As members of the Equity Academy, we share in the responsibility of creating and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment by exploring and implementing new practices that serve to support ALL students and staff. Through a series of engaging activities and discussions, you will deepen your knowledge and develop skills to address issues around equity and inclusion in your personal and professional lives.

 

Objectives:

  •  You will have the opportunity, as an adult learner, to develop your Cultural Self-Awareness and examine how it relates to your practice.
  • You will learn to integrate an Equity Lens framework that will help you to better understand, create, and implement equitable and inclusive practices at your school site.
  • You will learn and practice the tools of Compassionate Dialogue as a means to implement and sustain equity work.

This online community will be available to students and staff to continue to engage and deepen your learning with each other throughout the year. Participants will be expected to participate twice a month in the online activities and reflection questions.

We will be exploring the following topics in the coming months as we support equitable education. 

  • January: Levels Of Integration (James Bank)
  • February: Microaggression (Challenges To Communication)
  • March: RIR Protocol (Engaging In Compassionate Dialogues)
  • April: Working Towards Equity (Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs)
  • May: Under Our Skin (Video/Exercise)

Participants will have a full month to engage in the individual topics. We will check in with you at the half-way mark to ensure that you have completed any reading assignments and/or videos. The following 2 weeks you will be responsible for responding to the reflection questions and responding to your peers. 

Reminder: Monthly: 3 post (1 main post and 2 to peers)  



Exclusionary language is embedded in the English language and undermines the ability of schools to educate students with diverse cultural backgrounds. By exclusionary language we mean language and messages that describe someone as not being something -“non-white”- and results in the excluded listener feeling “othered,” “less than,” or “inadequate”. In this training, participants will discuss the forms of exclusionary language and messages that are prevalent in educational settings, and discuss appropriate personal and professional responses to its use.

As members of the Equity Academy, we share in the responsibility of creating and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment by exploring and implementing new practices that serves to support ALL students and staff. Through a series of engaging activities and discussions, you will deepen our knowledge and develop skills to address issues around equity and inclusion in our personal and professional lives.

 

Objectives:

  •  You will have the opportunity, as an adult learner, to develop your Cultural Self-Awareness and examine how it relates to your practice.
  • You will learn to integrate an Equity Lens framework that will help you to better understand, create, and implement equitable and inclusive practices at your school site.
  • You will learn and practice the tools of Compassionate Dialogue as a means to implement and sustain equity work.