Street Data Institute: Foundations for Equity-Centered School Transformation

Thursday, 5 August 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, 6 August 2021 3:30 PM PDT

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Thursday, 5 August 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, 6 August 2021 3:30 PM PDT


Education can be transformed if we eradicate our fixation on big data like standardized test scores as the supreme measure of equity and learning. Instead of focusing on “filling” academic gaps, we must re-envision the system from the learn up—with classrooms, schools and systems built around students’ brilliance, cultural wealth, and intellective capacity. This call to action has never been more timely. Street data is the qualitative and experiential data that emerges at eye level and on higher frequencies when we train our brains to discern it. Street data is asset based, building on culturally responsive education by focusing on what’s right in our students, schools, and communities instead of seeking out what’s wrong. Street data reminds us that what is measurable is not the same as what is valuable and that data can be humanizing, liberatory and healing.

In this workshop, authors Shane Safir and Dr. Jamila Dugan break down street data fundamentals: what it is, how to gather it, and how it can complement other forms of data to guide your school or district’s equity journey. They will help you analyze traps and tropes that may be limiting the impact of your equity efforts, as well as concrete ways to climb out of those traps. And they’ll help you develop powerful Principles of Learning for the fall as well as a Street Data Action Plan. Join us for this dynamic 2-day virtual workshop as Shane and Jamila help you shift your focus from satellite-level data to real-time, on-the-ground stories, experiences, and artifacts.


  • Participants must have their own copies of Street Data.
  • Book is NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the book on their own before the start of the course.


Participants will:

  • Engage in humanizing experiences to reflect on the past year and dream ahead
  • Feel inspired to reimagine how we teach and lead for equity in the coming year
  • Begin to shift epistemologies, or ways of knowing, to be more culturally sustaining
  • Identify potential traps and tropes that currently subvert their visions for equity
  • Design a Street Data mini-action plan that creates a container for designing solutions in partnership WITH students and adults at the margins


  • Teachers!!!
  • New and experienced coaches, managers, and mentors
  • Leaders who are ready to challenge their thinking and ways of leading
  • Educators of all positions who work in public, charter, and private schools
  • Note: We recommend attending with a team from the same school or organization


  • Chapter 1-2 (Team Deliverable: Principles of Learning; Trap and Trope Plan)
  • Chapter 3-4 (Street Data Mini-Action Plan)



Day 1: August 5

Day 2: August 6


Shane Safir has worked at every level of the education system, from the classroom to the boardroom, for over two decades. In 2003, after teaching in San Francisco and Oakland and organizing with the San Francisco Organizing Project to launch a new school, Safir became the founding principal of June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE), an innovative national model identified by leading scholar Linda Darling-Hammond as having “beaten the odds in supporting the success of low-income students of color.” Since 2008, Safir has provided leadership coaching, strategic planning support, and equity-centered professional learning for schools, districts, and organizations across the country and in Canada. She facilitates sought-after workshops on equity leadership, coaching, and facilitating adult learning among other areas. She writes frequently for Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine and is the author of The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation (Jossey-Bass: 2017).

Dr. Jamila Dugan is a leadership coach, learning facilitator, and researcher. She began her career as a teacher in Washington D.C., successfully supporting her school to implement an International Baccalaureate program. After being nominated for Teacher of the Year, she later served as a coach for new teachers and a director of learning and leadership development for teachers in Oakland, California. As a school administrator, Jamila championed equity-centered student services, parent empowerment, and the development of the first Mandarin immersion middle school in Oakland, California. She currently serves as a leadership development coach in urban areas. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fresno State University, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University, and a doctorate in Education Leadership for Equity from University of California, Berkeley.

Shane and Jamila's newest book, Street Data: A Next-Generation Model for Equity, Pedagogy, and School Transformation (Corwin: 2021), is out now.

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Cancellation policy

Up until July 28, 2021, you may cancel and receive a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. Within 7 days of the workshop, if a participant cannot attend, you may transfer the registration to a different person, but refunds will be not given. A missed session is non-refundable and non-transferable.

In the very rare chance of low registration, we reserve the right to cancel and refund your registration fee.

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Safir & Associates LLC

Shane Safir
Educator, Writer, & Coach
Safir & Associates LLC

About Shane Safir

Educator, Writer, & Coach
Safir & Associates LLC
Dr. Jamila Dugan
Leadership Coach & Writer

About Dr. Jamila Dugan

Leadership Coach & Writer