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Beyond Diversity I Seminar

  • Catering by Danny at the Hickory Hall 5844 Douglas Avenue Racine, WI 53402 (map)
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The Beyond Diversity seminar, updated and aligned with Courageous Conversations About Race, 2nd Edition, is designed to help teachers, students, parents, and administrators understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing academic achievement disparities. Enrollment is an indication that you are poised for inquiry into your own personal investment in racism and desire greater accountability surrounding your professional leadership for racial equity. 

About the Seminar

Participants will be introduced to the CCAR Protocol: the 4 Agreements, 6 Conditions and the Compass and explore the use of the Protocol when engaging in courageous conversations centered around race and racism. You will engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools; and practice using the CCAR Protocol for identifying and addressing policies, programs, and practices that negatively impact achievement for students of color and serve as barriers for ALL students receiving a world-class education.

Recommended reading prior to the event: Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools (Second Edition) by Glenn Singleton

Participant Outcomes

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

  • engage in courageous conversations and sustained interracial dialogue about race.

  • reflect on race and racism and discover how each, through school policies, programs, and practices negatively impacts low-performing student populations.

  • develop the knowledge and skills for engaging, sustaining and deepening courageous conversations about the impact of race and racism on student achievement.

Target Audience

  • district administrators

  • principals

  • teachers

  • school staff

  • parents

  • community members

  • faith-based personnel

  • business professionals

Training Site Location

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Catering by Danny at the Hickory Hall
5844 Douglas Avenue
Racine, WI 53402
Phone: (262) 583-1036

Lodging Location

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Fairfield Inn Racine
6421 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53406
Phone: (262) 886-5000
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn Racine at the state rate at until Friday, October 5, 2018. Please reference "The Network" when making reservations to receive these special rates. 

Standards Addressed

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

Teacher Standards Addressed:

  • Danielson's Components: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 4c, 4d, 4f

  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7

  • In-Tasc Teacher Standards: #1, 2, 3, 5, 7 & 9

Schedule Overview

This is a two-day event. Participants are expected to attend both days. If you are not able to commit to full 2-day attendance, we ask that you register at a later date when your schedule allows for you to be present for both days.

Schedule for both days:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

  • 8:00 am - 11:30 am | Morning Seminar

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Lunch (provided)

  • 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Afternoon Seminar and Adjourn

Registration and Fees

Registration is limited to 80 individuals and based on priority enrollment (see below). Pre-registration is required.

The cost of holding this training seminar is $245/person, which covers lunch, instructional costs, staff time, and supplies. Scholarships through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) will be applied to the registration fees for specific districts and/or or tribes that qualify (see below).

  1. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in April/May 2018 as disproportionate in their special education programming (NO FEE)

  2. The following "invited" groups and LEAs (NO FEE):

    • LEAs receiving Title VI Indian Education and/or Johnson O'Malley (JOM) funding or individuals representing one of the eleven federally-recognized Tribal Nations in Wisconsin

    • Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) Staff

    • Wisconsin RtI Center Staff and Wisconsin PBIS Network Staff

    • Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (DTAN)/The Network) Staff

    • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Staff

  3. All Other Wisconsin School Districts and LEAs ($50)

  4. Wisconsin Non-Profit Agencies or Organizations ($200)

  5. Wisconsin Private Agencies or Organizations ($245)

  6. All Out-of-State Entities ($350)

Note: Although not required, participants are strongly encouraged to attend the Network's Equity and Social Justice Institute prior to Beyond Diversity I to build the necessary background for courageous conversations.


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Melissa Moe
Coordinator, Training and Supports
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network
Phone: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or