Online registration for the 2021 Annual National ICS Equity Virtual Institutes is open!

2021 Annual National Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity Virtual Institutes:

Advancing Equity for All

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The Annual National ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part I on July 27-29, 2021 is full and online registration has closed. Registration for the Annual National ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part I on July 6-8, 2021 is open below.
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Annual National ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part I

3-Day Virtual Institute for New Teams on July 6-8, 2021 virtually from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

At the Annual National ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part I, new teams (team members who have not previously completed Part I) will:

  • Strengthen your understanding and implementation of the framework and process of Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity;
  • Engage in a deep equity analysis of your school, district, region, or state;
  • Complete an Equity Action Plan for your school, district, region, or state to advance
    equity systems change for all.
$
per team member
Early Bird
Through
$
615
per team member
Regular Registration
Through
May 24, 2021
$
650
per team member
Late Registration
Beginning
May 25, 2021
RegisterRegistration Full
SOLD OUT

Annual National ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part II: Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn (C3)

2-Day Virtual Institute for Returning Teams on June 22-23, 2021 virtually from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

At the Annual National ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part II, returning teams (team members who have completed the ICS Equity Institute Part I) will:

  • Review the implementation and next steps of Cornerstones 1 and 2 in your schools and districts;
  • Engage in deep, practical application of Co-Plan to Co-Serve (Modules 9-12).
$
per team member
Early Bird
Through
$
495
per team member
Regular Registration
Through
April 30, 2021
$
530
per team member
Late Registration
Beginning
May 1, 2021
RegisterRegistration Full
SOLD OUT

ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part II - Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn (C3)

2-Day Virtual Institute for Returning Teams on July 19-20, 2021 virtually from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

At the ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part II (July 19-20, 2021), returning teams (team members who have completed the ICS Equity Institute Part I) will:

  • Review the implementation and next steps of Cornerstones 1 and 2 in your schools and districts;
  • Engage in deep, practical application of Co-Plan to Co-Serve (Modules 9-12).
$
per team member
Early Bird
Through
$
495
per team member
Regular Registration
Through
May 24, 2021
$
530
per team member
Late Registration
Beginning
May 25, 2021
RegisterRegistration Full
SOLD OUT

ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part II - Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn (C3)

2-Day Virtual Institute for Returning Teams on August 2-3, 2021 virtually from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

At the ICS Equity Virtual Institute Part II (August 2-3, 2021), returning teams (team members who have completed the ICS Equity Institute Part I) will:

  • Review the implementation and next steps of Cornerstones 1 and 2 in your schools and districts;
  • Engage in deep, practical application of Co-Plan to Co-Serve (Modules 9-12).
$
per team member
Early Bird
Through
$
495
per team member
Regular Registration
Through
June 3, 2021
$
530
per team member
Late Registration
Beginning
June 4, 2021
RegisterRegistration Full
SOLD OUT

Where are the Institutes held?

Based on the continually evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations, 2021 Institutes will be held virtually, via synchronous online learning (using the free Zoom video meeting platform).

As co-presenters, Dr. Colleen Capper and Dr. Elise Frattura bring a combined history of over 61 years of distance learning experience to the Virtual Institutes. The Virtual Institutes will mirror previous in-person Institutes' content and pace with an ebb and flow between small group and large group work.

Who are the Institutes for?

For District and School Leadership Teams, state and regional teams, non-profit and for-profit organizations, city/county governments, and those in higher education.

Each School/District Team should include 8-10 people.

School Leadership Team Members:

  • Principal
  • General Ed teacher from each grade level
  • Special Educator
  • Teacher of students labeled gifted
  • Teacher of students labeled ELL
  • Reading/math interventionist
  • Allied Arts
  • Other staff as appropriate

District Leadership Team Members:

  • Superintendent
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Director of Special Education and Student Services
  • Business Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Coordinator of Gifted Education Program
  • Coordinator of ELL Program
  • Other key district office staff as appropriate

Thank you so much for facilitating this process. This has been an absolutely inspiring start to the metamorphosis our district is about to undertake.

ICS Equity Institute Participant

Colleen and Elise are very impressive.... I am inspired by their work and want to make this happen for my students and district.

ICS Equity Institute Participant
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Additional information

Answers to some of the most common questions about the ICS Equity National Institutes:

Can I attend the ICS Equity Institutes without a team?

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The ICS Equity Framework and Process builds the “collaborative equity capacity” of the entire organization through team implementation. The ICS Equity Institutes rely on intentional teams to learn about the Framework and Process to implement ICS Equity in their setting.

An individual or two from an organization may attend the ICS Equity Institute to learn about the work to be able to invite teams from their setting to attend future ICS Equity Institutes.

Will you provide an equity workshop for our event?

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Moving beyond piecemeal equity efforts, the ICS Equity Framework and Process advances equity systems change–from a deficit to a proactive system.

ICS Equity is not an initiative, a model, or a workshop. The ICS Equity Four Cornerstone Framework and Process forms the core and provides a framework for all of the organization’s work.

We can provide a one-half day overview of the ICS Equity Framework and Process as a way to introduce the work and to help participants decide on hosting or attending a 3-day ICS Equity Institute.

We also provide custom professional development for organizations who have completed an ICS Equity Institute to deepen the work.

What are the National ICS Equity Institutes?

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The 2021 Annual National ICS Equity Institutes will be held virtually, via synchronous online learning, due to the continually evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations. The Annual National ICS Equity Institutes Part I and Part II are typically hosted every summer in Madison, WI, and designed for teams (e.g, district leadership team, school leadership team, state teams, regional teams, association teams, and other organizational teams). The ICS Institute Part I , 3 day event is designed to introduce teams to the ICS Equity Framework and Process.

ICS Equity Institute Part II: Co-Plan to Co-serve to Co-Learn (C3)™, 2-day event is designed for teams to engage more deeply with the Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn process.

Teams find the ICS Equity Institutes invaluable as they experience various activities within each Digital Module that teams will in turn facilitate in their setting. The National Institute provides extensive team time to collaborate on each of the ICS Equity Steps and to create their ICS Equity Action Plan to carry the work forward in their setting.