2020 Virtual Mini-Conference

Let’s hit the refresh button this fall and learn how to implement strategies to ensure justice and equity for ALL of our students. Join VATE for its first virtual mini-conference on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. You don’t want to miss the interactive workshop by Lorena Germán, founder of #DisruptTexts and chair of NCTE’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English. Other presenters include Virginia educators sharing their experience and strategies for equity in the English classroom. 

This event is FREE to all VATE members. If you’re not a member, now is a great time to join! Being part of a professional educational organization offers multiple benefits, including advocacy, awards, and connection. If you’re unsure if your membership is up to date, email us at

Registration is required for the mini-conference; please click the registration link below to get signed up. We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 24!

Lorena Germán is a Dominican American educator working with middle and high school students in Austin, Texas. Her Master’s degree is from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Lorena has been published by NCTE, ASCD, Heinemann, National Writing Project, EdWeek, and featured in The New York Times, Embracing Equity, and others. Most recently, she co-edited the anthology, Speaking for Ourselves and self-published The Anti Racist Teacher: Reading Instruction Workbook. She’s proudly a two-time nationally awarded teacher. Lorena is Co-Founder of the Multicultural Classroom, as well as Co-Founder of #DisruptTexts, and also Chair of NCTE’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English.

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors