video
September 10, 2019 Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy Dwayne Ray Cormier, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, iCubed Scholar, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University Play Video
October 8, 2019
Hispanic Heritage Month
Strategies to support LatinX and Dual Language Learners Dr. Ingrid Colón, New America Play Video
November 5, 2019
Family Engagement Month
Communication is not Engagement: Advancing Equity Through Family Efficacy Dr. Steve Constantino, Author, National Expert Play Video
December 10, 2019 Equity in STEM Education Dr. Paula Johnson, IDRA-Equity Assistance Center Play Video

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