Transforming Partnerships in Education: A Learning Institute for Educators and Parents
Join us on a ten-month journey to strengthen your capacity as a parent and/or educator to collaborate with community members and change norms within our schools and K-12 education system.
Through monthly Saturday sessions, you will learn how to build trusting relationships that lead to reciprocal learning and partnership between parents and educators, identify structural inequities within education, embed community assets through shared decision making and leadership, and assess and change the climate, practices, and policies of our schools and institutions using an equity-based approach.
Topics will include creating a shared vision for our children’s education, addressing institutional racism and implicit bias, assessing and creating a culturally responsive school environment, and cultivating authentic engagement between families and educators.
We strongly recommend registering for the Institute with at least one other educator and at least one parent/guardian from your school or district. Space is limited—register today!
The October session will take place at the Educare Center (625 SW 100th St. Seattle, WA 98146), and November through June will be at the Seola Garden Community Room A&B (11215 5th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98146).
October 20, 2018: Creating a Shared Vision for Our Children’s Education
November 17, 2018: Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias, Part I
December 15, 2018: Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias, Part II
January 12, 2019: Cultivating Our Collaborative Leadership
February 9, 2019: Assessing and Creating a Culturally Responsive School Environment
March 23, 2019: Cultivating the Genius of Our Students
April 20, 2019: Authentic Engagement Between Families and Educators
May 18, 2019: Acting on Our Vision for the Future
June 8, 2019: Reflecting on and Honoring Our Collaboration