2017 Equity Exchange Registration Is Open

The Equity Exchange
July 23 – July 28, 2017
John Burroughs School
St. Louis, MO

The Equity Exchange was established in 2014 to raise the level of discussion and action around systemic change for equity and justice in all schools.

An unusual (and all the more important) public-private partnership, the Exchange annually convenes an intimate cohort of experienced educators who engage in collaborative, generative and organic work. The curriculum and experience are dynamic, shifting on the basis of current trends, topics and practices as well as participant priorities. This is a think tank in which everyone teaches and everyone learns.

This year our focus is

 [What to do] With Polarization at School?

We will formulate and answer a host of questions together: Are there times when equity and justice demand polarization? How do “group think” and bias, in all its forms, contribute to polarization? Identity – Ideology – Issues...how do each contribute to healthy or dysfunctional school cultures?

As we explore these and other questions with our planning and facilitation team, the 2017 cohort will

  • Explore Research and Best Practices to gain a deeper understanding of the necessary synergy between cultural/intercultural/global competencies and teaching for social justice.
  • Advance Principles through collective problem solving and reflection to bridge theory and practice and challenge hurdles that impede collaboration among public and private schools.
  • Construct Practices to establish and practice protocols for having difficult conversations and developing individual equity and justice plans while confirming the importance of self-care.
  • Extend Relationships by expanding our individual networks to include educators from across the country who will continue to engage and collaborate well beyond the institute week.

On behalf of the Planning & Facilitation Team, we hope you will consider joining us!

Daniel Harris
John Burroughs School

Registration: $1,000
Registration w/ Hotel: $1,775

For more information, go to The Equity Exchange.