Monday, January 15, 2018

New Equity Event will ask the ‘what, why, and how’

The Illinois Association of School Boards has announced a new initiative to address the “what, why, and how” of equity issues in education.

The Equity Event, to take place on April 28 at the Hyatt Regency in Lisle, will present the opportunity to 
The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency
in Lisle, 1400 Corporetum Drive. Source: Google Maps.
  • Understand the various equity issues present in public education (including race, socio-economic, gender, etc.);
  • Learn critical steps for developing and implementing an equity approach in school board work;
  • Gain insight and practical applications from Illinois school districts actively working on equity issues; and
  • Be inspired by one man’s personal journey of resilience, determination, and vision.

Speakers at The Equity Event will include Dr. Heather Hackman, speaking on “The Urgency of Now: Developing and Utilizing an Equity Lens for 21st Century Education.” Consultant Corrie Wallace will address the question “It’s 2018...Why are We Still Talking about Race?” and Steve Pemberton will bring “One America: The Micro Cultural Changes to Bring the ‘United’ Back into U.S.A.”

This new event is offered exclusively to school board members and superintendents from IASB member districts. There is no charge to attend. Attendees will earn one credit in the LeaderShop Academy program.

The Equity Event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Lisle, 1400 Corporetum Drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 28, 2018. Online registration is required and will be available at iasb.com on February 1, 2018. For more information, contact Peggy Goone, pgoone@iasb.com, 217/528-9866 ext. 1103.