Book Study: Equity by Design

October 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Nicole Herbert, M.Ed., and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Equity is one of the three core principles of Each Child Our Future, Ohio’s Strategic Plan for EducationThe plan states that the greatest education challenge remains equity in education achievement for each child.

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework provides a way to remove the barriers that marginalized student populations face. In addition, UDL is an expectation for the 11 District Plan and can be found in ESSA as a means to providing flexible options for all students.

Together we will explore the UDL framework as we read and discuss Equity by Design by Mirko Chavin and Katie Novak. (Book is provided.) By the end of the book study, you will:

  • understand the connection between UDL and social justice
  • define the concept of social justice education
  • examine the five steps to creating the foundations of equity in the classroom
  • determine actionable next steps for your classroom/building/district using the UDL framework



Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators of targeted and comprehensive school districts

Dates & Registration

Thursday, October 14 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Registration is closed
Thursday, November 11
Thursday, December 9
Thursday, January 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Notes: Registration is closed to comprehensive and targeted school districts. Administrators are strongly encouraged to attend. 


For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins