Announcement: Starting in May, the Office of Indian Education’s (OIE) weekly blog will become a biweekly blog. The blog will still feature great resources, events and updates from the Arizona Department of Education and its Office of Indian Education.
Arizona Department of Education Updates and Resources
Office of Indian Education's Strategic Plan
The Office of Indian Education (OIE) conducted our strategic planning process between June 2020 and February 2021. The process incorporated Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and communication patterns to facilitate a collective effort to reignite how OIE supports the needs of internal Arizona Department of Education (ADE) divisions, tribal education departments, local education agencies, caregivers, students, and elected tribal leadership.
Bringing so many voices to the planning sessions resulted in the creation of a robust report, as well as precise, timely goals for the OIE. This work culminated in the development of a strong vision of educational sovereignty for Arizona’s Indigenous students that may be implemented with the proper resources.
OIE Strategic Plan
Webinar: How ESSER Funds Can be Used to Grow CCR Programs
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 2:00 PM – Registration: https://ems.azed.gov/home/calendar?sd=8574
ESSER Funds present us with many opportunities including how we make the most of these dollars to make systematic changes to better serve all students. Join our webinar to hear from the Arizona Department of Education, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family and AdviseAZ AmeriCorps to learn how ESSER Funds can be used to grow CCR Programs.
Job Opening: Title I/II Tribal Grants Specialist
ADE has an exciting job opportunity for a Title I/II Tribal Grants Specialist to work within the Educator and School Excellence team! The application window is open and will close on Monday, May 3rd. Visit the following link to apply: https://state-of-arizona.career-pages.com/home
Resources and Events from External Partners and Stakeholders
2021 ITCA Tribal Voices Youth Conference
Saturday, May 1st at 9:00 AM – Registration: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efmuQnUk9qaeKcS
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) presents the 2021 Spring Youth Conference focused on Indigenous food sovereignty and environmental sustainability.
Reclaiming Native Truth’s Changing the Narrative About Native Americans: A Guide for Allies
A group of diverse Native and non-Native stakeholders from across the country has conducted unprecedented research and developed a strategy to change this situation as part of an initiative called Reclaiming Native Truth. This initiative is designed to eradicate harmful and toxic narratives, stereotypes, structural and institutional racism, dehumanization, and the invisibility of Native Americans. It aims to increase access to opportunities and rights and to ensure that Native Americans live in a society where they are celebrated as a vital part of the fabric of the United States as both leaders and key contributors.
Read the Guide
Act One AZ: Digital and Virtual Reality Field Trips
Act One has partnered with organizations across the state to offer free and fee-based opportunities for your students to experience a digital or virtual reality field trip. To learn more about their digital field trips, please visit https://act1az.org/digital-field-trips/
To learn more about their virtual reality field trips, please see their flyer: