Slides for Community Conversations on Equity February 2020

February 2020
Charlottesville City Schools
Community Conversations on Equity
Content of Slides Available for Google Translate


Welcome & Agenda

  • Greetings
  • Overview of equity goals & work
  • Discussion guidelines
  • Small-group discussion
  • Brief reports/wrap-up

2019-2020
Charlottesville City Schools
Equity Priorities


Process

  • Public/Staff Input
  • Equity Committee
  • Research of Best Practices

Four Key Areas

  1. Supported/Supportive Staff. This includes diversifying our staff and equipping our educators to succeed and help all students succeed.
  2. Diverse, Inclusive, and Rigorous Learning Experiences. Let’s embrace our diversity — in classrooms’ student composition and in richly varied and challenging learning activities.
  3. Growing Relationships/Community. As we help our staff and students feel connected, supported, and safe, we will learn from one other for our mutual gain.
  4. Equity Foundations. We want to be systematic and proactive as we make positive change. Let’s follow — and establish — best practices.

Supportive/Supported Staff
This includes diversifying our staff and equipping our educators to succeed and help all students succeed.

Examples on the hand-out:

  • Strong and diverse hiring class
  • Revised models for mentoring and instructional coaching
  • Professional training in areas such as implicit and institutional bias

Other examples:

  • Professional training in areas such as restorative justice
  • Preschool observations documenting teacher-student interactions

Diverse, Inclusive, and Rigorous Learning Experiences

Let’s embrace our diversity — in classrooms’ student composition and in richly varied and challenging learning activities.

Examples on the hand-out

  • Expanding unleveled (or honors-option) classes at CHS, Buford, Walker
  • Redesign of gifted program
  • Diversifying social sciences

Other examples

  • New curriculum/pathways (math, reading, preschool, CTE)
  • Better alignment of curriculum to standards\Revised GPA calculations

 


Growing Relationships and Community

As we help our staff and students feel connected, supported, and safe, we will learn from one other for our mutual gain.

Hand-out

  • Mental wellness
  • Restorative justice
  • School culture

Other examples

  • Hired second Family Engagement Facilitator
  • Redesigned Attendance Officer positions to be a more supportive and proactive Family
  • Support role
  • Expanding social-emotional learning

Equity Foundations
We want to be systematic and proactive as we make positive change. Let’s follow — and establish — best practices.

On hand-out

  • New policies on equity and anti-racism
  • Division and school-level equity committees
  • Alignment with regional/national equity groups
  • Other examples

Using data better

  • Wi-fi hotspots in library
  • Redesign of middle school and preschool facilities
  • School safety/facilities upgrades

Updates on these Goals
For in-depth and continued updates:
charlottesvilleschools.org/equity

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram at @CvilleSchools (and related accounts)
Request to receive the Superintendent’s Newsletter by calling or emailing vickk1@charlottesvilleschools.org
Attend or watch School Board meetings (first Thursday, 5pm)


We want to hear from you…

  1. What have you seen, heard, or noticed about the schools’ equity work this year?
  2. What’s going well (with the schools’ work on equity)?
  3. What still needs to happen (with the schools’ work on equity)?
  4. What is a sign you could point to in the future that would show that the schools have made progress on equity?

Breakout Sessions


We want to hear from you…

  1. What have you seen, heard, or noticed about the schools’ equity work this year?
  2. What’s going well (with the schools’ work on equity)?
  3. What still needs to happen (with the schools’ work on equity)?
  4. What is a sign you could point to in the future that would show that the schools have made progress on equity?

Group Report Out


Thank you for attending.