Professional Learning

Equity Training

The Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency (DECP) partners with stakeholders to create instructional environments that support academic rigor, access cultural relevance and relationships that ignite the potential of each and every student as the norm. DECP works to build the capacity of leaders to create inclusive environments that honor every student’s ability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, language, and sexual orientation, thus ensuring every student is skilled and able to be globally competitive in a culturally rich society and macro economy. 

All eligible TABCO employees will receive compensation per the Master Agreement when attending sessions outside of their work hours. Please note that you are able to take any offering as many times as you would like, however, you may only receive compensation once per offering

 

  1. Engage: Why Equity? 

 

Description: Engage: Why Equity? (Formerly Introduction to Leading for Equity) offers participants from across the organization the opportunity to examine BCPS Board Policy 0100 Equity and engage their personal and professional stake in creating a school system with more equitable outcomes. This 4-part virtual seminar serves as an introduction to all other Phase I and Phase II systemic equity offerings. Participation in all 4 sessions is required.

Below are the Engage: Why Equity? offerings for the 2021-2022 school year: 

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays - 9/9, 9/14, 9/23, 9/30 from 9:00am - 11:30am
  • Tuesdays/Thursday - 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/9 from 9:00am - 11:30am 
  • Tuesdays - 11/2, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays - 1/11, 1/18, 1/27, 2/1 from 9:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursdays - 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 from 9:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursdays - 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursdays - 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/9 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm


Please register using the new Registration System. Instructions on how to access the new system are at the bottom of the page, if needed. Effective: December 6, 2021

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  1. Building Your Equity Toolkit:

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  3. Building Your Equity Toolkit is a series of seminars in which participants can select the options that best meet their needs or register for them all. Each seminar focuses on the use and application of a different tool that can be used to advance the work around equity and cultural proficiency in your BCPS school or office. The course Building Your Equity Toolkit: Courageous Conversations About Race Protocol Review is a suggested (but not required) prerequisite to all of the seminars. Please note that offerings vary from 30 minutes to one hour in duration and are usually repeated multiple times a day in order to accommodate participant’s schedules. If you need support in deciding which seminar(s) may be most helpful, please contact your assigned Equity Specialist listed below or email our general mailbox at [email protected].


Jennifer Audlin, Central Zone, [email protected]
Joquetta Johnson, West Zone, [email protected]
Keith Lewis, East Zone, [email protected]

Spring 2022 offerings: 

1. Review of the CCAR Protocol [Compass, Agreements, Conditions]

March 1, 2022, 1:30pm - 2:30pm and 4:30pm - 5:30pm (Compass)
April 4, 2022, 8:30am - 9:30am and 12:30pm - 1:30pm (Agreements)
May 2, 2022, 8:30am - 9:30am and 12:30pm - 1:30pm (Conditions)

Participants will review the three parts of the Courageous Conversations About Race Protocol (the Compass, the 4 Agreements and the 6 Conditions) in order to be able to engage, sustain and deepen conversations related to equity and cultural proficiency. This seminar is a suggested prerequisite to all other offerings by the Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency. It will be offered at the beginning of each month.


2. Mindful Inquiry/Powerful Questions and Constructivist Listening

March 10, 2022, 8:00am - 8:45am and 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Participants will learn about and apply the use of open-ended questions paired with focused listening in order to engage others in deeper conversations about topics related to equity and cultural proficiency.

3. Unmasking Your Power: An Identity Journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe
March 15, 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm and 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Participants will examine the factors that make up one's identity and recognize he factors that reflect our system as we work towards being more equitable, using critical, societal issues and identity as it relates to equity.

4. Multiple Perspective: Danger of a Single Story
March 22, 2022, 8:30am - 9:30am and 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Participants will examine their cultural frames of reference to recognize how lived experiences shape how lived experiences shape how one views others.

5. The Bridge: A Pathway to Equity
April 5, 2022, 8:30am - 9:00am, 12:00pm - 12:30pm, 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Participants will utilize the Equity Bridge to reflect on their current levels of satisfaction with their personal and professional equity journey. This tool can also be used in coaching to support others in examining the aspects of their lives and workspaces that need development surrounding equity.


6. Adaptive Leadership for Equity April 26, 2022, 8:30am - 9:00am, 11:30am - 12:00pm, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Leading for equity requires leaders to be nimble enough to adapt to the ever-changing challenges and obstacles. Heifetz's model for adaptive leadership will be shared in this seminar as a tool to breakdown the numerous ways of being and demonstrate how you can be an adaptive leader for equity.

7. 5 Equity Lens Questions
May 5, 2022, 8:30am - 9:00am, 12:30pm - 1:00pm, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Many ask where to start or how to apply an equity lens to a conversation. Applying MABE's (Maryland Association of Boards of Education) 5 Equity Lens Questions is a great tool when you do not know where to start. Participants will have the opportunity to review and apply these questions in this 30-minute seminar.

Please register using the new Registration System. Instructions on how to access the new system are at the bottom of the page, if needed. Effective: December 6, 2021

 

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Accessing the New Registration System 
The Registration System can be accessed using any of the available Internet browsers. To log on to the Registration System follow the steps below:

  1. Open an Internet browser and type www.office.com in the address bar and press Enter key on the keyboard.  
  2. Log into the Office 365 web page by entering or selecting BCPS credentials.   
    Click on the App Launcher icon   from the top left-hand corner.
  3. Click on the All apps link towards the bottom of the frequently used Apps list. 
  4. Under the Other portion of the pane or screen, click on the Registration System option. 

    Note: After accessing the Registration System using these steps, the Registration System app will appear under the list of frequently used Apps in step 4.


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