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2018 Equity Leaders Institute: Equity in Action: Transforming Education Systems through Democratic, Critical, and Contextual Inquiry

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September 26 & 27, 2018

Day One: September 26, 2018 8:30 am EDT to 5:30 pm EDT
Day Two: September 27, 2018 8:30 am EDT to 4:30 pm EDT

Location: Indianapolis, IN



2016 Equity Leaders Institute Reflections

Sep 26 2018 - 8:30am to Sep 27 2018 - 5:30pm
Indianapolis, IN


General Description: Equity Leaders Institutes are transformative two-day learning experiences intended to increase participants’ capacities to advance and sustain equitable practices in teaching and learning. Organizations are encouraged to send teams; space is limited to 60 participants, and interested individuals are asked to submit an *application online.

Equity in Action: Transforming Education Systems through Democratic, Critical and Contextual Inquiry

This year’s institute focuses on analyzing policies, practices, structures, and interactions within seven specific domains for systemic transformative change towards equity.

Objectives: Participant will

  • Advance understanding of policies and practices that have direct implications for systems inequities
  • Highlight the importance of critical collaborative inquiry as an essential process towards transformative systemic change
  • Identify equity-focused strategies for moving away from traditional approaches to critical and contextual approaches to systems analysis

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Early Bird Registration Fee: $140.00 (April 1 - July 30, 2018)

Standard Registration Fee: $150.00 (July 30 - August 3, 2018)


Why an Application?

The Equity Leaders Institute (ELI) is a unique learning opportunity for educators and community leaders currently leading equity efforts in their local settings; planned activities and content requires pre-requisite understanding of foundational equity principles and concepts. The application process helps to ensure an appropriate match of participants to the learning experience level, as well as assists program developers in the design of ELI content and activities. Applications must be completed individually; group applications are not permitted. If for some reason this proves to be a barrier to your attendance or the attendance of individuals from your organization, please contact Seena Skelton at or by telephone at (317) 278-6831.