The 2021 eLumaNation Summit is happening virtually September 30 – October 1, and we want you to join us! We have an impressive lineup of guest speakers who will be presenting on some of the most important topics facing special educators, administrators, and students in K-12 schools.
This week, one of our highlighted speakers is Rodney Robinson.
Rodney Robinson is the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, and a 21-year education veteran working with marginalized black and brown communities in Richmond, Virginia.
“Teachers need to give their students empathy and not sympathy to ensure success for all. Nothing is more important than what students see, hear, or feel in your classroom.”Rodney Robinson
Those attending Mr. Robinson’s presentation will learn how to engage students through a culturally responsive trauma informed lens, and will also leave inspired and confident to handle the challenges of the 21st century classroom.
Teachers will examine their pedagogy and receive tips on how to emphasize equity in their classroom to improve student achievement. Teachers will analyze their own bias and how it affects equity in the classroom. Teachers will leave with a new sense of how to create more equitable outcomes in their classroom.
About Rodney Robinson
Rodney is a 21-year education veteran working with marginalized black and brown communities in Richmond, Virginia. He has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in and out of the classroom, most notably the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. He has worked with Pulitzer winning author James Foreman to develop curriculum units on race, class, and punishment as a part of the Yale Teachers Institute. His current role is as a senior policy advisor with Richmond Public Schools in charge of Teacher Pathways with a specific focus on the RVA Men Teach Program to recruit and retain male teachers of color in Richmond Public Schools.