Mark your calendars for the 2018 Teachers of Color and Allies (TOCA) Summit 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Williams Village Conference Center, University of Colorado Boulder
  • #TOCA18

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2018 Keynote

Keynote speaker José Luis Vilson is the founder of EduColor and a full-time math teacher, writer, speaker and activist in NYC. He is also the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, a Math for America Master Teacher and a National Board Certified teacher.

2018 Agenda

8:00-9:00 a.m. — Check-in and Breakfast

9:00-10:15 a.m. — Keynote Speaker José Luis Vilson and Q&A

10:30-11:30 a.m. — Breakout Session 1

  • Reflections for Pre-Service Teachers
    — José Luis Vilson
  • Cultivating Safe and Trusting Spaces for Immigrant Families and Educators/Cultivando espacios seguros y de confianza para familias y educadores inmigrantes
    — Ana Silvia Avendaño-Curiel & Kristen Davidson
  • Unpacking our Implicit Bias Using Mindful Reflection
    — Meghan McCracken & Barbara Dray
  • Putting it to Practice: Collaboratively Addressing Bias in Colorado Schools
    — Maria Gabriel, Jan Perry Evenstad & Tara Raju
  • Civic Engagement for Transformative Change
    — Charla Agnoletti, Soraya Latiff, Erika Orona, Kim Tran & Bre Huizar-Arellano

11:45-1:00 p.m. — Lunch & Plenary Session

  • Pulling Up! Narratives on School Dress Codes and Policing Youth of Color
    — Guillermo Hernandez, Julyce Jones & La’Renz Smith of Project VOYCE

1:15-2:15 p.m. — Breakout Session 2

  • Valuing the Voices of Students & Their Experiences
    — Anissa Butler & Kristin Nelson-Steinhoff
  • The Policing of Texts: How Raciolinguistic Ideologies Affect the Texts we Read with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
    — Rebecca Flores
  • Developing asset-based mindsets and enacting practices that support minoritized students, staff, and teachers in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education
    — Tania Hogan & Nicole Sager
  • Situated Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
    — Kachine Kulick
  • EduColor: A Movement, Not a Moment
    — Julia E. Torres & José Luis Vilson

2:30-3:45 p.m. — Breakout Session 3

  • Making Space for Vulnerability and Critical Self-Reflection
    — Magnolia Landa-Posas
  • Leveraging Local History as Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: An Experiential K-12 Workshop Taught by the Boulder County Latino History Project
    — Erik Dutilly & Kent Willmann
  • Creating the Schools of Tomorrow – Today! Will You Join Us?
    — Christine DeLeon, Jessica Martin, Meredith Stolte & Wisdom Amouzou
  • Equity and Cultural Proficiency: Ourselves, Our Classrooms, and Our School Community
    —Meghan McCracken

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. 

The 2018 TOCA Summit is supported by a grant from the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement.

Key Benefits: 

  • Connection with educators of color and allies
  • Conversations about current research and teaching practices
  • Free registration
  • Meals provided
  • Hands-on breakout sessions for educators, administrators, students and community members
  • Four clock hours of continuing education

Districts send 5-10 teacher-leaders and administrators and subsidize the cost for substitutes for the day. Registration is first come, first-served.