In Case You Missed It: The Phoenix-based Indigenous Enterprise performance at yesterday's Presidential Inauguration embodied the dance troop's philosophy "Preservation, Performance, Progression," as they showcased their talents and heritage through traditional Navajo dance and music. Read more HERE.
Arizona Department of Education Updates and Resources
OIE Parent and Caregiver Survey
The Office of Indian Education (OIE) is seeking feedback from Native American parents and caregivers on the OIE strategic plan. The presentation includes information about the OIE strategic plan and a link to the survey. Read the presentation and access the survey HERE.
Diverse Texts – Creating a More Inclusive Curriculum Webinar
As part of this webinar, participants will learn how to use the ADE Diverse Texts guidance to help you to create a more inclusive curriculum in your secondary ELA Classroom, and how to start a conversation in your classroom, school, and district. Educators have a responsibility to diversify the representation in the texts that students read in their classrooms. There is a world of diverse texts available that will give a broader viewpoint of the world as well as allow for and celebrate greater representation. Each of the books in the Diverse Texts Guidance chart feature protagonists and characters that are a part of underrepresented groups. There are also non-fiction texts that represent diverse voices and diverse perspectives of history. Additionally, there are resources to help educators diversify their curriculum.
Please feel free to review the guidance beforehand as we will be spending time with it during this webinar: https://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/secondary-literacy-middlehs (under the blue bar that says "Diverse Texts"). Participants will earn 1-hour of PD credit for attending this webinar. The Zoom link will be individually emailed to registrants on the day of the webinar.
There are five dates for the webinar. Each start at 3:00 PM (MST) Register HERE.
- January 21, 2021
- January 27, 2021
- February 2, 2021
- February 17, 2021
- March 4, 2021
Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD)
The UArizona Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) is hosting this year's Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day Conference (MEAD) virtually on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Bay-Williams, author of Math Fact Fluency and co-author of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics. This year’s event will be free for all Arizona Teachers and $125 for everyone else. Learn more and register HERE.
The CRR is currently receiving CARES Act funding from ADE to support its recruit and retention efforts.
Resources and Update from OIE Partners and Stakeholders
ResilientArizona.Org – Get Connected with a Free Crisis Counselor
Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program is a federally funded program that helps people and communities recover from the effects of disasters and/or pandemics through short-term interventions that provide emotional support, crisis counseling, and connection to community supports. Dial 2-1-1 within AZ or 1-877-211-8661 from anywhere to connect with a provider today.
Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program es un programa financiado por el gobierno federal que ayuda a las personas y comunidades a recuperarse de los efectos de desastres y/o pandemias a través de intervenciones a corto plazo que proporcionan apoyo emocional, consejería sobre crisis y conexión con los apoyos de la comunidad. Llame al 2-1-1 dentro de az o 1-877-211-8661 para conectarse con un proveedor de consejería.