Equity Collaborative Learning Series

Workshop Code
Resource Training & Solutions
137 23rd Street S
Sartell, MN 56377
Dates & Times
Registration Deadline: Wednesday October 17th, 2018

Wednesday October 24th, 2018 from 9:00am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 from 9:00am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)

Monday March 18th, 2019 from 9:00am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)

Wednesday June 12th, 2019 from 9:00am - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 8:30am)

$810 Non-Members / $675 Members

Resource Training & Solutions has partnered with Paul Gorski, founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EDChange, to bring a collaborative learning series to central Minnesota.

The equity collaborative learning series is designed to be an engaging, interactive, multi-date event for regional educators and city/county leaders. Attending as a team is highly encouraged, but not required. Over the course of four workshop dates, participants will learn to incorporate equity literacy into their work even when that work is not centrally about equity.

What is Equity Literacy? Equity literacy is a framework designed to cultivate equity knowledge and skills to educators and city/county leaders - to strengthen their literacy around equity. Equity-literate leaders know how to recognize even the subtlest biases and inequities in their spheres of influence, respond to those biases and inequities in productive and equitable ways, redress those biases and inequities by understanding and addressing them at their roots, and sustain equity efforts long-term.

There will be a one-hour lunch break for participants to go out on their own

Oct 24 - Cultivating Equitable Classrooms and Schools: An Introduction to the Equity Literacy Framework 

We will explore the practices and commitments that strengthen school equity progress. Using the equity literacy framework—an approach for strengthening our literacy related to educational equity—we will discuss policies and practices that support equity growth across race, class, language, gender, (dis)ability, and other identities. Participants will will leave with both deeper understandings of why outcome and experience disparities persist and research-informed strategies for eliminating them.

Dec 11 - Recognizing and Removing Barriers for Immigrant and Refugee Students: An Equity-Centered Approach
The key to strengthening equity efforts for immigrant and refugee-status students is understanding the challenges and barriers with which they contend both in and out of schools. We will examine these barriers and how educators can remove them. We will learn how to recognize even subtle forms of bias and inequity bias and equity immigrant and refugee-status students experience in relation to a variety of intersecting identities including race, ethnicity, culture, language, and socioeconomic status. This will lead us to discussions about policies and practices that support equity and engagement for them and their families.

March 18 - Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap
How would our equity efforts for students experiencing poverty change if we based them on deeper understandings of the barriers and inequities with which families experiencing poverty contend? In this workshop we will examine these barriers and inequities, how they operate in and out of schools, and how we might perpetuate them unintentionally in our spheres of influence. We then will be prepared to discuss strategies for rooting class bias and inequity out school policy and practice.

June 12 - Getting Real About Race at School: A Head-on Approach to Racial Equity 
One of the most formidable hurdles in the quest for racially equitable schools is hesitance on the part of educators—especially white educators—to confront racial inequity directly and honestly. We cannot fix what we refuse to name. In this workshop we will practice rejecting the hesitance and explicitly naming how racism operates, intentionally and unintentionally, in our classroom and schools, impacting educational outcomes and, more importantly, educational experiences for many students of color. With the deeper understanding that comes from this honest confrontation with racial inequity we will discuss what educators can do in their spheres of influence to root inequity out and embrace equity in all aspects of education.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations requested with more than 5 business days prior to the start date of the class will receive a full refund of the registration fee. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations requested within 3 - 5 business days. Refunds will not be issued for No Shows or cancellations made within 2 business days of the start of the class. Resource Training & Solutions reserves the right to postpone, reschedule or cancel the class at any time. In the unlikely event a class does not take place, a full refund will be issued or the registration fee may be transferred to another class.