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Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories: Celebration

Forum Overview On May 4, 2022, R16CC delivered the fourth and final session in the second year of the virtual Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories forums. The forum’s theme was “Celebration.” The series brings together Native parents, families, students, and elders as an opportunity to connect, hear from respected leaders and elders, and provide guidance on the direction of …

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Request for Proposals: Oregon Summer Learning Initiative

Oregon Proposals due August 4, 2022 R16CC is seeking an individual, team, or organization to partner with R16CC in support of the Oregon Department of Education’s Summer Learning Initiative. The awardee will collect data, tools, and resources; interview or lead focus groups of students, teachers, parents, and community-based organizations; collect and write impact stories; and create a final report in written …

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Job Opening: Oregon State Director

Are you an experienced educator ready to explore a new opportunity for supporting educational equity across Oregon? We’d love to have you on our growing team. Learn more about this opening below, and read the full description and apply at bit.ly/OregonDirector. Our Oregon state director will foster connections between Region 16 Comprehensive Center, the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Association of …

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Join Us at a Just Schools Q&A This May

Join Region 16 Comprehensive Center and author Dr. Ann Ishimaru on May 3 for a Just Schools Q&A. At this event, we’ll share questions and discuss strategies and practices for fostering equitable collaboration and building collective capacity to better serve students. In Just Schools, Dr. Ann M. Ishimaru explores how schools can build more equitable forms of collaboration with families and communities. …

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Request for Proposals: Data Identification and Disaggregation

Oregon Proposals due June 10, 2022 R16CC is seeking an individual, team, or organization to partner with R16CC in support of the Oregon Department of Education’s Data Identification and Disaggregation: AI/AN project. The contractor will ​​bring together a cross-office internal team in partnership with the Director of the Office of Indian Education and the Director of the Office of Equity, …

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Job Opening: Equity and Systemic Change Specialist

Region 16 Comprehensive Center is seeking an equity and systemic change specialist to join our growing team! The specialist will support teams in Oregon and across the region with a focus on impacting student success at the systems level. Read the full description and apply at bit.ly/R16Equity. Expected Responsibilities Include: Facilitate and coordinate activities associated with the planning, development, delivery …

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Our Future: Rooted in Culture, Family, and History

Our children are our future, and their future is rooted in our present and past: our cultures, families, communities, and histories. The resources on this page center on supporting Indigenous students and families navigating intergenerational trauma and suicidal ideation. Abstract: McQuaid et al. found that intergenerational exposure to traumatic historical experiences such as residential schools contributed to increased risk of suicidal …

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Region 16 Comprehensive Center Book Study: We Got This

“Sharing space with other educators is so important. A lot of times teachers like to have space to share ideas, share the struggles, share some possible solutions, and brainstorm together. I think that there’s just some kind of fellowship or community aspect of it that I think is valuable for educators.” A space for finding solutions and fellowship. This is …

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Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories: Misperceptions

Forum Overview As part of its Share Our Voices, Hear Our Voices program, on February 2, 2022, the Region 16 Comprehensive Center held the second event of the year for Native American parents, families, and students to help inform Native Education in Washington State. The forum’s theme was “Misperceptions.” Opening Session Jeremy Rouse (Yankton Sioux) provided the opening prayer. Jon …