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Futures Without Violence

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Equity as Excellence

Equity as Excellence is a unique opportunity for California educators to receive concrete tools, research-based strategies, and guided practice to support equity and inclusion 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: support 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 affinity groups and to hear student voices to help bring this important work to life.

The Program Director for this Summer Institute is Elizabeth Denevi, Associate Director of Mid West Ed, and Co-Founder of Teaching While White. Guest presenters and organizations include: Dr. Howard Stevenson, Milton Reynolds from Facing History & Ourselves, Randolph Carter from East Ed, and Joel Baum from Gender Spectrum

Day 1: Milton Reynolds, from Facing History & Ourselves will speak to the history of eugenics and its impact on institutions of education in the past and today. We will frame equity as excellence and discuss the intersection of research, theory, and practice.

Day 2: Joel Baum from Gender Spectrum and Olivia Higgins 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.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: Randolph Carter will present classroom protocols and frameworks for professional learning and accountability. Cohort groups will meet to consolidate learning and develop action plans.

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