Building Expectations of success.
Public education is intended to unlock opportunities for all students no matter their zip code, ethnicity, or family income. Sadly, this is not the reality for many kids across the country—particularly low-income and students of color.
However, you have made this important decision to prioritize education equity in your district and Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) is excited to begin our work together.
Because of this, EOS developed a four-hour orientation to support the Access Opportunity phase in the Action For Equity model. This
phase, the first in our four-phase process, is designed to increase participation rates in AB/IB/AICE classes for low-income and
students of color while beginning the work of transforming the school culture and educator mindsets needed for equity.
“I was already thinking about equity and inclusion prior to the orientation, but this meeting helped me to articulate how these concepts would look in a public school setting.” – Johnny Ray McCray, World History Teacher
Attendees have the opportunity to:
- Engage in various exercises and activities essential to the successful implementation of the Access Opportunity phase in the Action For Equity model
- Craft your message as to why this work is important
- Engage with and interpret your school’s specific data
- Learn more about the tools EOS offers to aid in your success
- Work with a team of experts from EOS
At the end of this workshop, your team will be prepared to:
- Anticipate and overcome potential barriers to success
- Communicate the Access Opportunity phase in the Action For Equity model, goals, and process to staff
- Set expectations for various roles, including leadership
- Interact with the tools Equal Opportunity Schools will provide you throughout the Access Opportunity phase
- Articulate how EOS and racial equity applies to school and district goals and complementary initiatives
If you still have additional questions, please contact us.