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Announcing the Second Annual Leaders in Native Education Convening

Region 16 Comprehensive Center is thrilled to host the second annual Leaders in Native Education Convening this August. This convening brings together those deeply involved in Native education across our region. The aim of the convening is to amplify the voices of Tribal communities and share the practices that work best for their students and families.  This convening will hold …

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Co-design Fellowship: Announcing Cohort One

Region 16 Comprehensive Center is thrilled to announce our first cohort of Co-design fellows. The Co-designing with Families and Communities Fellowship is a year-long cohort of educational leaders committed to systems change. These leaders are shifting the power dynamics between school systems and the youth, families, and communities they serve. Cohort One teams are already fostering community partnerships and are …

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Co-design Fellowship: Meet the Facilitator Team

Region 16 Comprehensive Center is proud to offer the Co-designing with Families and Communities Fellowship as a resource for system-focused educators who engage with local partners in educational re-design. The Co-Design Fellowship is a year-long community of action for educational leaders. Teams of two to four leaders will partner with youth, families, and community members — particularly those underserved by …

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Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories: Celebrations of Spring

Forum Overview Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories is a series of forums designed to convene Native American and Alaska Native students and families to inform efforts to create an education system where Native students can thrive in Washington. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC), one of the 19 centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support states …

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Building Capacity in Washington Tribal Education Programs

Together, Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office of Native Education have cleared brighter pathways for Native learners and their families in Washington state. In 2020, Region 16 was approached by the National Comprehensive Center to participate in a four-state pilot of their newly developed process, Circles of Reflection. The Circles of Reflection is …

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Improving Equitable Access to Evidence-Based Reading Strategies in Alaska

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development are building a foundation for early literacy in Alaska through effective, accessible tools, and enriched educator capacity. Results of the work completed to date have been felt across Alaska, and include better-equipped literacy educators and stronger relationships and trust with teachers in remote communities. Explore our impact …

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Co-designing with Families and Communities Fellowship: What’s Our Why?

The 2023-2024 Co-designing with Families and Communities Fellowship is a unique opportunity to re-design our education system alongside youth, families, and communities. Region 16 Comprehensive Center is proud to offer this capacity-building resource to system-focused educators who engage with local partners to center community voice in educational re-design. This fellowship offers an exciting avenue to talk about what motivates us …

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FAQs: The Co-Design Fellowship

The Co-Designing with Families and Communities Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity for systems leaders to engage local partners in educational justice and community well-being. Have questions about the fellowship? Below, find the answers to some commonly asked questions: Are you seeking teams or individuals? Teams are at the heart of this fellowship’s design, so if you’re an individual interested in …

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Announcing The Co-designing with Families and Communities Fellowship

Are you a systems-focused educator in Alaska, Oregon or Washington? Have you been working to engage communities, families, and students in re-imagining a more equitable education system? Despite efforts to involve communities and families, many education systems struggle to engage local partners beyond symbolic input. The Co-design Fellowship supports teams by centering community voices in re-designing education systems. The fellowship …

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Co-Design Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Applications for the 2023-2024 Co-Designing with Families and Communities Fellowship are now open. Read more about this opportunity for educational systems leaders. The Co-Design Fellowship will host nine teams. Teams will consist of two to three systems-based educational leaders with strong understandings of racial inequities and demonstrated commitments to addressing them. Each selected team will then recruit an additional five …