California Educator

April 2017

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F or the past seven years, Provident Credit Union has part- nered with Comcast SportsNet to sponsor the All-Star Teacher Award, awarding over $200,000 to California schools. e award recognizes five teachers from Northern and Central California at the middle and high school levels. is year the five finalists, selected from over 150 nominations, are all CTA mem- bers and will be honored June 28 prior to the Giants vs. Rockies baseball game at AT&T Park in San Francisco. e top winner is chosen by the public. You have until June 1 to visit to place your vote and view profiles of the nominees. e more votes a teacher receives, the greater their chances to win. Votes for each teacher can be cast once a day, each day until June 1. In addition to receiving a $20,000 donation to his or her school, the winning teacher will be accompanied by a select Giants player Vote for the All-Stars CTA members are finalists for teaching award 50 CTA & You Cindy Gershen Joseph Manluco Alia Ghabra Andrew Lee Seike Dale Waldo " …your game was a remarkable tool. What better way to suggest critical thinking and generate deeper awareness of U.S. culture's white racial frame?" — Kevin Cummins, High School Teacher, Albuquerque, New Mexico "I learned that my whole life I have been treated a certain way by the people around me because I am white, which I had never really thought about before." — White student player " …I appreciate the realistic/practical action-based solutions presented in the game." — African American student player A Free, Educational "Board" Game Addresses racism and white privilege through critical thinking, social analysis, and team-based discussion. Ages 13+ • CCSS-Aligned • Curriculum Included ( Worksheets, Glossary, PowerPoint ) FREE DOWNLOAD at Created by Kesa Kivel Players will: • Become more aware that racism exists in many everyday situations (interpersonal and institutional) • Learn why the situations are racist (stereotyping, tokenism, cultural appropriation, etc.) • Acquire tools to interrupt these situations in order to help create a more loving and just world

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