Equity Training

Equity Training
For Schools and Division of Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency (ECP) 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. ECP 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.

 

The department also monitors compliance with the Maryland State Department of Education's Education That is Multicultural regulation and provides a professional library for BCPS staff related to issues of equity and access in schools and the classroom around multicultural education, racial and cultural awareness and diversity issues.

PHASE I
Introduction to Leading for Equity
(Identified Teacher Leaders, Paraeducators and Administrative Assistants)

Purpose:  To provide tools to examine personal beliefs that affect their work as related to serving the students and families of BCPS.  This two-day seminar serves as a prerequisite for all other Phase I and II systemic equity offerings and participation in both consecutive days of these sessions is required. This seminar tools support participants in moving to a deeper space of reflection and practice in the application of an equity lens around their professional responsibilities.

 All participants will select ONE of the following sessions:

 October 8-9, 2019  |  November 11-12, 2019  |  November 21-22, 2019 | December 10-11, 2019  |  January 14-15, 2020    February11-12, 2020 | March 10-11, 2020

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PHASE I
Leading for Equity
(Competitive Process for Teachers:  Department Chairs, STAT Teachers, Aspiring Leaders, Paraeducators,  MTSS Teachers and other School-based Targeted Groups will need to Apply)

Purpose:  To examine their work in the organization through the lens of equity and access. This model affords schools the opportunity to lead their own equity work in a way that is relevant to their mission and objectives.

All participants will attend a half-day session on the following dates:

  January 8, 2020  |  January 16, 2020  |  February 13, 2020  |  February 18, 2020  |  March 18, 2020  |  April  1, 2020

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PHASE I
Leading for Equity
(Identified Participants from Organizational Development and C&I who have not yet  participated in the Systemic Equity Training)

Purpose:  To examine their work in the organization through the lens of equity and access. This model affords offices the opportunity to lead their own equity work in a way that is relevant to their mission and objectives.

All participants will attend a half-day session on the following dates:

November 4, 2019  |  December 3, 2019  |  January 28, 2020  |  February 4, 2020  |  March 4, 2020  |  April 16, 2020

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PHASE II
Theory to Practice
(Members of School-based Equity Teams)

Purpose:  To examine their work in the organization through the lens of equity and access. This model affords schools the opportunity to move their equity work from theory into practice.

Equity Core Value

Date/Time

Format

Interrogation & Analysis

October 7, 2019

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #1

Interrogation & Analysis

October 11, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm

Film Study

Interrogation & Analysis

October 2019

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Webinar

Creativity & Imagination

October 29-30, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference

Interrogation

November 6, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Book Study

Creativity & Imagination

November 20, 2019

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #2

Worth

December 2, 2019

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Symposium

Creativity & Imagination

December 18, 2019

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #3

Worth

January 7, 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #4

Justice

January 27, 2020

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Film Study

Wholeness

February 5, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Book Study

Justice

February 26, 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #5

Justice & Wholeness

March 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Webinar

Wholeness

March 17, 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #6

Investment

April 22, 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #7

Honor Humanity

April 28, 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Symposium

Honor Humanity

May 20, 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #8

Demonstrate Capacity

May 21, 2020

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Film Study

Demonstrate Capacity

June 2, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Book Study

Demonstrate Capacity

June 3, 2020

A.M. & P.M. Sessions offered

Workshop Session #9

 

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Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference

October 29–30, 2019

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

 Morgan State University

1700 East Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21251

The Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency will sponsor one equity liason from each school to attend the 5th annual MCPC.

The theme,“The Time is Now: Fortifying the Equity Pipeline” addresses the important issues in the educational community-sustaining this work.

 How can we codify our findings, illuminate new frameworks, create new language that helps make visible the invisible? Join us as we explore topics that range from what we have learned, how we create new structures and policies, and how to ensure accountability relative to our efforts. Transformation of the schooling process into that which is responsive to ALL learners is marathon, not sprint work.

 Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency

Contact info: equity@bcps.org and 443-809-2444

Twitter: BCPS_OECP