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When educational leaders use oversight practices that are transparent, community-driven, rigorous, and anti-racist, schools will be better for ALL students.
Join educators of all types from across the country to learn through guest speakers, videos, literature, action research, and each other to develop practices that support equitable and anti-racist oversight practices.
Community of Educators
For educators who want to grow their understanding of justice and equity professionally and personally
Equity Design Thinking
Develop new practices that are intentionally designed to promote the learning of ALL students
Have the time and support to make the changes you envision with Accountability Buddies, Facilitated Discussions, and curated Resources
Create practices that are transparent, community-driven, rigorous, and anti-racist to make schools better for ALL students
Dive deeper into the phases of equity design thinking, conduct action-research project, present problems of practice, and support one another to design anti-bias and anti-racist practices.
Join our community of educators and grow professionally and personally as you construct equitable educational systems using Design Thinking.
Join us on Wednesdays
- January 26, 2022, 2-3:30pm EST
- February 16, 2022, 2-3:30pm EST
- March 9, 2022, 2-3:30pm EST
- March 30, 2022, 2-3:30pm EST
- April 20, 2022, 2-3:30pm EST
- May 11, 2022, 2-3:30pm EST
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Register by January 14, 2022 to be a part of this community!
Questions? Contact Naomi Rubin DeVeaux at email@example.com
How it Got Started
For three years a group of like-minded authorizers and authorizer associations came together to impact authorizing practices for alternative education campuses through the A-GAME. The content inspired many heart-felt conversations, changes in practices, and an awakening to our role in perpetuating an unjust educational system that requires “alternative schools” to meet the social-emotional and learning needs of ALL students.
It is with this spirit that a small group of authorizers from across the nation volunteered to carry the work forward. The group has been meeting weekly since September 2020, building off of each other’s professional and personal experiences and backgrounds, and most importantly by taking on the call of Antionette Carroll (the Founder, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab) that, “If different forms of oppressions are by design then they can be redesigned to create a world that embraces the rights, dignity and power of all people”.
"Unjust structures and institutions are the problem—not the kids, not their parents, not their families, and not their communities. Educational inequality has sometimes been viewed as a problem of ‘achievement gaps’ or teacher quality, but there is no ‘achievement gap.’ Structural racism is at the root of educational inequities (Trujillo et al., 2017). People created inequitable systems and, intentionally and unintentionally, we perpetuate unjust systems. Inequitable systems were constructed by ruling powers to subjugate large populations and keep people enslaved, disempowered, disenfranchised, and marginalized. Educational inequity is the result of intentional design."
Coaching for Equity
We launched our first Authorizing for All (A4A) series in January 2021, with over 30 trailblazers, interested in creating equitable and anti-racist authorizin
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We invite you to join our growing group with our second series to explore your practices through the lens of race, equity, inclusion and diversity. This year will continue our personal and professional journey by focusing on action research, problems of practice, and scenarios. Participants will identify and address areas of inequities in their sphere of influence and use the Equity Design Planning model, Accountabili-buddies, and Facilitated Sessions to design and implement a solution.
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The work is personal and professional while also never-ending. As we continue this journey together, the tension between “not acting” and “doing it wrong” will help guide our steps and light our way. To learn more about Authorizing for All, visit this PowerPoint on Becoming an Equity Designer and this 5-minute video. Here are even more resources that will help us on this journey.