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Wednesday, July 21 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Midday Spark: "Falling Up"

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The path to educational equity comes right through your classroom, ready or not. This path is full of bumps and challenging twists and turns without any road signs or clear-cut directions. But every time that we might fall, we must fall up. Trial and error not only make us human, but it makes us better educators. Learning and growing is required, even when it takes us out of our comfort zones. Equity isn’t just the latest buzz word. It is long-term commitment that we must make to our practice, because when we “fall up,” we take our students and communities up with us.

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Mandi Torrez

Teacher Liason, NMPED
Mandi Torrez’s first work with children was while volunteering at an ESL after-school program in a low-income housing community while in college. It was her first look at the achievement gap, and it continued to motivate her classroom practices throughout a 10-year teaching career... Read More →

Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:45am - 12:30pm MDT
Virtual - Livestream