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Equity PLC Libguides: Home

About Equity PLCs

Equity PLCs are a professional learning communities anchored by a specific equity topic engaging in a multi-step process leading to positive actionable outcomes for our students. Teachers and staff at Capital City PCS will use the PLC Framework below as part of our work.

During August Equity PD, staff brainstormed work for each topic, and collected questions and resources. The work is captured here:

Defenitions

Professional learning community (PLC) 

  An ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. Professional learning communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.

Equity  

  Rooted in the concept of fairness and the expectation of high outcomes in access and opportunities for all individuals, and where power and agency are affirmed for all. Working for equity requires removing the predictability of success or failure that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor used to marginalize or oppress individuals or groups, and interrupting inequitable practices rooted in historic injustices and discrimination, eliminating biases and structural barriers to access and opportunities and making the necessary adjustments to ensure an equitable outcome so as to create inclusive multicultural environments. Equity is the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have presented the full participation of some groups. This principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically underserved and underrepresented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.