Parkrose School District employs approximately 300 people between Elementary and Secondary Schools. Of those people, about 70 identify as Black, Indigenous, brown, or bi-racial; and about 250 identify as white. For the 2020-2021 school year, the district will be utilizing race-based affinity groupings in order to more acutely meet the differentiated needs of those in their district and place racial equity at the forefront. All people will self-select into their group and engage in Professional Development as it pertains to their racial identity. The district will support all groups with funding and/or facilitation support.
JORE Consulting specializes in white-bodied race-based affinity learning spaces. This proposal will highlight only the recommendations for the ~250 white-bodied people employed in Elementary and Secondary Schools within Parkrose School District.
There will be two seasons of work for the 2020-2021 school year:
3-month, self-directed, online course
Teams of 6-8 people for implementation (approximately 30 teams)
2 hours of zoom-based support per team
Coaching for entire white bodied admin team
Coaching for district leaders
Foundations cohort for 100 Equity standouts across district
Cohort meets every other week, 12 sessions, 6 months
Weekly practice assignments offered for those who want to go deeper
Total Cost: $60,000
Unwavering will be used to launch into race-based affinity groups for white-bodied people. The inaugural journey will be from September through January; however, Unwavering is a course that can be revisited many times and the District will benefit from utilizing it on an ongoing basis. See accepted proposal for PD minutes and dates.
Unwavering Team Support: Two hours of zoom-based support for each of the teams as well as email support throughout the course. Each team can determine when they would like that support and schedule with JORE Consulting at mutually available times. JORE facilitators may vary.
Administrator Coaching: Rebecca will meet with white-bodied Parkrose Administrators to provide coaching and skill development. Rebecca will also be available for Black Administrators on an as-need basis. Total of 12 sessions (60-90 mins each) to be split as needed among Administrators.
District Coaching: District leaders will need additional support in order to stay on track with how each school is progressing. Rebecca will meet with district leader(s) to provide feedback, discuss observations, and support skill development for leadership rooted in abolitionist frameworks. Total of 12 sessions (60-90 mins each).
Survey (~February): All participants of Unwavering will be surveyed and provide final data and feedback to the district.
Educators across the district who have proven to be equity standouts, will be invited to continue their learning via our Foundations Cohort which is an interactive, facilitated cohort for white-bodied people. This is a six-month cohort that meets every other week for twelve 90-minute sessions as detailed in the Proposal.
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