Monica Washington is the 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year, and a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Fellow. A passionate advocate for creating equitable and inclusive school environments, she serves as the Leading Educator Ambassador for Equity for the Education Civil Rights Alliance. A decorated educator for over 22 years, she currently works as an instructional coach and solution designer. In this highly engaging, timely, and critically important session, teachers will explore the “why” behind the push for educational equity, as well as the impact of systemic racism and inequitable practices on education. Using concrete examples and strategies for building and sustaining equitable and transformative relationships with students, attendees will also have the opportunity to design or update one of their practices to make it more inclusive and transformative for all students, while connecting with their students’ important backgrounds and interests.
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Colorado Department of Education
As a dynamic service agency, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s 178 school districts, 1,888 schools, over 53,000 teachers and over 3,200 administrators to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state’s approximately 905,000 public school students.
CDE also provides services and support to boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), early learning centers, state correctional schools, facility schools, the state’s libraries, adult/family literacy centers, and General Education Development (GED) testing centers reaching learners of all ages. CDE operates the Colorado Talking Book Library which provides supports for people who have vision, print, and reading disabilities.
In addition, CDE provides structural and administrative support to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and the Charter School Institute.