Urban Educators Collective

A collaborative professional development program to provide resources and support for problems of practice common to schools in urban areas.

The CASDA Urban Educators Collective is a collaborative professional development program that convenes teachers, administrators and staff to provide resources and support for problems of practice common to schools in urban areas. Utilizing equity-focused research, we will explore ways to improve current practice while empowering educators, students, families, and community members to build more inclusive, responsive schools. Participants will be given opportunities to reflect on their work, share challenges and success stories and seek feedback from colleagues to deepen their knowledge of the many intersecting issues that impact cities, their schools and the students they serve. This virtual PLC will provide an opportunity for educators in large and small urban districts throughout New York State to learn together, build a network of like-minded colleagues and grow their capacity to serve their students and communities. 

Sessions will be loosely organized around the leadership standards highlighted in “Radical Recentering: Equity in Educational Leadership Standards” (Galloway & Ishimaru, 2015). Works by Zaretta Hammond on “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain” and Yvette Jackson’s work on cognitive modifiability will be explored along with foundational writings by Gloria Ladson-Billings. Topics will include but not be limited to:  

  • Engaging in Self-Reflection and Growth for Equity

  • Creating and Enacting an Equity Vision

  • Supervising for Equitable Teaching and Learning

  • Collaborating with Families and Communities 

  • Equitable Resource Allocation


October 27, 2020

November 24, 2020

December 22, 2020

January 26, 2021

February 23, 2021

March 30, 2021

April 27, 2021

May 25, 2021

Time: 3:30 - 5:00

Cost: $240

CTLE Credit: 12 hours

Location: Virtual

Facilitator: Dale Getto