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UnboundEd offers a range of virtual and in-person learning experiences grounded in the intersection of standards, content, aligned curriculum, and equitable instructional practices that are essential for closing the opportunity gap caused by systemic bias and racism. The Standards Institute, on hiatus until 2022, is an immersive and transformative five-day in-person professional learning experience that allows educators to have conversations about race, examine bias and its role in instruction and learning, and commit to adaptive change within themselves as practitioners while providing practical strategies that can improve instructional practice and leadership in schools and systems. The UnboundEd Virtual Summit, recently added in response to the global pandemic, explores equitable practices to address unfinished instruction. The new virtual interactive program will feature design principles similar to our Standards Institute with an anti-racists lens, low facilitator-to-participant ratio, and practical application.


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About UnboundEd

We believe education systems disrupt systemic racism by providing students of color meaningful, engaging, and affirming grade-level instruction. UnboundEd is dedicated to empowering teachers and leaders to meet the challenges set by higher standards, unfinished instruction, and institutional racism by providing immersive instructional equity professional development, free high-quality standards-aligned classroom resources, and other professional learning opportunities.

What Attendees Are Saying

“The Institute is really smart people talking about the way we design and implement curriculum. I started reflecting on all of the classrooms I’ve been in. It made me ask, ‘Do I even know as a leader what should be taught?’”

—Brandy Nelson, Executive Director, Learning & Teaching Services, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

“I learned so much from the Standards Institute. Not only did I gain a deeper understanding of the standards myself, I also learned ways to support and coach teachers on ways to ensure effective instruction based on the standards."

—Rachel Garfield, Principal, Aspire Public Schools, CA

“I’ve learned to keep the standard and task rigorous; however, allow the students as a group to scaffold how they may approach the task as opposed to the teacher breaking down all of the little pieces and giving students the road map.”

—Ron Roux , Master Teacher, Springfield, MA

“The presentation on the last day of Standards Institute on the inequity in schools was eye-opening. I am now focused on my reactions to students and parents. I ask myself, ‘is my treatment fair and equitable to every student? Am I showing bias?’”

—Bill Baysinger, Instructional Dean, Lake County Schools, FL

“We are equipping students with the tools they need not just to thrive but to flourish in society.”

—Quintin Lewis, Kindergarten Teacher, KIPP DC: Arts & Technology Academy