This community of practice focuses on developing both the student and educator identity through the use of culturally responsive curriculum, instruction, and relationship building. Join us in creating anti-bias, anti-racist leaders and spaces that support both students and educators in finding a sense of belonging in schools. We will explore topics including social justice, anti-bias, antiracism, culturally responsive education, and educational equity.

What is a community of practice? A community of practice is a group of people who have a shared concern or passion and convene to share ideas, pose questions, explore new possibilities, create knowledge, administer consultancies, and move to action. Over time, as the group works toward collective meaning-making and problem-solving, a community of practice fosters trust and relationships among participants..

– Relationship Building: Identify connections, exchange ideas, and foster professional relationships across schools.
– Learning Together: Apply new learning and perspectives through collaboration, support, and critical inquiry.
– Sharing & Accessing Resources: Share resources, knowledge, best practices, and strategies for creating inclusive and equitable schools and school systems.
– Application: Build capacity of COP participants to lead belonging and anti-racism work in schools.
– Audience: Anyone who participates in the school community (all educators: classroom teachers, ed techs, paraprofessionals, school and district leaders, central office staff, school board members, family liaisons, etc).

In-Person Dates & Times: This community of practice will meet in person on:
– Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, at Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire.
– One day in March 2025. 8:30 AM -3:00 PM (specific date, city, and venue to be determined).

Virtual Dates & Times: This community of practice will also meet virtually via Zoom on:
– Wednesday, September 25, 2024 @ 3:45-5:15 PM EST
– Wednesday, November 20, 2024 @ 3:45-5:15 PM EST
– Wednesday, January 15, 2025 @ 3:45-5:15 PM EST
– Wednesday, May 21, 2025 @ 3:45-5:15 PM EST

More Information

For more information, contact:

Kayla Girardin
Project Associate
Great Schools Partnership

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