We recognize that every person, school, and office in our organization has different needs when it comes to equity professional learning. We are all on different points on the road toward equity. As such, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has taken an approach that addresses both individual and collective learning.
Our team of Equity Training Specialists have developed a set of core pathways that address both the relational (mindset, beliefs, relationships, etc.) and technical (action oriented) aspects of equity work. These pathways offer a variety of learning opportunities and different points for engagement.
In order to cultivate prosperity and liberation for students and staff, starting with historically marginalized populations, by removing barriers, increasing access and inclusion, building trusting relationships, and creating a shared culture of social responsibility and commitment to organizational accountability, we need to:
- Possess the knowledge that helps build our own awareness of the various facets of equity broadly and racial equity specifically,
- Enhance the skills that support the application of this knowledge to our day to day practice and to our spheres of influence, and
- Demonstrate the mindset that this vision for equity is a central force in our work as educators, staff, and administrators.