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Tuesday, March 13 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Teach For Equity: Using Communities of Practice to Ensure Success for All Students

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In 2014, the number of Latino, African-American, Asian, and Native American students in U.S. public schools surpassed the number of white students. While this trend is expected to continue in upcoming years, many teachers feel underprepared to serve students of color. We can not advance equity in education without explicit attention to our changing demographics and student needs.

One approach that can support necessary advances in racial equity is the community of practice (CoP) model. CoPs position teachers to learn from and with one another to tackle pressing issues, have meaningful conversations, and design new solutions. In this session, participants will hear from the Teachers For Equity fellows, teachers who have organized a CoP around nuanced issues of racial equity within their classrooms and school communities.

Fellowship designers and teachers will present about their experiences in the CoP. Specifically, they will share strategies for embedding equity into your daily practice, how to lead educators within a CoP model, and how to uncover the systemic causes of inequity to foster meaningful change.


Rayhan Ahmed

Teacher, The Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders High School
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Jessica Brown

Student Experience Lab Manager, Business Innovation Factory
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Isabelle Yisak

Experience Designer, Business Innovation Factory

Tuesday March 13, 2018 8:45am - 10:00am EDT
552 A - Convention Center