Who says that learning should end when you finish your degree? Not us. At Truss Leadership, we are strong believers in educators being treated as professional, and that includes learning. But not just any old PowerPoint, ‘sit and get’ learning.
Educators, just like our students, deserve engaging, powerful, and culturally responsive learning. If we are going to work towards racial justice and equitable outcomes for our students we need to cultivate the right space for our educators.
Here from our participants in the following video: Learning with Truss Leadership (5 year-long courses)
We offer courses on Antiracist Leadership and Antiracist Teaching. Going beyond a one-off training, these learning communities provide opportunities for teachers, leaders, and central office staff to explore antiracist practices. In all courses, participants begin by reflecting on their practices using tools and rubrics. We offer learning for racial equity teams and for facilitators of racial affinity spaces. Truss Leadership courses review relevant research and engage educators in discussion and cycles of inquiry.
If your stomach ain’t churning, you ain’t learning. We want our courses to build deep communities, sometimes across states and borders. We want to then build on that community with vulnerable sharing and collaborative action planning.
All our courses evolve throughout the year and culminate in a public exhibition of learning. At our end of year symposiums, educators share their big takeaways, reflections, and goals for the following year. Many of our participants take other courses after completion.
Meets monthly for 60 minutes
1 on 1 conversations to consult, check progress, and strategize
Meets for 10 months; 2nd Thursday of each month