Cleveland Deep Equity Institute


Jun 14, 2018


12:30 PM to 4:00 PM


Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown
1100 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115


DeNelle West


High-Expectations Teaching; Verbal Behaviors


What is Deep Equity?

The Deep Equity framework addresses the dynamics of power, privilege, and the impact that implicit biases have on our schools and our students. This capacity-building approach to cultural competence and culturally responsive teaching empowers educators to close the racial and socio-economic gaps in student achievement. 

Deep Equity builds the foundation for organizational growth by giving educators the tools and skills to have authentic conversations, drive positive change, overcome equity barriers and become courageous leaders of cultural transformation.

Keynote and Breakout

DeNelle West, Director of Professional Development at Research for Better Teaching, will be presenting the keynote with Jon Saphier on High-Expectations Teaching from 12:30 - 2:00. She will also be running a breakout session on the Verbal Behaviors of high-expectations teachers from 2:30 - 4:00. The breakout will illustrate and provide time to practice the verbal behaviors that high-expectations teachers employ to empower students and send three key messages:

  • What we're doing is important.
  • You can do it.
  • I'm not going to give up on you.