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Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute (TM)


Join us for the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute (TM) - April 21 - 22, 2010 in San Antonio!

With a theme of Parents Networking to Promote School Success - Una Red Para Promover el Exito Escolar, this unique annual event is available to families, parent liaisons, teachers and community members statewide.

The institute will take place: April 21-22, 2010 at La Quinta Inns & Suites – San Antonio Convention Center (303 Blum Street in San Antonio, Texas 78205). Space is limited, to make your reservation now, visit the institute online.

About the event: 

Wed., April 21: Pre-Conference Session for Administrators & Parent Liaisons
Effective Parent Engagement: What Works
Speakers: TEA and IDRA

Thurs., April 22: Bilingual Conference for Parents & Community Members
This institute offers families, school district personnel and community groups an opportunity to get current information and materials on IDRA’s nationally-recognized, research-based model of parent leadership in education and to learn strategies for effective family engagement. All of the sessions will be presented by parents who have participated in IDRA’s leadership in education series. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Parent Presentation Topics include:

  • Parent Leadership in Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Bilingual Education
  • New Graduation Tracking Plans in Texas
  • Dropout Prevention
  • College Access
  • Serving Economically-Disadvantaged Students (Title I)
  • New High School Graduation Plans 

Event Registration
Pre-conference on April 21 – $50 per person (includes materials & meals)
Parent Institute on April 22 – $35 per person (includes materials, exhibits & meals)

Make checks payable to: Intercultural Development Research Association. Purchase order numbers may be used to reserve space. Full payment prior to the institute is expected. Due to space limitations, only the first 200 registrants will be accepted.

Register online with a purchase order number  • Mail with a check or purchase order to IDRA at 5815 Callaghan Road #101, San Antonio, Texas 78228 • Fax with a purchase order to IDRA at 210-444-1714.

Hotel Reservation
IDRA has a guest room block for arrivals on April 21, 2010 and a special rate of $99 for single or double occupancy. Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-527-1498 (reservations department) or the hotel direct number at 210-222-9181 and giving the event name (IDRA Annual La Semana del Niño Parent Institute) to receive the special rate. This rate expires after March 22, 2010.

Click here to register and for more details. For more information contact Ms. Rosie Perez or Ms. Jocellyn Rivera at IDRA (Phone 210-444-1710; e-mail

This event is sponsored by the following IDRA projects and centers: Texas Parent Information and Resource Center, South Central Collaborative for Equity, Family Leaders Engaged in Children's Academic Success (FLEChAS), and the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program.


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