a Free Professional Development Series for Ohio District and Building Teams

Schools are becoming increasingly aware of the impact unconscious bias can have on student outcomes, but to act effectively on this new knowledge, for teachers and staff to recognize their own biases and for schools to correct and overcome inequitable practices, they need the right kind of support.

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and FranklinCovey | Education have partnered to offer a 3-day series that focuses on exploring bias and creating ways to face bias with courage, ensuring everyone is respected, included, and valued. Equity in the Classroom will help educators grow their ability to identify and reduce bias and create an equitable classroom environment where all students have the support, rigor, and relationships to empower their academic success. Funding is provided by RemotEDx--Reimaging the future of education in Ohio. Collaborating educational service centers include Brown County ESC, East Central Ohio ESC, ESC of Northeast Ohio, and Ohio Valley ESCThere is no fee to districts for this series.

Addressing Unconsious Bias and Promoting Equitable Conditions for Learning REGISTRATION IS OPEN for district and building teams.

Choose One of the Below Series Options.

Registration is limited to 75 participants in each 3-day series.  Teams must attend all 3 days.

All series are live stream via ZOOM from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Register your team early. 

June 16, 17, 18

June 21, 22, 23

August 3, 4, 5 Closed

August 9, 11, 13 Closed

August 23, 24, 25


September 13, 20, 27

September 14, 21, 28

September 15, 22, 29

September 29, 30 and October 1 at Tiffin Campus

November 1, 8, 15

November 3, 10, 17

We were able to add an in-person session at our NCOESC Tiffin Campus on

September 29, 30 and October 1. This session will fill fast. Register early!

Registration deadline for each series is 2 weeks prior so we may ship materials to a central location for distribution.

Graduate credit will be available for a fee.

Day 1

Framing the Conversation: Unconscious Bias

  • Identify Bias - Recognize the impact of bias on behaviors, decisions, and performance
  • Cultivate Connection - Increase empathy and curiosity in personal interactions to surface and explore bias
  • Choose Courage - Explore ways to face bias with courage and create the space where everyone is respected, included, and valued
  • Commit to actions to address the biases that limit individual performance and the performance of thers

Day 2

Promoting Equity in the Classroom: A Proactive, Whole Person, Inside-out Approach

  • Closing the opportunity gaps for marginalized students
  • Growing the ability to identify and reduce bias and create an equitable environment where all students have the support, rigor, and relationships to empower their academic success
  • Build authentic relationships with students to support successful learning

Day 3

Designing Plans to Support Your District

Districts will be supporting in-building plans to address their needs in the district, building and classrooms whether implementing in-person, remote, hybrid, and/or blended learning instruction

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Hiring/Recruiting
  • Programmatic Access
  • Behavior