ISLA’s Education Conference emerged from a need for a space to raise the voices of Latinx/Hispanic parents and students in the education system.
Who is this for?
●Parents ●Students ●Educators ●Teachers
●Policy Makers ●Community Leaders ●School Administrators
*CEU Credits certificate given to all participants.
Latinx/Hispanic voices need to be centered in these issues, as leaders continue to make decisions that impact our families and students. With this in mind, the following four sessions will discuss these issues:
Understanding Learning Differences and the Latinx/Hispanic Student Experience
May 3 - 4:30-6:30 PM
May 10 - 4:30-6:30 PM
Access to Higher Education & Post-Secondary Opportunities for Latinx/Hispanic Students
May 17 - 4:30-6:30 PM
Cultural Competence: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Educational Environments for Latinx/Hispanic Students and Families
May 24- 4:30-6:30 PM
Understanding the Importance of Culturally Relevant Instruction
ISLA recognizes the MANY education inequities that have plagued our Brown, Black, Exceptional Children, and English Language Learner communities in the North Carolina Education System. At ISLA, we envision this education conference to be a space to uplift these and other voices that for decades have not been heard nor given the same opportunities as their peers.
Serve as a forum for public discourse about promoting education equity for Latinx/Hispanic students and their families.
Elevate Latinx/Hispanic voices to advocate for educational opportunities.
Offer education recommendations for non-Latinx/Hispanic stakeholders to make informed decisions about Latinx/Hispanic family involvement during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond.
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MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
Each session will include a group of experts: parent and/or a student and an education expert to give us a holistic view of the issues at hand. This virtual education conference will be open to school administrators, community members, leaders, families, and allies who envision a more just and equitable society for Latinx/Hispanic students in North Carolina. We anticipate many interested individuals attending this conference and hope to learn from each other to ensure that our Latinx/Hispanic families receive the high-quality education that they deserve.
Keynote speaker Dual-language Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker, and Chief Equity & Achievement Officer TaJu Educational Solutions
Keynote Speaker Parent & Community Leader ISLA
Melissa Elmore Perez
K-12 Cultural & Linguistic Development Specialist Durham Public Schools
Dr. Ana Cecelia Lara
Director of Foreign Languages; Coordinator Spanish Teacher Licensure; and Professor
Juana Hernández Urquiza
CFNC State Representative for Spanish Services College Foundation of North Carolina
Dr. MariaRosa Rangel
Director of Family and Community Engagement Wake County Public School System
Erik Modesto Reyes
Student - ISLA
Eimy Rivas Plata
Teacher Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Student - ISLA Voyager Academy High School
Parent Leader - ISLA
Lead Teacher - ISLA
Founder - Bull City Futsal Academy
Dr. Jillian La Serna
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools & University of North Carolina at Charlotte
School Counselor/ Learning for Justice Advisory Board Member/ Mariposas Frank Porter Graham Elementary, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
College Persistence Manager Emily K. Center
Director of Educational Programs
America Morenoio Alanis
ESL Teacher - Wake County Public School System
Organizing Director Education Justice Alliance (EJA)
Dr. JuanEs Ramírez
State Representative for Spanish Services College Foundation, Inc.
Student Cedar Ridge High School