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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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Region One Collaborative - Outreach Network (ROC-ON)

The Region One Collaborative Outreach Network (ROC-ON) supports learning excellence for all students in region one. Partners include K-12 school districts in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, the Idaho State Department of Education and the University of Idaho College of Education Health and Human Sciences. Through professional development, coaching, mentorship, collaboration and research, ROC-ON identifies, builds and maintains capacity for K-12 leadership for learning.

Why ROC-ON

We believe we are stronger together. We recognize the power of the network supports three critical elements:

  • Collective focus on student learning: ROC-ON partners focus on student learning excellence. We assume all students have the right to high quality learning despite the external obstacles students, schools, districts and communities face. We maintain a clear focus on student learning excellence.
  • Collaboration: ROC-ON partners encourage leaders to work together, not only to develop shared understandings of teachers, students, curriculum and instructional policy, but also to produce experiences and materials that support sustainable and continuous learning excellence. We simplify inherent complexity, connect to reduce redundancy and support sustainable action.
  • Shared Values and Norms: Through action and discussion, partners affirm their common values concerning educational issues in support of our shared focus on student learning excellence.

ROC-ON creates six conditions which nurture the shared leadership necessary to develop, grow and sustain learning leadership. By participating in the network, you will directly benefit from the following:

  1. Time to connect and talk
  2. Reduce isolation
  3. Be a part of a support community
  4. Be able to calibrate your strategies for policy implementation as you exchange ideas
  5. Support collective action and reduce redundancies
  6. Recognize and elevate capacity

2021-2022 Meetings

Three ROC-ON gatherings are planned for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Oct. 21
  • Jan. 20
  • April 21

The meetings will be held in HyFlex format, both in person at the Coeur d'Alene Harbor Center and over Zoom.

ROC-ON Partners

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 Building Capacity (IBC) project is a system of support for Idaho schools and districts in “needs improvement” status. Learn more about IBC.

Deb Long, IBC Coordinator | dlong@uidaho.edu

Elizabeth Wargo, Principal Investigator | ewargo@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 | idahocore1a@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

The Center on Disabilities and Human Development – Special Education Support and Technical Assistance (CDHD-SESTA) project provides 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.

Trisha Miles | trishamiles@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.

Dan Dyer | dyer@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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