The first University of Iowa, College of Education Latinx Educational Excellence in the Midwest Conference aims to build community and pool resources focused on increasing the success and participation of Latinx students, staff, administrators, and faculty in K-12 and higher education institutions in the Midwest.
In partnership with the annual Latinx Youth Summit, the conference will provide resources through research presentations, panel discussions, poster displays, and professional development to increase awareness, develop strategies, and share best practices in addressing the educational needs of Latinx students in the region and is open to all educators, students, and community members.
- Dr. Adele Lozano, Assistant Professor, Student Affairs Administration, University of Wisconsin-Le Crosse
- Ed Moreno, President of LULAC and State Chair for Latinx Education
- Brenda Arthur Miller, West Liberty MS/HS Assistant Principal and the District Leader for ESL and West Liberty Dual Language Program
- Margarita Mojica, Glenview Middle School (Moline, Illinois) and "One by One" project director for Latinx students
- Dan Stevenson, West Liberty Middle School, professional development session leader
- Maria Martin, Iowa City Community School District, Multicultural and Gender Fair Coordinator
- Dr. Carolyn Colvin, UI College of Education
- Dr. Leslie Locke, UI College of Education
All events are free and open to the public. UPDATE: As of 10/5/17, registration is closed.
Hosted by the UI College of Education, with support from the Office of Diversity and Enrichment, the College of Education Diversity Committee, Baker Teacher Leader Center, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and LULAC Council 308