Professional Learning

Leading Equitable Schools


Leaders of equitable school communities know how to make student experience a focal point for improvement, establish a vision for student learning and align it to instruction, and support teacher professional learning around meaningful problem-solving opportunities. Collective leadership is a key ingredient for equitable schools, and collective leadership requires awareness of how one’s own lived experience influences leadership.
Leading Equitable Schools is a collaborative opportunity for school leaders in your system to focus on key skills and dispositions for developing equitable schools. Using the 4 Dimensions of School Leadership™ as a guide for reflection, you’ll examine the experiences of students furthest from justice and take steps to ensure they have experiences in school that fulfill their full social, emotional and academic potential. 


Through our work together, you’ll develop a vision for student experience and collective leadership — two key factors in making schools more equitable. We’ll create actionable steps teams of leaders can follow to eliminate the inequities that keep every student from fulfilling their social, emotional and academic potential.



Leading Equitable Schools is for school leaders, as well as the central office leaders who support them. 



Through 4-5 professional learning sessions and 3-4 embedded learning experiences, you’ll center what students say about their experiences as you create visions of equitable student experiences and learning opportunities, as well as teaching practices and teacher learning experiences.
As you do this, you’ll develop strategies to privilege student, parent and community voices and reflect on how bias and privilege influences collective leadership. Embedded learning experiences may include:
  • Learning walks
  • Student focus groups
  • School culture observations
  • Design labs

There’s also an option to include coaching for central office leaders.


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