Mark your calendars for the 2017 Teachers of Color and Allies (TOCA) Summit 

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 8 am - 2 pm
  • ​UMC, University of Colorado Boulder

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2017 Keynote

Keynote speaker Megan Bang, associate professor at the University of Washington, will discuss her acclaimed work focused on improving the quality of life and educational opportunities for communities historically disadvantaged by education, with a central focus on indigenous peoples and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) education.

2017 Breakout Sessions

  • Pathways2Teaching, A Grow Your Own Teacher Program
  • Students as Holders and Producers of Knowledge
  • Creative Writing as Queer Praxis
  • De-Constructing Deficit: Connecting Our Stories
  • Supporting and Empowering Refugee Students
  • Shifting Power through Building An Education Network
  • Identifying and Programming for Diverse Children with Gifts and Talents

About TOCA

Launched in 2003, the Teachers of Color and Allies (TOCA) Summit is a daylong event that gathers local educators of color, administrators, equity scholars and allies to provide collegial support, opportunities for networking and mentoring, and insights into best practices in education. Hosted by the School of Education in partnership with local school districts, the summit is held every fall. 

Key Benefits: 

  • Free registration, typically $75/person supported by CU Boulder
  • Meals provided
  • Hands-on breakout sessions on best practices for educational equity and justice
  • Four clock hours of continuing education

Districts typically send 5-10 teacher-leaders and administrators to this summit (and subsidize the cost for substitutes for the day). Districts that have participated in the past include: Adams 12 Five Star, Adams 50, Aurora Public Schools, Brighton 27J, BVSD, Cherry Creek, Denver District 1, DPS, Jeffco, St Vrain, Ft Lupton, Weld re 5j. Registration is first come, first-served.

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