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A Moral Imperative: Go to Work and Look for Trouble

LIVE: Friday, October 18

Join Dr. Robin Avellar La Salle as she introduces the first of four sessions that share concepts and strategies proven to help you shatter inequities impacting your students.

In this first session, Robin shares research and practice that will immediately inform your equity effort. She also provides a safe place to bring up burning issues, no matter how sensitive. When the session concludes, you’ll leave with a firm basis for further professional growth as an equity leader as well as a powerful document you’re sure to refer to again and again.

Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle is co-founder and CEO of Orenda Education (formerly called Principal’s Exchange) an education professional development and technical assistance organization. For more than 20 years, Dr. Avelar La Salle and the Orenda team have been thought partners for districts and schools aspiring to transform their systems and practices to raise student achievement.  An equity warrior and an advocate for justice within the educational system, Dr. Avelar La Salle’s mission is to change the odds for the two million California kids for whom the current systems of instruction and improvement are not working — predominantly Latino, African American, and students from under-resourced families.

She received her Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University, and during her career has held the roles of teacher, principal, district administrator, researcher, and university professor. She is the author of many articles on education equity and several books, including her newest work Shattering Inequities: Real-World Wisdom for School and District Leaders, written in partnership with Dr. Ruth S. Johnson.


Help shape the upcoming conversation.

In this session, Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle will respond to the five questions registered attendees want answered most.

Help shape the upcoming conversation by checking out the list of attendee-requested questions below, and then voting to support the ones that match your own interest.

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    What lessons can we learn from the most impactful equity champions working in schools and districts?

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    What practices that have shown the most promise in creating cultures of equity in learning communities?

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    How should we get started addressing inequities, especially when they make us so angry?

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    What do educational inequities look like in practice? How are students impacted?

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    Where should the onus lie regarding existing inequities in schools and districts?