1) To intentionally examine, adjust, and inform instructional practice using an "equity lens".
2) To develop and lead race and equity professional development designed to open minds, build awareness, increase knowledge, and grow skills in culturally responsive instructional practices to meet the needs of each and every one of our students.
3) To build leadership capacity of staff in leading courageous conversations around race and equity.
Scope of Work for 2023-2024 School Year
Continue with Cohort Meetings/Trainings with Director of Equitable Leadership and Pedagogy and Family Engagement
Co- develop Professional Developments to be delivered through schools and district
Mentor new cohort members- build knowledge base
Facilitate and support Equity Teams at schools site
In Summer 2020, the Shoreline School Board passed the Ethnic Studies Resolution..."We affirm our belief that the integration and addition of ethnic studies into the education of Shoreline School District’s students can have a positive impact on eliminating opportunity gaps."
To create an intentional and sustainable Ethnic Studies Program P-12, the Ethnic Studies Fellows Program was created. Through a partnership of Equity and Instruction, and facilitated by Tracy Castro-Gill, founder of Washington Ethnic Studies Now and Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder, this year long intensive fellowship will focus on the pedagogy and framework of Ethnic Studies with deep explorations of:
Teaching for Black Lives, Indigenous perspectives and histories, the Asian American Experience on the West Coast, and Mexican American/Latinx Studies.