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

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8:00-3:45 p.m.
  • Williams Village Conference Center, University of Colorado Boulder
  • #TOCA18

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2018 Keynote

Keynote speaker José Luis Vilson is 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, the founder of EduColor, 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
  • 11:45-1:00 p.m. — Lunch & Plenary Session
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. — Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m. — Breakout Session 3

Register to Attend and Proposal Submissions

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. Please register to attend by October 3rd, 2018. If you are interested in presenting at the summit, please see the steps below.

Register Here

Submit a Workshop Proposal

​The Advisory Board for the Teachers of Color and Allies Summit (TOCAS) is seeking workshop proposals for our fall summit. 

We look for proposals around a variety of topics related to the experiences of teachers of color and their allies (teachers, administrators, staff developers, and counselors). In particular, we welcome proposals that center the perspectives of educators of color, promote youth empowerment and involvement, and speak to family and community engagement in education. Workshop proposals are due by September 17, 2018. 

Learn More & Submit Your Proposal