Equity Programs

Supporting diversity & equity in schools

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Sourcewell Educational Equity Vision

By honoring the unique gifts and opportunities each child and adult brings, our schools are learning communities where all individuals thrive intellectually, socially, and emotionally, and are empowered to liberate themselves and others through connecting with and contributing to the world.

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Creating learning communities where all can thrive

Inequities can be hard to recognize. Sourcewell offers a variety of programs focused on helping educators and school leaders in the five-county service area cultivate equity knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety and success of all students.

  • Cultural Competency

    MN Statute now requires Cultural Competency training for educators to renew their teaching license with PELSB (Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board). Sourcewell has developed a PELSB-approved training that meets all components of PELSB’s definition. 

    Request a customized full or partial training at your school

  • SEED Seminars

    SEED (Seeking educational equity and diversity) is a peer-led professional development program promoting change and building capacity for more equitable curriculum, schools, and communities. Trained SEED leader and Sourcewell education consultant Rachel Logan hosts seminars for local educators where they can challenge their own personal beliefs and practices and connect with other educators.

    Have a group of ten or more? Ask about hosting a seminar at your school!

    Video Overview of SEED
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  • Equity Advocates Leadership Cohort

    Offered in partnership with the Equity Literacy Institute (nongovernment site), the Equity Advocates Leadership Cohort focuses on helping educators address biases and inequities at their roots to create long-lasting, positive change in their schools. Cohort participants will learn how to adapt and advocate for policies and practices that foster schoolwide equitable learning environments, enhancing engagement and achievement of all students.

    Equity Advocates Registration 

  • Additional Equity Support

    Looking for a support tailored to your school’s needs? Contact Rachel Logan to schedule a consultation. We can support your team in strategically addressing systems improvement through an equity lens, including examining policies, procedures, curriculum, and instruction for potential barriers to success for each student. Onsite professional development can also be provided. Sample options include implicit bias training, examining inequities in school systems, or anti-racism work.

    Additional equity trainings are regularly offered at Sourcewell. Check the training page for up-to-date offerings.



For more information about equity programs available through Sourcewell, contact education@sourcewell-mn.gov.

Sara Lenz, educator at Wadena-Deer Creek and participant in Equity professional development, in her classroom.

Sara Lenz, Educator

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools

Out of all the trainings and education that I’ve experienced in the last 12 years, SEED by far has been the most influential in how I teach, interact, and respond to those around me. Read how small changes have a big impact
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