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School-Site Racial Equity Transformational work

All school sites have established an Equity-Team (E-Team, includes the building principal)
Timeline:
School site E-Teams engage in a full-year of formal training through attending Beyond Diversity and
six seminars.
Timeline E-Team Action
Establish Meet regularly as an E-Team (bi-weekly)
Establish a method to document your work, learning, insights, and struggles
Share racial autobiography as an E-Team
Examine and discuss your school data by race-Use protocols to have a discussion about
your findings.
Practice use of protocols both during and between meetings
Engaging Meet regularly as an E-Team (bi-weekly)
Continue to record key elements of your meeting
Complete intersession assignments
Practice use of protocols both during and between meetings
Use critical race theory in processing equity issues
Banks Race & Schooling Survey
Deepening Meet regularly as an E-Team (bi-weekly)
Continue to record key elements of your meeting
Complete intersession assignments
Practice use of protocols both during and between meetings
Use critical race theory in processing equity issues
Intentionally use mindful inquiry in multiple arenas
Utilize the Iceberg Model on at least 1 topic
Use the ladder of inference on at least 1 topic
Model and use mindful inquiry in your professional setting
Model use of the protocol outside of E-Team meetings
Sustaining Meet regularly as an E-Team (bi-weekly)
Continue to record key elements of your meeting
Complete intersession assignments
Practice use of protocols both during and between meetings
Use critical race theory in processing equity issues
Share racial autobiography as an E-Team
Intentionally use mindful inquiry in multiple arenas
Model use of the protocol outside of E-Team meetings
Begin to plan and implement racial equity school-wide. (See chart for possible ideas to
begin implementation)
Ongoing Seminar 4-6 activities
Backwards design template and/or SCIP process to set goals and benchmarks. Key
Components of Equity Transformation. Connect key components explicitly to SCIP
planning.
E-Team Guidance
Iceberg model and Ladder of Inference

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E-Teams build internal capacity to implement racial equity transformation school-wide
through:
Regular meetings (Bi-weekly)
Intersession assignments (See E-Team intercession assignments handout)
Practices protocols both at meetings and between meetings
Data discussion and examination disaggregated by race
Racial Autobiography
Banks Survey (This survey is a tool to assist E-Team with examining their school
site through a racial equity lens.
Create a plan to begin to implement racial equity transformation school-wide
Equity walks facilitated by racial equity department
Implement culturally relevant teaching practices
Deepen parent and school involvement

Regular meetings (Bi-weekly)

Checklist for meetings:

Do we have a regular time to meet?


Are all members able to attend these meetings?
How do we record the key elements of each meeting?

Intersession assignments (See E-Team intercession assignments handout)

Practices protocols both at meetings and between meetings


We use the protocols in all of our E-Team meetings
We have an established method to practice the protocol outside of our meetings.
Modeling the protocols in our work.
Journey partners

Data discussion disaggregated by race

What does our data say about our school achievement?


How can we use data to begin to change our practices?
How do we use our school data to challenge practices in place that contribute to racial
disparities in achievement?

Racial Autobiography

Each team member creates and shares their racial autobiography (Guidelines attached).

Banks Survey

This survey is a tool to assist E-Team with examining their school site through a racial equity
lens (Survey attached).

Equity walks facilitated by racial equity department


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Equity Walk definition:

District leadership, Site leadership, and other key staff visit classrooms at a school site to focus on
equitable practices, culture and climate. The purpose is to begin to name practices and culture that
are equitable.

Look fors include student demographics, who is engaged in a lesson, level of student dialogue, and
culturally relevant climate and practices.

Actions:

Equity walks have four main components; Planning, walking, questioning and sharing

Small groups (4-8) of staff meet prior to an equity walk to discuss a focus and look-fors during the
walk throughs. Staff spends 20-30 minuets on an equity walk, and this includes stopping into
classrooms.

Create a plan to begin to implement racial equity transformation school-wide:

Tools:

Iceberg
Ladder of Inference
SCIP Plan
School Data
Adaptive and School Change criteria attached

Actions:

Develop and broadly communicate a vision and expectations for school-wide equity transformation.

Establish clear equity transformation goals and objectives that are aligned with/embedded in the
schools improvement/strategic plan.

Establish and implement a process for examining school policies, practices & structures for alignment
with its equity goals & objectives and recommends new/revised policies, where needed.

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