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Equity as Excellence Coaching

Jul 01, 2021

Equity as Excellence as a summer institute has traditionally offered a unique opportunity for educators to receive concrete tools, research-based strategies, and guided practice to support diversity and equity work in their schools. This year in lieu of the institute, CATDC is offering Equity as Excellence coaching to a limited number of individuals or teams from our member schools.

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Ensuring Organizational Resilience: Upskilling, Assessments, DEI, and Recovery

Jun 17, 2021 9:00AM—Jun 18, 2021 2:00PM


This interactive Summer Institute will provide opportunities for connection, collaboration, and reflection as the See Change team leads you through the design of a recovery strategy for next year. This process will support your organization in retaining employees and families, increasing effectiveness, and cultivating innovation.

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Creating Cultures of Thinking and Empowered Learning

Jun 15, 2021 9:00AM—Jun 16, 2021 3:00PM


This Summer Institute grows out of the explosion of interest in how teachers can best build a culture of thinking in their classrooms, nurture students as powerful thinkers and learners, and make thinking visible. When used powerfully, thinking routines not only provide teachers with a set of practices to engage students, but help advance a broader goal to create classrooms where students’ thinking is visible, valued, and actively promoted.

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Community Conversation: Guiding Principles for Racial Equity in Learning Services

May 20, 2021 4:00PM—5:00PM

Learning specialists need to have a space to talk about how racial identity, inequity, and learning disability intersect. In this Community Conversation, we hope to have an honest conversation about how to identify where racism operates in our schools and programs and develop tools to hold ourselves accountable when serving the needs of our students.

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FREE Teacher Appreciation Gift from CATDC to our Member Schools: Cultivating Gratitude and Peace of Mind with Suze Yalof Schwartz

May 05, 2021 4:00PM—5:00PM

Practicing gratitude has been scientifically proven to improve your mood. When we get busy with life sometimes we forget to stop and give thanks. In honor of teacher appreciation week we want to offer you that space, with a meditation to help cultivate appreciation during this challenging time. Give yourself the gift on this hour to recalibrate before the end of a busy year.

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Cultivating Organizational Resilience

Apr 27, 2021 9:00AM—11:00AM

In this workshop participants will gain concrete recommendations to support Organizational Resilience and develop action steps to bring back and implement at their school sites.

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Empowering Black Women

Apr 20, 2021 3:30PM—5:30PM

Institutions that are looking to be more equitable, diverse and anti-racist are also doing so at the emotional and psychological cost of people of color. Learn to identify the signs for stereotype threat, imposter syndrome, gaslighting and racial trauma. This session is designed to be a safe, brave, supportive space for Black/African American women.

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Equity and Empathy: Critical Keys to Fundraising Success

Apr 14, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

This workshop will invite participants to understand that there are common and effective development practices that also support values of equity and inclusivity. Through planning and practice, we will consider how our advancement conversations and messaging can be both inclusive and compelling.

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Do You See What I Mean? Facilitating Courageous Conversations Visually

Mar 04, 2021 9:00AM—2:00PM

Engage with veteran facilitators to learn common facilitation models, avoid pitfalls, and manage polarity. Learn visual facilitation from experts to help people see issues and perspectives more clearly. Through this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to unpack practical strategies on facilitating courageous conversations, practice facilitating, and leave with a visual toolset to deepen their practice.

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