Resource Training & Solutions and Metro ECSU have partnered with Paul Gorski, founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EDChange, to bring a Collaborative Learning Equity Series to central Minnesota.

What is equity literacy?
Equity literacy is a framework designed to cultivate equity knowledge and skills to educators and city/county leaders--to strengthen their literacy around equity. Equity-literate leaders know how to recognize even the subtlest biases and inequities in their spheres of influence, respond to those biases and inequities in productive and equitable ways, redress those biases and inequities by understanding and addressing them at their roots, and sustain equity efforts long-term.

What is Collaborative Learning: The Equity Series?
The Collaborative Learning Equity Series presents engaging, interactive workshops for regional educators and city/county leaders. Attending as a team is highly encouraged, but not required. These workshops will help participants learn about bias and how to incorporate equity literacy into their work even when that work is not centrally about equity. Register today!

Join us for these dates, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an hour for your own lunch at Resource Training & Solutions:

Register for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - Immigrant and Refugee Students: An Equity Centered Approach
Register for Monday, March 18, 2019 - Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty
Register for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Getting Real About Race at School

Participants may register for one or all three dates.
Cost for each workshop: Resource members $100/person; Non-members: $120/person per session


  • 52% of workers in 10-county Resource region earn less than $39,999 per year. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2017) declared $24,600 as the poverty line for a family of four
  • 15,759 (11%) people under the age of 17 are living in poverty (within the 10-county Resource region)
  • The average cost of rent within the 10-county Resource region was $799 in 2016
Includes the Resource 10-county region: Stearns, Meeker, Wright, Sherburne, Benton, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Isanti, Chisago, and Pine