Whether it is webinars, workshops, keynotes, or one-on-one coaching, Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins can help train your staff on ways to ensure equity at your school. All workshops and coaching are available virtually. Click here to download the Leading Equity Center's Programs and Services.
Let’s Meet the Rest of the Team: Lessons from uncomfortable situations in life.
In this session, Dr. Eakins answers 4 questions for STEM educators:
Confidence is the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something. This is not always an easy feeling to achieve. However, as we work through various challenges that test our levels of comfort, we can slowly develop our confidence as educators. Confidence in having difficult conversations and moving up professionally are just some of the daily experiences that we face. In this keynote presentation, Dr. Eakins shares personal stories and research regarding the significance of being confident as educators when facing uncomfortable situations.
Take a journey with Dr. Eakins as he shares his experiences as an educator living overseas and his introduction to culturally responsive practices. Session attendees will understand the value and impact of addressing their biases to teach through a culturally diverse lens.
The Legend of Zelda was released on the original Nintendo in the US in 1986. This game revolutionized the gaming industry in many ways, including an open-world format and the ability to save your game and not have to start from the beginning every time you turn on your Nintendo. What does this have to do with education? In this presentation, Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins will share with the audience how to harness their “Triforce of Power” (Power, Wisdom, and Courage).
This session discusses ways parents can learn to advocate for their children at school. Dr. Eakins will share personal stories on helping parents ensure equitable practices for their children's needs.
"I have been attending a lot of different seminars addressing racial justice issues this semester and this has been by far one of the best ones I've attended."
"The recent one on microaggressions was particularly helpful. I wish I had had those suggestions 26 years ago when we adopted our daughter from China! "
"You are an amazing presenter and I enjoy hearing your thoughtful insights. Your positivity is uplifting."
"I needed this PD today! Thanks Dr. Eakins and Popsy for the powerful examination of equity, now and looking ahead."
"Thank you Dr. Eakins for challenging all of us to truly work to provide equitable practices in our online learning!! We must be the voice and advocates for equity!!!"
"Lunch date with the very insightful leader for equity Dr. Eakins! Keep learning so we can impact the needs of our students!"
"This was a great workshop to begin the movement toward anti-racism in schools at all levels. Dr. Eakins is engaging, thought-provoking, and personable. "
"A brave space to share experiences and perspectives. Was both reaffirming and motivating to continue with the work."
"Thought provoking conversations from educators who are committed to anti racist education."
"Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins is a thoughtful antiracist practitioner who demonstrates deep content knowledge and examination of lived experiences. Using these foundations, his leadership provides opportunities for participants from all contexts to apply these shared conversation to active development of practices based in fairness, equity, and access to learning. If we are to dismantle systems of oppression, this multiphase learning (reflection on identity, knowledge of the deep history of systemic racism in America, and action steps in collegial work in schools) are essential. This series is beneficial to every educator in the process of lifelong professional growth."
"Dr. Eakins is a gifted facilitator who provides a safe and dynamic space for discussing the biggest challenges around Equity in Education for our nation's students. His workshops are a formidable opponent to performative wokeness culture today."
"This is an important workshop that ALL people in education should experience. We MUST do and be better for our students and this is one of the ways we can learn how to do that."
"This workshop was engaging and educational. It caused me to be reflective of my beliefs and practices. Dr. Eakins provided a resources that I can use in my classroom now. I highly recommend this workshop for everyone, regardless of their position."
"Loved the opportunity to learn from Dr. Eakins and fellow participants. A safe space to have uncomfortable conversations and tackle issues head-on. Would recommend this workshop to anyone working in education."
"Sheldon is a passionate educator who implores us to do the work because our students deserve it."
"After some equity trainings, I walk away feeling overwhelmed by all I don't know and how much there still is to do, but in Annihilating Racism training, I feel empowered to make a difference with numerous resources and a sensible stance that I can take to confront inequities and to be a part of the solution to the systemic racism that surrounds us all in this country."
"I found the workshop sessions to be easily digestible and thought provoking at the same time. The focuses were narrow enough to have a jumping off point and easily flowed into the broader ideas that encircle the issues regarding racial injustice in education. I found the resources provided to be immediately helpful in application to my work and my life. I felt welcomed by the hosts and other participants, even when discussing challenging ideas, and came to be very comfortable and enthusiastic in engaging with the group as a whole. I hope to participate in similar workshops or with the hosts again in the future!"
"Dr. Eakins’s session was collaborative and highly engaging."
No matter where your organization is on its equity journey, we all have room for growth. The Leading Equity Center would like to help you with guiding you through a comprehensive equity audit. We cover 7 key areas:
We also recognize that teambuilding and collaboration with your stakeholders are essential in implementing change. Our Equity Audit program offers multiple collaborative activities as we focus on actual change initiatives for your organization.INQUIRE TODAY
Optional Parent Engagement Session:
Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D., is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center. Dr. Eakins is also the host of The Art of Advocacy Livestream and the Leading Equity Podcast. Furthermore, Dr. Eakins is the author of Leading Equity: Becoming an Advocate for All Students. With over 15 years in education, he has served as a teacher, school principal, adjunct professor, and Director of Special Education.
Sheldon Eakins is passionate about helping educators accomplish equitable practices in their schools. He has earned a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, an M.S. degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education.INQUIRE TODAY
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