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 National Rural Education Association Convention

Denver, CO | October 11-13, 2018

This annual event offers educators the opportuntiy to pool ideas, share information, and gather tools and resources to deliver the latest in teaching and learning in rural America.

 Designing and Implementing Quality Work-Based Learning Systems: A Collaborative Workshop for States and Districts

Savannah, GA | September 24-25, 2018

This workshop is part of the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center's initiative to help support states in designing, scaling, and implementing work-based learning efforts.

 Supporting Emotion Regulation in Early Childhood

Webinar | August 30, 2018

Join REL Central for a webinar on research-based strategies for creating supportive environments and using specific teaching strategies to foster the development of emotion regulation skills in early childhood settings.

 Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education with a Highly-Qualified Workforce

Webinar | August 15, 2018

Increasing the qualifications and skills of the early care and education workforce is a pressing policy concern. This REL Mid-Atlantic webinar will explore findings from the National Academies panel report as well as potential steps for states to raise the education credentials and compensation of the workforce and make care more affordable.

 Pursuit of Equity: Aligning Transition Planning From the State, District, and School Levels

Webinar Recording | June 28, 2018

How can transition planning support career readiness for students with disabilities? Presenters will provide an overview on the value of transition planning for students with disabilities including data sets and various environments where transition planning supports career readiness.

 Establishing Key Partnerships for Successful Work-Based Learning: Strategies for States and Districts

Webinar Recording | June 25, 2018

A critical component to successfully implement work-based learning (WBL) is stakeholder engagement. Learn configurations and strategies focused on authentic engagement and collaboration to ensure success for all students participating in WBL experiences.

 Career Readiness and Work-Based Learning: Experiences in Seven States

Webinar Recordings | May 29 and 30, 2018

In partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Education, the Washington State Board of Education hosted a pair of online forums in which leaders from seven states shared innovative approaches to preparing students for life after high school.

 Work-Based Learning as Part of a College and Career Readiness System

Webinar Recording | May 29, 2018

State presenters from Colorado and Iowa discussed work-based learning as part of their systemwide approach to college and career readiness and described how they align work-based learning with other education priorities, including CTE, employability skills, and ESSA to ensure students are prepared for tomorrow’s workforce demands.

 Pursuit of Equity: Leveraging Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities

Webinar Recording | May 10, 2018

State leaders from Washington share strategies for leveraging career and technical education (CTE) to support career readiness for students with disabilities and share recommendations for cross-systems collaboration. Researchers highlight the latest research findings on CTE and students with disabilities.

 Networks for Success

May 9, 2018

We've joined our parent organization Education Northwest in sharing our knowledge and lessons learned about networks. Explore with us the impact educator networks such as NW RISE are having on school improvement and learn how your school, district, or state can get involved.

 Creating Caring and Culturally Responsive Classrooms for Students in Prekindergarten to Grade 3

Webinar Recording | April 24, 2018

Learn strategies to create culturally responsive and emotionally supportive pre-K-3 classrooms for children from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds in this REL Northwest webinar recording.

 Leveraging ESSA’s Title II for Job-Embedded Professional Development

Webinar Recording | March 21, 2018

This NASBE webinar looks at ESSA Title II opportunities for effective professional learning systems and promising practices at the state and local levels.

 Measuring Soft Skills Doesn’t Need to Be Hard

Webinar Recording | March 14, 2018

This Education Northwest webinar explores the why, what, and how of using social and emotional learning (SEL) measures for formative purposes.

 State Innovations to Ensure Equity in High School Graduation Requirements

Webinar Recording | January 30, 2018

This National Association of State Boards of Education webinar examines gaps in college and career readiness across the nation, as well as efforts in several states, including Washington, to rethink high school graduation requirements and steer all students toward postsecondary success.

 Supporting Students with Disabilities through Personalized Learning

Webinar Recording | January 8, 2018

This webinar focuses on the emerging efforts to use personalized learning approaches to better serve students with disabilities, tools that are designed to help policymakers and practitioners, and strategies to help build the capacity of schools to use this approach.

 Leveraging ESSA, Perkins, and WIOA to Support a College- and Career-Ready Workforce

Webinar Recording | December 13, 2017

Aligning the education-to-workforce pipeline can help increase cost-efficiency, promote coherence, and produce better outcomes for students and workers. This webinar highlights the CCRS Center resource, Developing a College- and Career-Ready Workforce: An Analysis of ESSA, Perkins, and WIOA

 Improving Outcomes for Students in Rural Areas: The Promise and Challenge of Educator Networks

Webinar Recording | October 24, 2017

This REL Northwest webinar spotlights networks that are helping connect geographically isolated educators and prepare students in rural areas for postsecondary success. Hear from leaders of three rural education networks—our own Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network, the Vermont Rural Partnership, and the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative--about their successes and challenges. Presenters share strategies to promote cross-district collaboration through job-alike groups; student engagement through place-based learning; and college and career preparation through personalized learning pathways.

 Key Teaching and Learning Shifts for Personalized Learning: Preparing for Success

Webinar Recording | October 23, 2017

This webinar recording focuses on the key teaching and learning shifts that occur in successful personalized learning settings over time, including how these shifts can help improve students’ college and career readiness. The webinar featured both national experts and local leaders from districts implementing personalized learning approaches.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 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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