Supporting the Wyoming Educator Equity Plan Implementation
Project Context: This project is a continuation of work that started in Year 3, when the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) requested NCCC support in developing its Wyoming Educator Equity Plan. NCCC, in collaboration with the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL), provided resources and supports to WDE staff on identifying equity gaps, conducting a root cause analysis, identifying strategies to eliminate the equity gaps, and determining measures to assess progress towards eliminating the equity gaps. Support also included providing WDE staff with resources on using researchbased strategies to implement its equity plan. The WDE convened an internal team with a focus on
developing a sustainable measurement process around educator equity. The WDE also assembled an external steering team to provide input and support.
In Year 5, NCCC will continue to support the WDE with the implementation of the Wyoming Educator Equity Plan. To support the internal team, NCCC will develop resources (i.e., meeting agendas, presentation materials, action planning template, and guidance materials), facilitate meetings, share resources from other Centers (e.g., Equitable Access Support Network (EASN) and GTL) and share information compiled from other states related to recruitment, retention, and aspiring educators (i.e., K‐12 students who wish to become teachers). NCCC will also ensure that the work of the internal
committee is aligned with and included in the state ESSA plan. NCCC will also support the WDE State Equity Plan internal team as they review data to assess equity gaps.
Priority Area: Equity Plans
Project Goals and Objectives:
Goal 1: Build SEA internal organizational strength
Objective 1.3: Increase SEA capacity to use organizational structures and/or performance management systems
Goal 2: Build SEA organizational capacity to support district‐ and school‐level implementation of effective practices to improve student outcomes
Objective 2.1: Increase SEA capacity to support the implementation of effective practices in districts and schools
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