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Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for Equity Foundational Training

September 16 8:00 am - September 17 3:00 pm

Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for Equity Foundational Training
September 16-17, 2019  and Follow-up day October 7, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at UCLA

Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for Equity is a framework that supports and empowers educators to explicitly identify inequitable practices in classrooms and schools and to take action that will lead to improved student outcomes.  Centering the classroom as the place to leverage change, Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for Equity builds teachers’ and school leaders’ capacity to critically reflect in partnerships; to hold equity focused conversations; and to co-construct actions to intentionally disrupt inequity.  Reciprocal learning Partnerships for Equity is a framework that purposefully creates space for equity to be the lens for participants to think about teaching, learning and leading.

“Learning how our identities factor into our decision-making around teaching was invaluable”
– LAUSD Teacher

“As a leader, co-constructing equity actions with teachers produced more accountability on all our parts to make changes in our school”
– Dr. Davis, Principal at Baldwin Hills Elementary School

UCLA Center X Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for EquitySM Facilitators will lead participants through the three-day foundational training where participants learn how to:

  • build relational trust and supportive coaching partnerships for open and authentic communication
  • explore identity and positionality and their impact on instructional practice
  • engage in participatory inquiry to identify inequity
  • utilize techniques of critical reflection to explore assumptions and biases that unconsciously shape our instructional decisions
  • exchange ideas and knowledge through reciprocal dialogue
  • co-construct, in partnership, equity actions that contribute to improved outcomes for students

The Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for Equity facilitators support participants in learning how to engage in Participatory Inquiry.  Participatory Inquiry is a process where each person’s agency is acknowledged and both are involved in the exchange of ideas, the creation of new knowledge, the examination of perspectives and assumptions and there is a move to ACTION toward equitable outcomes for students.


Light breakfast, lunch and parking included

All refunds will be charged a 15% administrative fee.
NO REFUNDS will be issued five business days prior to the start of the workshop.


Please contact LaJuana Richards, Program Coordinator for the UCLA Institute for Cultural Sustainability and Educational Equity at  or (310) 206-4156.


Interested in Reciprocal Learning Partnerships for EquitySM Foundation training?
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September 16 8:00 am
September 17 3:00 pm
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