Equity By Design

Equity by Design: Creating Classrooms

Where Students Thrive

Postponed to 2021

More information will follow


Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

About This Program:

Together, teacher leaders and administrators explore how current systems of oppression affect our students and how to strategically, and compassionately, interrupt those through relationship-building, policy-making, and intentional practice. This very practical workshop allows participants to engage in interactive experiences to build knowledge and skill around key ways to being, beliefs, and behaviors to develop an inclusive and thriving school.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Ground in the identities and beliefs informing your work

  • Understand how your leadership is conducive to creating equitable spaces

  • Examine how the systems, structures, and policies in your local context may hinder equity efforts

  • Learn new strategies and approaches to compassionately interrupt and stop inequitable practices

  • Refine the leadership required of you to create and maintain equitable learning spaces

Activities Include:

  • Exploration of identities and origins of beliefs

  • Interrogation of existing policies and systems

  • Growing strategies for building relationships with students

  • Refining approaches to classroom visits and hiring practices

  • Deepening understanding of leadership

  • Observing a transformational, equity-centered coaching conversation

About Our Presenter:

Jessie has worked in education for about 15 years as a bilingual and ESL teacher, team leader, and instructional and leadership coach to both teachers and their coaches. She earned a BA in History from Syracuse University and an MA in Education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Jessie is also a Certified Professional Coach through Leadership That Works and she believes that coaching is a healing practice. She is passionate about designing and facilitating learning experiences that help people rediscover who they are and want to become. Jessie lives in Brooklyn, New York. You will often find her reading, traveling, doing Zumba, and eating delicious Keto-friendly food.


We have arranged for a spe­cial room rate at the Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center. Men­tion WASCD when booking.


8:30 –3:30 (Registration & breakfast starts at 8:00)

Pro­gram includes break­fast and lunch.

Registration Fees:

WASCD mem­bers: $469

Non-​members: $569

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Con­tact WASCD (715) 453-2142 or office@wascd.org

Reg­is­tra­tion Terms: Reg­is­tra­tions are accepted on full pay­ment, first-​come, first served basis only. Con­fir­ma­tions are e-​mailed approx­i­mately one week before the pro­gram. Please call the WASCD office before the pro­gram if you did not receive a con­fir­ma­tion to deter­mine your reg­is­tra­tion sta­tus.. There are no refunds, how­ever, there is no charge for substitutes.

On-​Site Reg­is­tra­tion: When space is avail­able, you may reg­is­ter on-​site for an addi­tional $25 fee. Can­cel­la­tion Pol­icy: WASCD reserves the right to move or can­cel meet­ings because of low reg­is­tra­tion. That is why it is impor­tant to reg­is­ter early. In the unlikely event of a can­cel­la­tion, all reg­is­trants will be noti­fied and will receive full refunds.

Spe­cial Needs: Please notify WASCD of any spe­cial needs when you register.