• Agents of Equity: Building Capacity in Your School 


    Building leadership and supports to grow equity and create positive school climates


Boy with teacher and class
  • Dates: 

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    (to be delivered via Zoom from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Location: CCIU
    455 Boot Road 
    Downingtown, PA 19335

    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

    Target Audience: All educators responsible for the implementation and design of equity policies and practices (teams or individuals)











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    This school year, join the CCIU for our roll out a of new professional learning series centered on equity and school culture. The Agents of Equity series provides your school and leadership personnel with the support necessary to make equity and positive school climate an explicit focus. Participants can attend any, all or some of the sessions offered; however, schools may want to consider sending a team to the entire series as a way to create "agents of equity" and build capacity within their schools and districts. 

    Participants must register for each speaker's activity that they would like to attend throughout the series. 

    To discuss how this series can create capacity of equitable practices within your school or district, contact Mary Driscoll at 484-237-5137 or MaryDr@cciu.org. 



    The high-quality line-up of equity-focused presenters and events listed below offer a deeper understanding of how to support educators through making the changes necessary to engage all students in all educational opportunities.
    To register for any or all of the Agents of Equity Series events click the button above or visit: www.cciu.org/AgentsofEquity

    CULTURIZE, OCTOBER 24: The series kicked off with author and educational leader, Jimmy Casas, who shared his insights on cultivating an equitable community of learners. For 22 years, Casas has served as a dedicated educational leader in the roles of principal, best-selling author and speaker. Whether he is giving back to the community on a local or national level, he continues to use his passion for teaching, vision and expertise to develop communities of leaders and cultures of excellence. 

    Even if you missed this kick-off session, join us for any of the opportunities below!

    UNDERSTANDING IMPLICIT BIAS AND ITS IMPACT IN SCHOOLS, DECEMBER 12: Social activist and creator of My Reflection Matters, Chemay Morales-James, will join educators and present on implicit bias and ways to employ critical consciousness and anti-bias techniques in the classroom. Morales-James is social liberation coach and parent organizer with over 17 years of experience working as a social justice educator. She is an experienced learning facilitator and has a passion for creating culturally responsive educational materials or products.

    To register, visit: www.cciu.org/MoralesJames

    TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICES, JANUARY 7: Chris Liang, Chairperson of the Department of Education and Human Services, will discuss Trauma Informed Practices. Dr. Liang will assist participant as they explore school-wide practices, with a focus on school climate, that support trauma-afflicted youth. Dr. Liang has worked with school districts, Universities, Departments of Health and Human Services, as well as not-for-profit community organizations to strengthen their capacity to serve diverse children, youth, and families, particularly in the context of trauma.

    To register, visit: www.cciu.org/Liang

    EQUITABLE DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES: VULNERABLE DECISION POINTS, MARCH 25: Nikole Hollins-Sims from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will join us to discuss Equitable Disciplinary Practices. She will highlight the racial disparities that exist as a result of exclusionary school discipline and offer alternatives to school leaders and educators.

    NOTE: This session is being delivered online via Zoom from 9:00 - 12:00 PM

    To register, visit: www.cciu.org/HollinsSims

    WHAT WE SAY MATTERS: LANGUAGE TO SUPPORT LEARNING & BEHAVIOR, APRIL 21: The culminating equity event will feature Shauna King, presenter, school culture coach and self-proclaimed "yelling teacher in recovery," whose highly engaging workshop offers participants ways to integrate social and emotional learning practices in order to improve academics and behavior.  Shauna is a former principal, Positive Behavior Supports coordinator and classroom teacher with over 20 years of experience in public and non-public school settings.

    NOTE: This session is being delivered online via Zoom from 8:00 - 12:00 PM, registered participants will receive the link to participate.

    To register, visit: www.cciu.org/King