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Leading with Equity

DEI in Local Education Policy Webinar Series

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What is the role of K-12 education in upholding the values of equity and diversity? How do we establish an equitable environment for all students that supports learning and justice? Let’s talk about it! Let’s explore strategies to address inequities in today’s environment and reimagine how learning communities could look and feel.

Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact program organizer Nancy Ouedraogo, Extension community and economic development specialist. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

About the Presenter:
Durriyyah R. Kemp, University of Illinois Extension community health educator, provides leadership in social and emotional learning in Cook County; investing in school staff, parents, students, community leaders, and organizations. Kemp earned two social science degrees from Michigan State University and earned a doctorate in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University. Kemp joined the University of Illinois staff in 2006. She presently works closely with faculty within the School of Social Work and members of Extension’s Cook County Initiative to focus on the integration of social and emotional learning, equity, and overall academic success at the K-12 level. Kemp also provides training in the areas of emotional intelligence, staff development, team building, cultural competency, and educational leadership.

DEI in Local Education Policy Webinar Series

Providing inclusive and equitable opportunities and environments in educational settings is an important step for school boards, education commissions, district administrative professionals, teachers, aides, consultants, and staff. Join host University of Illinois Extension as experts share experience and research concerned with policies supporting diversity in school workplaces, classroom equity, and principal practices that support equity in working conditions among teachers.

Leading with Equity

February 25, 2021 | Noon (CT)

What is the role of K-12 education in upholding the values of equity and diversity? How do we establish an equitable environment for all students that supports learning and justice? Let’s talk about it! Let’s explore strategies to address inequities in today’s environment and reimagine how learning communities could look and feel.

Presenter: Durriyyah R. KempUniversity of Illinois Extension community health educator, works closely with faculty within the School of Social Work and members of Extension’s Cook County Initiative to focus on the integration of social and emotional learning, equity, and overall academic success at the K-12 level.

Equitable Employee Management

March 17, 2021 | Noon (CT)

Workplace conditions and managerial practices shape employees’ access to resources. Based on fieldwork done in five public high schools, case study results show how demographic composition of employees, manager practices around employee hiring and placement within the organization, and the extent to which managers informally socialize or monitor employees, affect coworker social support and social ties. Join a research-based discussion on the issues which public sector organization managers may at first see as secondary, but should consider as primary, in their strategy for creating effective and equitable organizations.

Opening Remarks: James D. Anderson is dean of the College of Education, Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of History of American Education, and affiliate professor of African American Studies and College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Presenter: Jennifer Nelson is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, and previously, an IES Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University.

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