The ICS Equity Partnership

Elements of a Successful Partnership with ICS Equity

ICS Equity Overview

Time Commitment: One half to One full Day

The District Leadership Team, principals, school board members, community members and other key stakeholders depending on the organization, participate in the ICS Equity Overview.

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Annual National ICS Equity Institute Part I

Annual National ICS Equity Institute Part I

Time Commitment: THree Days

Each School Leadership Team (SLT), District Leadership Team (DLT), university, and agency teams participate in the three-day Annual National ICS Equity Institute Part I.

The Annual National ICS Equity Institute - Part I guides School and District Leadership teams, higher education teams, and organization teams through the ICS Equity Steps/Digital Modules, in each of the Four Cornerstones. The Annual National ICS Equity Institute Part I provides teams with three intensive days of focused time to learn the ICS Equity Framework and Process to be able to implement ICS Equity in their setting.

The 2021 Annual National ICS Equity Institute Part I will be held virtually via synchronous online learning, due to the continually evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations. We also provide the three-day ICS Equity Institute Part I with hosting schools, districts, regions, states, agencies, and post-secondary institutions.

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

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

Time Commitment: Two Days

After teams have completed the ICS Equity Institute Part I, each School Leadership Team (SLT) and the District Leadership Team (DLT) participate in the two-day ICS Equity Institute Part II - Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn (C3). This usually occurs in the second year of our partnership with you. This Institute provides the opportunity for teams to engage in the intensive work creating and implementing the Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn teams and designing identity-relevant, rigorous learning experiences.

The 2021 Annual National ICS Equity Institute Part II will be held virtually via synchronous online learning, due to the continually evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations. We also provide the ICS Equity Institute Part II with hosting schools, districts, regions, states, agencies, and post-secondary institutions.

Digital Modules

Digital Modules

The ICS Equity Digital Modules detail the ICS Equity Framework and Process. The Four Cornerstone ICS Equity Framework includes specific ICS Equity Steps within each Cornerstone. Each Digital Module explains each ICS Equity Step and includes end of Module questions in a fillable form for teams to discern current practices and identify next steps.

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Virtual Team Coaching

Virtual Team Coaching

ICS Equity provides virtual coaching four times per academic year, for three years, where we meet with each of the School Leadership Teams (SLT) and the District Leadership Team (DLT) (and teams in other settings) to check-in on progress, challenges, and next steps in the work.

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Community Equity Ally Academy

Community Equity Ally Academy

The ICS Equity Four Cornerstone Framework and Process is implemented in the context of community engagement and development. We offer the Community Equity Ally Academy for four evening sessions within a year.

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School Board Academy

School Board Academy

School Board members in partnership districts are invited to attend the ICS Equity Overview and Institute Part I. We also provide the ICS Equity School Board Academy for six evening sessions.

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ICS Equity Audits and Evaluations

ICS Equity Audits and Evaluations

We provide comprehensive equity audits and evaluations at all levels of education: schools, districts, regions, states, university departments/programs/colleges and university wide equity evaluations. These evaluations are custom-designed, collaborative, and participatory. They are grounded in the ICS Equity Framework and Process, and include detailed next steps aligned with the ICS Equity Four Cornerstones.

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ICS Equity Keynotes

ICS Equity Keynotes

We also provide completely customized and energizing ICS Equity keynotes related to the ICS Equity Framework and Process. We spend time with your team gathering as much information as possible about the particular needs and unique contexts of the group and what might be most helpful to move the equity process forward in your setting.

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Professional Learning

Professional Learning

ICS Equity provides professional learning that builds on the Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity Institutes. Additional professional learning opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • racial identity development;
  • students with challenging behaviors;
  • students with significant intellectual disabilities;
  • students who are linguistically diverse;
  • students, staff, and families with LGBTQIA+ identities;
  • proactive IEP development.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about ICS Equity:

Can I implement ICS Equity in my setting with the ICS Equity Digital Modules without attending an ICS Equity Institute?

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Yes. The ICS Equity Digital Modules have been designed to lead teams through an easy to understand, step-by-step process to implement the equity work in their setting. At the same time, the ICS Equity Institute leads teams through the ICS Equity Four Cornerstone Framework and Process and through each of the ICS Equity steps (see the Digital Modules page). Teams experience the content and activities themselves to better prepare them to lead the work in their organization.

How much is a site license?

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Organizational Purchase (including school, district, region, state, agency, university)


One Time Purchase, No Annual Fees.

Receive all future updates and enhancements to the ICS Equity Digital Modules.

For pricing information and to learn more contact info@icsequity.org.

How do we access the ICS Equity Digital Modules?

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Schools, districts, and other organizations may access the Digital Modules by purchasing a site license. For schools, the district should purchase a site license for each school in the district and in so doing, a site license for the district leadership team is provided without cost. All staff in the particular school may access the log-in to read the Modules and contribute to the fillable forms in the Modules. In this manner, everyone on the staff may be part of the process of creating the ICS Equity Action Plan at the end of each Module to operationalize the work.

At this time ICS Equity includes school-level and district-level Digital Modules. What additional sets of Digital Modules will be forthcoming?

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We will be adding a set of ICS Equity Digital Modules for school board members, state departments of education, students, community members, university leadership and teacher preparation programs, post-secondary institutions, professional associations, and city/county governments.

How can the ICS Equity Digital Modules help us implement ICS Equity in my setting?

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The ICS Equity Digital Modules feature a Module for each step in the ICS Equity Four Cornerstone Framework and Process. Each Module explains each ICS Equity step supported by research. First, the team will read the Module and type in the answers to the ICS Equity Action Plan at the end of the Module. Each Module includes practical activities and Powerpoint slides that teams can adapt and use to facilitate each ICS Equity step with the rest of the staff. We suggest that teams rely on the Digital Modules as they would a book study. With the ICS Equity Digital Modules, teams have all the information they need to implement ICS Equity in their settings.