October 1, 2019
The focal foundation of this progress report is “Professional Learning and Development” which builds awareness, advocacy, and action toward educational equity. The foundation supports district staff to develop practices related to educational equity, culturally and linguistically responsiveness, and self-awareness of biases.
The featured equity actions in this report focus on examples of professional learning and development provided at the district and school-site levels for a variety of stakeholders.
- Equity Action 1 – Equity Leadership Institute – Generation Ready: The goal of the Generation Ready Equity Leadership Institute is to develop the capacity to lead culturally proficient schools/departments, identify equity needs and assets for the school/department, and develop an equity action plan for the school/department. The first cohort of leaders met in Spring 2018 and the second cohort is currently engaging in the institute during Fall 2019 representing nine schools/departments. Leaders from both cohorts will be invited to engage in a Leaders in Equity Community of Practice (LEC) beginning in Spring.
- Equity Action 2 – Instructional Coaching: Instructional coaches have led equity-focused workshops at district-wide professional learning events and at individual school sites. Additionally, instructional coaches have embedded equity advocacy and culturally and linguistically responsive practices into instructional coaching cycles with teachers. Ongoing professional learning for instructional coaches on developing an equity lens and culturally and linguistically responsive teaching is currently being provided to all instructional coaches.
The actions highlighted in this report are the result of the following partners in race and educational equity, amongst others:
- Student Support and Health Services
- Office of Behavioral Health
- Office of Family and Community Engagement
- Cosumnes Oaks High School
- English Learner Services Department
- Curriculum and Professional Learning Department
- Generation Ready
- Education Services Division
- Office of Educational Equity
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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