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Equity Professional Learning Events

Student Experience Panels

We continue to elevate student voice and engage with their experience in school through listening. 

Students with Disabilities Panel 

May 26, from 3 to 4 p.m. Register here

Diverse Student Panel 

June 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. Register here


Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Lesson Planning for ELA/ELD Middle and High School Teachers

This session will explore Carlin Borsheim-Black's book, Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students, to support 6-12 grade ELA/ELD teachers to design culturally and linguistically responsive units and lessons.

May 7, from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Unit Design/Building Student Agency through Media Literacy

This two-part series focuses on tools and resources to support teachers to engage students in critical thinking and design community-centered learning opportunities. 

May 12 and 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Register here


Real Talk About Co-Teaching

The first session in the new Change Through Conversation series will help special education and general education teachers explore co-teaching models, barriers, and practical solutions for effective co-teaching. Real Talk About Co-Teaching builds on a 15-minute video and short readings as resources to inform the session work.

May 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Instructional Design for Equity Pedagogy  

This course introduced educators to culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices, with a focus on instructional design. During six synchronous 1.5 hour sessions, teacher leaders build their capacity to support site and district implementation through an equity-centered approach. 

This course is aligned to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and leverages the Learning for Change Social Justice Standards.

  • Module 1: Aligning Our Work (Liberatory Design) 
  • Module 2: Creating a Culture of Learning and Equity (culturally and linguistically responsive instruction)
  • Module 3: Designing for Equity (lesson/unit design, integrated literacy)
  • Module 4: Teaching Social Justice in the Classroom (equity text sets, media literacy)
  • Module 5: Celebrating Our Work 
  • Module 6: Aligning Our Work (Liberatory Design)

TK - 2 Dates: 9/30, 10/14, 11/18, 2/10, 4/14, 5/12

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3-5 Dates: 9/30, 10/21, 12/9, 2/17, 4/21, 5/12

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6 - 12 Dates: 9/30, 10/28, 1/13, 2/24, 4/28, 5/12

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Network Meetings

20-21 Social Justice Collaborative: Ethnic Studies K-12 Curriculum

Monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. to understand, design, and collaborate on social justice K-12 curriculum. Register here.


21-22 Social Justice Collaborative: Ethnic Studies K-12 Curriculum

Starting Sept. 2. Monthly meeting taking place the first Thurs. of every month, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., to understand, design, and collaborate on social justice K-12 curriculum. Register here.



Allyship to Accomplice

The sustainability of long term equity work that is necessary to truly change conditions for our students, requires a network of allies that are willing to learn about themselves and their craft, a space to support each other, push each other and create an affinity group of willing educators that will create a system of support for each other in service of our students.

Learning Sessions will be centered on the three aspects that weave into our capacity to hold and engage in equity work:

Our Identity- What do I understand about my own identity and how students may experience me? 

Our Mindset- What is my own mindset and assumptions about my students’ ability?

Our Skillset-What skills do I have, and which do I need to meet the various needs of students? 


Please sign up for our interest list to get information about when the next network will begin.


Past Webinars

Black Voice Series

As we strive to listen and understand each other and our experiences, SDCOE in partnership with the Association of African American Educators and SDSU has invited Black educators to share their experience in our education system. This is a one-hour, free learning opportunity.

 


Panelists Include:
  • Dr. Regina Brandon, SDSU
  • Thekima Mayasa, Mesa College 
  • Dr. Makeba Jones, UCSD
  • Yolanda Collier, JCCS 
  • Debra Maxie, Counselor/Administrator 
  • Tamara Allen, Administrator 
  • Dr. Mark Jeffers, High School Teacher 
  • Nelika-Fai Watson, High School teacher
  • Christine Wooding, Elementary Teacher
Full bios can be found here



Student Panels

We continue to elevate student voice and engage with their experience in school through listening. All student panels will be on our YouTube playlist.

LGBTQIA+ Student Experience Panel

 

The LGBTQIA+ Student Experience Panel was held on April 28, 2021. Click here to view the video.

English Transcript


Middle East North Africa Student Experience Panel

 

The Middle East North Africa Student Experience Panel was held on Feb. 10, 2021. Click here to view the video.

English Transcript


American Indian Student Experience Panel

 

The American Indian Student Experience Panel was held on Nov. 18, 2020. Click here to view the video.

English Transcript

Latinx Student Experience Panel

 

The Latinx Student Experience Panel was held on Oct. 28, 2021. 

Click here to view the video

English Transcript

Asian Student Experience Panel

 

The Asian Student Experience Panel was held on Sept. 30, 2020. 

Click here to view the video

English transcript


Black Student Panel: Young, Gifted and Black

 


Click here to view the video.

English Transcript

Learning Session Slides

Black Leadership Panel

 

The Black Leadership Panel with San Diego County educational leaders took place on July 21, 2020. Guests discussed the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community and the impact this is having on our educational systems. Topics of discussion also included the current civil rights movement and proactive measures to both address and support our students and communities.


Panelists were: 
  • Dr. Shirley Weber, Assembly Member California District 79
  • Dr. Joi Spencer, Interim Dean/Professor, University of San Diego
  • Dr. Cynthia Larkin, Principal Morse High School, San Diego Unified School District
  • Dr. Joseph Johnson, Executive Director, National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST)
  • Timothy Shaw, Board Member, Lemon Grove School District

English Transcript


Latinx Leadership Panel

 

San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold and several local Latinx leaders discuss how they are proactively addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Latinx community. Learn about what they are doing in their leadership roles and how we might join them in their work on behalf of students. This event took place on June 8, 2020.

Panelists include:

  • Corinna Contreras, Member, Vista City Council
  • Armando Farías, President, Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education
  • Dr. Carmen García, Superintendent, San Marcos Unified School District
  • Cipriano Vargas, Member, Vista Unified School District Board of Education
  • Lou Barrios, Member, South Bay Union School District Board of Trustees

View a recording of the webinar here

English Transcript | Spanish Transcript


Knowledge is Power - Equity Considerations in the Age of COVID

The purpose of these learning sessions is to provide research-based information that will invoke reflective and provocative thought on public ed MID and POST Pandemic. Short Segments of research and reflection to help guide our collective thinking. The sessions are short, 15 minute Webinar segments.


Enhancing Equity with Social Emotional Learning Webinar Series, hosted in partnership with with Panorama Education

It's more important than ever to focus on the racial inequities that exist within our school districts and learn how to actively fill the gaps. Throughout the series, we focus on how to leverage social-emotional learning (SEL) to address inequity that exists among, students, staff, and families. 

Access the series here




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