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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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Future-Focused Educators’ Summit

July 26–29, 2021 Educators and leaders faced both challenges and opportunities for growth over the past year. Current systems and practices may not be as effective as they once were, and learning environments have changed significantly. It is time to strategically plan for the upcoming school year while connecting with other experienced educators. The Future-Focused Educators Summit will help all school …

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Meet Emi Behan

“I really love organizing things. I like to check things off lists. I like seeing what we start with at the beginning, where we’re going to end up, and how to get there. That’s just the way my brain works.” This is the attitude that Emi Behan is bringing to the Region 16 Comprehensive Center as one of their new …

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Meet Amber Schneider

There is always an air of excitement when someone new joins the team. Please welcome Amber Schneider, whose infectious enthusiasm is sure to brighten your day instantly. She joined the Region 16 Comprehensive Center as one of the two new Operations Project Managers on April 26. “I’m really passionate about education and the change that it can make in people’s …

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Unpacking Priorities: A Community Conversation

Educational Impact of CARES $$ Well Spent Dates: March 31, 2021 Time: 3:45–5:15 pm AKST Audience: Alaskans Registration: http://bit.ly/3bJpHRH Hey, Alaskans! Join the conversation about how federal stimulus funding impacts education and how you can support your schools to get the most out of these funds.  

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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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Professional Book Studies

Book studies begin February 9, 2021 As lifelong readers and leaders, we know the value of reading and learning together at the student level, but rarely do we get the chance to read and learn together as educators. With this in mind, leaders at Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Learning have developed two …

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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 …