Teaching Toward Equity
EL Education In-Person Institute
- City Detroit, MI
K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
EL Education Partners
Many teachers realize that the inequities found in society seep into schools, and this institute is for educators that are beginning to explore what equity means and how equity practices can live in the classroom. A wave of research over the past 10 years has shown the universality of unconscious bias and its power to shape both teachers’ interactions with students and the way policies are designed and applied. The EL Education model is predicated on the conviction that all students can learn. For our practices to have maximum impact on the achievement of all students, schools and classrooms must be respectful, safe, and inclusive; educators must work to eliminate the negative impact of the biases ingrained in our society and in ourselves. This introductory institute will build awareness of how our social identities impact our views of the world and how we show up as educators. It will include historical context to help us analyze current educational inequities, including those made both more evident and more dire by the COVID-19 crisis. While disparities in student learning vary from school to school, in this learning experience, we focus specifically on racial inequities as a way of modeling how to address any form of inequity a school may face. We will make space for compassionate reflection on current practice and explore tools and strategies to make curriculum, instruction, and assessment respectful of the history, culture, and agency of all students. Teachers will leave with a plan to apply these tools in the service of more equitable and inclusive classrooms and schools.
Participants will receive a certificate for 20 hours of professional learning.
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Registration will open at 12:00 PM ET on August 10, 2020.
Registration will remain open until May 20th at 8:00 p.m. Pacific time or until the institute fills. Many institutes fill quickly, please register early to ensure a spot.