Building Educational Equity from the Inside Out is a self-guided, comprehensive professional development experience. Its goal is to build academic success for ALL students. Participants are guided through processes to identify barriers to equitable achievement within their own educational context, and subsequently, to identify strategies to remove those barriers. This work is done on three levels: the personal, institutional, and professional.
If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions, this research-based PD will help participants find a place to start with educational transformation to build academic equity.
Kim Barker-Kay shares her story and research that took place over a number of years. Her work focused on her context within northern Alberta and began with research into barriers to Indigenous student achievement. The search for strategies to remove these barriers led her to the understanding that almost all the research and work was relevant to any schools with students who have been marginalized or who are from groups that have experienced oppression, including living in poverty; living with trauma, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, etc. etc.
Building Educational Equity from the Inside Out includes an 8 minute video; a 41 minute slide presentation with audio; a Facilitator Guide with recommendations on how to set up a variety of workshops; and 8 Learning Guides.
Kim is a retired teacher, principal, and researcher. She was also a professional development provider. Kim has an elementary generalist Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Educational Studies with a focus on the Roles and Responsibilities of Native Liaison Workers in Northern Alberta. She has 33 years of experience as an educator in High Prairie and area.
Kim spent many years researching and learning about barriers to Indigenous student achievement and how to remove those barriers. Her journey led her in many directions, including an opportunity to put what she learned into practice. The results were highly rewarding for students and were encouraging for increasing minority student achievement. Kim’s work on closing the achievement gap was influenced by a variety of findings and experiences, including: The Equity Framework, Diversity Training, Cultural Awareness and Personal Wellness as well as Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Theory.
Over the years, Kim has become an expert on transforming school cultures and closing the educational achievement gap.
Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant
K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12