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Calendar of Events

All upcoming events are hosted by The Black Educational Advocacy Coalition unless a different host is indicated. For more information or to register, please email

Upcoming Events

February 22, 2021 at 3:10:00 PM

1 Hour

Distributed Leadership: The Need to Grow Teacher Leaders


March 16, 2021 at 10:00:00 PM

1 Hour

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) through Trauma Informed Education with Equity

Students who have been faced with trauma can benefit from developing the soft skills that are incorporated in an SEL curriculum. We will discuss trauma, how it affects brain development, and the approach we have taken to support students with the use of SEL competencies through an equity lens.


February 23, 2021 at 3:00:00 PM

1 Hour

Moving from an Opportunity Gap to Achievement

When we learn how to understand and respond to opportunity gaps, we understand and respond to the whole student.


May 20, 2021 at 11:00:00 PM

1 Hour

The Disappearance of Illinois Teachers

The Illinois teacher shortage is real, and the vital signs regarding recruiting and sustaining teachers, especially teachers of color are rapidly deteriorating. When teacher pipeline indicators (state and federal policy, teacher certification and evaluation assessments, and low teacher pay) are taken into account, the shortage is even more acute. Join Dr. Jim Rosborg, former Director of Graduate Education at McKendree University, for a timely discussion about the teacher shortage and recommendations to revitalize the teacher pipeline.


February 24, 2021 at 3:00:00 PM

45 Minutes

A Change Must Come: Black Students and Educators in the 21st Century

Learn about the plight of Black educators and students and pathways for improvement and why they are necessary for advancing our ideals of opportunity and equality.


May 19, 2022 at 11:00:00 PM

2 Days

2022 Districts Leading with Equity Conference

To ensure all students have the resources they need to be successful in their K-12 school experience, districts need to make sure the right support systems, structures, supports, and practices are in place from the boardroom to the classroom. The 2022 Districts Leading with Equity conference will provide specific resources and tools to support school board members and district personnel to continually promote and enhance equity throughout their districts. Earn up to 6 CPDHs


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