Dr. Jacob Easley II, dean of Touro College Graduate School of Education in NY
To create substantive and significant dialogue on how conceptualizations of fairness in our establishments can grow to be actionable, Touro Graduate School of Education (Touro GSE) positioned in New York and the Touro University College of Education and Health Sciences (Touro CEHS) positioned in California joined forces to launch “DEEP Equity Now.” The purpose of this free, six-part digital webinar sequence is to organize educators to raise the dialogue past the secure and performative facet of fairness and into work that turns into transformative and tangible.
“Providing students of all backgrounds the opportunities necessary to be successful is the responsibility of our education system, but too often those from minority communities are left behind, even when intentions may be otherwise,” stated Dr. Jacob Easley II, dean at Touro GSE, “The intention for this series is that we explore all aspects of Deep Equity, including taking the concept of social responsibility and incorporating it into our educational system in a tangible manner.”
The introductory session was held on February 9 and featured three distinguished deans: Dr. Lisa May Norton, with Touro University California, Dr. Easley, and Dr. Kimberly White-Smith, with the University of La Verne. The deans mentioned what it takes to maneuver the fairness dialog from consciousness to motion, what it means to have interaction in DEEP Equity, and the chances for what this could seem like on the actionable stage on the respective establishments.
The session was moderated by Dr. Ijeoma Ononuju of Touro University California and Dr. Velma Cobb of the Lander Center for Educational Research at Touro GSE, who outlined what it takes to rise above circumstance and shine a light-weight on fairness. The full intro webinar may be seen on YouTube.
The subsequent installment within the DEEP Equity Now sequence, “DEEP Equity and HSIs,” will probably be held on February 23 at 3:30pm EST and will function Dr. Marcella Cuellar, from the University of California Davis, discussing how establishments of increased training can higher guarantee equitable outcomes for Hispanic college students, and how communities can maintain these establishments accountable. Those enthusiastic about attending can register for the webinar.
“At Touro, we continuously strive to prioritize diversity, education and inclusion, including equipping our students and community with the critical thinking skills and perspective necessary to demonstrate these practices in their professional lives,” stated Dr. Lisa Norton, dean at Touro University California. “We cannot hope to sufficiently prepare a new generation of teachers and education professionals without addressing the inconsistencies within our current system and have the difficult discussions needed to shed light on plausible solutions. This series is just one of the many ways in which the Touro community intends to pursue these initiatives.”
Upcoming webinars, which is able to function various, main voices on varied matters, may also cowl fairness within the context of intersectionality, neurodiversity, culturally responsive management and implementing the teachings realized from the seminars into communities and practices.
Additional particulars on matters, dates and presenters for all of the remaining installments within the sequence may be discovered on Touro University California’s web site.