The Teaching Equity Network is a network of cross-sector collaborators promoting equity in the preparation of future educators, equity in pathways into teaching, and ongoing training around equity and cultural responsive practices for educators. Our mission is to advocate for a racially and linguistically diverse teacher workforce and to develop teacher warriors that are committed to equity and are actively engaging in educational transformation in schools. The Teaching Equity Network Fund seeks to promote and support efforts to diversify the demographics of our educators, deepen cultural responsiveness among educator professionals, and enhance efforts to promote equity through local gatherings and partnerships across the state. The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), Washington Education Association (WEA) and the Center for Excellence in Careers in Education (CECE) are partnering to create and provide this opportunity.
Building from our annual, state-wide Teaching Equity Conference, the Teaching Equity Network Fund creates an opportunity for stakeholders to develop and host their own “Teaching Equity” events! These events are intended to gather regional stakeholders in a collaborative space to further equity initiatives and contribute to a statewide teaching equity network. To foster these initiatives, the Teaching Equity Network Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to support the establishment of local equity gatherings. To be considered, please review the criteria below and complete your application by 5pm, Monday, December 4th 2017.