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Special Olympics Project UNIFY News (Sep 2013)
                 September 19, 2013What is Special Olympics Project UNIFY News?  A monthly newsletter for youth, teachers, administrators, partners, collaborators and Special Olympics Programs providing the latest news, resources and opportunities to help promote social inclusion through sports, youth leadership and education.ESPN Global Partnership Announced!On Friday, September 6, Special Olympics staff and athlete

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines (Sep 2013)
                 September 2013Your New NewsletterWelcome to the new Special Olympics Project UNIFY monthly newsletter (formerly the PU Internal Monthly Memo)! This internal communication is designed to give you updates on resources, information that impacts your work with youth, teachers and schools and fun and helpful tips as we start the 2013-2014 school year. You can expect to receive it the first Thursday of every month.As we

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines - October 2013 (Oct 2013)
                 October 2013AMLE MagazineSpecial Olympics Project UNIFY has been working with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) to share information on social inclusion, Unified Sports and Project UNIFY with the goal of expanding to more middle schools across the country. The October cover of The AMLE Magazine includes a picture of Tim Shriver with a group of middle level students. Inside the magazine is an article

Special Olympics Project UNIFY Teacher Tools - October 2013 (Oct 2013)
                 October 2013November Classroom Activity NewslettersAre you gearing up for November in your classroom? Next month’s Classroom Activity Newsletters (a series of monthly character education resources) are sharing lessons of fairness and understanding to help students of all grade-levels appreciate the value of positive competition and equality in play. Get started today with Project UNIFY’s grade-specific

Special Olympics Project UNIFY News - November 2013 (Nov 2013)
                 November 2013Youth Shine at AMLE ConferenceAt AMLE’s 40th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Minneapolis, MN this month, Special Olympics Project UNIFY had the opportunity to showcase its work to over 4,000 educators. To start off the keynote presentation, middle and high school students from White Bear Lake Area School District performed select acts from It’s Our School, Too! and received

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines - November 2013 (Nov 2013)
                 November 2013Excitement Grows for Young Athletes at SONA WorkshopThanks to the generous support of the Lynch Foundation, SONA hosted a Young Athletes (YA) workshop that brought together 35 Special Olympics Program staff members and Early Childhood Education professionals representing 22 states and the Caribbean. The conference agenda was full and provided information on a wide variety of topics including the histor

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines - December 2013 (Dec 2013)
                 December 2013Online Training Leader Board Update!As of December 1st, there have been 1,872 people who have completed the “Coaching Unified Sports” online course since it was launched 14 months ago. Over 700 of those completions have occurred in the past 5 months alone! This shows the commitment that all Programs have made to utilizing and promoting this valuable resource. We want to especially recognize

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines - January 2014 (Jan 2014)
                 January 2014Unified Sports and Youth Leadership WorkshopsIn Spring 2014, Project UNIFY will be offering two unique topic-specific Professional Development opportunities for Project UNIFY Programs:Unified Sports Workshop (February 10 - 12, Denver, CO) - focus on Unified Sports at the school level. Intended for state-level Project UNIFY liaison, with the option of bringing a guest (fellow staff member, student leader

Special Olympics Project UNIFY News - December 2013 (Dec 2013)
                 December 2013Happy HolidaysOur entire team sends you warm wishes for a splendid holiday season. As schools take a winter break, it is a great time to spend quality time with family and friends. There is excitement in the air as we head into 2014. So many wonderful opportunities for students and our Special Olympics athletes are just waiting to happen. We’ve seen and heard so many stories from the field about

Special Olympics Project UNIFY Teacher Tools - January 2014 (Jan 2014)
                 January 2014New Resource for Elementary Teachers and StudentsAre you an elementary school teacher looking for new ways to engage students in leadership, service learning and lessons of understanding and difference? Then you’ll definitely want to check out our newest resource – Special Olympics Club UNIFY. Club UNIFY is a Special Olympics club for elementary students that introduces students to Special O

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines - February 2014 (Feb 2014)
                 February 2014The Newest Global AmbassadorLast week, Special Olympics was proud to announce Elena Delle Donne as the newest Global Ambassador for the movement. Elena Delle Donne is a professional basketball player with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year. Special Olympics has always been very special to Delle Donne because of her sister Lizzie who has an intellectual disability. The announc

Special Olympics Project UNIFY News - February 2014 (Feb 2014)
                 February 2014Exciting new program from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Founding Partner WWEDo your students or your own child love reading and the WWE? Then join the 2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge! Kids 4-18 can read with a WWE Superstar Reading Buddy or write to a WWE Superstar Pen Pal for the chance to win a trip to WrestleMania 30, a school visit from a WWE Superstar, or grants to support their sch

2014 Special Olympics USA Games School Enrichment Program (Mar 2014)
                 March 7, 2014The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games School Enrichment ProgramFrom June 14-21, 2014, nearly 3,500 athletes will embark on a once-in-a lifetime opportunity. They will represent their states at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports. As part of a lead up to the 2014 USA Games, Special Olympics is pleased to present teachers around th

Club UNIFY (Feb 2014)
                 February 25 2014Fostering Leadership and Acceptance in Elementary StudentsAre you looking for new ways to engage students in leadership, service learning and lessons of understanding and difference? Then you’ll definitely want to check out our newest resource – Special Olympics Club UNIFY. Club UNIFY is a Special Olympics club for elementary students that introduces students to Special Olympics and lets

Special Olympics Project UNIFY News - March 2014 (Mar 2014)
                 March 2014Join the Department of Education PresentationPlease join Special Olympics Project UNIFY, via a live stream, during its annual presentation to the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Michael Yudin, the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will host the presentation to his colleagues at the DoED. Presentations and testimonials will be provi

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines - March 2014 (Mar 2014)
                 March 2014UNC vs. Duke – Game On!On March 8th the first annual Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball game will take place between the SO College Chapters of the University of North Carolina and Duke University, on the same day as the classic men's basketball rivalry game. Special Olympics athletes from Orange County will join students on the UNC team, while athletes from Durham County will pla

Project UNIFY Resources & Headlines - April 2014 (Apr 2014)
                 April 2014Annual Department of Education MaterialsAs a follow up to our email last week regarding the Department of Education presentation on Project UNIFY, we are excited to unveil additional materials that were prepared especially for the annual presentation.1. Project UNIFY Data PowerPoints (April 2014) - These slides are ideal for your use during trainings or presentations with Board members, staff, extern

Special Olympics Project UNIFY News - May 2014 (May 2014)
                 May 2014Webinar:  Individualizing Schools Through Effective School Climate Improvement Presenters: Terry Pickeral, Special Olympics Project UNIFY, Sr. Education Consultant Darlene Faster, Chief Operating Officer, National School Climate CenterJoin leading school climate experts Terry Pickeral and Darlene Faster for a free webinar on comprehensive school climate improvement efforts and how they can increase stu

Youth Summit - Welcome April 22 (Apr 2014)
 April 29 2014Welcome!The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Youth Summit is less than two months away and we are so excited to have you join us in New Jersey for a week of learning, activation and fun! The week-long Youth Summit will be jam-packed with amazing experiences, like leadership development sessions that connect to the Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidebook, opportunities to interact with the New Jersey community through school-based assemblies and a Unified Sports festival, fans in t

Youth Summit - Logistics May 13 (May 2014)
 May 13 2014Let's Get Ready for a Great Week! The countdown is officially on – we’re just 32 days away from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Youth Summit! We’ve got a lot of important information to share in today’s email, so please make sure you read through everything. To get you started, check out a quick video that shares some of the excitement and energy of the 2014 USA Games. Also, make sure to check out an updated copy of the Youth Summit sch




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