Arizona Department of Education Updates and Resources
Applications for Student Advisors for the 2021-2022 school year are now open! Represent your community by applying to be a Student Advisor on one of our many advisory councils below. Remember to apply before the deadline of Friday, April 2, 2021.
Resources and Update from OIE Partners and Stakeholders
National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Dental Therapy Education Scholarship
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to support dental therapy students for the 2021-2022 academic year. NIHB invites Tribes, Tribal organizations, and health organizations to sponsor a dental therapy student by completing a scholarship application. Entities sponsoring more than one student should submit one total application. Three $10,000 scholarships are available to enrolled or accepted dental therapy students to support the tuition costs of a dental therapy education program. Support for additional costs related to the student's dental therapy education may be considered. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee of public health professionals. Applications are due on June 11 and recipients will be notified by June 30, 2021. This opportunity is part of NIHB's Tribal Oral Health Initiative
Contact NIHB’s Public Health Policy & Programs Manager Brett Weber for the application and more details at [email protected].
ASU Gammage: Virtual Field Trips
ASU Gammage field trips are going virtual this spring! All programs are FREE for participating schools to see world-class performances from the comfort of your classroom. There are two available virtual field trip opportunities:
- Molly Blank Fund Performances for Students: The Virtual Performances for Students Series at ASU Gammage provides K-12 students with an opportunity to see incredible artists from around the world from the comfort of their computer or classroom. Teachers who register will receive educational curriculum guides to incorporate these performing arts experiences into their daily curriculum.
- Virtual APS Tech Tour: Technical theater students now have a chance to experience what it is like behind the scenes as a professional Production Manager at ASU Gammage. The 60-minute virtual APS Tech Tours include a combination of recorded videos and live Q&A. Students will get the chance to see places at ASU Gammage where not many have been!
ASU Gammage School Programs
National Nutrition Month Campaign Toolkit
This handy toolkit includes tip sheets, games, and activities, press releases, and planning materials to celebrate National Nutrition Month.
EatRight.org National Nutrition Month
2021 Virtual NIEA on the Hill
March 16-17, 2021 – Registration ends on March 12, 2021: https://niea.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=1463705&itemid=3ba6ffa6-e1fd-4084-a426-140cf02389eb
NIEA 'On the Hill' features one-of-a-kind Native Education advocacy sessions to engage, update and inform attendees on key issues current to Native education. This annual event, occurring in a virtual format for the first time in our history, will provide Native advocacy training for the current national landscape as well as prepare emerging and seasoned advocates for effective (virtual) Hill visits. Our training sessions will include:
- Advocacy Training
- Administration Updates
- Budget & Appropriations
- Authorizing Priorities
- And more!
Join us to learn from national experts and meet with congressional staff to advocate for the tools and resources necessary for Native students to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
17th Annual American Indian Disability Summit
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM (AZ) – Registration: https://arizona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdOqsqjwqEtHGZIJtnf7ebXJJ_Cpq3yOT
Join us for the American Indian Disability Summit. Our mission is to provide interaction, networking, education, and support for American Indians with disabilities and their families, and bridging opportunities and resources in rural and urban tribal communities.
UCLA: American Indians in Children's Literature and Animated Programs
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3–4:30 PM (PST) - Registration https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.eventbrite.com
Join UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center for an afternoon talk focusing on the importance of teaching children about American Indians through appropriate children’s literature and animated programs.
Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo), a critic, scholar, and founder of the blog American Indians in Children’s Literature, and Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Neets'aii Gwich’in), a producer of PBS’ Molly of Denali, will lead the talk, and UCLA graduate student Clementine Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) will moderate.
ASU: 2021 Virtual RECHARGE conference
Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 9:00 AM – Registration: http://bit.ly/rechargeasu2021
The annual Arizona State University virtual RECHARGE conference encourages American Indian students in grades 7-12 to invest in their education, future, and community. The event features inspiring presentations on college preparedness, financial aid/scholarships, college majors, culture/identity, and specialized ASU campus resources.
Native SOAR Digital Story Showcase
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 10:30 am (AZ) – Registration: https://bit.ly/nativesoarstories
At this Digital Story Showcase, Native SOAR undergraduate mentors will share about their Native SOAR mentoring experience through short videos. Native SOAR will also honor our Native SOAR mentees. Previous Native SOAR videos can be seen on our Native SOAR YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7z4WHuqC8LB1ryvw93PcA.
Please direct any questions to [email protected].
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