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Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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Region One Collaborative - Outreach Network (ROC-ON)

Region One Collaborative - Outreach Network (ROC-ON)

The vision of ROC-ON is to improve student outcomes through collaborating to develop a cohesive network of support for the educational community in Region 1.

ROC-ON supports Region 1 districts, schools and students by connecting, leading, teaching, and learning through the partnership of the State Department of Education; University of Idaho; College of Education; and community resources. The focus is student achievement, continuous school improvement, capacity building, and sustainability through professional development, coaching, collaboration and mentorship. Learn more about ROC-ON partners below.

ROC-ON Partners

The Community Water Resource Center (CWRC) mission is to serve the needs of North Idaho relating to local water quality and resource issues. CWRC has four primary focus areas: outreach and education, citizen science, research and data management.

Since 2013, the Dig'nIT (Digital Innovators Generating New Information Technology) program has provided hands-on, team centered technological experience for the young people of North Idaho. Starting with Girls Coding Camp, Dig'nIT established itself as the first step for students to engage with the region's growing tech sector. Today, the program offers several coding and STEM camps every summer at the U of I Harbor Center and other community organizations. The Dig'nIT internship program offers high school students a paid learning experience working as a team member within a Kootenai County tech company.

U of I dual credit classes give high school students the opportunity to earn college credit prior to graduation. A number of the university's dual credit courses are available face-to-face in the high school and several more are offered through Idaho Digital Learning online.

Educational Talent Search (ETS) serves more than 700 students in North Idaho. The ETS mission is to guide, advise and encourage income-eligible, first-generation college bound students in grades six through 12 — as well as adults — toward achieving entry to post-secondary education. ETS staff publicize and administer academic support, career and college exploration and financial aid assistance.

Gayle Otto | gotto@uidaho.edu

Silver Valley Upward Bound (SVUB) serves around 60 low-income/first-generation high school students in Kellogg and Wallace. Students receive intensive, one-on-one academic services intended to support their journey from high school through post-secondary education. SVUB includes tutoring, financial aid workshops, career counseling, college visits, and a six-week residential academic summer program featuring dual credit and a college-simulation experience.

Arielle Horan | ahoran@uidaho.edu

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) offers assistive technology (AT) information, referrals, demonstrations, technical assistance, and device loans to people with disabilities, older persons, their families and professionals. Assistive technology includes such things as alternative keyboards, mice, switches, developmental toys, vision, hearing, communication, reading, writing, math and organization tools. IATP also facilitates an AT reuse program among many other endeavors all available locally and across the state.

Janice Carson | janicec@uidaho.edu

The Idaho Building Capacity (IBC) project is a system of support for Idaho schools and districts that are in “needs improvement” status. A rigorous school and district selection process is used to select schools and districts in "needs improvement" status serving a high percentage of at-risk students with limited local resources. The Capacity Builders are retired, distinguished educators who are trained to assist local leaders. Capacity Builders are equipped with a tool kit of school improvement resources. In partnership with school and district leaders, they help create and implement a customized school improvement plan.

Deb Long | dlong@uidaho.edu

The Idaho Department of Education has placed educators in each region who work full-time for the Idaho Coaching Network ELA/Literacy. The focus is on supporting educators to improve instructional practices and develop deeper understanding of the state's English Language Arts/Literacy content standards. The network is predicated on honoring teachers as professionals and leaders and taking the time to drive lasting change. This yearlong job embedded work results in the development of local teacher leaders who support professional learning and better outcomes for students.

Lisa Nance, Katie Graupman and Annie McMahon (K-3) | idahocore1@sde.idaho.gov

The Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers strive to ensure math teachers are highly talented, trained and effective professionals. Operating as regional support centers for all K-12 public schools, the Idaho Regional Mathematics Centers provide professional development for teachers and conduct research to support mathematics teaching and learning in Idaho.

Julie Amador | irmc@uidaho.edu

NCCE is a professional learning organization working to provide best practices to educators with the goal of enhancing student success. The team works with teachers at all levels to personalize learning experiences and strategically align technology initiatives with other state, district and school initiatives.

Heidi Rogers | hrogers@ncce.org

Opening Books, Opening Doors is a community partnership to ensure all students in the Coeur d’Alene School District meet reading proficiency goals, including comprehension and fluency, by the end of third grade. The program adds to existing reading resources for students and teachers, and coordinates literacy efforts of parents, volunteers and organizations in Coeur d’Alene to create a community-wide approach to ensure reading success for K-3 students.

Charles Buck | buck@uidaho.edu

The Statewide Special Education Instructional and Behavioral Coordinators for the Center for Disabilities and Human Development – Special Education Support and Technical Assistance (CDHD-SESTA) project provide school districts with technical assistance, coaching, training, and monitoring support. In addition, CDHD-SESTA also offers special education resources for loan to school district employees, parents, and other professionals.

Sue Shelton | sshelton@uidaho.edu

The U of I Doceo Center leads teaching innovation and technology integration initiatives at the university and in K-12 schools. The center supports technology integration practices among teachers, school administrators, university faculty and K-12 districts by providing professional development, research and resources to state and national audiences. To achieve this goal, the center focuses on relating technology integration to state initiatives such as Idaho Core Standards, the Danielson Framework for Teaching and open education resources.

Cassidy Hall | cassidyh@uidaho.edu

University of Idaho Extension helps citizens improve their social, economic and environmental quality of life through research-based educational programs in response to locally identified issues and needs. U of I Extension, Kootenai County personnel offer programming in family and consumer science, forestry, home horticulture and 4-H youth development.

Mike Howell | northerndist@uidaho.edu

University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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