ANNOUNCEMENT: 2016 Professional Development Program Application Now Open!

The Office of Indian Education Professional Development Program competition opened on May 17, 2016 and closes on July 1, 2016. The purposes of the Indian Education Professional Development Grants program are to:

  1. increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indians;
  2. provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and
  3. improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the education field.

The notice was published in the Federal Register at this link: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-17/pdf/2016-11606.pdf.

Interested applicants will need to use the grants.gov website to apply at http://www.grants.gov. The Grants.Gov Opportunity Number is: ED-GRANTS-051716-001.

For more information you may click here: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/indianprofdev/applicant.html.

Recording of Education Northwest and TEDNA Webinar: STEP Program and Lessons Learned

If you were unable to attend Education Northwest and TEDNA’s webinar today, you can view the recording here.  We encourage any Tribal Education Agency or Department that is contemplating applying for the next round of STEP Grants to watch the webinar.  The PPT slides can be seen here. TEDNA’s overview of the STEP Grant can be seen here.

And remember, comments on the Department of Education’s proposed changes to the STEP Program are due on December 1st.

Education Northwest and TEDNA Webinar: STEP Program Lessons Learned – November 25

Please join us on November 25th, 12:00pm-1:30pm PST for a webinar to discuss lessons learned from the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) grants. As many of you are aware, the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking feedback regarding the priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the STEP program. The purpose of this webinar, hosted by Education Northwest, the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA), and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), is to identify lessons learned and recommendations from current STEP grant recipients that could inform future efforts.

Presenting in the webinar will be representatives from the current STEP programs, Matthew Campbell from NARF, and Quinton Roman Nose from TEDNA.

Webinar Details

Topic: STEP Grant Lessons Learned Webinar
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
Event number: 629 341 567
Event password: stepednw

Correction – Register for the webinar here: https://educationnorthwest.webex.com/educationnorthwest/onstage/g.php?d=629341567&t=a

 

FAI hosting Elders and Youth Conference – Livestream Online

First Alaskans Institute is hosting the 30th Anniversary Elders & Youth Conference from October 20-22, 2014 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage.

You can attend, too! Registration is in person starting Sunday Oct 19 from 3-5pm and Monday Oct 20 beginning at 7:30am.
You can also follow along with the livestream on their website:www.firstalaskans.org

NAEP/NIES Database Training Seminar Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

In an effort to encourage research on American Indian and Alaska Native students, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, will conduct a 3-day advanced studies seminar on the use of NCES databases for education research and policy analysis.

This seminar will focus primarily on the National Indian Education Study (NIES), a study conducted as a part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NCES conducts the NIES study at the request of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. NIES was last conducted in 2011 with results released in July 2012.

Training will be held December 8-10, 2014. Application deadline is October 31, 2014. Apply for the seminar today!

NAEP is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy for NAEP.

Audience: This seminar is aimed at faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges, universities, and tribal colleges and universities. Education researchers and policy analysts with strong statistical skills from state, local, and tribal education agencies and professional associations are also welcome. This special seminar is only for those interested in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students in the United States.
Location: Washington, DC
Applicants will be sent information about meeting and lodging arrangements.

http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=1262