2022 Annual National Integrated Comprehensive Systems Virtual Institutes:

Advancing Equity for All

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Annual National ICS Virtual Institute Part I

3-Day Virtual Institute for New Teams on July 26-28, 2022 virtually from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT each day.

At the Annual National ICS 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;
  • Engage in a deep equity analysis of your school, district, region, or state;
  • Complete an Action Plan for your school, district, region, or state to advance
    equity systems change for all.
per team member
Early Bird Registration
January 14, 2022
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Regular Registration
May 31, 2022
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Late Registration
June 1, 2022
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Where are the Institutes held?

The 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 63 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 Virtual 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 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 Institute Participant
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Additional information

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

Can I attend the Annual National ICS Virtual Institutes without a team?

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

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

Will you provide an equity workshop for our event?

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

ICS is not an initiative, a model, or a workshop. The ICS 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 Framework and Process as a way to introduce the work and to help participants decide on hosting or attending a 3-day ICS Institute.

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

What are the Annual National ICS Institutes?

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The 2022 Annual National ICS Institutes will be held virtually, via synchronous online learning. The Annual National ICS Institutes Part I and Part II are designed for teams (e.g, district leadership team, school leadership team, state teams, regional teams, association teams, and other organizational teams).

The ICS Virtual Institute Part I , 3-day event, is designed to introduce teams to the ICS Equity Framework and Process.

The ICS Virtual Institute Part II: Co-Plan to Co-serve to Co-Learn (C3)™, 3-day event, is designed for teams to engage more deeply with the Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn (C3) process.

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