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Workshop: Leading for School-Wide Equity: A Workshop for Department Chairs (LA)

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Workshop

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 9:00-1:00
Where: Wilshire Boulevard Temple (map)

Fee: $250 Individual Rate, $200 Group Rate for 3+ Members; ($375 Non-members)

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Leading for School-Wide Equity: A Workshop for Department Chairs (LA)

Department chairs play a pivotal role in fostering a climate of inclusion and equity in the classroom. This workshop will explore the unique opportunities and challenges chairs face in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for teaching and learning. How can chairs provide leadership that will support teachers and build department practices to advance equity? How can chairs using mentoring and instructional coaching to empower their teachers to take on this work? We will look at the research that shows why racially diverse classrooms create higher levels of critical thinking for all students, and explore the role of the department in fostering this change. Using case studies and participants’ own experiences, we will collaboratively build capacity amongst ourselves as chairs committed to equity and inclusion work.  

Specific topics will include:

  • The chair’s role in promoting a department-wide diversity-responsive curriculum and pedagogy
  • Instructional coaching and faculty mentoring
  • Supporting diversity through the hiring and onboarding process

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Facilitator

Elizabeth Denevi

Elizabeth Denevi

Elizabeth Denevi is the Associate Director for Mid West Educational Collaborative, a non-profit agency that works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. Previously, she served as Director of Studies & Professional Development at Latin School of Chicago. In this position, Elizabeth was responsible for the stewardship and integration of curriculum from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, as well as for the oversight and coordination of professional development and evaluation for all faculty.
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