Touro’s NY and CA Schools of Education Team Up For DEEP Equity Now Series | Graduate School of Education

Dr. Jacob Isley II, Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Tour College, New York

To create a substantive and meaningful discussion of how the conceptualization of equity in our institutions can be effective, Touro GSE Graduate School of Education (New York) is located in New York City and Touro University College of Education and Medical Sciences (Touro CEHS) is located in California. joined forces. to run “DEEP Equity Now”. The goal of this free six-part series of virtual webinars is to prepare educators to take the discussion beyond the safe and effective aspect of equity into a work that is becoming transformative and sensitive.

“Providing students from all walks of life with the opportunities they need to succeed is the responsibility of our education system, but too often minorities are left behind, even if the intentions may be different,” said Dr. Jacob Isley II, Dean of Touro GSE. , “The intent of this series is to explore all aspects of Deep Equity, including adopting the concept of social responsibility and incorporating it into our education system in a tangible way.”

The inaugural session was held on February 9 and was attended by three outstanding deans: Dr. Lisa May Norton of the University of California Tours, Dr. Isley and Dr. Kimberly White Smith of the University of La Verne. Deans discussed the need to translate the conversation about justice from awareness to action, what it means to participate in DEEP Equity and the possibilities of how it might look at the current level in the relevant institutions.

The moderators of the session were Dr. Ijeoma Anonuju from the University of Tours in California and Dr. Velma Cobb from the Lander Center for Educational Studies at Touro GSE, who said they needed to rise above the circumstances and shed light on justice. The full introductory webinar can be viewed on YouTube.

The next series of the DEEP Equity Now series, “DEEP Equity and HSIs,” will take place Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. , and how communities can hold these institutions accountable. Those interested can register for the webinar.

“At Touro, we are constantly committed to prioritizing diversity, education, and inclusion, including giving our students and community the critical thinking skills and perspectives needed to demonstrate these practices in their careers,” said Dr. Lisa Norton, Dean of Tour University. in California. . “We cannot hope enough to train a new generation of teachers and education professionals without resolving the contradictions in our current system and the difficult discussions needed to shed light on plausible solutions. This series is just one of the many ways the Touro community intends to pursue these initiatives. ”

Future webinars, featuring different leading voices on a variety of topics, will also cover equity in the context of intersectionality, neurodiversity, culturally responsive leadership, and the implementation of lessons learned in workshops, community, and practice.

More information on topics, dates and presenters for all other parts of the series can be found on the Touro University California website.

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