For students in a writing class in a rural Idaho high school, sharing writing with peers in other states pushed their comfort zones. What did the students learn from this networking experience?
Are you responsible for helping teachers improve writing instruction in your school or district? If the answer is “yes,” this institute is for you. Designed specifically for individuals or teams charged with leading systemwide literacy efforts, this institute will review the basics for the 6
For districts and schools hit hard by teacher shortages, there's only so much you can do alone in hiring and keeping high-quality teachers. Mike Siebersma writes on how networks can be the answer.
Many areas of the country are facing severe teacher shortages. In February, we took a close look at how education stakeholders in our region are addressing this problem.
The February convening will provide an opportunity for ISN members to share the progress they have made in establishing collaborative leadership within their districts and/or processes they’ve used from either In Praise of American Educators or Leaders Make it Happen. It will also be an
We will be building on the concept of Collective Efficacy presented by Brian McNulty at our October gathering. Collective Efficacy refers to a staff's shared belief that through their collective action, they can positively influence student outcomes, including those who are disengaged
Earning college credit while still in high school can benefit students in many ways. What can states, districts and schools do to help their dual-credit programs become successful?
Our conversation with Dana Kelly and Carson Howell from the Idaho State Board of Education on Idaho’s approach and success in creating dual-credit programs.
We are deeply inspired by the seven people we are honoring as we observe Hispanic Heritage Month. This year, we are focusing on people who are doing meaningful work right now and have the potential to create wonderful legacies as leaders and role models.
In Rick DuFour’s book, In Praise of American Educators and How They Can Become Even Better, DuFour articulates the perceived attack on American Educators. And yet the push for higher academic standards, more rigorous evaluation methods (of both teachers and students) and mandated reforms have
This REL Northwest report provides a portrait of dual-credit participation rates and trends in Idaho between the 2011–12 and 2014–15 school years.
Join us as we look back on our first 50 years with a new video featuring the voices of Education Northwest staff members describing how their work connects to civil rights by striving to create equitable opportunities for all students and a timeline of the major national and regional milestones...
As we approach our 50th anniversary, we are running a series on the work we do with the five states that make up our region. This post looks at how Idaho is changing and what’s needed to meet the demands of an evolving workforce.
From Familiar to Unfamiliar: Pre-reading Scaffolds That Connect Students From What They Know to What They Don't Know Yet May 9, 2016 Presenter: Tim Blackburn Pre-reading tasks provide scaffolded supports for English learner students to negotiate the content, analytical practices, and
Elementary teachers are well-versed in English Language Arts shifts in the Common Core Standards—but are they equitable? That’s a matter of practice. In our Shifting Toward a Culturally Responsive Common Core webinars, we’ll unpack each shift and strategies to ensure the shift is applied to
In a three-minute video, educators from small rural schools in the Pacific Northwest talk about the value of participating in a network.
Many rural school districts face challenges such as high rates of poverty, geographic isolation, and low student engagement.
Education Northwest launched a new scholarship program for Native educators at the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) convention...
Idaho Association of School Administrators (IASA) Summer Leadership Conference is taking place place in Boise, Idaho on August 5–7, 2015. Researchers from Education Northwest are presenting two sessions: Supporting English Language Learners: Sheltered Instruction and Beyond Presenter: Theresa
The Idaho State Department of Education is offers the next biennial federal programs conference on April 15—17, 2015. The Idaho ESEA Conference, "Listen.Learn.Lead." will be held at the Boise Centre in beautiful downtown Boise, ID. The featured keynote speakers will be Jim Knight and Dr....