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Ready to dive in and engage with like-minded professionals about educational equity?

UbE SI WESTJune 13-17, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Price: $2,900 / person

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*Registration closes June 1, 2022

UbE SI EAST

July 25-29, 2022

Orlando, FL

at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace
Price: $2,900 / person

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Download this letter explaining why attending the Standards Institute™ will benefit your organization. This form letter can be easily updated and shared with your management team.

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Your health and safety are important to us. More information on COVID-19 precautions, requirements and plans are available upon registration. Hotel discount information will also be provided upon registration.

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The Standards Institute™ is an immersive and transformative five-day in-person learning experience.

Educators who attend the Standards Institute™ commit to adaptive change within themselves while enhancing instructional practices focused on our GLEAM™ (grade-level, engaging, affirming, meaningful) framework.

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders in schools, districts, networks, states, & organizations.

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What to Expect from the Standards Institute™

This experience is not a conference where you go in and out of different sessions. Participants will engage in an immersive learning experience that includes:

  • Learning with a group of 30-40 educators for five days led by two of our highly trained facilitators
  • Tools, strategies, and frameworks to enhance instructional classroom, coaching, and leadership practices
  • Transformational keynote speakers
  • Courageous conversations and open dialogue about implicit bias and structures steeped in racism
  • Time with your school/district/network team to reflect on each day of learning and develop next steps to continue the learning at home
  • AM & PM snacks, daily lunch, and access to evening events
  • Opportunities to form strategic relationships with like-minded educators leading the movement toward GLEAM™ (grade-level, engaging, affirming, meaningful) instruction

How We Organize the Learning

Pathways are designed by content and grade band applicable to teachers, coaches, or leaders:

The English Language Arts (ELA) Pathway provides an interactive, hands-on learning experience that focuses on planning and implementing grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM™) ELA instruction. Throughout the week, UnboundEd grounds participant learning in the intersection of standards, content, aligned curriculum, and equity. Participants learn and practice crafting supports and scaffolds that help address students’ unfinished ELA instruction while maintaining the rigor and demands of the standards and curriculum. Participants explore the commitment, knowledge, and skills necessary to use ELA standards, texts, and tasks to provide all students access to GLEAM instruction. Participants leave Standards Institute with a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life in their ELA classrooms.

The Math Pathway provides an interactive, hands-on learning experience that focuses on planning and implementing grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM™) mathematics instruction. Throughout the week, UnboundEd grounds participant learning in the intersection of standards, content, aligned curriculum, and equity. Participants learn and practice crafting just-in-time supports and scaffolds that help address students’ unfinished mathematics instruction while maintaining the rigor and demands of the standards and curriculum. Participants explore the commitment, knowledge, and skills necessary to use math standards, tasks, and materials to provide all students access to GLEAM instruction. Participants leave Standards Institute with a personal action plan for bringing GLEAM instruction to life in their math classrooms.

The Leadership Pathway provides an interactive, hands-on learning experience that focuses on structures, policies, and practices essential to the leader's role in creating the conditions for grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM™) instruction. Throughout the week, UnboundEd grounds participant learning in the intersection of standards, content, aligned curriculum, and equity. Leaders in this pathway learn and practice with math and ELA content to develop a deeper understanding of each content area and its considerations for planning, instructional delivery, and coaching that elevate GLEAM instruction. Leaders unpack their role in educational equity and leave Standards Institute with a systems-focused action plan to lead GLEAM implementation in their schools.

The UnboundEd Planning Process (UPP) Pathway enables grade-level, engaging, affirming, meaningful (GLEAM™) instruction through intentional planning in ELA and math. While the standards-aligned curriculum contains the “what,” the UnboundEd Planning Process shows you the “how.” Participants focus on a set of teaching practices that engage all students in rigorous thinking and discussion while connecting student identities and interests to the lesson material. While these practices are complex — among them: scaffolding, orchestrating productive struggle, and leveraging student funds of knowledge — they are each broken down into a series of accessible steps. Participants develop proficiency with each one through cycles of trial, feedback, and revision, and they reflect on the mindsets necessary to carry it out effectively. By the end of the week, participants have a repertoire of well-rehearsed strategies and a set of goals for developing their instruction in the weeks and months to come.

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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.


Master Teacher
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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.

PRINCIPAL
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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?'

Instructional Dean

Summer 2022 Keynote Speakers

Lacey Robinson - President and Chief Executive Officer
Lacey Robinson
President and Chief Executive Officer, UnboundEd
Dr. Pamela Seda - Owner, Seda Educational Consulting
Dr. Pamela Seda
Owner, Seda Educational Consulting
Gyasi Ross - Attorney, Author, and Spoken Word Artist from the Blackfeet Reservation and the Suquamish Reservation
Gyasi Ross
Attorney, Author, and Spoken Word Artist from the Blackfeet Reservation and the Suquamish Reservation
Barry White Jr. - The “Handshake Teacher,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Barry White Jr.
The “Handshake Teacher,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Tanji Reed Marshall, Ph.D. - Director of P-12 Practice, The Education Trust
Tanji Reed Marshall, Ph.D.
Director of P-12 Practice, The Education Trust
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Can't make it to the Standards Institute™?

Check out the two-day Virtual Summit, added in response to the global pandemic. Explore equitable practices to address unfinished instruction.

UbE SI WESTJune 13-17, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Price: $2,900 / person
Learn More & Register

UbE SI EAST  

July 25-29, 2022

Orlando, FL

at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace
Price: $2,900 / person

Learn More & Register