Understanding the importance of equity is essential for building an inclusive community.
The workshop series Bears for Equity and Belonging teaches about equity and why it’s necessary.
“Bears for Equity and Belonging was developed to help foster inclusive, equitable and just classrooms, schools and communities,” said Dr. Dennis L. Rudnick, assistant professor and dean’s diversity fellow in the department of reading, foundations and technology at Missouri State University.
Dr. Paul Gorski, equity and justice researcher, will lead the four workshop sessions. There will be three virtual sessions and one in-person session. Each session is free to attend. A 10-hour Certificate of Completion is available.
Bears for Equity and Belonging is presented by the College of Education and the Educator Preparation Provider Council. The first session begins Sept. 30.
The Workshop Series
Each of the four sessions delves into different topics relating to equity literacy.
Sept. 30: Embracing and Enacting a Transformation Vision for Equity
Oct. 28: Equity and Poverty
Feb. 3, 2023: Equity and Race
Mar. 24, 2023: Equity – From Theory to Praxis
For more information, visit the Bears for Equity and Belonging website.
About Paul Gorski
Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He earned his PhD in educational evaluation at the University of Virginia.
He taught for 15 years at several different universities. He has over 20 years of experience helping educators and other workers strengthen their equity efforts.
Gorski has published over 70 articles and contributed to twelve books about various aspects of education equity.
He is also a published poet and a black belt in taekwondo, and loves spending time with his cat, Buster.