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#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

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  EdEquityVA@doe.virginia.gov.

 Date Topic DetailsRecorded Webinar Link
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 CommissionPlay Video
March 5Reframing School Discipline Part 1: A Virginia Profile of School Discipline Disproportionality and Variables Making an ImpactDr. Jennifer Piver-Renna, Director of Research,
Virginia Department of Education 
Play Video
June 23Culturally Relevant Remote Instruction: Strategies to Support Culturally Relevant Teaching in Remote SettingsDr. Jaime Aquino, Senior Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction at Discovery Education

Leah Dozier Walker, Director of Equity, Virginia Department of Education

Robin Porter, Vice President for Digital Content at Discovery Education

Matthew Woods, Principal, Fieldale-Collinsville Middle School, Henry Co., VA
Play Video
July 14Multilingual/English Learner Students and Remote Learning: Strategies to Support Multilingual/English Learner Students in Remote Learning EnvironmentsJessica Costa, English Learner Instructional Specialist, Department of Learning and Innovation, Virginia Department of Education

Jose A. Velazquez, Director of Academic Instruction & School Support, Education Service Center-Region 19

Presented in Partnership with IDRA
Play Video
July 21COVID-19 Slide Recovery: What Summer Learning Loss Can Tell UsDr. Aaliyah Samuel, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs & Partnerships, NWEA

John A. Caggiano, Ed.D., Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Hampton City Schools, Hampton, VA

Angela Byrd-Wright, Mathematics Curriculum Leader, Hampton City Schools, Hampton, VA
Play Video
August 4Re-engaging Disconnected Students and Families: Best Practices in Family Engagement Aurelio M. Montemayo , M.Ed., Family Engagement Coordinator, IDRA

Presented in Partnership with IDRA

Play Video
August 18 Becoming an Anti-racist Education LeaderEquity and Anti-racism for Education Leaders Dr. Andrew Daire, Dean, VCU School of Education Play Video
September 1Reframing School Discipline Part 2: Best Practices Following COVID-19 School ClosuresRebecca Kahila, School Safety and Discipline Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education

Brian Matbly, Discipline Hearing Review Officer, Hanover County Public Schools
Play Video
September 15Trauma Informed Practice: Important Equity Considerations Post COVID-19Quyen Duong, Student Services Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of EducationPlay Video
October 13Culturally Responsive Family and Student Engagement: Principles for Successful Family/School Partnerships Aurelio M. Montemayo , M.Ed., Family Engagement Coordinator, IDRA

Presented in Partnership with IDRA
 
October 27 Navigating EdEquityVA: Implementing Virginia’s Equity Framework and Audit Leah D. Walker, Director, Office of Equity and Community Engagement, Virginia Department of Education  
November 10 School PRIDE in the 21st Century: Strategies to Ensure Inclusive School Environments for LGBTQ+ students Ted Lewis, Executive Director, Side by Side

John Taylor, Associate Director, Side by Side

 
December 8 Culturally Courageous Leaders and EducatorsOpen and Honest Conversations to Center Equity Brenda Muse, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Franklin County Public Schools

Anitra Holland, Elementary School Principal, Franklin County Public Schools

Matt Dunbar, Middle School Assistant Principal, Franklin County Public Schools
 
Postponed; New Date To Be AnnouncedReframing School Discipline Part 3: Strategies to Decrease Disproportionality, A Discussion with Local School Board MembersRebecca Kahila, School Safety and Discipline Specialist, Office of Student Services, Virginia Department of Education 
Postponed; New Date To Be AnnouncedPositive & Inclusive School Culture: How to Create a School Culture that Promotes Equity Presenter To Be Announced 
Postponed; New Date To Be AnnouncedCulturally Relevant Teaching (CRT): Strategies to support CRT practice across academic subject areas.  Presenter To Be Announced 
Postponed; New Date To Be AnnouncedMulticultural Curriculum and Equity: Rethinking Curriculum with a Focus on Including LatinX, Virginia Indian, and API NarrativesPresenter To Be Announced 
Postponed; New Date To Be AnnouncedExceptional Students-Gifted: Strategies to increase access to Gifted Education and Support for Improved Student IdentificationPresenter 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  EdEquityVA@doe.virginia.gov.

 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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