Leave yesterday’s training in the past
It’s not easy being an educator in today’s society. R&R Equity Concierges know all about it. We keep teacher retention and student success at the forefront of the professional learning opportunities that we offer. Our professional development sessions, boot camps, and or retreats are specially designed to make educators feel valued, more confident, and enthusiastic about the work.
Cultural Proficiency Bootcamp
Cultural Proficiency Bootcamp is a 2-day intensive professional development designed for educators, parents, and stakeholders to learn the tools necessary to begin to manage the dynamics of cultural differences. Diversity is everywhere, even when you cannot outwardly see it. Learn how to assess how you, as well as our school systems, show up with diversity. Engage in scenarios and storytelling sessions designed to help stakeholders reflect, assess, and take steps to show up more appropriately with our diverse cultures. Use what you’ve learned with your teams and in collaborative spaces to ensure equity is at the forefront of all you do.
- Cultural proficiency overview and tools
- Individual and Institutional Assessment
- Intentions vs Impact
- Culturally Proficient Systems
Gray Space Thinking Bootcamp
Let’s face it, it’s tough being a leader, especially in our current society. Many of our teachers and students face significant trauma due to the pandemic alone. Teachers have put their hands up and are asking that administrators refrain from adding one more thing to their plates, even if it is the thing(s) necessary to progress. Studies show that leaders do their best work when they take care of themselves and have a healthy work and home-life balance. There are ways to keep centered and endure, but it takes intentional work. Gray Space Thinking Bootcamp will give you the tools to begin to mind your mind, your heart and ignite innovation. We will focus on the necessary changes you have planned for your teams, how to think in “Gray Spaces”, and take care of yourself, so the good and important work can continue.
- Addressing the Trauma of Leading
- Mindfulness and Grounding Techniques for Hard Workers
- Endurance for Hard Workers
- Review, Challenge, and Revise Systems stuck in tradition
- Engage in “out of the box” strategies to ignite innovation
Transformational Mindset Bootcamp
“A transformative mindset doesn’t define the destination and then hurry toward it. A transformative mindset builds skills, flexibility, and agility – encouraging failure along the way – to pivot at any moment.” ~ Chang Ho
Regardless of your industry or the current challenges your organization faces, you, your clients, and the people who make up your organization have vastly and permanently shifted the way they act — and your organization must shift too if it wants to thrive. The secret is to transform the way you transform – and it all starts with the mindset. Underpinning a transformational mindset comes from shifting to human-centered principles. It is the ability to reimagine the way we operate around human characteristics when we consider understanding from a place of empathy and emotions, our drive to connect, collaborate and socialize.
- Build your skills as a change agent
- Cultivating a Growth Mindset
- Identifying hidden talent and hidden leadership
- Ignite personal and professional confidence
Coach ‘Em Up or Coach ‘Em Out Equity in Education
One of the hardest jobs of a school administrator is having the responsibility of coaching educators up or out of your building. Learn how to sharpen your skills as an instructional leader by knowing when and how to coach an educator up or out. Do you know what to look for and how? Engage in role-play, scenarios and hear real experiences where it was most appropriate to defend the profession by coaching an educator out. Our strategies will help you organize regular classroom visits in order to gain a full picture of whether or not an educator’s performance can turn around or is more harmful to the academic atmosphere.
- Assess current evaluation tools for educators (formative and summative)
- Identify Multi-Cultural and Gender Fair (MCGF) within curriculum and classroom environments
- Identify strategies to provide feedback to teachers throughout the school year
- Identify warning signs for bias, insubordination, and or harmful behavior
- Identify strategies to identify the difference between Skill and Will
- Identify ways to coach out staff while treating them with dignity
Reset and Restore Retreat
You work hard educating students and pouring into their needs. It’s time for you to get a refill. This 1-day retreat will lead you through a series of exercises and dialogue that will allow you to reset your intentions as an educator and to the work, as well as restore your tank with the necessary motivation to keep you going. Oftentimes, as educators, our needs are last. This retreat puts educators first. Allow us to wrap you in care and empathy as we share stories, motivate ourselves and each other, let go of the fog from the previous school year, and set new intentions for the next school year. You deserve this!
- Learn to relax and restore plus show others how
- Mindfulness strategies
- Team-building strategies
- Safe space making for people from diverse backgrounds
- Self-Care Gift
Bootcamp By Design
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R&R will design and execute the most effective and relevant professional development experience for you and your staff. Choose elements from our boot camp offerings and or propose topics to meet your team’s needs. We will partner with you to bring the most engaging and beneficial professional development experience possible. In addition to the boot camp experiences offered, R&R is experienced in the following professional development areas:
- Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Equity Resource Groups (ERGs)
- Restorative Practices in Building Systems
- Parent and Community Engagement
- Bullying and Harassment
- Curriculum Development
- AP Language Success
“A person going nowhere can be sure of reaching his destination. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase – just take the first step.“
Dr. Martin Luther King