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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 May 9, 2022 at 5 pm 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 …

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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 …

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Native Education Certificate Program Ready for Next Wave of Educators

In August 2020, a group of 25 educational professionals including ESD administrators, classroom teachers, and district specialists, began participation in the two-year University of Washington Native Education Certificate Program (UW NECP) as a part of Washington’s R16CC State Service Plan. This subset of learners is committed to expanding the capacity and understanding of our state’s ESDs and school districts through …

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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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First Quarter Recap: Oregon’s State Service Plan

Equity and racial justice are at the center of Region 16 Comprehensive Center’s work in Oregon. Through Oregon’s State Service Plan (SSP), we support two project pillars: Enhancing the Oregon Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education Enhancing the Oregon Department of Education’s Equity & Racial Justice Strategic Plan Enhancing the Oregon Department of Education Office of Indian Education During …