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Award Winning Programs

World Citizen Essay Contest
The World Affairs Council hosts the World Citizens Essay Contest for Washington State students each year. The essay promotes discussion about ways that indiviuals can have a positive effect on the global community.

NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education)

The Rose Duhon-Sells Multicultural Program Award
1994 - Yakima Tribal School
1995 - Grow Your Own Teacher Project -- Wichita Public Schools
1997 - Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Oregon
1998 - California State University, San Marcos -- Middle Level Teacher Education Program
1999 - Multicultural Opportunities Branch -- Kentucky Department of Education
2000 - Prince George's County Maryland (School District)
2000 - Empire Consortium (Heritage College) (Higher Education)
2001 - The New Jersey Project
2002 - Rethinking Urban Poverty: A Philadelphia Field Project
2003 - Center for Multicultural Education, College of Education, University of Washington
2004 - University of Georgia and Clarke County School District (University of Georgia, Athens, GA)
2005  White Bear Lake Area School District’s Diversity & Integration Program
2006 PMAC - Principal's Multicultural Advisory Committee Program (Pinellas Co. Schools, Largo, FL)

A Classroom of Difference
This program is designed to address diversity issues in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school communities. More than 375,000 elementary and secondary school teachers - responsible for nearly 12 million students - have participated in At the center of A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE is the anti-bias curriculum that provides teachers with lessons to help students explore prejudice and bigotry, improve critical thinking skills, examine diverse viewpoints, and take leadership roles.

Teaching Tolerance
Site provides information and curriculum for Teachers on diversity related subjects including: Teaching Tolerance magazine, web-exclusive features such as "Writing for Change," lessons that challenge bias in language; Classroom activities and resources, classified by subject and grade level; and Grant opportunities for K-12 educators developing anti-bias projects in their schools and communities.
Teaching Tolerance's new curriculum kit, Rhinos and Raspberries: Tolerance Tales for the Early Grades, supports key literacy strategies and character education.

Gentlemen on the Move
Description of the program along with other programs started by Bailey

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom - United Ministries

A workshop designed to sensitize school personnel to the realities and special needs of children and families who live in poverty.  What are the special challenges and how should our educators respond?  The training is provided by United Ministries of Greenville, based on the book “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” by Ruby Payne.  The course is available for teachers during the summer for in-service credits.  It also can be presented in four 2-hour sessions during the school year.  The course includes tour of poverty in downtown Greenville.

What do our Classroom teachers say about the course?

  • “helps you think beyond what you see in your classroom”
  • “reminding us of the differences under which students operate to complete assignments and meet deadlines”
  • “opened my eyes to Greenville’s poverty situation”
  • “prompting us to be more compassionate and understanding”
  • "ideas on how to help children rather than punish when out of control”

For more information go to www.united-minstries.org or call (864) 232-6463 ext. 20


Carolina First Center for Excellence - Greenville Chamber of Commerce

A program providing training and coaching in continuous improvement activities, including the Baldridge principles and practices to our schools.  The program is now in its 5th year and deployed at 27 schools serving 15,000 students.  The program teaches students how to use metrics (charts, maps, graphs, diagrams) setting goals and tracking progress.

What do our Classroom teachers say about the course?

“In addition students created and maintaining their personal data notebook our students are now using this information to lead parent/teacher conferences.”

“Success is all around. Improvement is the name of the game! Individual students are realizing the power they possess and that they can make a difference for THEMSELVES once they take responsibility. It is easy for students to SEE results when they are keeping data graphs!”

“I have had no major behavior problems in my class this year and I know it is because my students are engaged & accountable for their learning.  Thank you for everything!

For more information go to http://www.greenvillechamber.org/interior.asp?pageid=70&navtreeid=0&content=WorkforceDev&recid=70




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