UPROOTING INSTRUCTIONAL INEQUITY: THE POWER OF INQUIRY-BASED PROFESSINAL LEARNING
Jill Harrison Berg, Ed.D. is a leadership coach, school improvement consultant, researcher and writer specializing in leadership for instructional equity. Dr. Berg is the author of three books and numerous articles that synthesize lessons from her deep work in school improvement. Her regular column, “Leading Together,” in ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine aims to heighten leaders’ attention to the complementary roles that teacher leaders, school leaders and district administrators must play in restructuring and re-culturing schools for equity and excellence. Dr. Berg is principal consultant of Jill Harrison Berg Consulting, LLC. She has led or partnered on significant projects that advance the quality of teaching for local, state-wide and national institutions including the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington’s Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Educational Development Corporation (EDC), WestEd, the National Research Council and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, as well as several school districts throughout the country. She recently served as an inquiry coach and organizational learning consultant for Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Education by Design Professional Learning Community. In addition to serving as a leadership coach to several school and district leadership teams, she is currently a senior advisor for the National Educational Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for the Ministry of Education in Ghana. Dr. Berg earned her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education while working as a researcher with the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers. She also holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Ed. from Lesley University, and was one of the first teachers in Massachusetts to become a National Board Certified Teacher (1998).
UPROOTING INSTRUCTIONAL INEQUITY: THE POWER OF INQUIRY-BASED PROFESSINAL LEARNING (Dr. Jill Harrison Berg)
Equity might be a professed priority of your school district and a term tossed around in your team meetings, but what can be done to make a discernible difference in equitable outcomes for students? Recognizing racialized patterns in school data and drawing attention to them is one thing; organizing ourselves to eliminate these patters is quite another. It’s not something we can do on our own, but it’s not something we can simply wait for our schools to do either. Uprooting Instructional Inequity takes both an individual and an organizational effort. In this 60-minute webinar, leaders at all levels will strengthen their understanding of how collaborative inquiry at the teaching team, school or district level can create conditions for both individual and systemic transformation so that they can learn their way to more equitable schools.