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Equity Facilitator Training Series (10 Hour Virtual Train the Trainer)

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Learn to lead equity and justice professional learning using the equity literacy framework.

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Would you like to learn how to effectively design and sequence equity and justice professional learning? Would you like to learn how to stimulate transformative thinking related to identifying and eliminating racism, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, linguicism, economic injustice, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression? Are you looking for tools to manage individual and institutional resistance to equity and redirect that energy toward justice?

The Equity Literacy Institute and Due East Educational Equity Collective have been leading educational equity and justice faciltiator trainings for nearly 25 years. In this virtual workhshop series you will learn from experienced Equity Literacy Institute and Due East facilitators Paul Gorski and Marceline DuBose, along with special guests, the ins and outs of designing and leading effective, well-organized, deep-reaching equity and justice professional learning opportunities based on the equity literacy framework. We also will explore how to effectively engage colleagues in deep learning about oppression and anti-oppressive work in less formal contexts or impromptu opportunities.

NOTE: Our fall facilitator trainings (each October) focus exclusively on racism and racial equity. This series incorporates antiracism as a central component, but focuses more broadly across equity and justice issues.

This training is designed for teachers, instructional coaches, professional development specialists, equity specialists, DEI professionas, nonprofit workers, community educators and activists, and anyone else who wants to lead the sorts of professional learning the Equity Literacy Institute leads.

We will meet Tuesdays in February 2022, 5:30 - 8:00 PM east coast time (with a break built in). We also will provide particpiants with a virtual toolbox of the exercies, short readings, case scenarios, and handouts we use in our workshops. Participants will be given a 10-hour professional learning certificate at the end of the series.

The. morning of each of the four sessions participants will receive an email with login instructions for that week's session.

All sessions will be recorded and distributed to registrants the day after each session. So, if you have to miss all or part of any session, you will still be able to see it. Note that recordings will be available for three days, then taken down, so if you miss a session you'll need to watch the recording within 3 days of when we distribute it.

Series Facilitators

Paul Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He has nearly 25 years of experience helping educators, nonprofit workers, and others strengthen their equity efforts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries. Paul has published more than 70 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited twelve books on various aspects of educational equity including Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap and Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (with Seema Pothini). He is a published poet, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and the biggest fan of Buster, his cat.

Marceline DuBose has 20 years of experience in public education as a high school social studies educator, state and federal level policy administrator, professional development leader, strategic planning consultant, and curriculum writer. Her primary focus is equity leadership development and strategic planning, working with districts to improve systems for creating equitable schools and classrooms. Marceline also provides professional development to thousands of school professionals. Also a certified yoga instructor, Marceline intentionally incorporates historical and policy perspectives, systems change theory, adult learning theory, critical reflection, and key approaches from yoga philosophy as she works toward individual, organizational and societal change that supports the full potential of all learners.

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What We Will Cover

1. How to design and sequence equity and justice professional learning effectively around a set of specific learning objectives.

2. How to pace equity and justice professional learning based on the basic principles of equity literacy.

3. Advanced content knowledge related to the equity literacy framework and its tools.

4. How to manage resistance.

Each week we will model several learning activities we commonly incorporate into our workshops and describe how they can be adjusted and repurposed in various contexts.

What Registration Includes

Participants will receive:

  • a collection of the exercises and activities the Equity Literacy Institute and Due East use in workshops and faciitations,
  • four 2.5-hour workshops led by Paul Gorski and Marceline DuBose plus access to videorecordings of the workshops,
  • a modifiable PowerPoint template with basic equity literacy components and exercises built in,
  • a vetted collection of short readings to use in professional learning contexts, and
  • a 10-hour certificate of completion for participating in the online sessions and doing the between-sessions exercises.

Tentative Schedule

February 1:

a. Equity Literacy as a Framework for Transformative Equity and Justice Learning

b. Using Equity Case Scenarios to Stimulate Transformative Thinking

February 8:

a. Designing and Sequencing Equity and Justice Workshops

b. Finding Informal Opportunities for Equity and Justice Seed-Planting

February 15:

a. Pacing for Deep Equity and Justice Learning

b. Attending to Varied Levels of Commitment and Engagement

February 22:

a. Understanding Participant Responses and Facilitating through Resistance

b. Sustaining Your Energy and Well-Being While Doing Difficult Work

About the Equity Literacy Framework

To learn more about our framework, please visit http://equityliteracy.org.

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