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Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories: Relations and the Seasons

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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Nothing about us without us

Sharing the importance of Tribal consultation with educators and other Oregon state agency staff In 2001, Oregon became the first state to legally require Tribal consultation with the passage of Senate Bill 770. This law established a framework for communication between state agencies and Tribes to support effective government-to-government relations.  Since then, some instances of Tribal consultation have been successful. …

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Announcing our 2024 Professional Book Study series

Get ready to join change-makers in learning about systemic barriers to student success and working toward more equitable outcomes for students, families, and communities in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.  Our Professional Book Study series allows educators, administrators, parents, and community leaders to learn together about pressing issues facing our region’s educational landscape. This community of action is a great way …

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Leaders in Native Education: Stories of Connection

This fall, we’re looking back and celebrating the deep connections and critical work that unfolded this past August at the 2nd annual Leaders in Native Education Convening.  Nearly 40 educational leaders representing dozens of Tribal, state, and local agencies and organizations gathered in Dzantik’ihéeni (Juneau, Alaska) to exchange practices, build connections, and form support networks to better meet the needs …

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Getting Started with Co-design: Build a Team with Diverse Expertise

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) are proud to partner on our year-long, inaugural Co-design Fellowship. The fellowship supports diverse educational systems in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon in co-designing with youth, families, and communities.  Region 16 would like to thank our advisory board for its guidance, which led us to the exemplary work of Drs. …

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Getting Started with Co-design: Begin with Families and Communities to Identify a “Center of Gravity”

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) are proud to partner on our year-long, inaugural Co-design Fellowship. The fellowship supports diverse educational systems in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon in co-designing with youth, families, and communities. Region 16 would like to thank our advisory board for its guidance, which led us to the exemplary work of Drs. …

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Getting Started with Co-design: Take a Different Approach to Partnering with Youth, Families, and Communities

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC) are proud to partner on our year-long, inaugural Co-design Fellowship. The fellowship supports diverse educational systems in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon in co-designing with youth, families, and communities. Region 16 would like to thank our advisory board for its guidance, which led us to the exemplary work of Drs. …

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Getting Started with Co-Design: A Nested Regional Network

An update from the 2023–2024 Region 16 Comprehensive Center-Family Leadership Design Collaborative Co-Design Fellowship cohort “Instead of approaching people and communities with solutions thought of in their absence, we should be in conversation with people and communities to co-construct and implement solutions based on local knowledges and realities” (San Pedro & Kinloch, 2017). Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Family …

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A Look Back: The 2023 Alaska Science of Reading Symposium

In April 2023, nearly 1,000 in-person and 800 virtual attendees gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, to dive into the science behind teaching children to read. The second annual Alaska Science of Reading Symposium brought together educators and administrators to explore evidence-based approaches to reading instruction. This symposium was jointly hosted by Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Alaska Department of Education …

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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 …