Registration is open for this summer’s Coaching for Equity Institutes, taking place in Oakland, CA in June and August. Since 2007, over 400 educators and professional coaches have attended our annual summer institutes. You can read more about the Institute and register online at http://nationalequityproject.org/attend/coaching-for-equity-institute-2012.
The Coaching for Equity Institute is a three-day, non-residential institute. Participants learn to use coaching techniques to develop and strengthen their colleagues to become more effective teachers, teammates, and leaders.
To give you a sense of what you might expect to gain by attending the Institute, I wanted to share some testimonials from last year’s participants. We welcome a wide range of attendees: principals, teacher leaders and district administrators; foundation and nonprofit directors and managers; as well as new or experienced professional coaches.
“The Coaching for Educational Equity Institute is a practical workshop for principals, coaches, teachers and district level administrators seeking to increase the academic achievement of their students of color.”
– Danaé Reynolds. Principal, Palo Alto Unified School District
“This institute was phenomenal! I learned skills I can use as a coach in my school. I had the opportunity to practice my learning which was very powerful for me. I can’t wait to go back and continue this equity work in my district.” – Meg Williams, EL Specialist, Palo Alto Unified School District
“This institute has been transformational for me not only as a leader but also as a person. I believe that my conversations at all levels of my life will truly change and evolve over time into a deeper level of discourse and awareness thanks to the National Equity Project.”
– Sharon Mitchell Guddat, Title I Director, Federal Way Public Schools
“Imagining new possibilities to Coach for Equity gives me great optimism about the work that lies ahead. The modeling, design, and ambiance of the past three days helped support not only my thinking, but also my collaboration with my team to make positive changes with the will to transform education for all children.”
– Shawn Simpson, Coach of Coaches, Federal Way Public Schools
“This has been a reaffirmation of why I chose to do this work. It’s been a revolution of the mind and a transformation of the soul. Thank you to the National Equity Project for your time, effort, and commitment in leading this movement.”
– Christina Cartwright, Instructional Coach, Federal Way Public Schools
“The institute provides the space and time to step back from the work, to remind ourselves why and for whom we are doing the work, and to open our eyes to how we can do the work with more intention.”
– Hanna Doerr, Post Secondary Success Program Manager, San Francisco Education Fund
“The Coaching for Equity Institute provided me with the tools to do my work effectively as a leader, educator, and community member. The facilitators are highly skilled and model every aspect of what they teach – creating an environment that deepens my thinking.”
– Norma Martinez-Palmer, Ed. D., Director, Educational Equity, San Jose Unified School District
“Coaching for Educational Equity was an excellent combination of critical theory and hands-on coaching skills. The National Equity Project is presenting clear, meaningful concepts for coaches, administrators, and all people involved in supporting teachers and students to achieve the quality education they deserve. It is a contribution to the field of coaching we can all learn from.”
– Sarah Young, Senior Program Consultant, New Teacher Center
“As a brand new coach of amazing colleagues who were my peers just two months ago, I was feeling extremely ill-equipped to execute on my role. But after being exposed to the concepts, strategies, and tools presented, I’m excited and ready to not only hone my coaching skills, but to also engage in the much tougher work of ensuring that our focus is always creating an equitable environment for young people.”
– Valerie Evans, Director of Curriculum and Training, Education Pioneers
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