VL362022: Collective Equity
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VL Collective Equity


How do you collectively create communities that value and support everyone? How do you interrupt educational inequities in your school and classroom? What do you intentionally implement to transform communities into equitable spaces? 

Collective Equity is a shared responsibility for the social, cultural, academic, and emotional fortification of students that enables learners to achieve their goals and aspirations on their own terms. Equitable learning environments increase student engagement, accelerate achievement and ensure instructional excellence.  

This session explores a powerful model, rich in highly practical protocols, strategies and tools, for using a relational trust, cultural humility, and appreciation of diverse perspectives to build learning communities that collectively uplift all students and all members of the learning community.

Join us to strengthen the extent to which your learning community makes collaborative decisions and acts to propel learning forward for all learners.

Leave this session with:

  • A deeper understanding of the dynamics of equity and inequities in the learning community
  • Insights into the essential components of transformative equitable learning environments
  • Knowledge of the knowing and doing gaps in the design of equitable learning cultures
  • Protocols, strategies and tools for enacting deliberate processes that impact teaching, leading and learning practices for all in the community
  • Culturally fortifying practices for transforming learning communities into equitable spaces for all

Target Audience: Leaders and teachers who are passionate about ALL students exceeding their potential and who seek to collectively transform learning environments into even more equitable spaces.  



The Presenters


Dr Sonja Hollins-Alexander

Dr Sonja Hollins-Alexander photoDr. Sonja Hollins-Alexander is the Director of Professional Learning for Corwin Publishing. She has been in the field of education for 24 years with 18 of those being in educational leadership at the school, district and higher education levels. During this time, she has served as a school social worker, teacher, assistant principal, principal, coordinator, director of professional learning, and chief of staff in two Metro Atlanta, GA school districts. She continued her profession beyond K-12 as a Sr. Consultant for professional development firms and independently. She has also served on numerous United Way non-profit boards and most recently served as the board president for Learning Forward, GA. She currently serves on the National Affiliate Leadership Council for Learning Forward.Through her professional journey she has had experiences in Strategic Planning, Policy Development, Stakeholder Communication Engagement, Instructional and Curriculum Design, Facilitation of Adult Learning, Executive Coaching, Conference Facilitation and Design, and served on numerous Quality Assurance Teams with AdvancED. She is fully engaged in the development and use of Online Collaborative/Instructional Software. She is the author of Online Professional Development through Virtual Learning Communities, Corwin Press. Sonja has advanced degrees from the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Argosy University, Atlanta. As the Director of Professional Learning for Corwin, Sonja is committed to partner engagement and the design and implementation of sustained professional learning services that positively impact teaching and learning.


Dr Nicole Law

Dr Nicole Law photoDr. Nicole Law is a dynamic and passionate educator who provides relevant professional development to schools and districts across the country. Nicole focuses her experience to present instruction on Professional Teacher Teams, Leadership Improvement Practices and Structures, Data Analysis Models, School Improvement Practices and Structures, Common Core State Standards, Metacognitive Teaching and Learning Practices, Effective Teaching Strategies for English Learners and Special Education Students, as well as Culturally Responsive and Equitable Teaching Practices. Nicole’s experience in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Equity in Education began early in her career where she was trained by the REACH Center and in Courageous Conversations About Race. REACH provided Nicole the opportunity to help build the capacity of teachers and leaders in the area of multicultural education. As a principal, Nicole worked with Glenn Singleton to begin the conversations about race and equity in education.

Before joining the Leadership and Learning Center, Dr. Law served as a Curriculum Coordinator for English Language Learners, Cultural Responsivity, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination), District Equity, and Mathematics and Science Instruction in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this position, Dr. Law created multi-layered and faceted professional development for teachers and administrators covering all aspects of directed programs and curricular areas. She has written curriculum in the areas of science, mathematics, and English Language Development. Nicole trained and supported administrators, teacher leaders, site coordinators, and school improvement teams in Decision Making for Results, The Data Teams Process, Sub-group Data Dives, and Gap Reduction Practices.

Nicole is accused of not living in a world of limitations, but rather living in a world of conquering, leading, learning, achieving, and trusting God in all areas of her life. She thrives on gaining new knowledge and pouring an abundance of her energy and passion in her work of coaching, empowering, and developing others. As an elementary principal, she guided her teachers through the implementation of rigorous instructional and assessment practices to create a cultural of learning and achievement for all. Nicole’s leadership allowed her to lead her school through a transformation in both school culture and academic instruction.


Ms Lyn Coote

Ms Lyn CooteLyn's wide-ranging experience in developing and facilitating professional learning for teachers and leaders includes engaging with local, national and international standards through work as a private consultant and an accredited International Baccalaureate Organisation visiting evaluator and workshop facilitator. When based in Hong Kong as a Vice Principal she was also co-chair of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) Primary Mathematics Group for 4 years, developing standards, curriculum support documents, learning samples and facilitating professional learning to improve teaching and learning for ESF schools.

Lyn thrives on seeing learners flourish as they make connections, seek new challenges and invest in the thrill of learning.



Registration Details


Course Code: VL362022

Topic: Collective Equity

Date: To Be Advised

Time: To Be Advised

Speakers: Dr Nicole Law, Dr Sonja Hollins-Alexander & Ms Lyn Coote

Mode of Delivery: via Zoom

Closing Date: To Be Advised

Workshop Fee: S$350.00 per participant. If 5 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$315.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST.


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Other Information:

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees.
  • The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.
  • Please be aware that a recording will not be provided if you are unable to attend.

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