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Cultivating a Culture of Equity

The Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is your primary resource for co-creating a meaningful, safe space to actualize our district’s mission and vision for ALL children. Here is an overview of our 2020-2021 opportunities for Cultivating a Culture of Equity:

  • Professional Learning Continuum, sign up on Performance Matters for our SY21 course, Equity in Practice. This course is an introduction to topics in educational equity. Here, we discuss implicit bias, the hidden curriculum, and transforming our learning community for culturally responsive teaching.
  • Regular [virtual] opportunities to critically think with your team (department, school, office) how you all do Equity in Practice.
    • #EquityWednesday: Beyond the hashtag, this is an opportunity to center equity at the top of your meetings as we continue to develop a district that fosters social emotional learning in service to equity. Think about #EquityWednesday as an integrated component to your team meeting sessions, like the SEL Opener. #EquityWednesday is an intentional, relevant, and transformative approach for generating critical thinking for our community to begin envisioning an equitable space for all children. This is an opportunity for staff to participate in weekly themed discussions, centering equity.
    • Every 4th #EquityWednesday of the month, we will host a virtual convening such as:
      • Conscious Conversation with the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with topics and themes in conversation with special guest speakers
        • Rodney Dawson, curator at the Greensboro History Museum will kick off our first #EquityWednesday for the district on 9/23 in a Conscious Conversation with the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
        • Topic- Equity in Practice: How History Influences Our Current Moment
      • One District, One Book feature (co-facilitated with the Department for Social Emotional Learning)
        • Frequency: Quarterly, first convening via Microsoft Teams 10/28
        • Book Title: We Want to do More Than Survive by Bettina Love
      • Opportunities for GCS families to participate- we are recruiting GCS staff and families for our Advisory Council. Click here to sign up!

Have questions? Please contact us to chat further.