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September 14, 2010 Issue Includes:

·          Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Information

·          New Trout Museum of Art in Appleton A Teacher’s Dream

·          Troubled School District is on the Road to Recovery

·          Kindergartens See More Hispanic, Asian Students

·          Why Can’t We Have a Conversation on Race?

·          Tribal Gathering: Coming Together for Young Native Children – p.9

·         National Park Service Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

·          University of Wisconsin Green Bay Hosts the 12th Annual Institute for Learning Partnership Fall Conference

·          UMOJA Presents a Black Heritage Camp Experience

·          Remembering Jefferson Thomas

·          CREATE has hired an Assistant Coordinator – Read her bio

·          CREATE is on Twitter

·          CREATE Calendar Updates – Community and Professional Development Events Added



 June 9, 2010 Issue Includes:

  • Thank You for Supporting CREATE
  • The Education Rights Section of In Motion Magazine
  • Blocks and Beyond: Strengthening Early Math and Science Skills through Spatial Learning
  • I Was At-Risk, and I Remember What You Said
  • State and Local Resources
  • Financial Resources for Teachers
  • Visit the School Improvement Network Site
  • Indian Removal: Does History Always Reflect Progress?
  • Webinar - Diplomas Count 2010: Graduation by the Numbers
  • Appleton Honors Juneteenth with First Ever Juneteenth Celebration! Celebrating Freedom, Unity and Community
  • Save the Date: Superintendent's Conference

May 18, 2010 Issue includes:

  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month
  • Racism comes from fear, hatred, and stupidity
  • Successful CREATE Conference - April 2010
  • Turtle School Visit
  • UMOJA is a Black Heritage Experience
  • WASC Summer Leadership Camps
  • Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up Program
  • Closing the Achievement Gap: Racial Inequality and the Unfinished Legacy of Civil Rights in America
  • Wisconsin's 17th Annual State-wide Institute on Best Practices in Inclusive Education
  • Annual Summer Leadership Institute Equity Inclusion and Excellence: Leaders Reinventing Schools for ALL
  • Free Access to Webinars through Education Week
  • PBS Teachers

April 15, 2010 Issue includes:

  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • CREATE Conference Update - April 27-28, 2010
  • Engaging Students, Teachers, and Parents to End the Dropout Epidemic "Raising Their Voices"
  • The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
  • Racial Equity Resource Directory
  • Videos of the 2010 Leadership for Excellence and Equity Forum
  • Take Your Class on a Virtual Tour
  • DonorsChoose.org
  • Webinar - How Can We Successfully Educate Our Diverse Students? The Equity Framework: Classroom Practice
  • The 14th Annual American Indian Studies Summer Institute
  • 2010 National PBIS Leadership Forum
  • Help us choose the theme for next year's Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum!

March 11, 2010 Issue includes:

  • March is National Women's History Month
  • Race still issue in school in many ways
  • Summary of the 2010 Leadership for Excellence and Equity Forum in Phoenix, AZ
  • Honoring American Women
  • Engage Government - Teach It
  • WI DPI: Wisconsin's Title III Part A, Immigrant Children and Youth Grant Deadline for Transmittal of 2010 Applications
  • White Privilege Youth Leadership Conference
  • Coaching for Inclusive Practices - Webinar
  • Making Data Matter: Tools to Accelerate Achievement: Discover how to Make Your Data Work for You!
  • Widening the Circle: Annual Act 31 Symposium
  • 14th Annual American Indian Studies Summer Institute (AISSI)

February 15, 2010 Issue includes:

  • Wisconsin Promise Conference Update
  • CREATE Conference Update
  • African American Heritage Month
  • Black History Website
  • Black  History Month - Teacher Resources
  • The People Speak
  • Igniting a Passion for Reading
  • The Danger of a Single Story
  • The Library of Congress Pays Tribute to African American History Month
  • African Heritage Inc. Black History Month Program
  • 3rd Annual Tribal Gathering
  • Black History Month Soul Food Dinner 2010
  • Working With Challenging Parents: Strategies and Techniques
  • White Privilege Conference
  • A Midwest Regional Achievement Gap Conference

January 15, 2010 Issue includes:

  • CREATE Conference 2010
  • The WI Promise Conference Update Coming in February
  • Martin Luther King Day January 18, 2010 Day of Service
  • Teaching Tolerance: Start the New Year Right
  • Closing the Achievement Gap: Oregon's Bold Plan in Educational Leadership
  • Straight Talk on Race: Challenging the Stereotypes in Kids' Books
  • Free Download Resource for Parents "Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice"
  • Differentiated Instruction: Teaching and Reaching Every Student - Online course
  • WI State Reading Association Conference
  • The Equity Alliance at Arizona State University presents the 2010 Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum
  • 3rd Annual Tribal Gathering: Partnering for Success

December 15, 2009 Issue includes:

  • CREATE Greetings
  • "Group working to close academic gap"
  • CREATE Conference Changes
  • Universal Human Rights Month
  • "Things NEVER to Say to American Indian Co-Workers"
  • The American Indian Education Knowledge Base
  • Wisconsin Title I Association Annual Scholarships
  • Restructuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement
  • Youth for Human Rights Education Package and Educator's Guide
  • 6th Annual Wisconsin Conference, Every Child, Every Day
  • 2010 Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum
  • Lieutenant Governor's Conference on LGBT Youth: Engaged and Empowered
  • Save the Date: Wisconsin Title I Association Spring Conference
  • Developing a Multicultural Curriculum: 15th Annual Summer Institute

November 12, 2009 Issue includes:

  • Congratulations to the Consortium on Racial Equity in PreK-12 Education members
  • Plans are Underway for the 2010 CREATE Conference
  • National American Indian Heritage Month
  • Native American Quotes
  • Training for American Indian Parents Whose Children have Disabilities
  • To Be Free: Understanding and Eliminating Racism
  • CSEFEL Focuses on Social Emotional Development and School Readiness of Young Children (Birth-5)
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith Home Page
  • Legal Seminar
  • Training of Trainers Institutes: What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?
  • 7th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support
  • White Privilege Conference (WPC)
  • WPC Youth Leadership Conference
  • Conference Flyer Design Competition for WPC Youth Leadership Conference

October 14, 2009 Issue includes:

  • The Consortium on Racial Equity in PreK-12 Education
  • A Proclamation by the President of the United States for National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • A Culture Card: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness - American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Professional Learning for Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Lost Opportunity: A Fifty State Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America
  • Ethnicity, Gender, and the Courts (Grades 9-12)
  • Teaching Tolerance's Classroom Community Building (Grades K-12)
  • 6th Annual Gathering for Our Children and Returning Adoptees Pow Wow
  • Teaching Tolerance's Mix It Up at Lunch Day
  • Making Diversity Count
  • 2009 National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference and Expo
  • The Statewide Equity and Multicultural Education Conference "Empowering Student Leaders: Embracing Diversity and Social Justice"
  • Mid-Atlantic Equity Center Webinars

September 15, 2009 Issue includes:

  • Eradicating the Achievement Gap
  • The CREATE Conference was a Great Success!
  • Film "Spinning into Butter"
  • Reducing Stereotype Threat in Classrooms: A Review of Social-Psychological Intervention Studies on Improving the Achievement of Black Students
  • Serving Recent Immigrant Students Through School-Community Partnerships
  • Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life
  • Professional Learning for Equity Module
  • Closing the Achievement Gap through Literacy Leadership
  • Join Us for the Second Annual Summit for Courageous Conversation
  • WI Title I Association Fall Conference "Nurture the Future
  • National Indian Education Association Convention "Shaping Our Future Wisdom Keepers"
  • International Center for Leadership Fall Symposium
  • 25th Annual Superintendents' Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership
  • 6th Annual Wisconsin Promise Conference "Every Child, Every Day"
  • Monday, September 28 is "Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children"

June 10, 2009 Issue Includes:

  • The CREATE Culturally Responsive Environment Conference
  • PTA Works to Help All Children Succeed
  • Is Anyone Listening?
  • Educational Equality Project
  • What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?
  • Playing for Change: Peace Through Music
  • Race and Recession Report
  • Poverty and Potential
  • The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools
  • Making Diversity Count: An Online Diversity Training Course for Educators
  • The International Center for Leadership in Education Annual Model Schools Conference
  • Developing Professional Developers: Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners
  • National Indian School Board Association and Association of Community Tribal Schools 2009 Summer Conference
  • Poverty and Race: Understanding cultural and racial differences and the effects on learning
  • Making a World of Difference

May 13, 2009 Issue includes:

  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners
  • Leadership in the Interest of the Economically Disadvantaged
  • Visit the African Heritage, Inc. (AHI)
  • How to Incorporate the Student Art Competition into Your Classroom
  • School Readiness: Closing Racial and Ethnic Gaps
  • Annual Dual U Summer Institute (DUSI)
  • Native American Cultural Awareness for Educators
  • Improving Outcomes for English Language Learners: Oral Language Across the Curriculum

April 17, 2009 Issue includes:

  • Archived Webinar: Serving Diverse Families: Strategies for Early Childhood Service Providers
  • American Indians in Children's Literature Website
  • IRIS STAR Legacy Modules
  • How Real is Race?
  • The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Resources.
  • FREE Regional Special Education Conference!
  • Minnesota Indigenous Language Symposium V
  • 2009 American Indian Teacher Education Conference
  • NASPs 2009 School Psychology Summer Conference Promoting Competence, Creating Capacity
  • Summer Institute Program for Second Language Teachers
  • 2nd Annual Summit for Courageous Conversation

March 17, 2009 Issue includes:

  • Teaching Tolerance Grants Available
  • First Native American to Play Major League Baseball
  • 100+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color
  • High School Resources Series: Reinveneting 9th Grade and Making 12th Grade Meaningful
  • PBS's "In the Mix" March 28 - Dealing with Differences
  • Professional Development: Helping Teachings to Teach Wisconsin Native American and Hmong History, Culture, Hmong National Conference, Model Schools Conference, New Leaders Workshop of the National SEED, Shaping Our Future Wisdom Keepers Conference

February 17, 2009 Issue includes:

  • Compare/Contrast Activities
  • North Central Resource Center Webinar Series
  • President Obama's Speech on Race: Classroom Ideas
  • Recommended Reading: Because of Race
  • Reviving the Goal of an Integrated Society
  • Teaching Tolerance Activities
  • Professional Development Opportunities