Learner FIRST Literacy and Coaching Center


Equity Minded Coaching for Systems Change

August 12, September 9, and October 14, 2021

College Classroom

August 12, September 9, and October 14

9:00 - 12:00 CST

All Sessions Take Place on Zoom

$399 per person

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What might it mean to go beyond using an “equity lens” and operate from a permanent position of equity-mindedness? In this 3 part developmental series, participants will interrogate their beliefs, learn key organizational considerations to address inequities, and analyze strategies needed to support an effective coaching culture. Participants will leave with tools and other resources to enact transformational change and create equitable conditions leading to high outcomes for all students.

August 5

Exploring the Meanings of Equity-Minded Coaching

September 9

The ABC’s of Effective Impact: Disrupting Harmful Practices

October 14

Developing an Equity-Minded Coaching Culture


Kathy Myles

Kathy Myles, MA, serves public educators, families and students as a statewide professional development specialist and systems coach. A highly innovative, caring instructional leader demonstrating proficiency in building individual and collective capacity Kathy has been a classroom teacher, PreK-12 site and district level administrator and adjunct instructor for Cardinal Stritch University and Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Understanding the collective effort needed, Kathy utilizes strategies intended to ensure a positive adult culture while staying true to the vision and mission of the organization; preserving the community’s confidence in education and the educational process in addition to collaborating with colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure resiliency and compassion for ourselves and others.

Shavana Talbert is an educational consultant, equity strategist, and Statewide Culturally Responsive Practices Technical Assistance Coordinator at the Wisconsin RtI Center. Prior to joining the Wisconsin RtI Center, Shavana worked for schools and districts, large and small, in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. In addition, Shavana has consulted with non-profits, academic institutions, and corporations to promote transformational change through the co-creation of spaces grounded in equity, social justice, dignity, and healing. Shavana is a graduate of Stanford University and serves as a lead trainer and Intercultural Development Inventory ™ Qualified Administrator (idiinventory.com/) with Common Talks Consulting and as a consultant and presenter for FIRST Education Resources.

Shavana Talbert