This workshop is designed to engage participants in a process of strengthening the knowledge and skills we need to be a threat to the existence of inequity in our spheres of influence. Using the equity literacy framework, designed to strengthen educators’ literacy related to equity, we will discuss critical principles that should drive equity initiatives and strategies and use them to analyze the initiatives and strategies being used in our classrooms, schools, and districts. Our focus will be intersectional, considering equity and inequity intersectionally in relation to race, class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, language, and other identities.
Participants will leave with:
1. A deep familiarity with an equity framework that is designed to be transformational, intersectional, and built on a sense of urgency for immediate and sustained change;
2. Strategies for engaging colleagues in deep conversations about how racism, economic injustice, heterosexism, and other forms of inequity operate in and out of schools; and
3. On-the-ground strategies for adjusting, not just individual practice, but also institutional culture with a commitment to equity.
Facilitator: Paul Gorski, founder of EdChange
Licensure renewal credit: learn your options for earning credit here.
Registration fee:(includes continental breakfast and lunch) $110 for SAI members, $220 for non-members.
Cancellation: Notification must be received three business days prior to the workshop for a refund of the registration fees. Contact us here or call 515-267-1115 to let us know if you're unable to attend.