July 2, 2020

  Volume 1, Number 2


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What's Next?

Uncertainty about what schools in the USA will be like this upcoming academic year seems to be looming over many students, educators, caregivers, health professionals and elected officials as a result of this pandemic. This pandemic has led us to make changes to our 2020 CREATE Conference. President Sean M. Owen shares information about changes in this News Brief. 

Also, in this News Brief is helpful information about assessment during these days of distance learning from Thomas R. Guskey, new program announcements and opportunities to share your input and work. 

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A Message from our President

Sean M. Owen, PhD

CREATE President

click here to complete our 2021 Conference Survey

At the risk of sounding cliché, we may agree that there has never been a year quite like 2020. Even though the final virtual bell has rung for this academic year, we in the world of education understand that we have the biggest challenges for next year standing squarely in front of us.

Based on COVID related concerns, this year's CREATE conference is postponed until October 11-12, 2021, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America. We are not gathering for a conference in 2020. 

CREATE's foundation as a collaborative consortium of educational professionals-individuals, institutions, and organizations- is crucial right now across local, state, national, and international professionals. Now more than ever, we need to come together to combine our knowledge and experiences to assist educational partners in using sound assessment and evaluation methodologies. The CREATE board seeks member input for ways to stay connected this year and for suggestions for our 2021 conference in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Please complete our 2021 Conference Survey linked in the left of this message to help us shape the look of CREATE in 2020 and years to come!

click here to listen

this 10 minute Teacher Podcast was retrieved from 

The Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis 

that was posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

and is accessible by clicking here

The Educational Leadership department at the Univeristy of North Carolina Wilmington is excited to announce two new programs beginning this fall:

A Graduate Certificate in Evaluation and a Master of Science degree in Evaluation and Organizational Learning.

Both programs can be completed online. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2020. 

Information can also be found at https://uncw.edu/ed/el/evaluation/index.html.

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