Dr. Edward Fergus was hired by the district in November 2020 to deliver Equity Literacy and Social Justice workshops as well as revamp the Language Arts curriculum. Attached is his proposal that the Board unanimously approved. From the proposal:
● Participants will understand how bias based beliefs create disproportionate educational outcomes for students.
● Participants will develop an equity literacy lens to help them identify and interrupt practices in at least one area (curriculum, discipline, gifted/AP/honors, or special education/academic interventions) that leads to inequitable outcomes.
● Participants will develop/revamp one educational practice for 2021-22 school year.
● Participants will explore their own cultural identities and ideologies in order to better understand the lives of their students
Submitted: Jul 02, 2021