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?
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An effective and evidence-based way to improve schools, nonprofits, and government agencies is to make decisions in partnership with those being served. This six-page resource provides an overview and tips for educators and youth workers.
Nanci Schneider gives a districts a school improvement formula for juggling local mandates and meeting state standards: Stay focused on student achievement and build a network.
When it comes to CTE, what teaching models make a difference? Our bloggers make a case for combining project-based and blended learning models into a powerful CTE teaching approach.
Science inquiry poses particular linguistic challenges for English learners. Learn a few principles and strategies for effectively teaching science to students learning English.
The density and complexity of social science textbooks and other texts can be particularly challenging for English learners. What principles and strategies can social studies teachers employ?
Math has its own language, and English learners often struggle to understand math concepts in this language. What can math teachers do to help their English learner students succeed?
English learners benefit from the same approach to reading and writing as their peers but need additional supports. Find out what language arts teachers can do to support their English learners.
Going to college makes a significant difference in students' future earnings. Read about how CTE could help energize more Oregon students to pursue a postsecondary path.
Designed to help districts assess and optimize their English learner (EL) services, this research-based tool contains 71 items organized into eight sections that address key components of a district’s program for English learners.
When your goal is to make expanded opportunities for English learners to practice language skills throughout the school day a reality, how do you go about it?
In May 2018, we explored educator networks in the Northwest that enhance professional development and student engagement.
This is the second in a three-part series on Ontario School District’s “language in the air” approach to creating opportunities for students learning English to practice language throughout the school day. Check out Part 1 and Part 3 to learn more about this project. From the beginning, our...
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.
Join us June 25-26, 2019 in Portland, Oregon 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...
When forming a professional learning network, how do you ensure your efforts are meaningful and sustainable? This resource will help you start your network with a clear purpose and solid direction.
Our librarians compiled this list of readily available, recent studies and articles that leaders can draw from when forming new collaboratives or enhancing existing ones.
One reason that hate groups are on the rise may be that they provide their members a sense of belonging they are not finding elsewhere. What can educators do to help reverse this trend?
Read how the NW RISE network that connects educators in rural schools across the Northwest inspired a new network in a remote Alaska school district the size of West Virginia.
Preparing students for their next steps in life is at the core of every high school’s mission. We're featuring programs and practices that help educators empower students toward their next steps on our blog, website and social media. Here are some of the thought pieces, actionable tools and...
SEL is critical to student success, but how do you know your supports are working? On our blog, Researcher Karyn Lewis walks you through key considerations on how to measure SEL.
Our librarians recently compiled this list of the latest studies and resources that states, districts and schools can draw from to create and improve CTE programs.
West Valley School District students can earn industry certificates in seventh grade and journeyman credentials in high school. What can other districts learn from West Valley's thriving CTE model?
Check out the practices and programs that help educators engage English learners with compelling, grade-appropriate language and content that we featured in March 2018.
English learners need to develop math and reading skills as well as their knowledge of social studies and science—even while learning English. Find out what the research says on this topic.
Registration for this event is by invitation only. Dates/Times April 17 - 18, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and lunch provided Location Eagle Crest Resort by Holiday Inn Golden Eagle Ballroom (A-B) 1522 Cline Falls Road Redmond, Oregon 97756 Lodging We have secured a block of...
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.
What do students and families want to hear from school leaders in their-back-to-school messages? Shadiin Garcia shares a list that she's gathered.
English learners benefit when they have opportunities for language practice throughout the day. What does it take for schools to make this happen?
The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project has positive effects on the retention of new teachers and student achievement. What can other states take away from what Alaska is doing?
Think through important decisions on why to measure SEL, how to use SEL data and which skills, mindsets and capacities are appropriate to measure with this informative two-page guide.
This brief provides educators with the background, rationale and evidence for implementing an uninterrupted, 90-minute literacy block as part of a comprehensive approach to teaching reading in elementary schools.
Providing students with structure and boundaries doesn't have to take a big effort and can help young people learn more effectively.
Education Northwest is taking an opportunity to look at Black History Month through the lens of the future by honoring six outstanding student leaders from across the region.
How do you measure social and emotional learning, and how do you know your supports are working? Tune in to this February 22 webinar featuring a Q & A with national expert Hunter Gehlbach.
How does an eastern Washington high school build and retain an exceptional and diverse teaching staff despite challenges? Pasco High School Principal Raúl Sital shares his approach.
Here is a sampling of the research-based resources and conversations we shared: Stopping the Spread of Math Anxiety Math anxiety goes a lot deeper than simply disliking math. Students who experience this form of anxiety have an acutely negative emotional response to situations that involve math...
Social and emotional learning is critical for students, but the concepts can be confusing. In this article, Education Northwest's experts weigh in on the best places for educators to start.
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.
A study found disparities in advanced course enrollment among students from different language groups. What can schools do to increase advanced course enrollment and success for English learners?
Incorporating youth voice into academic settings requires educators and other adults to be mindful and think critically about when they need to step up (and step out) to best support youth.