Coaching For Equity September-November 2023
Sharpen your ability to see educational inequities and acquire the skills to have conversations that change practice
WHY YOU WANT TO ATTEND
Is your school or district a place where every child gets what they need every day?
You want your school or organization to be an equitable place of learning, but you recognize that there are many obstacles to address. You see inequitable practices, you hear people expressing problematic beliefs, and you recognize the broader systemic challenges. Still, you are committed to taking action. You wonder: How to start? Where to start?
This workshop provides you with the essential knowledge to recognize educational inequities; with the language to name and describe those inequities; and with the skills to have the conversations to interrupt those inequities. Building off of Elena Aguilar’s best-selling book, Coaching for Equity (2020), you’ll receive additional tools and resources to help you plan for and have conversations that result in behavior and belief change.
You’ll learn about and practice six kinds of coaching conversations that center equity, and you’ll see masterful demonstrations of these conversations. You’ll also grapple with the relationship between your own identity and the systems of oppression that permeate our schools, develop a vision for what equity would look like in your work, hone the skills to facilitate compassionate coaching conversations about identity, and strengthen your resolve to disrupt inequities in your communities. This workshop is a satisfying balance of building skill and knowledge and also attending to our need to build internal reserves and resilience when leading for equity.
This workshop is right for you if:
You see disparities in student outcomes, but what is driving them isn’t clear
You see things that seem inequitable, but you’re not sure how to talk about them and say why they’re wrong
You feel called to take a stand, but you are unsure of exactly what to say or do
You know what to say, but your emotions make it hard to speak up
You get pushback when you challenge inequitable practices and beliefs
You want a simple and effective process to plan for equity-focused conversations
You need to know how to address the elephant in the room while preserving relationships
📖 Move beyond the book:
If you want to create equitable schools, you need to do more than just read a book. You need a community of like-minded leaders with whom you can have meaningful discussions; you need to see equity-focused conversations modeled; and you need guided practice in the skills to have equity-focused conversations. This is what you’ll get in this workshop.
⬆️ More than skill building:
This workshop provides you with an opportunity to connect with and learn from other leaders who are committed to equity. You’ll be energized by the connections you will make in a short period of time and the camaraderie you’ll build. You’ll leave this workshop feeling confident in your abilities to interrupt inequities and to create the kinds of communities in which children thrive, and in which you’ll thrive.
✨ New in 2023:
Our previous Coaching for Equity 101 and Coaching for Equity Masterclass workshops have been reimagined into this one comprehensive and cohesive learning experience. You’ll build foundational knowledge and have ample opportunities for practice, as well as moments for self-reflection, in our most powerful workshop yet.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Learn about this course from Elena Aguilar.
Participants must have a copy of Coaching for Equity as well as a copy of The Art of Coaching Workbook. These books must be purchased before the start of the series and are not included in the registration fee.
The live engagement takes place on Zoom and requires Zoom (5.12.2 or higher)* and a computer. If you have access needs or accommodation requests, please email email@example.com. We will do our best to meet accessibility needs.
*Currently Zoom does not allow for auto-captioning in breakout rooms, which we frequently use in workshops. Please let us know if you require captioning in all spaces to access learning.
DATES AND TIMES
Coaching for Equity Part 1 (two days, four sessions total)
Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2023
Coaching for Equity Part 2 (two weeks, six sessions total)
HOW YOU’LL SPEND YOUR TIME
Self-Paced Prework [4 hours for Part 1 and 6 hours Part 2]: Your learning begins in advance of your workshop session and includes reading specific chapters of Coaching for Equity and engaging in a set of curated activities from The Art of Coaching Workbook. This foundational knowledge will set you up to maximize your workshop experience.
The core workshop experience is split into two parts over the course of 4-6 weeks (depending on scheduling)
Part 1: Live Learning [four learning blocks]:
Your workshop begins with a 2-day experience during which you will come together with a Bright Morning presenter in community to process your learning, explore your identity, build context about systems of oppression, and engage in a set of small group discussions and coaching practice. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participants will have the option of BIPOC affinity breakout groups. Each day has two learning blocks with an hour break in between.
You’ll return to your context with an expanded understanding of educational inequities and with clear action steps to implement. You’ll also be able to engage in equity-centered conversations and begin applying the learning from Part 1. During the period between Part 1 and Part 2, you’ll be encouraged to note your learnings and bring awareness to any growth areas you wish to refine in Part 2.
Part 2: Live Learning [six learning blocks]:
Approximately 4-6 weeks later, you will reconvene with your Bright Morning presenter and community of practitioners to take your learning to the next level. You’ll observe masterful demonstrations of coaching conversations focused on equity, learn strategies for having conversations about identity and beliefs, and analyze elements of effective coaching conversations. Of course, you’ll also engage in many practice conversations of your own and receive targeted feedback. This is where you will develop your ability to facilitate the necessary conversations to change inequitable systems and practices. By the conclusion of Part 2, you’ll be able to see how much growth you’ve made in coaching for equity.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Anyone who seeks a non-judgmental learning space to acquire a deeper understanding of racism and educational equity
Educators who see educational inequities but don’t know what to say or do, or who seek to refine what you say and do
Teacher leaders, coaches, and administrators who want space to explore thoughts and feelings about equity, to anchor in a vision, and to boost your courage
BIPOC educators who want the opportunity to be in BIPOC-affinity groups for breakout sessions
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
Course access and recording: Participants have access to content for 30 days after the learning experience. The sessions will be recorded (except for breakouts) in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch them at a later time.
Accommodating participants with disabilities: Bright Morning strives to provide universal access to all of our events. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to request disability accommodations. Advanced notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. A full refund will be issued, and the registration will be canceled without penalty if we are unable to provide satisfactory accommodations. You can learn more by visiting our Accessibility Services page.
10 or more days prior to the event – Full refund
Less than 10 days prior to the event – No refund
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