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
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Student Advisor Applications open until April 11th
The application deadline for student advisors on all councils except the Student Advisory Council has been extended. If you are or know of a high school or college student who is interested in being a student advisor on the following councils, please encourage them to apply by Sunday, April 11th.
- African American Advisory Council
- Equitable and Inclusive Practices Advisory Council
- Indian Education Advisory Council
- Latinx Advisory Council
Registration Open: Teachers’ Institute, Leading Change, and School Counselors’ Institute
Each year administrators, teachers, and school counselors participate in this learning opportunity led by inspirational keynotes and national speakers who are the leading authorities in their chosen areas. More than ever, we at ADE look forward to providing educators this virtual opportunity to learn, collaborate, and begin planning for the critical role they will continue to play in the education of Arizona’s incredible students. This year’s virtual conference schedule has been built with all three groups of educators in mind. The 2021 Conference theme, Optimism and Opportunity for All, reflects our understanding and recognition that all educators, no matter the obstacles, continue to inspire, cultivate relationships, and focus on teaching and learning for all Arizona students.
- Teachers' Institute and Leading Change June 9-11, 2021 virtual conference
- Cost: $140 per person
- School Counselors' Institute June 9-10, 2021 virtual conference
- Cost: $140 per person
Resources and Events from External Partners and Stakeholders
ASU Student Culture and Engagement: Indigenous Culture Week Events
ASU's four campuses are located on the ancestral land of Indigenous peoples, including the O'odham and Pee Posh communities. As part of Turtle Island (North and South America), Indigenous Culture Week seeks to celebrate the Indigenous people of this land and promote the Indigenous voices around the world. The goal of Indigenous Culture Week is to bring our community together to educate, celebrate and share ideas, values, and traditions across all four campuses.
Arizona Indian Education Association (AIEA): Ribbon Skirt Making Webinar
Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 5:00 pm (MST) – Zoom information: https://itcaonline.zoom.us/j/3715550354?pwd=NCtua0FDb3FselJMVFRpM0xZRnJwUT09
AIEA cordially invites you and students to join the AIEA Cultural Webinar Series session "Ribbon Skirt Making Webinar" scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 5:00-6:30 P.M. (Phoenix-time). This new webinar series will introduce easy art tutorials suitable for parents and students and cover sewing basics, step-by-step instructions, and questions/answers in live time with attendees. A sewing machine is required, and the list of needed materials is included in the flyer. For more information about the webinar, please contact Ms. Jerri Thomas at 480-452-4867 or [email protected].
Department of Dine Education: Family Engagement for Student Success Through Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Virtual Learning
April 14, 2021 at 9:00 am
Department of Dine Education's Office of Standards, Curriculum & Assessment Development is hosting a virtual training to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the importance
of parent/family engagement and knowledge of traditional parenting. Please see the flyer for more information.
Health Coverage 101: For Educators, Administrators, And Supporters
Join Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers, Children’s Action Alliance, and Cover Arizona for a free webinar about health insurance and the critical role educators, support staff, and school administrators can play in keeping kids connected to care. See the flyer for more information.
UArizona: Native SOAR Final Digital Showcase
May 11, 2021 at 10:30 am (MST) – Registration: https://arizona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcOyrrz4sHdL9bjA1AkNTsOGzBHrAyoG3
Join the Native SOAR Digital Story Showcase via Zoom. The gathering will be held on May 11, 2021, at 10:30 AM (Tucson time). Even if you can only come for a bit, they would love to see you! Through short videos, Native SOAR undergraduate mentors will share about their Native SOAR mentoring experience. Native SOAR will also honor our Native SOAR mentees. Please register in advance for this gathering.