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The Virginia Is For ALL Learners:  Education Equity Summer Institute

The Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Summer Institute is held annually each July at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with Virginia’s Secretary of Education and VCU’s School of Education provides this two-day conference for Virginia educators, school leaders, education policymakers, and other invited stakeholder group representatives. Conference sessions will focus on the public policy levers, evidence based practices, and preparation necessary to ensure that Virginia educators are empowered and equipped to advance equitable outcomes for ALL students.






2020 Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Virtual Summit

In lieu of the annual Education Equity Summer Institute, the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Equity will host an #EdEquityVA Virtual Equity Summit. 

Thank you for joining Governor Ralph R. Northam, Virginia Secretary of Education, Atif Qarni and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. James Lane for the 2020 #EdEquityVA Virtual Summit. This virtual conference brought together educators and leaders from across the state to explore the implications of institutional racism in public education and raise state discourse and action around courageous teaching and leading, equity, and the principles of anti-racism.   

This year’s Summit convened over two days:

  • -Day 1 (August 5th): Teachers, Principals, Instructional leaders, and Equity Coordinators.  
  • -Day 2 (August 6th): Superintendent Teams, Administrators, School Board Members, and Division Level Equity Leads.
  • -Both days included a keynote address by Dr. Bettina Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.  


All sessions provided focused on building an educator workforce that is positioned for anti-racism and cultural proficiency to ensure that Virginia’s public education system is one that maximizes the potential of all students. 

Day One: Educators – Courageous Teaching

Invited: Teachers, Principals, Instructional Specialists, Equity Coordinators & Division Level Equity Chiefs

Welcome

Topic

Presenter

Keynote: We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching

Dr. Bettina Love, Professor, Author, and Speaker


Break Out Sessions

Topic & Recording Presenter
Anti-bias Curriculum: Auditing Your Curriculum for Bias Kenya Wallach, Director of Mathematics, Discovery Education
Anti-racism 101 Dr. Andrew Daire, Dean & Professor, VCU School of Education Dr. Joshua Cole, Director of Strategic Engagement, VCU School of Education
Courageous Teaching: Race, Bias, & Racism Maria Burgos, Supervisor of Global Learning & Culturally Responsive Instruction, Prince William County Schools
A History of Racism in America Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., Executive Director of the Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College


Closing

Topic

Presenter

Closing

The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia


Day Two: Leaders – Courageous Leadership

Invited: Superintendent Teams, Administrators, School Board Members, Division level Equity Chiefs/Directors


Break Out Sessions

Topic & Recording

Presenter

Navigating EdEquityVA Virginia’s Road Map to Equity

Dr. James Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commonwealth of Virginia

Leah Walker, Director of Equity, Virginia Department of Education

Courageous Connections: Discipline, Race, & Achievement

Dr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Director of the Office of Research, Virginia Department of Education

Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Education, Howard University

Michael Gregory, Virginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) Specialist, Virginia Department of Education

Courageous Equity Leadership

Dr. Toya Barnes-Teamer, Principal, HCM Strategies

Equity & Antiracism: Auditing Your Policies & Procedures

Deborah Keys Write, Board Governance & Equity Consultant


Closing

Topic

Presenter

Closing

The Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia


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Contact

Contact EdEquityVa@doe.virginia.gov with questions or for additional information.







2019 Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Summer Institute

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2018 Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Summer Institute


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