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During the 23-24 school year, 84 participants from 35 DCSC member schools gathered in our Communities of Practice (CoP) to develop resources for the field of diverse-by-design education practitioners.  

Connect as leaders. Grow expertise. Bring justice to education.

Facilitation is the art of leading people through processes towards agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, ownership & creativity by all those involved.”” – David Sibbet, Principles of Facilitation

Facilitating for Equity transforms teachers, leaders, & education professionals into child & human rights activists. Effective DEI facilitation requires a deep theoretical knowledge of inequity & oppression, a developed self-awareness of one’s own racial & social identities, an understanding of the myriad experiences & identities participants bring, & strong communication & conflict resolution skills.

In this Facilitating for Equity community of practice, you will develop 5 competencies that distill the essence of our best facilitation practices:

  • Developing a Critical Consciousness
  • Engaging in Collaborative Co-Conspiratorship
  • Cultivating Brave Learning Spaces
  • Practicing Equitable Communication
  • Embodying Compassionate Accountability

Our facilitation model addresses antiracism head on, beginning with personal healing while evolving into a collective commitment to building an antiracist ecosystem. Grounded in liberatory education for learners of all ages, we walk hand-in-hand with facilitators to establish a reflective, action-driven foundation. These skills & practices are imperative as education leaders work to create affirming, inclusive, & equitable learning environments for all students and especially marginalized students.

Special Thank You

Thank you to members who contributed their time, expertise, and ideas to this CoP in 2023-2024:

  • Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy (BVP)
  • Boston Collegiate Charter School
  • Brooklyn Urban Garden School (BUGS)
  • Citizens of the World – LA
  • Compass Charter School
  • Design Tech High School
  • Detroit Prep
  • Genesee Community Charter School
  • Great Lakes Academy
  • Growth Public Schools
  • High Tech High Schools
  • Integration Charter Schools
  • Larchmont Charter School
  • Morris Jeff Community School
  • Multicultural Learning Center
  • Museum School of Avondale Estates
  • Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools
  • Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
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