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 NW RISE All-Network Convening

Portland, OR | Novemer 8-9, 2018

Teachers and leaders from more than 30 remote communities across the Northwest will gather to share strategies to meet their unique challenges and spread best practices of the region's rural schools.

 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.

 Using Learning Huddles to Improve Teaching and Learning

Webinar | September 25, 2018

Learn about the theory and practice of teacher learning huddles and how they can be used to support teacher learning through improvement science strategies in this REL West webinar.

 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.

 A School Superintendent’s Challenge to America

Webinar | September 18, 2018

Get advice and hear lessons learned from former superintendent and author of Wildflowers: A School Superintendent's Challenge to America, Jonathan Raymond, in this Alliance for Excellent Education webinar.

 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.

 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.

 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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