Equity & Inclusion
- Global Champions training (by invitation) - Staff, community, parents over 4 full days throughout the school year.
- Dismantling Racism (all welcome) - Intensive 2-day training. Three courses will be offered each year.
- Student Global Leadership Workshops
During the Global Champions training, participants will learn to:
- Examine the dynamics and impact of individual and institutional lenses and biases.
- Look at the fabric of community and how it is formed through a shared sense of belonging.
- Through a framework of culturally responsive teaching and neuroscience, exploring how to support students to become independent learners
- Understand the principles of Equity Literacy, and use a framework to consider issues of equity throughout Bloomfield Hills Schools
- Recognize that culture is the way that our brains make sense of the world, and explore the impact of culture throughout our community
- Understand the critical role of self-awareness and emotional self-management for adults working with children.
- Understand that a commitment to equity is a commitment to justice, to a fair distribution of access and opportunity.
As role models, advocates and allies for BHS students, families and staff, graduates of the Global Champions training course join the Global Education Teams (GET) at their schools and/or district departments. With purpose and passion they continue the work of building systemic cultural capacity and increasing equity and inclusion throughout the district.
GET exists to build a community that supports a restorative culture through relationships and educational equity for all.
GET is comprised of families, staff, and community members who have participated in any of the Global Education Training offered by BHS. If you are interested in getting involved in your school's GET, contact your school's principal.
Developing Global Leaders
As part of our desire to fulfill our mission to educate all of our learners so they may achieve their individual potential and build meaningful and productive lives in a global society, Bloomfield Hills Schools has engaged in a process to Develop Global Leaders.
A retreat to form healthier communities
Racism is a fierce, ever-present, challenging force, one which has structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of U.S. history (The Racial Equity Institute, LLC, 2018).
To begin the process of understanding and dismantling racism, we will bring together diverse people from our communities to explore our own racial identities, and understand how the social construction of race and the history of oppression has contributed to current societal issues that impact our schools, work and neighborhoods. Through structured dialogues and protocols, participants will experience personal growth and development as well as tools to deconstruct racism within our communities.