Equity and Social Justice Institute

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Agency: The Network
Agency Contact: Melissa Moe - DTAN
Agency Assistant: Angie Balfe - DTAN 920.236.0885
Location: CESA 11
225 Ostermann Dr.
Turtle Lake, WI 54889
Facility: CESA 11
2/3/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
2/28/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Follow Up Zoom Meeting Session 1
3/21/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Follow Up Zoom Meeting Session 2
4/25/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Follow Up Zoom Meeting Session 3

About the Institute

The Network presents a day-long institute focusing on equity and social justice in education with follow-up sessions that are designed to deepen your learning about equity and social justice. This institute has been designed to provide a foundational understanding for engaging in equity work on behalf of students and families. We have purposefully planned for this event to precede attendance at Beyond Diversity so that anyone new to engaging in conversations about equity and disproportionality can build the necessary background for courageous conversations. Participants who have attended Beyond Diversity are welcome to join us and continue with your journey.

What is Social Justice and Why Does it Matter in Education?

Social Justice can be defined as challenging systems that perpetuate inequality or inequity in an effort to ensure greater opportunities and access to resources for all individuals in a society.

These sessions will help participants explore the meaning of Social Justice and examine how power and privilege play out in society and, more specifically, in education. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how their multiple identities related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social class, ability, etc. intersect in both their lives and the lives of their students. Participants will be encouraged to examine the inequities that play out in schools and collaborate to find effective ways to create more equitable institutions that serve all students.

Participants will explore answers to questions such as:

  • What is the difference between equality and equity?  
  • What are the circumstances that create barriers for success in schools?
  • What can we do to effectively challenge systems that create inequality or inequity?  
  • How can we become more culturally responsive to serve an increasingly diverse student population in the 21st Century?

The face-to-face training is followed-up by three Zoom videoconferencing meetings

  • February 28, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • March 21, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • April 25, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Topics for exploration and discussion

  • Establishing protocols for engaging in conversations
  • Jim Crow: Revisiting the historical perspective
  • Privilege and Power: How both influence your interactions with students
  • Intersectionality and identity
  • Examining social justice in classroom practices
  • Stereotype Threat

Participant Outcomes

  • Explore the definitions of social justice and equity and how the concepts play out in their classrooms and schools
  • Examine the inequities that students may be experiencing in their classrooms and schools
  • Build an understanding of intersectionality and examine what it looks like for themselves and their students

Target Audience

  • Equity leadership team members
  • District and building administrators
  • Educational specialists
  • Special education staff
  • Classroom teachers
  • Community members


Courtney Bauder - Program Director, Social Justice Minor Program
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh


Training Location

CESA #11
225 Ostermann Dr.
Turtle Lake, WI 54889
Ph: (715) 986-2020

Lodging Location

Country Lodge
636 Highway 8 & 63 (Directions)
Turtle Lake, WI 54889
Ph: (715) 986-2070 or toll free at (866) 986-2070

A block of rooms has been reserved under the state rate at the Country Lodge. Please reference NETWORK/CESA #11 when making reservations.

Indicators and Standards Addressed

This webinar series specifically addresses WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

Teaching Standards Being Addressed

  • Danielson’s Framework: 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3e, 4a, 4d, 4e
  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • InTasc Teacher Standards: #2, #3, #4, #5


February 3, 2017 (in-person)

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Institute (Lunch provided)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom


Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or