Systemic Equity Strategies: Develop a Schoolwide Approach

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 and
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Presented and Facilitated by:

Pictured: Dr. Lauryn Mascareñaz

About This Workshop

A Two-Day Program

Systemic equity is a combination of elements intentionally designed to create, support, and sustain social justice. It is a complex process that offers space for conditions, equitable ideas, habits, outcomes, power, resources and strategies.

During our time together, you will engage with the concept of systems thinking. Systems thinking means looking for the often hidden structures that shape biases and create disparate outcomes. It involves:

  • Understanding the power of structures that are in place in our schools
  • Looking for habitual patterns within our personnel and procedures
  • Reflecting on the larger systems affecting the behavior of individuals or groups

This opportunity will introduce you to a framework for systemic equity. In order to move the equity work out of the "team" setting, where only a few members are holding the work, shifts need to be made in multiple spaces and systems. This shift will ensure that equity becomes the very fabric of the classroom or school space. You will work within the frameworks to identify opportunity areas where you can make your school spaces more equity- centered.  

This workshop is relevant for all members of the school community. We encourage you to register a group to collaborate and examine systemic equity structures at your school. 

Day 1: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 

Overarching topic(s) for Day One

  • Systems theory and identifying a compelling why
  • Understanding the Framework
Day 2: Thursday, April 1, 2021 

Overarching topic(s) for Day Two

  • Identifying system areas of focus
  • Applying equity shifts 

AISNE Workshops include takeaway content, tools and resources. Program recordings will also be provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password accessible web page.


Registration Options

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $99 per person, or $89 per person for 3-4 participants and $75 per person for 5+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $149 per person, or $139 per person for 3-4 participants and $125 per person for 5+ participants*

Register Here

*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE.


About Our Facilitator

Dr. Lauryn Mascareñaz
RISE DEI Consulting
She/Her/Hers

Dr. Mascareñaz is a career educator who spent over ten years as a classroom teacher, time as a literacy and intervention instructional coach, and time as a teaching and learning specialist with Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. She holds a master's of education degree in culturally responsive teaching and earned her Doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Systems. She is currently the Director of Equity Affairs for the 14th largest school district in the United States. 


Thank You to AISNE's Generous Supporters

2020-2021 Platinum and Gold Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring this workshop? Contact Kristin Bedard