Technical Assistance Resources

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PD Talking Circle: March 2022

This PD Talking Circle focused on the recruitment process including documents and tools used in recruitment.


PD Program Annual Performance Reporting Webinar

This webinar provided an overview of the annual performance reporting process and requirements for Professional Development Program grantees.


PD Talking Circle: February 2022

This PD Talking Circle discussed recruitment candidate FAQ, grant administration updates and PDPDCS Overview.


PD Talking Circle

This PD Talking Circle discussed PDPDCS performance reporting and data collection including data quality and debt referral updates.


OIE Final Performance Reporting Webinar – December 2021

This webinar provided an overview of the final performance reporting process for OIE discretionary grantees.


Native American Heritage Month Celebration 2021

The celebration began with a virtual land acknowledgement; welcome by OIE Director, Julian Guerrero Jr.; and a beautiful song by Natiana King, a Navajo Preparatory scholar. Attendees were able to engage in vibrant discussion throughout the session using an online share board. Discussion topics ranged from high-quality education resources to favorite traditional recipes. The American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Oglala Lakota College, Navajo Preparatory School, and Tzicatl Community Development Corporation highlighted the accomplishments of their programs and students. The celebration closed with a communal sharing of words of gratitude.


PD Talking Circle

This PD Talking Circle delved into program regulations and common areas of questions, as well as garnering feedback on APR due dates, and providing reminders about the budget revision due date.


PD Talking Circle: September 2021

This PD Talking Circle discussed the timeline of activities for grantees on no cost extension and those closing out their grant, as well as discussion around induction services and service payback.


PD Program Talking Circle – August 2021

This PD Talking Circle provided clarification on qualifying job placements for participants, discussed upcoming budget revisions, and included great discussion around participant recruitment strategies.


PD Program Talking Circle – July 2021

This PD Talking Circle recapped the earlier PD Program Participant Meeting and provided time for discussion and questions.


PD Program Talking Circle – June 2021      
This PD Talking Circle focused on when and how to appropriately exit participants, as well as, information on supporting participants in training and induction, budget considerations for the new year, and induction services requirements.
   
PD Program Talking Circle – April 2021      
This PD Talking Circle focused on barriers to program participants passing their certification exams and strategies for helping participants pass their certification exams.
   
PD Program Talking Circle – March 2021      
This PD Talking Circle provided tips and reminders for the annual performance report, information on debt referral, and a quick note about the new PD Grant Competition.
   
OIE Final Performance Reporting Webinar – December 2020      
This webinar provided an overview of the final performance reporting process for OIE discretionary grantees.
   
Indian Education Professional Development Program New Grantee Orientation – August 2021      
This webinar welcomed the new FY21 Indian Education Professional Development (PD) Program grantees. It provided an overview of the Office of Indian Education (OIE), the PD program, the Grant Award Letter, and general fiscal practices and requirements.
   
Professional Development Program Data Collection System (PDPDCS) Help Desk
8AM to 8PM ET M-F, Toll Free: 1-888-884-7110/For TTY dial 711 for your state’s Relay Service Provider
E-mail: paybackobligations@ed.gov
Professional Development Program Data Collection System (PDPDCS) Orientation      
This webinar provided grantees an overview of the PDPDCS system. It covered grantee and participant responsibilities, as well as what needs to be completed prior to participant recruitment. It also provided an overview of new changes to the system allowing for a reduction in paperwork.
   
OIE Professional Development Program Participant Meeting        
This webinar was geared toward participants in the various PD grant projects. It provided an overview of the Indian Education Professional Development program and the Professional Development Program Data Collection System (PDPDCS). Participants learned exactly how to complete their requirements within the PDPDCS system and how to access assistance as needed.
   
PD Program: Induction Services – December 2020      
This webinar discusses promising practices for induction services featuring Dr. Carmelita Lamb and Dr. Maria Tenorio.
   
Distance Learning Session 12: Virtual Share Fair – June 2021      
This distance learning session provided an opportunity for grantee’s virtual learning programs to be highlighted and best practices and challenges to be shared. This session culminated the distance learning series for this year.
   
Distance Learning Session 11: Student Engagement – May 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for increasing online student engagement through effective interactions and student choice featuring Google Keep, Edublogs, Book Creator, Spreaker, and Google Sites.
   
Distance Learning Session 10: Games and More! – May 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for creating virtual games featuring Doozy, Flippity, Tiny Tap, Oodlü, and Goosechase.
   
Distance Learning Session 9: Virtual Field Trips – April 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for creating and engaging students in online field trips featuring a multitude of resources for ready made field trips and custom created by you field trips.
   
Distance Learning Session 8: Small Group Engagement – April 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for engaging students in small groups focusing on social, logistical, and motivational considerations.
   
Distance Learning Session 7: Virtual Assessment – March 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for assessing learning virtually featuring Kahoot, Flipgrid, and Formative.
   
Distance Learning Session 6: Audio and Video Recording – March 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for creating audio and video recordings featuring Vocaroo, Screencastify, Screencast-o-matic, Animoto, and Zoom.
   
Distance Learning Session 5: Collaborating Online – February 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for collaborating virtually with students and staff featuring Edmodo and Google Classroom.
   
Distance Learning Session 4: Engaging Students Offline – February 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for engaging students offline featuring the Yukon Koyukuk School District.
   
Distance Learning Session 3: Communicating With Students and Families – January 2021      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for effective virtual communication with families and students featuring Bloomz, ClassDojo, and Remind.
   
Distance Learning Session 2: Surveys and Forms – January 2021      

This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for creating and using surveys and forms featuring Google Forms and Survey Monkey.
   
Distance Learning Session 1: Platforms – December 2020      
This distance learning session provides a walkthrough, tips, and strategies for using online learning platforms featuring Zoom and Google Meet.
     
Data Sharing Agreements – October 2021

This webinar walked through important considerations for developing collaborative partnerships and developing data sharing agreements including a general data sharing agreement template.


Day 3: Data-Driven Decision Making – June 2021

The third session introduced the concept of data-driven decision making, how to integrate this into program planning and implementation, and how it works with logic models and evaluation.


Day 2: Logic Models – June 2021

The second session in this three part series provided an opportunity to work through creating a logic model and how the logic model fits into program evaluation.


Day 1: Logic Models – June 2021

The first session in this three part series provided an introduction to logic models, walks through how to create one, and provides a number of models and templates.

The lists below provide the latest information regarding the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native students in each local educational agency, for each of the following states: AZ, CA, ID, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NY, OK, OR, SD,UT, VA, WA, and WI. If you are looking for a state not listed, please contact Angela.Hernandez@ed.gov to request this information.
State LEA Average Percent of American Indian/Alaska Native students, 2019-20 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title VI Student Counts
State LEA Average Percent of American Indian/Alaska Native students, 2018-19 Common Core of Data Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey Data
OIE Professional Development Program Participant Meeting – July 2021

This webinar was geared toward participants in the various PD grant projects. It provided an overview of the Indian Education Professional Development program and the Professional Development Program Data Collection System (PDPDCS). Participants learned exactly how to complete their requirements within the PDPDCS system and how to access assistance as needed.


PD Program Talking Circle – June 2021  

This PD Talking Circle focused on when and how to appropriately exit participants, as well as, information on supporting participants in training and induction, budget considerations for the new year, and induction services requirements.

Trauma and Resilience in Tribal Communities: Part 1

An introduction to research on trauma as it relates to AI/AN people and tribal communities, including trauma types, brain science, developmental and behavioral effects, and the interconnected nature of historical and current traumas. Also includes practice scenarios and significant attention to resilience strategies. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.


Trauma and Resilience in Tribal Communities: Part 2

An introduction to research on trauma as it relates to AI/AN people and tribal communities, including trauma types, brain science, developmental and behavioral effects, and the interconnected nature of historical and current traumas. Also includes practice scenarios and significant attention to resilience strategies. This is Part 2 of a two-part series.