U of I Extension offers Equity Programming

  • Date Posted
    February 22, 2021
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The Local Government Education program offered by the University of Illinois Extension is offering school boards, administrators, superintendents, principals, and school staff a free online professional and organizational development opportunity.

Two webinars are scheduled on equity in schools, highlighting experience and research on policies that support diversity in school workplaces, classroom equity, and principal practices that support equity in working conditions.

Part 1: Leading with Equity, will take place February 25 at noon (CST). This webinar will define the role of K-12 education in upholding the values of equity and diversity.  How do we establish an equitable environment for all students that supports learning and justice?  Explore strategies to address inequities in today’s environment and reimagine how learning communities could look and feel. Part 1 is presented by Durriyyah R. Kemp, Ed.D., University of Illinois Extension.

Part 2: Equitable Employee Management is March 17 at noon (CST). Part 2 will discuss how workplace conditions and managerial practices shape employees’ access to resources and is based on fieldwork done in five public high schools. Part 2 is presented by Jennifer Nelson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership.

Online registration is available now via this link to the University of Illinois Extension. Questions may be directed to Nancy Esarey Ouedraogo, Program Manager for the Local Government Education program. The U of I Extension’s Local Government Education website offers free professional development opportunities for all locally appointed and elected officials across the state.