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POSTPONED: Strategic Planning for DEI: A Workshop for School Leaders and Teams

June 16, 2020 @ 8:30 am - June 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm PDT

The purpose of this intensive two-day workshop is to facilitate the team planning process for the upcoming year, using Harvard Graduate School of Education’s RIDES equity improvement cycle process. Reimagining Integration for Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) has developed and shared a number of tools and approaches for creating on-going improvement spearheaded by school-based teams. This approach asks practitioners to look closely at the individual school focus and need, and then to systematically explore ways to plan and implement improvement steps. Whether you are a new team looking for some guidance on the process of collaborating deeply around equity, or an experienced group hoping to carve out some time in the company of other schools to explore next steps in your process – we invite you to join us for this special workshop.

Objectives or Outcomes:

  1. Deepen team understanding and commitment to DEI as a core underlying tenet of your school
  2. Explore and apply tools for assessing your current reality
  3. Experience an Equity Improvement Cycle process and tailor it to your needs
  4. Take the TIME needed as a team to assess the year past and plan for the coming year
  5. Benefit from the insights, expertise and experiences of other schools in the cohort as a community of practice

This workshop is designed for school-based teams of 4-6 people. We strongly encourage the participation of School Leaders and DEI practitioners along with teachers and other staff.

Questions or want more information before committing your time and resources? Please contact Mary Antón, dr.maryanton@gmail.com for more details.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mary Antón and Jeremiah Jackson.

Mary is a POCIS board member, former school principal/director and current RIDES Coach, working with schools throughout the country on adopting an Equity Improvement Cycle framework. Mary provides coaching and support for schools looking to include students in Equity Instructional Rounds in intensive three-day institutes and provides a range of professional development workshops and on-going coaching/mentoring for experienced and emerging leaders looking to affect school change. Mary is a lecturer in the Boston College School Leadership and Policy program teaching on School Leadership for Emergent Bilinguals. A local and national presenter, Mary is particularly excited about the work of bringing conversations about race, racism and other –isms systemically to students from the youngest levels on.

Jeremiah J Jackson is proud to call Oakland his home since 2014. He serves as The Director of Equity and Inclusion for The College Preparatory School and is an Alumni of Leadership Oakland, Jeremiah currently serves the Oakland community as the Chair for The People of Color in Independent Schools Board (POCIS) and as a Facilitator & Trainer for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Jeremiah is a native Ohioan who comes to Oakland via Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His family and community have instilled in him a strong commitment to leadership through service and his spiritual faith commit him to a practice of equity and inclusion. He has been privileged to refine and hone his beliefs in a professional capacity at organizations such as but not limited to Duquesne University, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., Big and Brothers Big Sisters, and The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern, PA.

Jeremiah has been honored to refine and hone his practices through service with the following organizations; including but not limited to–Bricolage Production Company Board (Secretary); Urban League Young Professionals; YWCA’s Advisory Board for Race and Gender Equity; Summerbridge Pittsburgh Board; and Urban Pathways BAAM Program (mentor and curriculum developer); and The CCAC Social Work Advisory Board.


June 16, 2020 @ 8:30 am PDT
June 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm PDT


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