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Access Is Equity Workshops Support Classroom Instruction

Access Is Equity Workshops Support Classroom Instruction

Educators can learn how to create equitable classroom environments that promote student agency and meet all learners’ needs as part of the Access Is Equity series being offered at no cost by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).

“This is a needed space for educators to focus on our work as instructional designers and tap into our collective wisdom to ensure that our students and their families feel seen, heard, and valued,” said Julie Goldman, a director with SDCOE’s Equity department.

This dynamic four-session training will focus on supporting students in the classroom by listening to and understanding their experiences. Participants will:

  • Explore identities, mindsets, and skills
  • Cultivate restorative, students-centered classroom cultures that highlight student voices
  • Engage in dialogue and dynamic learning to promote student agency
  • Coach to design, scaffold, and differentiate language and content 

SDCOE’s Professional Learning and Technology Research and Equity teams partnered on the workshop, which is rooted in SDCOE’s Equity Blueprint for Action.

“This cross-divisional collaboration provides multiple lenses for educators to see how equity, access, and innovation are all interwoven,” said Carrie Lane, an instructional technology specialist. “Most importantly, we want to help educators envision and create respectful environments that support all learners,” 

Registration is open now for the online workshops, which will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 18 to 20 and May 3.

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