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 Video Conveys Promise of Regional Rural Educator Network

September 8, 2017

In this new video, several teachers also talk about their experiences in NW RISE and reflect on the network’s growth from a handful of districts to a vital resource that connects her to a large group of K–2 teachers who share ideas and plan classroom projects together.

 ASCD’s Conference on Educational Leadership

October 27–29, 2017

Explore the many facets of educational leadership over three days in Kissimmee, Florida at this ASCD event. The conference will focus on three aspects of effective leadership: instructional leadership, leveraging resources, and leading and supporting students and adults.

 National Indian Education Association’s (NIEA) 2017 Convention

October 4–7, 2017

NIEA’s annual event—this year in Orlando, Florida, features participatory workshops, research presentations, and keynote addresses that recognize the role educators and communities play in shaping the future leaders of Native education.

 Social Belonging for Youth Success: Research and Promising Practices

September 14, 2017

This webinar--with presenters from Education Northwest--offers an overview of the research on social belonging, and a discussion on how to practice simple exercises to promote social belonging in school and youth program settings.

 Designing Effective Mentoring Programs for Neglected, Delinquent, and Incarcerated Youth

August 31, 2017

The National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth will share a new toolkit on developing mentoring programs for incarcerated youth in this webinar.

 Strategic Communications Toolbox Webinar Series

August 30–September 19, 2017

This three-part webinar series shows how SEAs can use the Building State Capacity and Productivity Center’s new toolbox to develop and enhance strategic communications plans.

 Preparing American Indian Students for College and Careers

August 17, 2017

This REL Midwest webinar will highlight culturally responsive strategies to promote college and career readiness, with a specific focus on supports that are responsive to American Indian students' cultural contexts, communities, and lived experiences.

 What States Can Learn from Early Reviews of ESSA Plans

July 25, 2017

Join NASBE on July 25, 2017, from 12–1 p.m. (PDT) for a webinar exploring the ESSA plans submitted by 16 states and the District of Columbia. Which of the state plans receive high marks for their bold and innovative strategies? What are the trends across states’ plans? How can policymakers use reviewers’ feedback to make improvements to their state plan?

 Native Language Immersion Programs and Native Student Identification Resources

July 18, 2017

Our parent organization, Education Northwest, recently spotlighted two areas related to one of the NWCC’s highest priorities: improving the educational experience and outcomes of American Indian/Alaska Native students.

 Using Needs Assessments for School and District Improvement

July 6, 2017

The Center on School Turnaround invites you to attend this new webinar featuring the Center on School Turnaround (CST) and the Council on Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) recent tactical guide Using Needs Assessments for School and District Improvement.

 National Conference on Student Assessment

June 28–30, 2017

This CCSSO event gives states a forum to share and discuss the best practices and strategies that support states in implementing high-quality assessments and solid accountability systems.

 Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement

June 27, 2017

This Center for School Turnaround webinar will assist states, districts, and school in leading and managing rapid improvement efforts. Participants will learn about a framework with four domains central to rapid and significant school improvement: turnaround leadership, talent development, instructional transformation, and culture shift.

 Including Ever-English Learner Students in Accountability and Continuous Improvement

June 21, 2017

Recent research indicates that looking at students who were ever classified as English learners—“ever-English learner students”—provides important information for states, districts, and schools. This REL Northeast & Islands webinar examines this research, including a study conducted in Oregon.

 Early Childhood Evaluation: Improving Policy, Systems, and Services

June 19, 2017

This webinar sponsored by the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments will focus on how to design an evaluation to improve early childhood systems of care and translate evaluation findings to effectively describe positive impacts and return on investment to policymakers and other partners.

 ESSA, Innovation, and Personalized Learning

June 14–17, 2017

The Center on Innovations in Learning will hold its fourth annual Conversations with Innovators event with experts and practitioners immersed in the work of educational change.

 Inside CASEL’s Social and Emotional Learning District Resource Center

May 24, 2017

This webinar is a guided tour of a new website providing guidance, approaches, and more than 500 tools and resources to help school districts systemically implement social and emotional learning (SEL).

 Oregon Submits ESSA Plan

May 5, 2017

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) submitted its final state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education today.

 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Resources

May. 1, 2017

As state education agencies (SEAs) continue to develop and implement their ESSA plans, the Northwest Comprehensive Center has been providing on-the-ground technical assistance to each of the five SEAs we serve.

 Supporting College and Career Readiness for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

April 20, 2017

This webinar focuses on ESSA’s new requirements and highlights promising state and district examples supporting college and career readiness for youth experiencing homelessness.

 School Discipline Data Indicators: A Guide for Districts and Schools

April 18, 2017

A new guide by our partners at REL Northwest helps schools and districts use data to identify the root causes of discipline disparities and to monitor progress towards eliminating racial disproportionalities in exclusionary discipline.

 Guide Helps Districts Use Data To Improve Dual-credit Programs

April 6, 2017

To increase college and career readiness in Washington, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is strengthening the state’s capacity to offer quality dual-credit options and ensure equitable access and course completion for all students.

 Teacher Leadership: Strategies for Putting Your Ideas into Action

March 15, 2017

Hosted by the GTL Center, this webinar helps schools and districts assess readiness for teacher leadership initiatives and highlights research-based, self-assessment tools.

 Recommendations for Making Consultation With Tribes Meaningful

Dec. 16, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) stresses the importance of improving educational outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native students.

 Providing High-Quality Technical Assistance across the Region

October 15, 2016

State education agencies in the Northwest face many challenges and competing priorities, but a few have risen to the top of the list in the past few years, including how to improve education for American Indian/Alaska Native students, promote college and career readiness, and support low-performing schools.

 ESSA Implementation in the Northwest

May 4, 2016

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), state education agencies (SEAs) have been examining the new requirements and developing plans to implement the national education law within each state’s unique context.

 Reaching Rural and Remote Schools: A Lesson From Montana

Apr. 7, 2016

Supporting professional learning is essential to effective implementation of the Montana Common Core Standards (MTCCS).

 Deepening Rural Collaboration Through Video Study

Dec. 24, 2015

The NWCC helps build the capacity of state education agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington to strengthen internal effectiveness to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate large-scale reforms; and support local education agencies in implementing reform initiatives.

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