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Equity and Social Justice Institute 2.0

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3330 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

This day-long institute has been designed to provide a deeper understanding for engaging in and sustaining equity work on behalf of students and families.


The Network’s day-long institute focuses on equity and social justice in education and is designed to deepen and sustain learning centered around these critical themes.   This institute has been purposefully planned as a follow-up to the original Equity and Social Justice Institutes.

During this institute, participants will explore the meaning of social justice and examine how power and privilege play out in society and, more specifically, in education. 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, putting their action plans into effect. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how implicit bias, color blindness, and microaggressions impact the lives of their students. Facilitators will facilitate a shared discussion about how educators can teach through an equitable multi-leveled system of support while providing examples of that it means to teach for social justice.

Participant outcomes:

As a result of participating in this institute, attendees will:

  • Explore Wisconsin’s Model for Equitable Culturally Responsive Practices and how the concepts play out in their classrooms and schools;
  • Examine the inequities that students may be experiencing in their classrooms and schools;
  • Deepen their understanding of implicit bias, color blindness and micro-aggressions and examine what it looks like for themselves and their students.

Training Site

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 54704
Ph: (608) 246-4550


Lodging Location

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Central
610 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 709-5050

A block of rooms is available at the state rate and is being held until March 5, 2018. Request "The Network/CESA 11" room block when making reservations.

Participants are responsible for their own reservations and hotel costs. If your district is tax-exempt, be sure to bring a copy of the information with you when checking in.

Target Audience

  • Equity leadership team members
  • District and building administrators
  • Educational specialists
  • Special education staff
  • Classroom teachers
  • Community members


The Equity and Social Justice Institutes are facilitated by:

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Courtney Bauder
Program Director, Social Justice Minor Program
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Melissa Moe
Training and Supports Project Coordinator, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or “The Network”

Indicators and Standards Addressed

This training specifically addresses WI State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

Teaching Standards Addressed

  • Danielson’s Components: 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3e, 4a, 4d, 4e
  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • In-Tasc Teacher Standards: #2, #3, #4, #5

Registration, Fees, and Schedule

There are no fees to attend this training,
but pre-registration is required.

Draft Schedule Overview

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Provided)
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Morning Institute
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm Institute Afternoon Institute


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Contact Melissa Moe
Phone: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127