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Leading for Equity Academy

Event Date

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (All day)
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Event Description

In order for Wisconsin’s students to be prepared for their futures and Wisconsin’s communities to remain strong in a global economy, it is imperative that all students graduate college and career ready. As Wisconsin’s student population becomes increasingly diverse, the persistence of disparities in the educational system poses real challenges to opportunity and economic progress.

AWSA and WASDA are pleased to share that Dr. Colleen Capper (UW-Madison) and Dr. Elise Frattura (UW-Milwaukee) will join Dr. Joe Schroeder (AWSA) to facilitate the 201819 Leading for Equity Academy. Drs. Capper and Frattura have dedicated their professional lives to equity work in education; have co-authored three books and over 60 refereed articles on the subject; and have co-created a highly regarded, research-based, and field-tested approach called Integrated Comprehensive Systems (ICS), which provides a baseline assessment, framework, and process that education leaders can use to thoughtfully address existing inequities in their organizations from a systems approach.

The Leading for Equity Academy (LEA) will engage you in a deep analysis of your school/district so that you are equipped to thoughtfully address complex problems of equity and effectively action plan next steps to tackle persistent -- but not insurmountable -- achievement gaps, however they are manifested within your local community. The blended and distributed learning session design of this academy fosters application of learning and related plans with timely opportunities for reflection and adjustments as participants cultivate sustainable practices and mindsets back home. The overall goal of the LEA is to help leaders across Wisconsin provide schools of equity and excellence for their communities.

Choose from two cohorts with different dates and locations.


Red Lion Hotel, Appleton, WI