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Equity-focused Professional Learning

Registration for Spring 2020 is now closed.  Summer 2020 registration will begin late in March.

CREATE currently offers three (3) Equity-Focused Professional Learning opportunities to all the experienced educators across our partner schools.

Equity-Centered Critical Friendship Institute


Equity-Centered Critical Friendship (ECCF) is a 4-day immersive institute where participants experience what it looks, feels and sounds like to be a part of a community of practitioners fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence.

Participants will explore: 

  • Individual and collective identity
  • Strategies for community-building and reflection
  • Perspectives and skills that are equity-centered, collaborative and reflective practices

ECCF is designed for: 

  • P-16 educators, non-profit organizations, consultants and community advocates

The general timeline of an ECCF Institute is as follows:

Day 1 - Ideology: explore identity through narrative; establish agreements; build community

Day 2 - Internalized: learn racial equity concepts; reflect on equity in education

Day 3 - Interpersonal: present dilemmas of practice with peers

Day 4 - Institutional: examine systemic inequities through the use of protocols

ECCF Registration Rates

CREATE Educators


*Each CREATE school may receive up to two complimentary slots.

Non-CREATE Educators

(P-16 educators, non profit leaders, consultants and community advocates)


Registration for Summer 2020 will open in late March!

Summer 2020


  • Monday, June 1st
  • Tuesday, June 2nd
  • Wednesday, June 3rd
  • Thursday, June 4th


  • 8:30am to 4:00pm each day


  • TDB


Equity-Based iGroup Facilitator's Training

Equity-Based iGroup Facilitator's Training is 5-day training designed to assist teams of educators with developing their capacity to identify inequities and interrupt racism. An “iGroup” is an individual inquiry group of professionals who are committed to interrupt and improve inequitable experiences and outcomes for the students they serve by examining and transforming their own practice. Based on a foundation of Critical Friendship, iGroup positions participants with building their understandings and skills necessary for facilitating courageous conversations about race in your school and beyond.

  • This training is specifically geared to prepare participants to
    • Facilitate an iGroup of peers.
    • Lead and facilitate professional learning spaces committed to equity.


​This work is done in partnership with San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools (SFCESS), whose mission is to interrupt and transform current and systemic educational inequities to ensure all students have access to personalized, equitable and high performing schools that believe and demonstrate each student can, should and will succeed.