The Iowa Department of Education is hosting a virtual conference April 14 focusing on social justice and equity in education. Register now.
The conference is designed for educators, practitioners and industry experts to share best practices and to equip educators with research-based tools to promote the academic and social emotional learning for all students. The conference theme, “From Conversation to Practice – A Call to Action,” is a culmination of the Department’s ongoing webinar series starting last fall.There also will be a pre-conference session (by invitation only) on April 13 that will provide training specifically targeting academic leadership in PK-12 and postsecondary, community-based and policy related decision-making roles.
In addition, the Department is soliciting high-quality presentations from local and national presenters addressing social justice and equity in education. Call For Proposals
The Social Justice and Equity in Education is a professional development series focusing on social justice issues and equity in education.Webinars are hosted up to twice each month and are delivered by local and national leaders in equity with a proven background in diversity, multiculturalism and racial consciousness. These sessions provide a strong foundation for building toward the 2nd annual Social Justice in Education conference, scheduled for spring 2021.
Licensure renewal credit is available for those who want it. To register, individuals will need to log into the AEA Learning Online website using their current user name and password. If a new account is created, the course will not be accessible until the following business day.
The Department also continues to seek guest presenters for webinars and spring conference. Learn more about the series and how to put in a proposal to be a guest speaker.
View the series and register for future webinars at https://educateiowa.gov/pk-12/accreditation-and-program-approval/equity-education/social-justice-and-equity-education-series.