Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You are invited! Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™ San Antonio, Texas April 23, 2015


You are Invited! Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute™

Family Leadership for Student Success / Liderazgo familiar en pro del éxito estudiantil
Bilingual Parent Institute • April 23, 2015 • San Antonio
This annual institute offers families, school district personnel and community groups from across Texas the opportunity to network, obtain resources and information, and receive training and bilingual materials on IDRA’s nationally-recognized research-based model for parent leadership in education. This institute is interactive and participatory.
All presentations are bilingual (English-Spanish).
“In this conference, we are realizing that there is no limit to what we can do. This would be an example to our children; they would see that if we can participate and achieve, they can also advance.” – previous participant
“Everybody was engaged, was participating. This is something I don’t see in any other conference… people just go and listen. Here, people come to participate to be engaged – that was impressive!” – previous participant
Prekindergarten–Grade 16 (College) Topics – Parent and Community Group Presentations
• Early Childhood Education
• Literacy Development
• Bilingual/ESL Education
• Dropout Prevention
• High School Graduation Requirements in Texas
• College Access
• Family Engagement
• Bilingual presentations (English-Spanish)
• Roundtable educational presentations
• Parent interviews
• Live stream options
• Educational topics breakout sessions
• Refreshments and lunch
• Exhibitors, including service providers, college and universities and non-profit agencies
Administrator and Parent Liaison Track
There will be a special session for administrators and liaisons focusing on successful strategies for family engagement.
$50 per person – includes presentations, materials, exhibits, refreshments and lunch.
Listen to a Classnotes podcast episode about IDRA’s Parent Institute: Parent Institutes for Education – IDRA Classnotes Podcast #89

Fourth Annual CAM Messina Child Advocacy Award Luncheon

Please join us on Wednesday, May 13 at The Pearl Stables as we honor two child advocates who have dedicated their lives to improving the quality of life for children.
State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon, District 120 &
Dr. Maria "Cuca" Robledo Montecel, President & CEO, Intercultural Development Research Association

Introductions by: Mayor Ivy R. Taylor & Ms. Rosie Castro
Keynote Speaker: Dan St. Romain
General Admission: $50/seat or $500/table (10 seats)
The Intercultural Development Research Association is an independent private non-profit organization dedicated to realizing the right of every child to a quality education. IDRA strengthens and transforms public education by providing dynamic training; useful research, evaluation, and frameworks for action; timely policy analyses; and innovative materials and programs.
IDRA works hand-in-hand with hundreds of thousands of educators and families each year in communities and classrooms around the country. All our work rests on an unwavering commitment to creating self-renewing schools that value and promote the success of students of all backgrounds.
We are a small organization with a powerful mission: to create schools that work for all children.
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