Project CREATE

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What is Project CREATE?

In 2012, SERRC was awarded an Alaska Native Equity Program through the US DOE grant to partner with the Bering Strait School District to find a way to integrate the Alaska Cultural Standards for Educators into teacher evaluation. Within that grant, SERRC accomplished much of the state and nation-wide relevance:

  • Creating indicators and evidences for identifying culturally relevant teaching.
  • Embedding indicators and evidences into Learning Sciences International’s iObservation Software Platform for use statewide and nationally.
  • Trained district staff, school administrators, and teachers to teach and evaluate using a culturally responsive approach.

Materials and resources from this work include:

  • Publication: Culture in the Classroom®: Indicators and Evidences for Evaluating Culturally Proficient Teaching (available on Amazon.com)
  • Publication: Guide to Evaluating Teaching for Cultural Proficiency ongoing