Who We Are

EDEquity is a professional development firm, which partners with school districts and school sites, in their pursuit to fulfill their mission of implementing systems, structures and opportunities, for students to gain access to high quality instruction and increased academic achievement. Through culturally and linguistically conscious staff development for educational leaders and teachers, EDEquity has been a leader in reforming traditional approaches to researched based methodology, in order to meet the needs of all students.

Understanding the on-going shift in demographics and the need for educators to have the “ruthless compassion” to challenge traditional thinking of policies and perceptions, which breeds mediocrity for students of color. EDEquity is one of the few comprehensive educational firms that has the “skill and will” to support districts and schools, in implementing educational equity.

As a State approved provider for working with Program Improvement Schools, EDEquity has result-driven success through designing and implementing linguistically responsive standards-based curriculum and instruction, courageous equity leadership training, culturally conscious instructional coaching, student voice facilitation and culturally conscious lesson design development. EDEquity is not a program! It is a professional development approach that cultivates educational leaders to “re-think” and continue to challenge traditional methodology with a cultural, racial and linguistic lens!

Getting an “A” in Equity Walk™

Awareness

Support educators in becoming more culturally aware of the students and the community they serve, and how that awareness supports culturally conscious schools and classroom instruction.

Attitudes

Enhance the high expectations of educators, for all students to reach their maximum potential, which will transform the educators’ attitude into positive behaviors and practices.

Analysis

Provide in-depth analysis (quantitatively and qualitatively) of policies, procedures, practices, and pedagogies that enhance the level of equity-based decision making in the districts, school sites, and classrooms to meet the needs of every student. Deep analysis of one’s personal racial identity development and how the educators connect instructional practice with student empowerment.

Action

Take action by implementing equity-based and culturally conscious instructional strategies and support structures that are data-driven to ensure that equality in reaching grade-level standards is achieved for all students.

Courageous Equity Leadership

Systemic Approach to Implementing the Key Principles of Equity™

The following design model is a collaborative effort to provide leadership trainings for district and site leaders. The leadership trainings will focus on building internal capacity to deeply implement the Key Principles of Equity™️ through Courageous Equity Leadership.

Structure

The training sessions will engage participants with interactive coaching modules, through the Courageous Equity Leadership Toolkit, which will provide theory, application and practice for leading Equity and Excellence. Through the Courageous Equity Leadership Toolkit, the training sessions will guide the participants to the necessary leadership skills needed to close the racial and linguistic achievement gap.

Culturally Conscious Coaching

Instructional Coaching Model

Culturally Conscious Coaching Model integrates the research from instructional coaching and coaching for equity and excellence. District and site instructional coaches (math, literacy, beginning teacher support, content specific coaching, etc.) will gain valuable instructional coaching techniques to support classroom teachers to improve the quality of instruction. The professional development coaching model clearly supports the district’s Equity initiative for building internal capacity to close the instructional and achievement gap. To support the ongoing need to close the achievement gap, the Culturally Conscious Coaching model will explicitly provide coaches with direct skills to integrate courageous conversation to support classroom instruction. The participants will gain valuable technical skills in collaborative and reflective questioning to improve classroom instruction.

The participating coaches will enhance their ability to…

  • Gain a deeper knowledge of how instructional Equity improves standards-based instruction.
  • Assist teachers to design and implement culturally conscious lessons to improve classroom management and student engagement.
  • Improve collaborative and reflective questioning skills to empower teacher’s instruction.
  • Identify the appropriate coaching model to support novice, proficient and master teachers. Facilitate small group data teams to develop grade level/subject matter department instructional goals.
  • Integrate culturally conscious conversation in the pre & post coaching cycle.

Student Voice

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EDEquity’s “Student Voice” is a video-recorded focus group interview, featuring students from the school, who represent a cross-section of ethnic backgrounds and achievement levels. EDEquity consultants facilitate student discussions around critical aspects of the school culture and the teaching and learning process, including, but not limited to: positive aspects of the school; descriptions of quality teaching and classroom instructional activities; race consciousness and the “achievement gap;” and descriptions of productive relationships with teachers.

STUDENT VOICE MODEL

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Number of Days

Activity

Day 1

 

Understand the Culture

  • Administrative planning
  • Leadership introductions
  • Classroom Walk-thru
  • Student introductions
Desired Outcome(s)
    Understanding the school culture
  • Review school instructional needs
  • Calendar remaining days of service
  • Identify key students for Student Voice
  • Meet key staff members

Data Analysis Protocol

The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model is an effective protocol for grade level/department teams to use data to validate instructional strategies. Through an action research approach, educators will develop instructional and measurable plans to solve student achievement problems. The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is an instructional protocol for testing an instructional strategy by planning it, trying it, observing the consequences, and then acting on what is learned from those results.

PLAN, DO, STUDY, ACT CYCLE

Step 1 Plan a strategic change
  • State the objective of the plan: What will the team do?
  • Make predictions about what will happen and why
  • Develop a plan to test the change (Who will do it? What? When? Where? How? What data must be collected?)

Step 2 Do the strategy
  • Document problems and unexpected observations
  • Collect and assess data

Step 3 Study the strategy
  • Analyze the data
  • Compare the data to the team’s predictions
  • Summarize what the team has learned

Step 4 Act upon or revise the strategy
  • Modify plans as needed, including the action, or approach
  • Prepare the next plan

“Every Student Matters”

“EDEquity will lead the state in closing the achievement gap through it’s culturally responsive professional development and courageous leadership training.”

Deputy Superintendent,
Curriculum and Instruction
California Department of Education

“The presentation and training of EDEquity was the most effective and productive staff development I have experienced in my 26 years of teaching.”

Kindergarten Teacher
Rialto USD, CA

“EDEquity’s approaches to tackling difficult issue in education to close the achievement gap allowed my district team and teachers to take the next step to improve the quality of instruction.”

Superintendent,
Morgan Hill USD, CA

“The work of EDEquity with my staff created a powerful next step for connecting culture and race to classroom practice. My teachers never appreciated staff development until now!”

High School Principal
Kansas City, Kasas Public Schools