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Belonging For Equity

Belonging For Equity

How do you cultivate a culture of belonging and inclusion?

Cultivate a climate of relational trust, belonging, and efficacy

Honor the cultural identities of self and others through equity driven policy and practices

Embrace humanity through reflection, growth, and healing

Honor and accelerate the learning of multilingual learners

What are your “belonging for equity” goals?

Cultivate a culture of trust, belonging, healing, and efficacy that honors all stakeholders.

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Build a restorative workplace community

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Practical strategies and tools for multilingual learners

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Quality, Customized Professional Learning That Works

Our professional learning pathways all have the same goal, to advance learner ownership, efficacy, and agency. We partner with your system to assess your needs and co-construct an action plan anchored in implementation science. We are ready to help and support you at any stage of your learning journey.

Our Approach

Our Learning Progression

Foundational Learning

Build a shared language of learning anchored in co-constructed goals and success criteria aligned to your mission and vision.

Job-Embedded Coaching

Empower educators using the gradual release of responsibility to model, coach, monitor, and analyze progress towards shared goals.

Sustainable Systems

Advance teacher agency to ensure risk-taking, innovation, and collective efficacy through quality implementation.

Included Schools and Systems

How does your system ensure belonging, equity, and inclusion? Included Schools and Systems is a community-driven, evidence based, and systemic learning framework that requires all stakeholders to be seen, heard, and valued. Cultivating a culture of trust, belonging, healing, and efficacy transcends any diversity and equity initiative and is at the root of human connectedness and is vital to advance learner agency.

Included Schools Foundational Learning and Coaching

Learner agency is grounded in the core belief that all members of a learning community have the ability and the will to positively impact their own lives and the world around them.

  • Reset core beliefs, mission, and vision through the lens of identity
  • Explore the relationship between trust, belonging, and efficacy
  • Develop an evidence-based inquiry blueprint anchored in root-cause
  • Explore and ensure cultural competence through equity coaching
  • Analyze and strengthen actions that build self-collective efficacy
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Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment
Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment

Paul J. Bloomberg, Ed.D., Kara Vandas, Ingrid Twyman, C. Isaiah McGee, Vivett Dukes, Rachel Carrillo Fairchild, Connie Hamilton and Isaac Wells

Included Student Voice Circles

Advancing learner agency requires communities to amplify student voices! Our student-facing series includes teaching learners facilitation skills on how to continually maintain and engage their voice while giving them space and time to explore complex cultural subject matter.

  • Explore complex cultural subject matter.
  • Advance learner agency system-wide.
  • Develop students’ facilitation skills.
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Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment
Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment

Paul J. Bloomberg, Ed.D., Kara Vandas, Ingrid Twyman, C. Isaiah McGee, Vivett Dukes, Rachel Carrillo Fairchild, Connie Hamilton and Isaac Wells

The Included Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Classroom

How does your system create conditions for learner self-empowerment? We partner with school communities to build collective understanding of culturally responsive-sustaining education by examining and elevating current beliefs, practices, and policies so that all students receive an equitable education, have a voice, and are empowered as social agents of change.

  • Define and apply the key tenets of culturally responsive teaching.
  • Explore and experience the critical practices of classroom culture.
  • Explore cultural identity, beliefs, and influence student behaviors.
  • Practice response protocols that support connection with others.
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Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment
Amplify Learner Voice Through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment

Paul J. Bloomberg, Ed.D., Kara Vandas, Ingrid Twyman, C. Isaiah McGee, Vivett Dukes, Rachel Carrillo Fairchild, Connie Hamilton and Isaac Wells

Beyond the Surface of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our restorative framework is the only systemic approach to creating and sustaining a culture that is rooted in self, healing, and relational literacy. Restorative minded learning organizations recognize that harm in life and work is inevitable and are committed to restoring and growing from these incidents with their staff and communities.

Building the Foundation for Connection

Build a restorative culture that supports meaningful connections with students, staff and families.

  • Leverage collective decision making for shared responsibility
  • Re-examine and reset a restorative mission and vision
  • Co-construct community agreements and core beliefs
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Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices: Building a Culture of Equity, Connection, and Healing

Marisol Quevedo Rerucha

The Mindset and Heartset of Restorative Practices

Humans that strive to live a restorative heartset and mindset embrace their own humanity, and that of others, through reflection, growth, vulnerability, and healing.

  • Promote deep reflection to build community
  • Practice centering techniques for reacting to other’s actions
  • Participate in check-in/check-out, circles, and mediation
  • Practice having difficult conversations
  • Co-design a strategic plan for systemic quality implementation
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Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices: Building a Culture of Equity, Connection, and Healing

Marisol Quevedo Rerucha

Restorative Leadership Coaching

How do you embrace authenticity and vulnerability while guiding others to do the same? The work of the school leader is challenging, difficult, and filled with rewarding moments that provide a consistent spark that maintains the commitment and joy in the work.

  • Model restorative and resiliency practices that promote healing and well being of individuals and communities
  • Create space for your school community to connect, heal, and grow
  • Receive resources to lead this work
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Reach and Teach Multilingual Learners

Written and designed by multilingual (ML) learner Rachel Carrillo Fairchild, who later became a classroom teacher and ML expert nationally. Our hands-on learning series offers practical strategies and tools for assessing and teaching the most hard-to-reach learners.

How to Reach and Teach Multilingual Learners

Honor the cultures of our multilingual (ML) learners to accelerate their progress and growth using evidence based practice anchored in culturally responsive-sustaining practices.

  • Understand how humans acquire language
  • Identify language acquisition levels
  • Assessing and giving feedback to ML learners
  • Engaging families of ML learners
  • Making content comprehensible
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How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners: Practical Strategies to Ensure Success

Rachel Carrillo Fairchild

Designated and Integrated Targeted Multilingual Support

Honor the cultures of our multilingual (ML) learners to accelerate their progress and growth using evidence based practice anchored in culturally responsive-sustaining practices.

  • Understand how humans acquire language
  • Identify language acquisition levels
  • Assessing and giving feedback to ML learners
  • Engaging families of ML learners
  • Making content comprehensible
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How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners: Practical Strategies to Ensure Success

Rachel Carrillo Fairchild

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