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Professional Learning Events

Excellence in Equity Leadership (ExEL)

This three-day learning opportunity is a deeper dive into equity and changing school systems for your team. Get to the heart of equity challenges and improve your outcomes by investing in this impactful learning experience. 

The work teams do at ExEL has a domino effect on their entire system.

ExEL is offered in the spring. 

Excellence in Equity Leadership Flier, 2019

The 2019 session begins Mar. 14. Download the flyer or start your team's registration now.

Build leadership excellence and capacity to lead for equity across systems, and foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment for each and every student and student group. 

What Attendees Say About ExEL

"I would absolutely recommend this program to everyone – district leaders, teachers, counselors, and support staff, if possible. Very rarely do we get the opportunity to discuss issues of equity in a safe and nurturing environment, where all voices are heard and respected ... Also, the institute provided real strategies to use at our sites, taking the sessions beyond just ideas to actions."

-- Timothy Dobbins, assistant principal at Los Coches Creek Computer Science and Media Arts Magnet School in Cajon Valley Union School District

"We all intrinsically want to do the best for our students. We all show up every day for our students, and knowing our why and starting with that made it easier to open up. It can be a touchy subject, but we all agreed to be honest and vulnerable, and have an open mind."

-- Sara Matthews, resources teacher in SDCOE's Juvenile Court and Community Schools


Middle School College and Career Readiness: Passion, Purpose, Potential and Pathways

How do we ensure that each and every student is prepared for success after middle school? What does it mean for students to be prepared for career and college, and what is our role as middle school teachers, counselors, administrators and staff in this process?

The Middle School Career and College Preparation series is a three-day professional learning (Feb. 19, March 12, and April 25) opportunity for middle school and district staff to engage in critical discourse about these questions. You will deepen your knowledge of research-based best practice, and explore how to use these to ensure individual and organizational practices result in each student being prepared for success in high school, college and career.