ODEI Supports First Trainer Cohort of the TK-12 Humboldt Del-Norte Equity Partnership By Meridith Oram, Community Development Specialist

We have formed our first trainer cohort to lead professional development sessions focusing on racial equity in area TK-12 schools. Our goal is to first establish a shared language to talk about race, racism, and racial equity so that we can next examine all school processes through a racial equity lens.


Members of this cohort have committed to 30 hours of professional development with the option of earning two Continuing Professional Units (CPUs) through the Office of Extended Education for their work. In addition to participating in Implicit Bias and the Four Dimensions of Racism, members of this cohort will learn the curriculum and practice leading it in cross-racial pairs. Additionally, cohort members will engage in ongoing work to explore their own racial identity development to support their success as facilitators of this work for their colleagues.


This group is composed of 15 superintendents, principals, teachers, and learning support staff at primary, middle, and secondary levels with half of the group identifying as Native American, Black, Latinx, or biracial and the other half identifying as white. We have representation from Big Lagoon, Fuente Nueva, Northern Humboldt Union High School District (NHUHSD), McKinleyville Unified School District, the Hoopa Tribal Education Association, Peninsula Union, Eureka City Schools, Humboldt County Office of Education, and Fortuna Unified. Stay tuned for updates as the cohort gets into full swing in Fall 2019.

 

We have formed our first trainer cohort to lead professional development sessions focusing on racial equity in area TK-12 schools. Our goal is to first establish a shared language to talk about race, racism, and racial equity so that we can next examine all school processes through a racial equity lens.


Members of this cohort have committed to 30 hours of professional development with the option of earning two Continuing Professional Units (CPUs) through the Office of Extended Education for their work. In addition to participating in Implicit Bias and the Four Dimensions of Racism, members of this cohort will learn the curriculum and practice leading it in cross-racial pairs. Additionally, cohort members will engage in ongoing work to explore their own racial identity development to support their success as facilitators of this work for their colleagues.


This group is composed of 15 superintendents, principals, teachers, and learning support staff at primary, middle, and secondary levels with half of the group identifying as Native American, Black, Latinx, or biracial and the other half identifying as white. We have representation from Big Lagoon, Fuente Nueva, Northern Humboldt Union High School District (NHUHSD), McKinleyville Unified School District, the Hoopa Tribal Education Association, Peninsula Union, Eureka City Schools, Humboldt County Office of Education, and Fortuna Unified. Stay tuned for updates as the cohort gets into full swing in Fall 2019.