The Teacher community is unlike any other community out there. The goal for all events (teacher-led and those organized by staff) is to provide a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for the VIPKid teacher community to connect, learn, engage, and have fun with one another. We value and appreciate the participation of all teachers and look forward to creating friendly and welcoming spaces for everyone in attendance—whether online or in person.
VIPKid reserves the right to modify or adjust this Code of Conduct at any time and without notice. Your hosting of an event or registration or attendance at any event (teacher-led or one organized by staff) indicates your agreement to abide by the following principles:
VIPKid endeavors to build a safe, supportive, and connected teacher community and works to create events and opportunities to empower teachers. It is important that every event attendee adheres to these principles in order to create positive spaces in which the teacher community can continue to grow.
In alignment with VIPKid’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and the Community Guidelines that were released last summer, the Diversity Speaker Series is a quarterly series of virtual events that will provide teachers with opportunities to hear from unique perspectives and viewpoints, challenge personal paradigms, and celebrate diversity. Thought leaders and experts will be invited to speak on a variety of topics that could include race, ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, age, veteran status, ability status, and social justice.
As part of VIPKid’s diversity mission to create a global classroom where all are welcomed to learn, we believe that teachers with diverse perspectives and backgrounds are essential to our mission of inspiring and empowering every child for the future. VIPKid is working to live our DEI commitment in practice and this series is one aspect of ongoing efforts to address DEI across all areas of VIPKid. We hope this series will continue to nurture an inclusive teacher community where everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or other personal identity factors is welcomed and valued.
All teachers are invited to register for the Speaker Series. Please note that there will be limited space for these events. The speakers will be announced in the Weekly Teacher Update as soon as the information is available.
Diversity: Diversity has come to refer to the various backgrounds and races that comprise a community, nation or other grouping. In many cases the term diversity does not just acknowledge the existence of diversity of background, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and so on, but implies an appreciation of these differences
Equity: Equity is the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all stakeholders, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have systemically prevented the full participation of historically underserved and underrepresented populations.
Inclusion: Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power.
Identity: Generally speaking, identity is the way that we as individuals perceive and express ourselves. In the context of this series, speakers may speak about the way that their identities have impacted their lives. Additionally, the series may invite you to reflect on your own identity more deeply or think about aspects of your identity that you may not have focused on previously.