Equity = Action workshop

1 May

In Summer 2013, Blink is offering a two-day Equity = Action workshop. This in-depth professional growth opportunity is designed as a collaborative, professional, practice-focused occasion for educators who are striving to help each and every student to thrive.

When: Thurs-Fri, June 27-28, 2013; 9am‐3pm

Where: SMART, 1663 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA (www.thesmartprogram.org)

Who: Blink defines an “educator” as someone who formally or informally contributes to the growth and learning of children and youth: teachers, school staff and administrators, mentors, advisors, parents/guardians, coaches, community organizers, and board members of schools and community organizations who work with or for preK-college students. This workshop is for you.

Who also: Blink is encouraging partner groups to attend. A partner group represents at least two different organizations who attend together with the intention of acting collaboratively for equity (ex: a school and an academic access program, a public school and a private school, a community-based organization and an education-focused foundation).

What: Because nice is not enough (Nieto, 2009), we can’t just intend equity, we have to do it. And how we strive for equity matters as much as what we do. Designed to empower educators with the understandings, skills and tools to align the intention and impact of their commitments to equity, this workshop is a focused inquiry opportunity for you to connect, reflect and work with others to help diverse children and youth to thrive as learners and leaders in and beyond schools.

For more information, please check out Blink’s website: http://www.rethinkingdiversity.com/workshops.html.

I hope to have the opportunity to work with you.

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