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Coming Soon! Equity & Inclusion Institute

Coming Soon! Equity & Inclusion Institute

June 10, 2021

Eduplanet21 is delighted to announce a partnership with two new authors – JT Taylor and Dr. Basil Marin – on the development of a new Professional Learning Institute. Rebuilding for Equity and Inclusion will take participants’ understanding of equity to the next level. The content will focus on strategies and approaches to meeting the unique needs of each student and will combine theory and practice to equip educators with confidence and competence.


Jeff Colosimo, CEO of Eduplanet21 is excited about this new offering. “In speaking with educators and educational leaders, we know that schools and districts are looking for high-quality professional learning opportunities that provide teachers with a safe and engaging way to learn about equity in schools and classrooms. We are pleased to expand our PLUS Professional Learning offering to include this important topic.”


This institute will have multiple topical learning paths, starting with how we define equity and develop an equity lens. Other topics will include rebuilding and eliminating barriers to success for all students. Eduplanet21 institutes are asynchronous by design, but also lend themselves to a blended model of professional learning.


JT and Basil are looking forward to working with Eduplanet21 “to continue the work of building educator competence and confidence. They are motivated to inspire and equip educators with the most effective research-based approaches to increasing student achievement.”

The expected release date for this institute is August 1st. As you plan your summer and school year professional learning schedule, Eduplanet21 would love to speak with you about how this institute fits into your plans. If you are a current customer, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager, and if you are not a current client, schedule a demo today.

About the Authors


JT Taylor is an award-winning educational leader, researcher, author, and national speaker. He founded Purpose Pushers, an educational consulting company that couples motivational speaking with research-based best practices. He has presented at the national conferences of many professional organizations, including ASCD, NCTE, and AMLE. 


JT has been featured in a WHRO commercial titled “The Teaching Profession” and has presented across the nation at K-12 schools, colleges,and universities. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including Iota PhiLambda Emerald Educator, Teacher of the Year at Oscar F. Smith High School, Overall City-Wide Teacher of the Year for Chesapeake Public Schools, and 2019 ASCD Emerging Leader. He has over 14 years of experience working as a Special Education Teacher, Title I Instructional Coach, and a full-time Educational Consultant.


Learn more at Purpose Pushers.


Dr. A. Basil Marin is an administrator, nationally recognized speaker, author, and founder of Equity Elevation, LLC. Dr. Marin brings an authentic and refreshing perspective to the field of education. As an administrator, he works hard to foster equitable opportunities and inclusive learning environments where ALL students and teachers are valued and respected. Dr. Marin works daily to build meaningful relationships with students and desires to be the administrator he needed when he was growing up yet did not have access to. As a former struggling student himself, Dr. Marin is humbled to be able to give back to students who historically have fallen through the cracks of education and have not been given a second chance.

Dr. Marin has been afforded some incredible opportunities through the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) organization such as being selected as a 2017 Emerging Leader, being appointed as a “featured speaker” at the 2019 Empower Conference in Chicago, met with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos and her executive team to speak on behalf of marginalized and underserved students by explaining how the lack of funding has negatively impacted their educational experiences.


Learn more at Basil Marin.

About Eduplanet21

Eduplanet21 is an educational technology company whose vision is to help educators improve and advance their skills through curriculum planning & professional learning, and increase overall student success.


We help schools develop a meaningful and engaging curriculum by providing cutting-edge software that meets the ever-changing needs of education. Learn more at

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