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  • Tigard-Tualatin School District’s Goal: Educating ​Every ​Student Equity Pillars uphold the promise of ​“Every Student” Critical Questions for Developing ​an Equity Lens

    Staff

    Students

    Families

    Community

    •  How do we understand the culture of our community?

    • How do we engage in growth mindset, culturally sustaining, responsive, and restorative practices?

    • How are we creating Professional Learning Opportunities to engage in critical analysis of our discourse for cultural responsiveness? (Discourse I & Discourse II)

    • How do we use protocols and procedures to reflect on practices and decision-making processes?

    • What do we prioritize in our budgets and allocation of resources? Who is included and who isn’t?

    • Do we have a way of engaging student voice?

    •  How does student feedback impact our proactive planning?

    •  What are students’ perception of how their learning community sees, serves, and includes them?

    • How are we utilizing the feedback in a meaningful way that is responsive to student needs?

    • Do we have a way of engaging family and caregivers’ voices?

    • How do family and caregivers’ feedback impact our proactive planning?

    • What are family and caregivers’ perception of how their child’s learning community sees, serves, and includes them?

    • How are we utilizing the feedback in a meaningful way that expresses value of family and caregivers’ contributions and partnership?

    • How are we using collective vision to build a tightly knit system of care for our students, families, and staff?

    • How are we utilizing feeder school partnerships to build stronger transitions for families?

    • What community resources are we accessing to bridge the barriers for participation?

    • How are we informing the community of the work we are doing to better serve our students and community?

    •  How are we communicating across levels to ensure the promise of “Educating Every Student” is upheld?

    Foundation
    Trust and Relationship-Building to Support Collaborative Partnerships

    Developed by Z. Un, (2013) updated August 2018

    TIGARD-TUALATIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 23J

    Tigard-Tualatin School District’s Goal: Educating ​Every ​Student Equity Pillars uphold the Promise of ​“Every Student” Operationalizing​ an Equity Lens

    Staff

    Students

    Families

    Community

    Professional Development

    •  Equity initiatives should focus on staff, students, parents and community with an asset-based model

    •  Critical thinking protocols that help address “first thoughts” and implicit bias

    •  Addressing and supporting teacher efficacy

    •  Priming environment to receive feedback from students and families

    • Reflection around decision making processes

    • Developing hiring practices that support recruitment and retainment of diverse staff members in teaching and administrative roles.

    Outreach and Build

    • Student groups for safety and social-emotional resource

    •   Student groups for activism

    • Student groups to support and recruit student leaders

    •  Feedback to ensure policies are responsive to student needs

    •  Capacity to address student concerns around biased policies

    •  Recognition for student strengths

    Outreach and Build

    • Trust and accountability of schools and district to meet diverse family needs

    • Neighborhood walks

    • Listening sessions for feedback led in native language

    • Inform community events specific to parent needs and information meaningful to them

    • Recognition Events to highlight strengths of students

    • Building Connections between families across schools

    • Family and Caregiver advisory groups

    Developing interconnected system within community to support diverse needs

    • Connecting 15 schools in common Equity Structure

    • Building off strengths of each school’s work

    • Partnerships with student leaders to support and recruit other student leaders

    •  In-tuned with parent commitment and availability across schools

    • Developing capacity for sustainability of practice

    •  Sharing resources for community events

    • Cross-district family and caregiver education nights (affinity groups, implicit bias, opportunity gap)

    Foundation
    Trust and Relationship Building to support Collaborative Partnerships

    Developed by Z. Un, (2013) updated August 2018

    TIGARD-TUALATIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 23J

    This is not an exhaustive list of ways to operationalize and mobilize work to engage with stakeholders and our equity work. This is a fluid and dynamic document that will change as we gain more insights from our TTSD community.