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Rise & Thrive: Regions 16 and 17 to Co-Host NW RISE Annual Convening

Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC) and Region 17 Comprehensive Center (R17CC) are partnering this spring to support rural educators across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington at the NW Rise Annual Convening. The convening is centered around thriving. The convening is designed to help rural educators find a pathway from barely surviving to thriving — and helping their students, in turn, to do the same.

The Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network brings together teachers and leaders from the region’s most isolated and remote communities. NW RISE addresses the lack of connection and professional development opportunities rural educators often face by convening rural teachers, principals, and superintendents who share common problems of practice and a desire to improve outcomes for students.

Staff members from participating school districts and state education agencies can join the NW RISE Network, which is supported by R17CC and state and local education agencies in the Northwest. Participants meet face to face twice a year in job-alike groups and collaborate virtually throughout the year.

The (NW) RISE & THRIVE Annual Convening

As educators, we continue to teach, adjust, flex, and adapt to meet the needs of our students. This year’s theme centers on how we can continue to thrive in the face of adversity.


Thursday, March 17: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort
115 S. 2nd Street
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814


Registration is available through the Region 17 Comprehensive Center website.

Learn More

Explore the conference webpage for additional information on registration, conference content, and room reservations.

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