VT-HEC Flyer with workshop and webinar information, and links to register
Building on the equity literacy framework, this series will prepare educators, educational leaders, and equity specialists to cultivate equitable and just learning environments. We will move beyond individual awareness, cultural competence, and diversity appreciation to focus on strategies that result in deep and sustainable equity change. What does equity look like at an institutional level? What specific changes in policy, practice, and leadership ensure deeper levels of equity transformation? How do we organize for change, despite resistance? We will grapple with these questions and more to become more formidable threats to the existence of inequity in our spheres of influence.
Workshop #4 - An Economic Justice Approach to Eliminating Socioeconomic Inequities in Schools with Paul Gorski
Popular approaches designed to strengthen educational outcomes for students experiencing poverty tend to focus either on adjusting the mindsets of families experiencing poverty—an approach that was debunked in the late 1960s—or on small instructional or programmatic changes within big inequitable institutions. In this workshop, we will examine educational outcome disparities as an economic justice issue, asking what deeper, more transformative actions we might take to create institutional change within our spheres of influence—classrooms, schools, districts, communities. We will end by discussing approaches for advocating for a more serious approach to educational equity and justice for families experiencing poverty.