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A Conversation with
Kweku
Mandela
Creating a
Culture of Literacy
Making a
Global Impact
Volume 1 Issue 2
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A Conversation with
Kweku
Mandela
Creating a
Culture of Literacy
Making a
Global Impact
Volume 1 Issue 2
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Inside this issue
Stuart Udell
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Baird
Chief Academic Officer
Rob Bruno
Technology Officer
Meg Roe
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Jon Swan
Creative Director
Rebecca Salem
Marketing Communications Manager
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Celebrating the
Rich Diversity
of our Human Family
By Stuart Udell
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e celebrate diversity in this issue of Achieve Magazine – diversity in all its wonderful forms including gender diversity, diversity of ethnicity, racial diversity, socioeconomic diversity, emotional diversity, learning diversity and even diversity of location. It’s all part of a celebration of us, our wonderful, richly different human family with all our marvelous talents and faults and differences. It is precisely those differences that make life meaningful.

Celebrating the
Rich Diversity
of our Human Family
By Stuart Udell
W

e celebrate diversity in this issue of Achieve Magazine – diversity in all its wonderful forms including gender diversity, diversity of ethnicity, racial diversity, socioeconomic diversity, emotional diversity, learning diversity and even diversity of location. It’s all part of a celebration of us, our wonderful, richly different human family with all our marvelous talents and faults and differences. It is precisely those differences that make life meaningful.

Culturally
Responsive
Classrooms:
More than Content
– A Shift in Mindset
By Kevin Baird
A

t the just-completed National Literacy Summit, speakers, including Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Dr. Pedro Noguera, and Kweku Mandela, offered thoughtful and sometimes provocative insights into the question, “What is a culturally responsive classroom?” Summed up, they asked us to consider that our responsibility is more than teaching from content with diverse, colorful faces and stories from different communities. Instead, they challenged us to change our minds about how we interact with our students.

Culturally
Responsive
Classrooms:
More than Content
– A Shift in Mindset
By Kevin Baird
A

t the just-completed National Literacy Summit, speakers, including Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Dr. Pedro Noguera, and Kweku Mandela, offered thoughtful and sometimes provocative insights into the question, “What is a culturally responsive classroom?” Summed up, they asked us to consider that our responsibility is more than teaching from content with diverse, colorful faces and stories from different communities. Instead, they challenged us to change our minds about how we interact with our students.

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A Conversation with
Kweku
Mandela
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ditor’s Note: Kweku Mandela is the grandson of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid hero. This is part one of an interview conducted at the National Literacy Summit with Kevin Baird, chief academic officer for Achieve3000.

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The Four Cs
of Creating a
Culture
of Literacy
By Raymond J. McNulty
and Dr. Susan Szachowicz
The Four Cs
of Creating a
Culture
of Literacy
of Literacy
By Raymond J. McNulty
and Dr. Susan Szachowicz
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everal months ago, we were about to begin a presentation to hundreds of educators when we received this text from a principal friend:
“Hope you enjoy AZ! I’m actually going there in the beginning of Feb for a stupid conference our ‘shiny new thing’ superintendent wants me to attend along with 3 other admins hosted by some overpriced PD org. It’s all a bunch of hooey and a big waste of district money. L”

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with the
Text
By Andrew Ordover, Ed.D.
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Achieve3000:
Making a Global Impact
By Lee Anne Housley
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ou may not know this, but Achieve3000 is a global organization currently serving 48 countries. Our International Team covers many of the world’s time zones and includes members from several countries.

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English Language Learners in Ysleta, Texas
Exceed Expected Literacy Growth by More Than 2.5X
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