Internship Coordination Strengthens with Addition of New Positions
FLAGSTAFF June 26, 2019
The community efforts of the Flagstaff Internship Network will be strengthened this fall with the addition of two staff positions at Coconino Community College and Flagstaff Unified School District.
Coconino Community College (CCC) hired a new Internship Coordinator who began work this week. The coordinator will help the college strengthen opportunities for CCC students to gain real life experience in work-based learning opportunities with local businesses. Read more “Internship Coordination Strengthens”
Educational Leadership Academy Begins First Unit
FLAGSTAFF June 20, 2019
Twenty-three Flagstaff area educational leaders began the first unit of the Beat the Odds School Leadership Academy this week. Administrators and aspiring educational leaders from the Flagstaff Unified School District, charter schools, Northern Arizona University, and early childhood educators are participating in the 14-month long program.
The first unit began with world-class education and using strategic thinking to drive high-quality teaching Read more “Educational Leadership Academy Unit 1”
KDI Pilot Implementation Outcomes
FLAGSTAFF May 24, 2019. Linda Harbottle
The LAUNCH Flagstaff Multi-LEA Collaborative is concluding its one year pilot of the Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) for the 2018-19 school year. The goal of the collaborative team was twofold – (1) to determine the value of the KDI as both an assessment and a teaching tool to support effective teaching and learning, and (2) as a valid and reliable tool for evaluating success in a consistent manner across all schools in our community. The collaborative team initially was comprised of the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) and two Flagstaff charter schools – Mountain School and PEAK School. Read more “KDI Pilot Implementation Outcomes”
Literacy Resource Coordination
FLAGSTAFF January 22, 2019
The Early Learning Action Network, in collaboration with the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD), is conducting a survey of families registering their child for kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year.
The survey is designed to gather information from families with young children and their familiarity with and utilization of local literacy resources like the Flagstaff Public Library, Reach Out and Read, and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Read more “Literacy Resource Coordination”
- Kate Haynes, a preschool teacher at Knoles Elementary School will present shortcuts and suggestions for entering documentation into the KDI tool.
- Group discussion about discoveries made to make the documentation process manageable.
Contact Linda Harbottle for more details
LAUNCH Flagstaff Selected for Read On Arizona Acceleration Zone Project
FLAGSTAFF September 6, 2018
Read On Arizona, thanks to partial funding and support provided by the Arizona Community Foundation and the Arizona Department of Education Early Childhood Unit, recently launched the Acceleration Zone Project focused on exploring how targeted communities throughout state can accelerate progress towards the goal of eliminating the literacy gap for economically disadvantaged students in Arizona.
“We are pleased to announce that Flagstaff has been chosen as one of six communities in Arizona to participate in the Acceleration Zone Project,” said Arizona Literacy Director for Read On Arizona, Terri Clark Read more “Read On Acceleration Zone”
KDI Team Making Progress
FLAGSTAFF (August 8, 2018)
The multi-LEA (local education agency) that formed to pilot implementation of the Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) has made steady progress since being granted approval from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to begin their work.
The team of local early childhood educators and administrators received training through out the spring of 2018 in use of the KDI from Teaching Strategies, the company contracted by the ADE for implementing the KDI. Read more “KDI Implementation Update”
Dual Enrollment Opportunities Expand
FLAGSTAFF (August 6, 2018)
One of the most cost effective ways to earn college credit, is to earn that credit while still in high school. In Flagstaff, this is accomplished through a special agreement between Coconino Community College (CCC) and a student’s high school. Until now, only students in the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) could take advantage of this opportunity called dual enrollment, but as of the start of this new school year that has changed.
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) and Northland Preparatory Academy (NPA) are the first charter high schools in Flagstaff to enter into their own agreement with CCC to offer dual enrollment in some specific courses they offer. Read more “Dual Enrollment Opportunities Expand”