Equity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 3-Part Course


Description
This course is a 3-part series on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

DEI 101: Foundational Principles of Educational Equity
This will include: The “why” this topic is important to Board governance; Terminology/definitions; An introduction to biases we all have that can affect the Board’s decision-making process; and an introduction to micro-aggressions which can impact an organization’s climate and relationships.

DEI 102: The Intersection of Educational Equity, Inclusion & Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Picking up from the DEI 101 recording which ends with bias/micro-aggressions, this session will introduce the principles of whole-child supports in a school setting and their educational equity and inclusion implications. Student success is not just academic, it is impacted by relationships with the adults in the system. The Board can support positive building and district climate by having a basic understanding of these principles and how they affect a district’s attendance, discipline, academic achievement, and other areas where disparities are present.

DEI 103: How to Govern Effectively Using an Educational Equity Lens
This session will cover the Board’s policy, resource allocation, and community leadership/engagement roles in promoting and supporting equity throughout their system.

Instructor:
Mary Fertakis, M.Ed. - CEO, M Fertakis Consulting, LLC
Mary Fertakis is the CEO of her own consulting business, specializing in P-12 educational equity issues, including strategic planning and resource allocation through an equity lens. Fertakis served on the Tukwila (WA) School Board for 22 years, representing a school district that has been called the most ethnically-diverse in the United States. Fertakis holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington, an ELL Teaching Certification from Seattle University, a Master’s Degree in Education Policy from the University of Washington School of Education, and certification in P-3 systems work from the UW’s P-3 Executive Leadership Institute. She earned certifications from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s P-3 Institute and their Family Engagement Institute.


Course Length : 3 Hours
Board Training Credit : 3 Hours

Standards of Governance Domains:

DEI 101:
Domain 1: Governance Structure
Domain 2: Strategic Planning
Domain 3: Board & Community Relations

DEI 102:
Domain 2: Strategic Planning
Domain 3: Board & Community Relations

DEI 103:
Domain 1: Governance Structure
Domain 3: Board & Community Relations
Domain 4: Policy Development
Domain 7: Financial Governance
Content
  • DEI 101: Foundational Principles of Educational Equity
  • DEI 101 Course Instructions
  • DEI 101 Webinar Presentation
  • DEI 101 Assessment
  • DEI 102: Educational Equity, Inclusion, and Social-Emotional Learning
  • DEI 102 Course Instructions
  • DEI 102 Webinar Presentation
  • DEI 102 Assessment
  • DEI 103: How to Govern Effectively Using an Educational Equity Lens
  • DEI 103 Course Instructions
  • DEI 103 Webinar Presentation
  • DEI 103 Assessment
  • Conclusion
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever