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.


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.

  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. All eligible TABCO employees will receive compensation per the Master Agreement when attending sessions outside of their work hours.

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


  1. Sustain: Leading for Equity


Description: Sustain: Leading for Equity offers participants the opportunity to examine their work in the organization through a lens of equity and access. This model affords participants from across the organization the opportunity to lead their own equity work in a way that aligns with the BCPS Strategic Plan and Board Policy 0100 – Equity. This 6-session virtual seminar will be offered as standalone sessions, however, it is encouraged to attend all 6 sessions.Each session will be offered 3 times throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, you may attend in any order.

Please note: Engage: Why Equity? is recommended as a prerequisite but notrequiredfor this seminar series. 

Below are the Sustain: Leading for Equity offerings for the 2021-2022 school year: 

  • Wednesdays - 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/27, 2/2, 2/9 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Tuesdays - 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/26 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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


  1. Deepen: Coaching for Equity


Description: Coaching for Equity offers participants who have completed Engage: Why Equity? and Sustain: Leading for Equity the opportunity to develop their equity coaching skills and provide them with the tools and support in order to engage their colleagues in conversations about equity and deepen the use of an equity lens in their professional responsibilities. Participation in all 6 sessions is required.

Please note: Why Equity? and Leading for Equity are prerequisites for this seminar series. 

Come back and see us later for future dates! 

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


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.

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 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.