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First Quarter Recap: Alaska’s State Service Plan

Region 16 Comprehensive Center’s work in Alaska is centered around supporting the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED)’s strategic plan: Alaska’s Education Challenge. Our support centers on four areas: evidence-based reading instruction, standards refresh and refocus, school improvement, and assessments and data literacy. The goal of Region 16 Comprehensive Center’s work is to provide capacity-building support to DEED …

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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 …

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Van Wyhe Begins as New Alaska State Director

Well done group projects require every team member to buy into them and give them plenty of focus. That’s how the new Region 16 Comprehensive Center Alaskan Director Tamara Van Wyhe sees things. Or, as she puts it, “we’re better together.” Van Whye took over her new leadership position on July 19, 2021. She brings over 25 years of education …

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Region 16 Welcomes New Alaska State Principal

A familiar face has ascended to a new place at SERRC. On July 1, 2021, Julie Staley became the new Executive Director of said educational resource center. She will also be joining the Region 16 Comprehensive Center as the Alaska State Principal. Staley brings 30 years of experience working directly for SERRC to the positions. She spent the previous 14 …

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Alaskan Science Curriculum Topic Study Recap

Investing in education means investing in the teachers themselves. More than just spending money on professional development opportunities, this includes ensuring that teachers are getting the support they need to implement new ideas and concepts into their daily teaching. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center works to improve the quality and equity of education throughout Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Training for …

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Unpacking Priorities: A Community Conversation Recap

The pandemic has presented many financial challenges across Alaskan school districts. One such challenge will be a boon in the coming years. On March 31, the Region 16 Comprehensive Center hosted Unpacking Priorities, a community forum for Alaska education officials. The idea for the conference was to bring them together to share thoughts and gather more information on the newly …

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Alaska’s Path to Progress: Workshop Recap

“What will we sustain and sunset in the upcoming school year?” was the tagline for the recent Alaska’s Path to Progress webinar. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center and AK DEED hosted an event focused on the challenges and benefits of the past school year. There’s no denying the 2020 – 2021 school year was a turbulent one for educators and …

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Science Curriculum Topic Study Makers Workshop

6-class series begins Feb. 11, 2021 Join Science Curriculum Topic Study authors Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel for six interactive sessions. Together, participants will develop a shared bank of applied science lessons aligned to Alaska Science Standards and designed to engage students in content and concepts related to science and engineering. Register by Jan. 20, 2021 to receive a free …

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Teaching Early Literacy Remotely

6-part series begins Jan. 11, 2021 How do you teach a K-3 student to read remotely? Join the experts from REL Northwest to learn about implementing evidence-based early literacy practices in a remote learning environment. This series will cover five topics designed to help educators engage students and provide support to early learners: Jan. 11 – Increasing Instructional Intensity Jan. 25 …