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Promoting Equity Through Family & School Partnerships

Authentic and equitable family engagement contributes to improved student outcomes and closes persistent achievement gaps among
students of different racial, ethnic, and family income levels. Participants in this equity micro-course can expect the following take-aways:
 Best practices for implementing the “Dual Capacity-Building Framework” for designing family engagement
 Strategies for increasing the engagement of underrepresented families.
 Coaching support for developing a comprehensive family engagement plan grounded in the Office of Equity
Affairs' Cultural Responsiveness Framework.

Registration Information
MariaRosa Rangel
March 27, April 3, and April 24
4:00 p.m.-6:00p.m.
Crossroads II, Room 1407
SRN: 19170060
Registration is open NOW!

Seeing White
“Seeing White” Learning Central Course is designed for WCPSS teachers, PLTs, SITs, equity teams, and other professional learning
teams. Participants will take a deep dive into questions about whiteness and its political, economic, and social constructions. This online
course includes podcast audio, transcripts, discussion questions, and links to additional resources.

“Seeing White” is a critically acclaimed podcast series by Scene on Radio, hosted by John Biewen, Audio Program Director at Duke
University’s Center for Documentary Studies. The series includes features from leading scholars and regular co-host, Dr. Chenjerai

Participants will consider these essential questions throughout the series:

 How was race constructed?
 If someone invented it, why? For what purpose?
 How has the meaning of whiteness changed over the centuries and how does it function now?

Registration Information
Seeing White is a hybrid course (face-to-face and online) facilitated by Christina Spears. Please review course schedule below.

Christina Spears
Dates & Times
Monday, March 11, 2019 5:15pm-7:00pm (face-to-face)
Monday, March 25, 2019 7:15pm-8:30pm (Google Hangout)
Monday, April 8, 2019 7:15pm-8:30pm (Google Hangout)
Monday, April 22, 2019 7:15pm-8:30pm (Google Hangout)
Monday, May 6, 2019 5:15pm-7:00pm (face-to-face)
Face-to-Face LocationTBD
SRN: 191700202
Registration opens Monday, February 18, 2019 at noon and closes Friday, March, 2019 at 5:00pm
Creating Engaging and Equitable Classrooms
How can we create classrooms that are positive, engaging learning environments? Participants will explore a process to develop a
classroom where all students feel included and the classroom becomes a learning community. Participants will be empowered to create
classrooms where social-emotional learning is developed and leveraged to allow all students to be academically successful. Open to K-12
Registration Information
Teresa Bunner
Dates & Times:
Monday, August 5,2019
SRN: 19170043
Maximum 40 participants
Registration is open NOW!

Safe Zone Training
Supporting LGBTQ+ School Communities
This workshop is a 3-part course designed for the educator to interactively explore topics and methods to better understand and support
LGBTQ students and staff in the school community. Participation in this workshop will deepen your level of understanding of what it
means to be an LGBTQ student or staff member, expand your ally vocabulary, and gain tools and confidence to be a support to your
LGBTQ students and staff. Facilitators will guide you through safe and honest discussions about gender identity, gender expression, and
sexuality. You will apply new vocabulary to interactive activities and connect as a group by practicing real world scenarios such as coming
out, how to make transgender students feel safe, and recognizing heterosexual privilege. This session is designed for both the novice and
experienced ally.
Registration Information
Susie Silver - Cary High School
Ginny Clayton - Cary High School

Dates, Times, Locations:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Crossroads II Room 1409

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Crossroads II Room 1410

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Crossroads II Room 1409
SRN: 191700901
Maximum 30 People
Registration opens Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00pm

Exploring Latino Culture
If your school is faced with a growing Latino population, this is the workshop for you. In this session, you will learn about Latino cultural
norms, values, and traditions. Participants will also explore how culture affects academics, classroom behavior, and the challenges faced
by families and students immigrating to the United States. Participants will walk away with specific culturally relevant strategies to
increase Latino family engagement and student achievement.
Registration Information
MariaRosa Rangel
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Crossroads II, Room # TBA
e-Schools SRN: 19170002101 Maximum 30 People
Registration opens Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12:00pm
Additional Equity Learning Opportunities
Teaching Tolerance: Social Justice 101
This interactive workshop helps teachers learn how to effectively implement anti-bias instruction in their classrooms. Participants will
explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. They will discuss learning conditions that
honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. After exploring ready-to-use materials, applying rigorous standards and
planning ways to incorporate research-based teaching practices, participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools for transforming
their classrooms and schools.

Registration Information
Lauryn Mascareñaz
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Crossroads II, 1400
SRN: 19170052
Maximum Capacity 120 People
Registration opens Monday, March 4, 2019 at noon

Beyond Diversity I
The Office of Equity Affairs will offer Beyond Diversity I by Pacific Educational Group for WCPSS employees. Beyond Diversity is a
two-day seminar that is designed to help leaders, employees, and organizations understand the impact of race on their lives, work, and their
overall growth and development. Interactive and stirring exercises will be performed to strengthen participants' critical consciousness of
race and lead then to investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing social disparities. Substitute forms/pay is NOT provided.
Please work with your supervisor to arrange for a substitute.

Registration Information
Pacific Educational Group
Date & Times:
Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11, 8:15am-4:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary
SRN: 195000002

Registration opens Monday, March 11, 2019 at 12:00pm and closes on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:00pm