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Dunn School

2555 California 154

Los Olivos, CA 93441

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Our method is based upon decades of evidence that equitable and inclusive teaching is necessary and integral to academic success!

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Equity as Excellence is a unique opportunity for educators to learn research-based strategies, develop concrete tools, build community, and engage in guided practice to support diversity and equity work in their schools. Returning to an in-person setting, this five-day immersive Summer Institute is also designed to provide participants with the opportunity to be more strategic in the face of ongoing resistance, find renewal, and engage their radical imagination.

Our method is based upon decades of evidence that equitable and inclusive teaching is necessary and integral to academic success and school belonging, and we believe that 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 equity pedagogy.

We will focus on three areas for study and reflection:

  1. Foundations of Diversity and Equity Pedagogy: Antibias/Antiracist (ABAR) education, Intersectionality, and the field’s development over time. This year’s focus will be on racial identity development and how it intersects with other important aspects of our social identity.
  2. Curricular Scope and Sequence: examples of inclusive, identity-safe classroom lessons and teaching strategies that build on a foundation of belonging, learning partnerships, and equitable teaching methodologies.
  3. Leadership Practices: Research-based skills for administrators and trustees in leading a diverse community and supporting institutional growth and development.

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. In meeting times with role-specific accountability teams, we will apply our learning to our particular spheres of influence. Working with research experts and experienced practitioners, we will deepen our understanding and strengthen our ability to address systems of discrimination. To advance our equity literacy work, we will break out by both racial and gender affinity groups deepening learning and skill development. We will conclude with strategies for engaging resistance and increasing accountability and solidarity.

Our schedule will also allow time for re-creation and exploration of the local environs, the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Morning yoga classes, guided night walks, and wine-tasting are among the planned activities. If you have attended in the past, we encourage you to consider joining us for this residential experience as both the setting and updated program will allow for new understandings and continued growth.


Dunn School is located in Santa Barbara County, along California's beautiful Central Coast. The campus sits in Los Olivos, an area surrounded by two million acres of National Forest and dotted with vineyards and California ranches. Comfortable housing is available on campus in single dorm rooms, and we have also reserved a block of rooms in The Chumash Resort.


DAY 1: June 27, 2022 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm

DAY 2: June 28, 2022 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

DAY 3: June 29, 2022 | 8:30am - 1:30pm

DAY 4: June 30, 2022 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

DAY 5: July 1, 2022 | 8:30am - 2:00pm


Please read Dunn's current Covid-19 safety protocols. We will continue to keep you updated about our host school's requirements.


Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. Below we have outlined our cancellation and refund policy, which we have in place to ensure the most accurate numbers when we secure well in advance locations, catering, and facilitators. Thank you for understanding.

For this in-person workshops refunds are available up to 14 days before the scheduled starting date. We are unable to provide refunds for cancellations made 13 days or less prior to the workshop. Registration may be transferred to a different person up to 7 days before.

Please contact us by email as soon as you know you cannot attend a workshop. This will allow us time to contact our waitlist and hopefully fill your spot.

You will receive a full refund if CATDC chooses to cancel this event.

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