With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) teachers embrace the range of differences in the classroom, allowing learners to shift thoughts and behaviors. Students thrive in classrooms where educators understand their own cultural competence, enact intentional mindset shifts, and practice equity.
Implementing DEI shifts in your district requires alignment and differentiated training for teachers and building leaders. DEI can act as a lens to analyze structures, systems, policies, and beliefs in order to support the development of all students. With ongoing professional support, leaders create inclusive educational ecosystems through distinct phases of implementation and adoption.
The BL Lab is home to everything educators need for DEI driven professional learning.
Teachers access resources, engage with coaches and measure progress in the classroom.
Instructional leaders use self-directed courses to supplement PLCs, new teacher and paraprofessional support, and offer differentiated learning experiences throughout the school year. Administrators observe a complete view of their school’s professional learning programs, access data on engagement and completion of professional learning activities with ease.
DEI work gets personal. With a 1:1 Coach, educators define and plan for success in a supportive environment.
Progress from professional learning is found in the classroom. We’ll support your assessment through our tried and tested observational Learning Walks.
Learning Walks are a non-evaluative tool. They help instructional leaders identify and celebrate teaching practices that consider diverse learners.
Our DEI Workshops offer educators targeted learning in a collaborative environment. In two hours, we work together to set DEI goals, identify manageable implementation steps, and create a plan to reflect on results. Now, we’re on our way to a real change in practice and student wellbeing.
Promoting Asset-Based Thinking | Virtual
I am mindful about how I speak to and about my students.
Supporting Marginalized Student Groups | Virtual
I integrate equitable practices into my daily instruction.
Understanding Bias | Virtual
I evaluate my own instruction to eliminate elements of bias.
Supporting Student Identities | Virtual
I develop instructional techniques that encourage all students to thrive, with a focus on students who have been marginalized
Racial Inequities in Education | Virtual
I evaluate the role I play in challenging systems of inequity in my classroom.
Ensuring Equity with Technology | Virtual
I examine my classroom technology use for gaps that may be present in equity or access.
Change doesn’t come easy. Depending on your district’s size and selected focus areas, the typical implementation timeline is one to three years. Our comprehensive professional learning plans incorporate a variety of learning modalities. By working backwards from the specific changes you want to see in the classroom and engaging with district and school leaders, together we design a solution fully-aligned to your district’s goals.
Outcomes are the connecting thread for all of our learning experiences. Each experience ties to an outcome that makes the change in practice tangible and impactful for students and teachers. For Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we focus on helping educators achieve the below outcomes.
Outcome: I examine my classroom technology use for gaps that may be present in equity or access.
Outcome: I evaluate the role I play in challenging systems of inequity in my classroom.
Outcome: I integrate equitable practices into my daily instruction.
Outcome: I develop instructional techniques that encourage all students to thrive, with a focus on students who have been marginalized.
Outcome: I evaluate my own instruction to eliminate elements of bias.
“We could not have designed initiatives to effectively address culturally responsive teaching practices without the partnership of BetterLesson and their learning walk. We have a concrete plan for how to move forward.”
“This was one of the best PDs I've ever attended. It had really practical steps guided by a sound educational philosophy that I really agree with."
Turn strategies into outcomes. Our team is here to help.
Reflect on your own perceptions of students and then create equitable learning experiences for them.
Understand responsive practices that positively impact students’ learning experiences.
Explore a strategy to create and examine rules and procedures to ensure that they create an inclusive environment.
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Accelerate growth in your schools and stay ahead of the curve.