Monthly Archives: July 2013

Team Member Biography: Aquila Tapio, BA, MAE Candidate, Special Education Teacher – Minneapolis Public Schools

Aquila Tapio (Oglala Lakota), completed her EBD/LD licensures through Augsburg College’s Naadamaadiwin, “Helping One Another” Tribal Special Education Cohort and is currently working on her Master’s of Education thesis around Native Americans and special education. She also has a Bachelor’s … Continue reading

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Team Member Biography: Edna McKenzie, Ed. S.

Edna McKenzie-Ed.S Edna McKenzie received her Master of Arts in Education, certifications in Special Education, (LD and EBD) and her Principal K-12 and Director of Special Education licensure from the University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota. Edna is currently serving with … Continue reading

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Frames Conference For Engaging American Indian Youth September 18, 2013

Register today at Frames for Change Conference Approaches for engaging youth in school and community September 18, 2013 9:00am-5:00pm with reception to follow Join us for a free, one-day event to share proven approaches for engaging youth in school … Continue reading

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August 14 2013 Conference: Racial And Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education: What Can We Learn From Schools Nationwide?

The College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) and the Division of Special Education at the Minnesota Department of Education are co-sponsors of this conference for districts concerned with disproportionate identification and discipline of African American students in special education. … Continue reading

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Checklists For Review: Test Selection and Bias Vulnerability

Below, in pdf format, are checklists to assist in reviewing standardized tests for use with diverse populations (Test Selection Checklist) and in determining vulnerability to Bias (Vulnerability Assessment). Feedback on readability, modifications or changes can be directed to: ReducingBiasTest … Continue reading

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Checklist Drafts for Review

Below are draft of forms (pdf format) designed to support information gathering about students, or to be used by school systems to assess implementation of strategies to support students from diverse backgrounds. Included are a (1) sociocultural checklist, designed to … Continue reading

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