2021 STEM Talks: three-part STEM Equity Series

A Path Toward Advancing Educational Equity and Excellence

Adrienne Coleman, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Description

Considering there is a national and global equity focused call to action, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) engaged in a process to institutionalize and operationalize Equity and Excellence to address educational inequities. This process included creating an educational case for engaging in Equity and Excellence, policy development, capacity building to engage in equity work, an inclusive and comprehensive data collection methodology, data meaning making, as well as an equity and excellence plan and scorecard development. Thus, this 2-session presentation will provide participants with an understanding of educational equity, share tools to assist educational institutions in drafting data-informed equity and excellence policy/plans, as well as provide a framework to score and measure progress in advancing equity. It will further share how to approach equity and excellence in an inclusive manner, as well as how to confront any resistance that may arise from educational institutions prioritizing this work.

 
Mar 8th, 3:30 PM Mar 8th, 4:30 PM

A Path Toward Advancing Educational Equity and Excellence

Considering there is a national and global equity focused call to action, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) engaged in a process to institutionalize and operationalize Equity and Excellence to address educational inequities. This process included creating an educational case for engaging in Equity and Excellence, policy development, capacity building to engage in equity work, an inclusive and comprehensive data collection methodology, data meaning making, as well as an equity and excellence plan and scorecard development. Thus, this 2-session presentation will provide participants with an understanding of educational equity, share tools to assist educational institutions in drafting data-informed equity and excellence policy/plans, as well as provide a framework to score and measure progress in advancing equity. It will further share how to approach equity and excellence in an inclusive manner, as well as how to confront any resistance that may arise from educational institutions prioritizing this work.