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Futures Without Violence

100 Montgomery Street

San Francisco, CA 94129

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Equity as Excellence

Equity as Excellence is a unique opportunity for educators to receive concrete tools, research-based strategies, and guided practice to support diversity and equity work in their schools. Our method is rooted in the strong belief that equitable and inclusive teaching is simply good teaching, and all educators have the capacity to be equity leaders in their schools. We invite you to share your knowledge and engage in meaningful practice and reflection while learning from the top researchers in the fields of racial literacy and gender diversity.

We will focus on three areas for study and reflection:

  • Foundations of Diversity Pedagogy: multicultural education and the field’s development over time

  • Curricular Scope and Sequence: examples of inclusive classroom lessons and teaching strategies

  • Leadership Best Practices: skills for administrators in leading a diverse community

Beginning with a thorough exploration of current research methods that support an inclusive teaching/learning environment, each day will include instruction on curriculum design along with leadership strategies that promote equity and sustain excellence. You will have time to engage with role-specific cohort groups so as to apply our work to your particular sphere of influence. We will also break out into racial affinity groups (people of color, multiracial, and white) to further our learning and skill development.

The Program Director for this Summer Institute is Elizabeth Denevi, Associate Director of East Ed, and Co-Founder of Teaching While White. Guest presenters and organizations include: Dr. Howard Stevenson, Tamisha Wiliams from Lick-Wilmerding High School, Randolph Carter from East Ed, Joel Baum from Gender Spectrum, and Malika Carter from Live Oak School.

July 21 - 9:00-3:00

Tamisha Williams, Consultant and outgoing Dean of Adult Equity & Inclusion at Lick-Wilmerding High School, will share with us the work she has done to ensure that adults in her community are leading with an equity lens, and that equity is embedded in all of the work, including decision making and policies. We will frame equity as excellence and discuss the intersection of research, theory, and practice.

July 22 - 9:00-3:00

Joel Baum from Gender Spectrum and Olivia Higgens from Queerly Elementary will lead our discussions on gender diversity and creating gender inclusive schools. The day will include a track for educators new to this work and another for those who have already received some formal training.

July 23 - 9:00-3:00

Dr. Howard Stevenson is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher on negotiating racial conflicts using racial literacy. Delving into the latest research, Dr. Stevenson will guide the group in practicing difficult conversations about race and provide tools to navigate racial stress.

July 24 - 9:00-12:30

Randolph Carter will present classroom protocols and frameworks for professional learning and accountability. Cohort groups will meet to consolidate learning and develop action plans.

New this year: Continue the learning!

CATDC is offering a coaching component to a limited number of individuals or teams from our member schools.

While four days of learning with and from experts and peers will add a great deal to your capacity as educators and leaders, we know that the opportunity for reflection with a skilled coach will deepen and amplify your learning and the potential impact at your school site. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to work through challenges in implementation and celebrate your success with a CATDC vetted coach.

For an additional $800, a CATDC vetted coach will provide four hours of online coaching. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to work through challenges in implementation and celebrate your success.

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