The Network presents a day-long institute focusing on equity and social justice in education with follow-up sessions that are designed to deepen your learning about equity and social justice. This institute has been designed to provide a foundational understanding for engaging in equity work on behalf of students and families. We have purposefully planned for this event to precede attendance at Beyond Diversity so that anyone new to engaging in conversations about equity and disproportionality can build the necessary background for courageous conversations. Participants who have attended Beyond Diversity are welcome to join us and continue with your journey.
What is Social Justice and Why Does it Matter In Education?
Social Justice can be defined as challenging systems that perpetuate inequality or inequity in an effort to ensure greater opportunities and access to resources for all individuals in a society.
These sessions will help participants explore the meaning of Social Justice and examine how power and privilege play out in society and, more specifically, in education. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how their multiple identities related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social class, ability, etc. intersect in both their lives and the lives of their students. Participants will be encouraged to examine the inequities that play out in schools and collaborate to find effective ways to create more equitable institutions that serve all students.
Participants will explore answers to questions such as:
- What is the difference between equality and equity?
- What are the circumstances that create barriers for success in schools?
- What can we do to effectively challenge systems that create inequality or inequity?
- How can we become more culturally responsive to serve an increasing diverse student population in the 21st Century?
Topics for Exploration and Discussion
- Establishing protocols for engaging in conversations
- Jim Crow: Revisiting the historical perspective
- Privilege and Power: How both influence your interactions with students
- Intersectionality and identity
- Examining social justice in classroom practices
- Stereotype Threat
This face-to-face training is followed-up by three Zoom videoconferencing meetings.
October 11, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
November 14, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
December 15, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Courtney Bauder, Program Director, Social Justice Minor Program
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
- Explore the definitions of social justice and equity and how the concepts play out in their classrooms and schools
- Examine the inequities that students may be experiencing in their classrooms and schools
- Build an understanding of intersectionality and examine what it looks like for themselves and their students
- Equity leadership team members
- District and building administrators
- Educational specialists
- Special education staff
- Classroom teachers
- Community members
Ho-Chunk Casino and Conference Center
S3214 County Road BD
Baraboo, WI 53913
Ph: (800) 746-2486
A block of rooms has been set up at the rate of $82 per night. Call 800-746-2486 and reference "The Network" to reserve your room.
Indicators and Standards Addressed
This webinar series specifically addresses WI State Performance Plan (SPP),
Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.
Teaching Standards Being Addressed
- Danielson’s Framework: 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3e, 4a, 4d, 4e
- Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
- InTasc Teacher Standards: #2, #3, #4, #5
Registration, Fees, and Schedule
There are no fees to participate in this institute, but pre-registration is required.
August 23, 2016
- 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Institute (Lunch provided)
October 11, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
November 14, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
December 15, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020 ext. 2127 or mmoe@TheNetworkWI.com