CREATE statement on the events of January 6, 2021

As a nonpartisan organization, we believe unwaveringly in a multiracial democracy and in the right to vote to shape this country’s direction so that all communities and individuals can thrive. We thus condemn in the strongest possible terms the storming and desecration of our shared Capitol and government on January 6 by people who demanded…

#USvsHate Now a Six-Week Online Challenge during School Closures

The #USvsHate team has some great news to share: Teaching Tolerance is taking #USvsHate online for the next six weeks! “In this era of school closures, we’re thrilled Teaching Tolerance is taking #USvsHate online,” said Mica Pollock, CREATE director and professor in the Department of Education Studies at UC San Diego. “It’s a perfect distance…

Professor Mica Pollock Named as Top Scholar in Education Practice and Policy

Dr. Mica Pollock, UC San Diego professor of Education Studies and director of the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at UC San Diego, has been named one of the top 200 scholars who “did the most last year to shape educational practice and policy” in Education Week’s 2020 RHSU…

Code.org San Diego Hosts Back-to-Back Bilingual Family Coding Nights

On December 11-13, 2019, Code.org San Diego (in UC San Diego’s CREATE) hosted three nights of coding for local elementary and middle school students and their families. The events, held in English and Spanish, were part of Code.org’s global initiative called “Hour of Code,” held during national Computer Science Education Week. The “Bilingual Family Coding Night”…

Starting #USvsHate: San Diego Stories

We talked recently with a team of teachers in the Chula Vista Elementary School District about how they’ve started their participation in #USvsHate this 2019-20 school year. One teacher has already submitted her first entries at http://usvshate.org! Eight teachers from 3rd-6th grade joined an #USvsHate San Diego gathering of interested educators October 30. The principal…

This Week @ UC San Diego: Homegrown Campaign to Combat Hate on National Stage

#USvsHate, a student- and educator-led anti-hate messaging project, was the lead story in the October 24, 2019 issue of This Week @ UC San Diego. #USvsHate was designed collaboratively by CREATE Director and UC San Diego Education Studies Professor Mica Pollock, UC San Diego doctoral student Mariko Cavey, CREATE Digital Specialist Minhtuyen Mai, and educators…

Teaching Tolerance Lifts CREATE’s #USvsHate

“This is an initiative that invites student voice. Kids are given an invitation to message and speak their perspective. Teachers are being invited into a collective effort to work on the issues of our society rather than pretend the world doesn’t exist.” – Mica Pollock, UC San Diego Professor of Education Studies, Director of the…