Equity Leaders Institutes
 
 

Fall 2015 Institute
Equitable Distribution of Effective Educators
 
DATE: September 14-15, 2015
 
LOCATION: IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis, IN
 
PURPOSE: The fall institute supported practitioners to critically reflect on processes and systems that ensure all students have culturally responsive, equity-minded, and effective educators, enabling participants to . . .
  • Expand their understanding of educator effectiveness beyond traditional definitions and models
  • Examine the importance of developing collaborative partnerships across school communities to leverage resources and ensure the recruitment, distribution, and retention of effective educators
  • Discuss how systems and processes can promote and constrain efforts toward equitable distribution of effective educators
  • Engage in initial planning efforts toward ensuring all students receive highly-effective educators

Fall 2014 Institute
Ensuring Civil Rights in Education through Cross-Agency Partnerships
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DATE: September 15-16, 2014
 
LOCATION: IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis, IN
 
PURPOSE: The fall institute focuses on leveraging partnerships to ensure the civil rights of all students, enabling participants to . . .
  • Frame pressing civil rights issues in education and implications for school systems in the Great Lakes region 
  • Promote the development of collaborative partnerships across state, regional and federal agencies to leverage resources and ensure the civil rights of all students
  • Highlight strategies that advance educational equity and ensure the civil rights of all students

Fall 2013 Institute
Using Data for Social Justice in Education: Purposes, Perspectives, & Processes
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DATE: September 19-20, 2013
 
LOCATION: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN
 
PURPOSE: Increase participants' capacity to create and sustain systemic, transformative change toward educational equity by enabling participants to . . .
  • Identify a broad range of data sources to guide actions towards social justice
  • Identify and evaluate methods for collecting data intended to inform better decision-making for policies, schools, students, and families/communities
  • Use an equity lens to interpret data while surfacing supports and barriers to data use
  • Use data to guide decisions that will benefit all students
  • Articulate qualities that promote an equity-focused data culture across all levels of local education agencies (LEAs) 

Winter 2013 Institute
Advancing Educational Equity
 
DATE: February 20 -21, 2013
 
LOCATION: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN
 
PURPOSE: Increase participants' capacity to create and sustain systemic, transformative change toward educational equity by . . .
  • Deconstructing the meaning of educational equity;
  • Examining the qualities of transformative systems change toward equity and critical, collaborative inquiry;
  • Beginning action planning for creating and sustaining equitable learning environments