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DTEC-TAG presents "Critical Race Theory in the Time of COVID"

DTEC-TAG will host our postponed Education Now! Webinar Series featuring Rodney Robinson (2019 National Teacher of The Year) on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Mr. Robinson will discuss "Critical Race Theory in the Time of COVID." Click on the subject line to find the flyer and additional information. Please do share with your networks.

This is an opportunity for DTEC-TAG Equity Warriors, Educators, and key education stakeholders in our community to obtain the tools and resources from scholar-practitioners with various perspectives to enlighten the notion of "the state of education" affairs at this moment. Each webinar session will vary by topic, grade level, and audience. Still, all will include discussions around instruction, policy, and learning strategies for students, teachers, parents, district administrators, and other community stakeholders.


To join the webinar click on the link below: 

Zoom Link 

Meeting ID:  853 8518 5742

Passcode:  400127

Learn more about Rodney Robinson

Rodney Robinson is a 20-year teaching veteran and rural Virginia native. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Virginia State University in 2000 and a master's in educational administration and Supervision from VCU in 2011. He started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center in 2015, a school inside Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, in an effort to better understand the school to prison pipeline. His classroom is a collaborative partnership between him and the students. He provides a civic centered education that promotes social-emotional growth. The knowledge he is gaining from his students is also helping develop alternative programs to keep students from becoming part of the school to prison pipeline.  


His accomplishments in education vary from his professional growth to his students' personal growth. He has been published four times by Yale University and received numerous awards for his accomplishments in and out of the classroom, most notably the R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence. He has worked with Pulitzer winning author James Foreman developing curriculum units on race, class, and punishment as a part of the Yale Teacher's Institute. 


He was named the 2019 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State's Schools' Officers. He has used his time as teacher of the year to advocate for cultural equity to make sure students have teachers and administrators who look like them and value their culture. He was recently named HBCU male alumnus of the year by He was also named #8 on the Root magazine's Top 100 influential African Americans of 2019. Last December he was named Richmonder of the Year by Richmond Magazine. His passion is helping the underprivileged and underrepresented populations in America.


You can learn more about his work via his website 

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