BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING

Address
3700 S RUSSELL NO 114
MISSOULA, MT 59801
Contact
Website: http://www.brightwayslearning.org
Phone: +1 (406) 542-3334
Nonprofit
NTEE: B03 - Professional Societies, Associations
EIN: 45-0492824

Mission

AS A K-12 EDUCATIONAL NONPROFIT, WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY STUDENT - NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE - DESERVES A GREAT EDUCATION AND A WEB OF SUPPORT. WE PROVIDE WEB-BASED TOOLS, TRAINING AND PERSONALIZED ATTENTION, ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AND REMOTE SETTINGS TO FURTHER OUR MISSION.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2002
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$81,540.00  $73,000.00$63,045.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$78,001.00 $73,210.00$64,557.00$66,950.00
Number of employees12 121010
Number of people compensated >$100k0 200
Number of volunteers0 0  
Number of highly compensated contractors0 0  
Personnel
Hamilton, Tina
TitleDIRECTOR DIRECTORDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personTINA HAMILTON TINA HAMILTONTINA HAMILTONTINA HAMILTON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.00 1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Hayes, Brenda
TitleSECRETARY/TREASURER SECRETARY/TREASURERSecretarySecretary
Name of key/compensated personBRENDA HAYES BRENDA HAYESBRENDA HAYESBRENDA HAYES
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org1.00 1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Heberly, Joanne
Title  DIRECTORDirector 
Name of key/compensated person  JOANNE HEBERLYJOANNE HEBERLY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Johnston, Stowell
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    STOWELL JOHNSTON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Johnstone, Mary
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    MARY JOHNSTONE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Lutey, Jennifer
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTORExecutive DirecExecutive Direc
Name of key/compensated personJENNIFER LUTEY JENNIFER LUTEYJENNIFER LUTEYJENNIFER LUTEY
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.00 40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$78,001.00 $73,210.00$64,557.00$66,950.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
MacManus, Scott
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personSCOTT MACMANUS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Prince, Lynda
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personLYNDA PRINCE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Stout, Chris
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personCHRIS STOUT    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Svee, Rodney
TitlePRESIDENT PRESIDENTPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personRODNEY SVEE RODNEY SVEERODNEY SVEERODNEY SVEE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org1.00 1.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs   0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesPROVIDE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO STUDENTS, EDUCATORS AND PARENTS TO IMPROVE LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT. PROVIDE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO PARENTS WHO HAVE ELECTED TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN IN THEIR HOME AND TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT ENHANCE LEARNER ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION.PROVIDE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO PARENTS WHO HAVE ELECTED TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN IN THEIR HOME AND TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT ENHANCE LEARNER ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION.PROVIDE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO PARENTS WHO HAVE ELECTED TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN IN THEIR HOME AND TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT ENHANCE LEARNER ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION.
Program service expenses, total$1,341,113.00 $909,688.00$775,422.00$327,066.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE ORGANIZATION RECEIVED FOUR GRANTS THROUGH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM. THE ORGANIZATION PARTNERED WITH MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMIC AND LIFE SUCCESS OF ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS. THE FOUR GRANTS ARE CALLED THE ALASKA INSTITUTE OF STUDENT SUPPORT (AKISS), THE ALASKAS CULTURAL HERITAGE IN EDUCATION IS VITAL TO EXCELLENCE (ACHIEVE), CONTRIBUTING TO ADOLESCENT RESILIENCY THROUGH EDUCATION (CARE), AND PROMOTING THE READINESS OF OUR STUDENTS FOR POST-GRADUATION EMPOWERMENT AND RESILIENCY (PROSPER). IN JULY 2016 BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING (FORMERLY WW IDEA, INC.) RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM THE ALASKA DIVISION OF CORPORATIONS TO UPDATE THE ORGANIZATION NAME TO BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING. THIS SHIFT SIGNALS THE ORGANIZATION'S MOMENTUM AND FOCUS OF ITS GOAL TO FILL GAPS IN THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF K-12 STUDENTS AND THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM THROUGH COLLABORATIVE ENGAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS. BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING SPECIALIZES IN RURAL AND REMOTE EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS AND COMMUNITIES, BECAUSE EVERY CHILD, NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE, DESERVES A GREAT EDUCATION AND A BRIGHT FUTURE.THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN RECEIVING EXCELLENT REVIEWS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OTHER CLIENTS FOR ITS COMPETENCY, PERSONALIZED CARING AND ATTENTION, AND COLLABORATIVE ABILITIES. AS ONE SUPERINTENDENT AT A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT RECENTLY SAID, "THE STAFF AT BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS. WHEN WE HAVE AN IDEA THAT WE WANT TO DEVELOP, OR WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE IN OUR SYSTEM THAT BETTER SUITS OUR NEEDS, THEY SPEND THE TIME WITH US TO MAKE SURE THEY FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE WANT AND THEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN."ALONG WITH THE ORGANIZATIONAL NAME CHANGE, THEY ALSO UPDATED AND ENHANCED THEIR RELATED SERVICES, AS DESCRIBED BELOW.KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT (FORMERLY THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT) CONTINUED ITS GROWTH - EXPANDING TO NEW AREAS AND DEEPENING SERVICES AND IMPACTS IN EXISTING SERVICE AREAS. IN 2015-2016 THE ORGANIZATION SUBMITTED REPORTS TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUMMARIZING IMPACTS FROM A FOUR-YEAR GRANT PROJECT PERIOD INVOLVING HUNDREDS OF YOUTH AND ADULTS. THE PROJECT INCLUDED 37 COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTHEAST, INTERIOR, AND KENAI PENINSULA REGIONS OF ALASKA. DATA SHOWED THAT KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT SERVICES HELPED NEARLY DOUBLE THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF CARING AND CONNECTED ADULTS IN THE LIVES OF PARTICIPATING STUDENTS IN THAT PERIOD; HOW CLOSELY YOUTH AND ADULTS WERE CONNECTED ALSO NEARLY DOUBLED. OTHER DATA, ALONG WITH ANECDOTAL TESTIMONIES, ALSO INDICATED THAT SERVICES HELPED ELEVATE YOUTH AWAY FROM SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL, AND PARTICIPATION IN OTHER RISK BEHAVIORS. RISES IN SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND LEADERSHIP HAVE BEEN EVIDENT ACROSS ALL PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES. FURTHERMORE, ADULTS - INCLUDING SCHOOL STAFF, FAMILY SERVICE ENTITIES, AND OTHER FAMILY AND YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN THESE COMMUNITIES - REPORTED INCREASES IN STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND CIVILITY, ALONG WITH PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND COLLABORATION. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY NORMS AND CLIMATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE FOR THESE YOUTH, PROVIDING SAFE, HEALTHY, AND HAPPY PLACES TO GROW AND LIVE.PREVIOUSLY, KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT HAS TARGETED STUDENTS PRIMARILY IN GRADES 7-12, USING COMBINATIONS OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS, INCLUDING PHLIGHT CLUBS (YOUTH AND ADULT MULTI-DAY EVENTS), ADULT TWO-DAY TRAINING ACADEMIES, THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARD SYSTEM THAT ASSESSES A YOUTH'S DEVELOPMENTAL ECOLOGY, AND CURRICULUM LESSONS, AMONG OTHER MATERIALS AND SERVICES. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN IN DEVELOPMENT TO ALSO SERVE STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-6. THE KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT TEAM PILOTED AND HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING THOSE MATERIALS IN NENANA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, ALASKA AND THE SEELEY LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SEELEY LAKE MONTANA. THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR IS EXPECTED TO FINALIZE THOSE COMPONENTS TO THEN BEGIN OFFERING COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES TO THOSE ELEMENTARY GRADE LEVELS MORE WIDELY BEGINNING IN SPRING 2018.MEANWHILE, EMERGING GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF SERVICE FOR KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT INCLUDE OTHER REGIONS OF ALASKA, AS WELL AS PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, MONTANA, TEXAS, ALBERTA, AND BRITISH COLUMBIA.CLASSBRIGHT IS THE ORGANIZATION'S SERVICE FOR CLASSROOM-BASED EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS. THIS SERVICE'S CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT AND LESSON-PLANNING SYSTEM HAS BEEN IN USE BY HUNDREDS OF TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ADDITIONALLY, BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING PARTNERED WITH THE ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DESIGN A NEW, MUCH-NEEDED TOOL TO HELP SMALL, RURAL SCHOOLS MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY OBSERVE AND EVALUATE EDUCATORS. THIS SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH A GROUP OF ALASKAN TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS, SEEING THE NEED FOR A TEACHER EVALUATION INSTRUMENT THAT WAS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE'S NEW LAWS, BE MANAGEABLE FOR SMALL AND RURAL SCHOOLS, AND ALSO COULD MORE FAIRLY AND OBJECTIVELY EVALUATE TEACHERS IN A MANNER THAT SUPPORTED IMPROVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING. THE NEW CLASSBRIGHT EVALUATION TOOL WAS PILOTED DURING THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR IN THE ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE SYSTEM WAS ALSO IMPLEMENTED IN THE YUPIIT SCHOOL DISTRICT IN 2015-2016 AND CONTINUES TO GAIN USE IN OTHER DISTRICTS IN ALASKA.THE BRIGHTWAYS STUDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONTINUED TO SERVE FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS IN ALASKA AND BY FAMILIES HOMESCHOOLING WORLD-WIDE. BRIGHTWAYS STUDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS A WEB-BASED APPLICATION WITH SUPPORTING SERVICES USED BY THOUSANDS OF HOME-EDUCATING FAMILIES AND CERTIFIED TEACHERS THROUGH STATE-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS OFFERED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALASKA. BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING CONTINUES TO RESPOND TO USER FEEDBACK FOR ADDING HELPFUL FEATURES AND MAKING OTHER IMPROVEMENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ORGANIZATION NOTICED THE RISING TREND OF MOBILE DEVICE USERS INTERACTING WITH THE SYSTEM. THIS PROMPTED BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING IN 2015 TO LAUNCH A MORE STREAMLINED SYSTEM WITH A CLEANER AND RESPONSIVE USER INTERFACE DESIGN TO IMPROVE NAVIGATION EFFICIENCY, CONTENT LOADING SPEED, AND USABILITY ON ALL COMPUTER DEVICES. MEANWHILE, OUR BRIGHTWAYS TRAINERS CONTINUE TO MAKE STOPS WITH CLIENT PROGRAM STAFF AND PARENTS, PERSONALIZED SERVICE AND THE ADDED COMFORT OF ACTUALLY KNOWING A FACE TO MATCH THE VOICE OF "TECH SUPPORT," WHICH DISSOLVES POTENTIAL OBSTACLES AND ANXIETY WHEN INDIVIDUAL HELP IS NEEDED. BRIGHTWAYS GLOBAL ACADEMY (FORMERLY WORLD WIDE IDEA PRIVATE ACADEMY) OFFERS A UNIQUE WORLDWIDE HOME-EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICE. WHILE SOME FAMILIES LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE SIMPLY SEEKING A SAFER, MORE EFFECTIVE, AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING FOR THEIR STUDENTS, MANY OTHERS LIVE ABROAD - OFTEN IN THE MILITARY OR AS STATE-SPONSORED EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS. OTHER PROVIDERS OFFER "CANNED" ONLINE COURSES; BRIGHTWAYS GLOBAL OFFERS A TRULY INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION EXPERIENCE, ALLOWING THE BLENDING OF A VARIETY OF CONTENT AND LEARNING STYLES FOR EACH STUDENT. THE ORGANIZATION'S CERTIFIED TEACHERS PROVIDE THE NEEDED GUIDANCE FOR COURSE AND LEARNING PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE EXPERTISE TO ASSIST - AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS NEEDED - WITH EDUCATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION LED BY THE PARENT. OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, BRIGHTWAYS HAS NOTICED THAT FAMILIES ENROLLING IN THEIR GLOBAL ACADEMY ARE INCREASINGLY LIVING IN THE REGIONS OF AFRICA AND ASIA. OFTEN NEEDING TO RESIDE IN RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS - WHERE AMERICAN RESOURCES AND COMMUNICATIONS LINES (SUCH AS INTERNET AVAILABILITY) ARE COMMONLY LIMITED - FAMILIES DESPERATELY NEED AFFORDABLE AND ADAPTABLE, YET HIGH-QUALITY, EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN. BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING FILLS THAT NEED THROUGH THIS SERVICE; AND BECAUSE THEY ARE A NONPROFIT, CHARITABLE DONATIONS CAN HELP OFFSET TUITION COSTS THAT EMPLOY THEIR COMPETENT, CERTIFIED, AND PERSONABLE STAFF THAT THESE FAMILIES RELY ON.
Program expenses$1,341,113.00    
Program revenue$336,755.00    
Program descriptionTHE ORGANIZATION RECEIVED FOUR GRANTS THROUGH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM. THE ORGANIZATION PARTNERED WITH MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMIC AND LIFE SUCCESS OF ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS. THE FOUR GRANTS ARE CALLED THE ALASKA INSTITUTE OF STUDENT SUPPORT (AKISS), THE ALASKAS CULTURAL HERITAGE IN EDUCATION IS VITAL TO EXCELLENCE (ACHIEVE), CONTRIBUTING TO ADOLESCENT RESILIENCY THROUGH EDUCATION (CARE), AND PROMOTING THE READINESS OF OUR STUDENTS FOR POST-GRADUATION EMPOWERMENT AND RESILIENCY (PROSPER). IN JULY 2016 BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING (FORMERLY WW IDEA, INC.) RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM THE ALASKA DIVISION OF CORPORATIONS TO UPDATE THE ORGANIZATION NAME TO BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING. THIS SHIFT SIGNALS THE ORGANIZATION'S MOMENTUM AND FOCUS OF ITS GOAL TO FILL GAPS IN THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF K-12 STUDENTS AND THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM THROUGH COLLABORATIVE ENGAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS. BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING SPECIALIZES IN RURAL AND REMOTE EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS AND COMMUNITIES, BECAUSE EVERY CHILD, NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE, DESERVES A GREAT EDUCATION AND A BRIGHT FUTURE.THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN RECEIVING EXCELLENT REVIEWS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND OTHER CLIENTS FOR ITS COMPETENCY, PERSONALIZED CARING AND ATTENTION, AND COLLABORATIVE ABILITIES. AS ONE SUPERINTENDENT AT A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT RECENTLY SAID, "THE STAFF AT BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS. WHEN WE HAVE AN IDEA THAT WE WANT TO DEVELOP, OR WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE IN OUR SYSTEM THAT BETTER SUITS OUR NEEDS, THEY SPEND THE TIME WITH US TO MAKE SURE THEY FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE WANT AND THEN FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN."ALONG WITH THE ORGANIZATIONAL NAME CHANGE, THEY ALSO UPDATED AND ENHANCED THEIR RELATED SERVICES, AS DESCRIBED BELOW.KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT (FORMERLY THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT) CONTINUED ITS GROWTH - EXPANDING TO NEW AREAS AND DEEPENING SERVICES AND IMPACTS IN EXISTING SERVICE AREAS. IN 2015-2016 THE ORGANIZATION SUBMITTED REPORTS TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUMMARIZING IMPACTS FROM A FOUR-YEAR GRANT PROJECT PERIOD INVOLVING HUNDREDS OF YOUTH AND ADULTS. THE PROJECT INCLUDED 37 COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTHEAST, INTERIOR, AND KENAI PENINSULA REGIONS OF ALASKA. DATA SHOWED THAT KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT SERVICES HELPED NEARLY DOUBLE THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF CARING AND CONNECTED ADULTS IN THE LIVES OF PARTICIPATING STUDENTS IN THAT PERIOD; HOW CLOSELY YOUTH AND ADULTS WERE CONNECTED ALSO NEARLY DOUBLED. OTHER DATA, ALONG WITH ANECDOTAL TESTIMONIES, ALSO INDICATED THAT SERVICES HELPED ELEVATE YOUTH AWAY FROM SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL, AND PARTICIPATION IN OTHER RISK BEHAVIORS. RISES IN SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND LEADERSHIP HAVE BEEN EVIDENT ACROSS ALL PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES. FURTHERMORE, ADULTS - INCLUDING SCHOOL STAFF, FAMILY SERVICE ENTITIES, AND OTHER FAMILY AND YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN THESE COMMUNITIES - REPORTED INCREASES IN STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND CIVILITY, ALONG WITH PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND COLLABORATION. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY NORMS AND CLIMATES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE FOR THESE YOUTH, PROVIDING SAFE, HEALTHY, AND HAPPY PLACES TO GROW AND LIVE.PREVIOUSLY, KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT HAS TARGETED STUDENTS PRIMARILY IN GRADES 7-12, USING COMBINATIONS OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS, INCLUDING PHLIGHT CLUBS (YOUTH AND ADULT MULTI-DAY EVENTS), ADULT TWO-DAY TRAINING ACADEMIES, THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARD SYSTEM THAT ASSESSES A YOUTH'S DEVELOPMENTAL ECOLOGY, AND CURRICULUM LESSONS, AMONG OTHER MATERIALS AND SERVICES. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN IN DEVELOPMENT TO ALSO SERVE STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-6. THE KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT TEAM PILOTED AND HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING THOSE MATERIALS IN NENANA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, ALASKA AND THE SEELEY LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SEELEY LAKE MONTANA. THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR IS EXPECTED TO FINALIZE THOSE COMPONENTS TO THEN BEGIN OFFERING COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES TO THOSE ELEMENTARY GRADE LEVELS MORE WIDELY BEGINNING IN SPRING 2018.MEANWHILE, EMERGING GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF SERVICE FOR KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT INCLUDE OTHER REGIONS OF ALASKA, AS WELL AS PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, MONTANA, TEXAS, ALBERTA, AND BRITISH COLUMBIA.CLASSBRIGHT IS THE ORGANIZATION'S SERVICE FOR CLASSROOM-BASED EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS. THIS SERVICE'S CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT AND LESSON-PLANNING SYSTEM HAS BEEN IN USE BY HUNDREDS OF TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. ADDITIONALLY, BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING PARTNERED WITH THE ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DESIGN A NEW, MUCH-NEEDED TOOL TO HELP SMALL, RURAL SCHOOLS MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY OBSERVE AND EVALUATE EDUCATORS. THIS SYSTEM WAS DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH A GROUP OF ALASKAN TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS, SEEING THE NEED FOR A TEACHER EVALUATION INSTRUMENT THAT WAS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE'S NEW LAWS, BE MANAGEABLE FOR SMALL AND RURAL SCHOOLS, AND ALSO COULD MORE FAIRLY AND OBJECTIVELY EVALUATE TEACHERS IN A MANNER THAT SUPPORTED IMPROVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING. THE NEW CLASSBRIGHT EVALUATION TOOL WAS PILOTED DURING THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR IN THE ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE SYSTEM WAS ALSO IMPLEMENTED IN THE YUPIIT SCHOOL DISTRICT IN 2015-2016 AND CONTINUES TO GAIN USE IN OTHER DISTRICTS IN ALASKA.THE BRIGHTWAYS STUDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CONTINUED TO SERVE FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS IN ALASKA AND BY FAMILIES HOMESCHOOLING WORLD-WIDE. BRIGHTWAYS STUDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS A WEB-BASED APPLICATION WITH SUPPORTING SERVICES USED BY THOUSANDS OF HOME-EDUCATING FAMILIES AND CERTIFIED TEACHERS THROUGH STATE-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS OFFERED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALASKA. BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING CONTINUES TO RESPOND TO USER FEEDBACK FOR ADDING HELPFUL FEATURES AND MAKING OTHER IMPROVEMENTS. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ORGANIZATION NOTICED THE RISING TREND OF MOBILE DEVICE USERS INTERACTING WITH THE SYSTEM. THIS PROMPTED BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING IN 2015 TO LAUNCH A MORE STREAMLINED SYSTEM WITH A CLEANER AND RESPONSIVE USER INTERFACE DESIGN TO IMPROVE NAVIGATION EFFICIENCY, CONTENT LOADING SPEED, AND USABILITY ON ALL COMPUTER DEVICES. MEANWHILE, OUR BRIGHTWAYS TRAINERS CONTINUE TO MAKE STOPS WITH CLIENT PROGRAM STAFF AND PARENTS, PERSONALIZED SERVICE AND THE ADDED COMFORT OF ACTUALLY KNOWING A FACE TO MATCH THE VOICE OF "TECH SUPPORT," WHICH DISSOLVES POTENTIAL OBSTACLES AND ANXIETY WHEN INDIVIDUAL HELP IS NEEDED. BRIGHTWAYS GLOBAL ACADEMY (FORMERLY WORLD WIDE IDEA PRIVATE ACADEMY) OFFERS A UNIQUE WORLDWIDE HOME-EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICE. WHILE SOME FAMILIES LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE SIMPLY SEEKING A SAFER, MORE EFFECTIVE, AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING FOR THEIR STUDENTS, MANY OTHERS LIVE ABROAD - OFTEN IN THE MILITARY OR AS STATE-SPONSORED EMPLOYEES OR CONTRACTORS. OTHER PROVIDERS OFFER "CANNED" ONLINE COURSES; BRIGHTWAYS GLOBAL OFFERS A TRULY INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION EXPERIENCE, ALLOWING THE BLENDING OF A VARIETY OF CONTENT AND LEARNING STYLES FOR EACH STUDENT. THE ORGANIZATION'S CERTIFIED TEACHERS PROVIDE THE NEEDED GUIDANCE FOR COURSE AND LEARNING PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE EXPERTISE TO ASSIST - AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS NEEDED - WITH EDUCATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION LED BY THE PARENT. OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, BRIGHTWAYS HAS NOTICED THAT FAMILIES ENROLLING IN THEIR GLOBAL ACADEMY ARE INCREASINGLY LIVING IN THE REGIONS OF AFRICA AND ASIA. OFTEN NEEDING TO RESIDE IN RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS - WHERE AMERICAN RESOURCES AND COMMUNICATIONS LINES (SUCH AS INTERNET AVAILABILITY) ARE COMMONLY LIMITED - FAMILIES DESPERATELY NEED AFFORDABLE AND ADAPTABLE, YET HIGH-QUALITY, EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN. BRIGHTWAYS LEARNING FILLS THAT NEED THROUGH THIS SERVICE; AND BECAUSE THEY ARE A NONPROFIT, CHARITABLE DONATIONS CAN HELP OFFSET TUITION COSTS THAT EMPLOY THEIR COMPETENT, CERTIFIED, AND PERSONABLE STAFF THAT THESE FAMILIES RELY ON.    
WE RECEIVED TWO GRANTS THROUGH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONS ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM. WW IDEA PARTNERED WITH MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMIC AND LIFE SUCCESS OF ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS. THE TWO GRANTS ARE CALLED THE ALASKA INSTITUTE OF STUDENT SUPPORT (AKISS) AND THE ALASKAS CULTURAL HERITAGE IN EDUCATION IS VITAL TO EXCELLENCE (ACHIEVE). THE AKISS GRANT:INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT HOME OF THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARDTMIN 2012, WW IDEA LAUNCHED ITS ALASKA INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT (AKISS) PROGRAM, PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT HOME OF THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARDTM. THE INSTITUTE'S INITIATIVES ARE BASED ON THE LEADING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND OTHER RELEVANT RESEARCH, AND ITS PURPOSE IS TO HELP YOUTH BY CULTIVATING CARING AND CONNECTED COMMUNITIES, WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS WHO SEEK TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THEIR LOCAL YOUTH AND SUPPORT THEIR GROWTH FOR SUCCESSFUL FUTURES. WWIDEA AND ITS INSTITUTE PARTNERS RECOGNIZE THAT REAL CHANGE MUST BE SYSTEMIC, AND THAT ALL OF THE STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN THE LIVES OF YOUTH, INCLUDING THE YOUTHS THEMSELVES, PROFOUNDLY BENEFIT FROM MEANINGFUL AND MEASURABLE COLLABORATIVE ENGAGEMENT, PROBLEM-SOLVING, AND RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING. WITHIN ITS FIRST TWO YEARS, AKISS SERVED STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FAMILIES IN NEARLY TWO DOZEN COMMUNITIES ACROSS FOUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALASKA. THOSE DISTRICTS INCLUDE HYDABURG CITY, KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH, SOUTHEAST ISLAND, AND YUKON-KOYUKUK. ALREADY, MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS AND DOZENS OF ADULTS HAVE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN PROGRAM ACTIVITIES, WITH MANY PARTICIPATING IN MULTIPLE EVENTS.THE PROGRAMS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE COMMUNITY NIGHTS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOL STAFF THROUGH INTENSIVE TRAINING ACADEMIES, AND SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOPS. THE PROGRAMS MOST POPULAR COMPONENT IS A LOCK-IN STYLE MULTI-DAY EVENT, CALLED PHLIGHT CLUB. FOR THESE EVENTS, THE INSTITUTE BRING TOGETHER 30-60 OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS STUDENT LEADERS TWICE ANNUALLY. THE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE POWER OF THE FULL-SPECTRUM APPROACH TO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, THE FOUNDATION OF THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARD PROGRAM. DURING THE ACTIVITIES, STUDENTS LEARN TO IDENTIFY AND MEASURE THEIR WEB OF SUPPORT, AND HOW THEY CAN SELF-ACTIVATE IT. FURTHERMORE, WORKING ALONGSIDE PARTICIPATING ADULTS, THESE YOUTH PRACTICE USING THEIR HEADS, HANDS, AND HEARTS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, WHILE KEEPING EACH OTHER SAFE, FOCUSED, RESPECTED AND INVOLVED.AN ESPECIALLY EXCITING PART OF THE PROGRAM IS WW IDEAS DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDENTSUPPORTCARD.COM WEBSITE AND SOFTWARE APPLICATION. AT ITS HEART IS THE DATA-DRIVEN KALEIDOSCOPE SNAPSHOT, WHICH HELPS QUANTIFY AND VISUALIZE A YOUTHS DEVELOPMENTAL ECOLOGY. THESE SNAPSHOTS ARE DYNAMICALLY GENERATED BY EACH PARTICIPATING YOUTH SELF-REPORTING THROUGH A SET OF SEVEN CAREFULLY CRAFTED SURVEYS, BASED ON KEY COMPONENTS OF WIDELY ACCEPTED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH. THE SURVEYS ESSENTIALLY MEASURE THE FACTORS, OR PHACTORS, THAT AFFECT THE STUDENTS OVERALL HEALTH, SCHOOL SUCCESS, AND WELL-BEING. REGIONAL LEADERS WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR OTHER PARTNERING ORGANIZATION, ARE ABLE TO THEN USE THIS SNAPSHOT TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO SUPPORT THAT YOUTH IN SELF-ACTIVATING WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED THROUGH THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARD PROGRAM IN ORDER TO ENRICH THOSE PHACTORS. THIS IS MOST COMMONLY RELATED TO THEIR WEB OF SUPPORT, WHICH IS CREATED BY A YOUTH HAVING CARING AND CONNECTED ADULTS IN THEIR LIVES. THE SNAPSHOT DATA ALSO PROVIDES THE CAPACITY FOR REGIONAL LEADERS TO REACH OUT TO SCHOOL STAFF OR PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO FURTHER ENRICH A STUDENTS WEB, AS APPLICABLE AND APPROPRIATE.BUILDING UPON THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARDS CURRENT SUCCESSES, THE INSTITUTE IS WORKING TO EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS. WW IDEA AND ITS INSTITUTE PARTNERS RECOGNIZE THAT THIS PROGRAM CAN STAND ALONE AS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, BUT THAT IT CAN ALSO BE APPLIED BY ANY ORGANIZATION IN ORDER TO HELP MEASURE THEIR OTHERWISE CORE PROGRAM OR STAFF TRAININGS EFFECTIVENESS ON POSITIVE YOUTH OUTCOMES. THE ACHIEVE GRANT SUPPORTS FOUR PROJECT GOALS: (1) INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT; (2) INCREASE GRADUATION RATES; (3) CREATE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES; AND 4) INCREASE TEACHER CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF NATIVE ALASKAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE. ALL TARGETED OUTCOMES WERE MPLEMENTED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2013. WORLDWIDE IDEA COLLABORATED WITH THE ALASKA NATIVE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK (ANKN) OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA-FAIRBANKS, AND THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DURING YEAR 1 OF THE PROJECT. GRANT PARTICIPANTS IN YEAR ONE INCLUDE TEACHERS FROM THE YUKON KOYUKUK SCHOOL DISTRICT (YKSD) PARTICIPATING IN A SERIES OF CULTURALLY BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS AND AN ANNUAL SUMMER CULTURAL IMMERSION COLLOQUIUM. PROJECT ACHIEVE HAS CURRENTLY WORKED WITH A CADRE OF 16 YKSD STAFF MEMBERS WHOSE MAIN PURPOSE IS TO DEVELOP CURRICULA AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT ADDRESS THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS. THE YKSD TEACHERS PRIMARILY SERVE ATHABASCAN NATIVE ALASKAN STUDENTS. TO IMPROVE TEACHERS ATTITUDES TOWARDS ALASKAN NATIVE EDUCATION AND THEIR CONTENT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT STUDENTS ALASKAS CULTURAL HERITAGE, ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WAS DELIVERED THROUGH A RESEARCH-BASED COLLOQUIUM MODEL. FIFTEEN (15) HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WAS PROVIDED IN MARCH 2013 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA-FAIRBANKS MUSEUM OF NORTH, YKSD OFFICE AND THE MORRIS THOMPSON CULTURAL CENTER. AN ADDITIONAL 40+ HOURS WAS PROVIDED DURING A SUMMER CULTURAL IMMERSION ORIENTATION OFFERED AUGUST 5-11, 2013 AT ATHABASCAN ELDER, HOWARD LUKES GALLEEYA CAMP. ADDITIONALLY, THE ALASKA DIGITAL SANDBOX, TEACHING RESOURCE REPOSITORY HOUSED BY THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED THROUGH THE ACHIEVE GRANT TO PROVIDE A SUSTAINABLE AND SHAREABLE DATABANK OF CULTURALLY RELEVANT RESOURCES. ENHANCEMENTS COMPLETED INCLUDE LOADING THE ALASKA EDUCATION STANDARDS, ALASKA CULTURAL STANDARDS, THE ABILITY FOR TEACHERS TO ALIGN AND SEARCH LEARNING RESOURCES BY STANDARDS AND THE ABILITY TO CROSS REFERENCE SEARCH FEATURES TO MORE EASILY FIND AND SHARE CULTURALLY RELEVANT RESOURCES.AT THE MARCH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION, 15 K-12 TEACHERS PARTICIPATED ALONG WITH THE CURRICULUM SPECIALIST STAFF, ALASKA NATIVE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK, TANANA CHIEFS CONFERENCES AND THE DIRECTOR OF DENAKKANAAGA (* ALL PARTNERS HAVE SIGNED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDINGS, SO THAT EACH UNDERSTANDS THEIR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT) TO PROVIDE A TWO-DAY UNDERSTANDING AND IMPLEMENTATION SESSION FOR TEACHERS. AT THIS SESSION, NINE BOARD MEMBERS AND THE SUPERINTENDENT FROM THE YUKON-KOYUKUK SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATED ALONGSIDE THE 15 TEACHER PARTICIPANTS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT OF THE ENDEAVOR AND TO GAIN AN INSIGHT TO THE RESEARCH-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THE TEACHERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS. DURING THE SESSIONS, PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED PANELS WHO DISCUSSED TOPICS RELATED TO THE ALASKAN CULTURAL STANDARDS FOR EDUCATORS. TEACHERS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES THAT THEY COULD TAKE BACK TO THEIR CLASSROOMS TO ASSIST IN TEACHING THE CULTURAL STANDARDS (SEE PERFORMANCE MEASURE C FOR TOPICS). THE JOINT VENTURE BY ALL VESTED INDIVIDUALS WHO NOT ONLY MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHAT IS BEST DISTRICT WIDE, BUT TO THE ACTUAL CLASSROOM LEVEL, PROVIDES GREAT SUPPORT FOR THE ACHIEVE PROGRAM AND WILL ALSO LEAD TO SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION. TWO ADDITIONAL ATHABASCAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, IN NEAR PROXIMITY TO THE YUKON KOYUKUK SCHOOL DISTRICT, HAVE AGREED TO JOIN WITH THE ACHIEVE PROJECT IN YEAR 2 TO INCLUDE THE 20 ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS, SERVING A TOTAL OF UP TO 40 PARTICIPANTS. THE TWO NEW DISTRICTS ARE THE IDITAROD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOTH NOTED IN THE PROPOSAL AS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED DISTRICTS SERVING ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS AND WHO ARE IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT AS NOTED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. RECRUITMENT FOR ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS HAS BEGUN IN THESE DISTRICTS FOR THE 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR.WORLDWIDE IDEA PRIVATE ACADEMY: PROVIDED A COMPREHENSIVE HOME EDUCATION PROGRAM TO FAMILIES WHO HOMESCHOOL THEIR CHILDREN, OFTEN WHILE OVERSEAS, THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION. THIS TUITION BASED PROGRAM SERVED APPROXIMATELY 27 STUDENTS DURING THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR. OUR ACADEMY ALSO PROVIDES SERVICES TO UNITED STATES MILITARY FAMILIES STATIONED IN REMOTE LOCATIONS AND WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SCHOOLS. WE SERVED TWO REMOTELY LOCATED STUDENTS IN THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR. ADDITIONALLY, OUR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO BE ACCREDITED THROUGH THE NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS, NOW THE NORTHWEST ACCREDITATION COMMISSION. WE ALSO OFFERED EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING AN ONLINE IDITAREAD READING ACTIVITY.WW IDEA PROVI
Program expenses  $909,688.00  
Program revenue  $0.00  
Program description  WE RECEIVED TWO GRANTS THROUGH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONS ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM. WW IDEA PARTNERED WITH MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMIC AND LIFE SUCCESS OF ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS. THE TWO GRANTS ARE CALLED THE ALASKA INSTITUTE OF STUDENT SUPPORT (AKISS) AND THE ALASKAS CULTURAL HERITAGE IN EDUCATION IS VITAL TO EXCELLENCE (ACHIEVE). THE AKISS GRANT:INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT HOME OF THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARDTMIN 2012, WW IDEA LAUNCHED ITS ALASKA INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT (AKISS) PROGRAM, PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SUPPORT HOME OF THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARDTM. THE INSTITUTE'S INITIATIVES ARE BASED ON THE LEADING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND OTHER RELEVANT RESEARCH, AND ITS PURPOSE IS TO HELP YOUTH BY CULTIVATING CARING AND CONNECTED COMMUNITIES, WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS WHO SEEK TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THEIR LOCAL YOUTH AND SUPPORT THEIR GROWTH FOR SUCCESSFUL FUTURES. WWIDEA AND ITS INSTITUTE PARTNERS RECOGNIZE THAT REAL CHANGE MUST BE SYSTEMIC, AND THAT ALL OF THE STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN THE LIVES OF YOUTH, INCLUDING THE YOUTHS THEMSELVES, PROFOUNDLY BENEFIT FROM MEANINGFUL AND MEASURABLE COLLABORATIVE ENGAGEMENT, PROBLEM-SOLVING, AND RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING. WITHIN ITS FIRST TWO YEARS, AKISS SERVED STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FAMILIES IN NEARLY TWO DOZEN COMMUNITIES ACROSS FOUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALASKA. THOSE DISTRICTS INCLUDE HYDABURG CITY, KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH, SOUTHEAST ISLAND, AND YUKON-KOYUKUK. ALREADY, MORE THAN 300 STUDENTS AND DOZENS OF ADULTS HAVE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN PROGRAM ACTIVITIES, WITH MANY PARTICIPATING IN MULTIPLE EVENTS.THE PROGRAMS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE COMMUNITY NIGHTS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOL STAFF THROUGH INTENSIVE TRAINING ACADEMIES, AND SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOPS. THE PROGRAMS MOST POPULAR COMPONENT IS A LOCK-IN STYLE MULTI-DAY EVENT, CALLED PHLIGHT CLUB. FOR THESE EVENTS, THE INSTITUTE BRING TOGETHER 30-60 OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS STUDENT LEADERS TWICE ANNUALLY. THE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE POWER OF THE FULL-SPECTRUM APPROACH TO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, THE FOUNDATION OF THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARD PROGRAM. DURING THE ACTIVITIES, STUDENTS LEARN TO IDENTIFY AND MEASURE THEIR WEB OF SUPPORT, AND HOW THEY CAN SELF-ACTIVATE IT. FURTHERMORE, WORKING ALONGSIDE PARTICIPATING ADULTS, THESE YOUTH PRACTICE USING THEIR HEADS, HANDS, AND HEARTS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, WHILE KEEPING EACH OTHER SAFE, FOCUSED, RESPECTED AND INVOLVED.AN ESPECIALLY EXCITING PART OF THE PROGRAM IS WW IDEAS DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDENTSUPPORTCARD.COM WEBSITE AND SOFTWARE APPLICATION. AT ITS HEART IS THE DATA-DRIVEN KALEIDOSCOPE SNAPSHOT, WHICH HELPS QUANTIFY AND VISUALIZE A YOUTHS DEVELOPMENTAL ECOLOGY. THESE SNAPSHOTS ARE DYNAMICALLY GENERATED BY EACH PARTICIPATING YOUTH SELF-REPORTING THROUGH A SET OF SEVEN CAREFULLY CRAFTED SURVEYS, BASED ON KEY COMPONENTS OF WIDELY ACCEPTED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH. THE SURVEYS ESSENTIALLY MEASURE THE FACTORS, OR PHACTORS, THAT AFFECT THE STUDENTS OVERALL HEALTH, SCHOOL SUCCESS, AND WELL-BEING. REGIONAL LEADERS WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, OR OTHER PARTNERING ORGANIZATION, ARE ABLE TO THEN USE THIS SNAPSHOT TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO SUPPORT THAT YOUTH IN SELF-ACTIVATING WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED THROUGH THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARD PROGRAM IN ORDER TO ENRICH THOSE PHACTORS. THIS IS MOST COMMONLY RELATED TO THEIR WEB OF SUPPORT, WHICH IS CREATED BY A YOUTH HAVING CARING AND CONNECTED ADULTS IN THEIR LIVES. THE SNAPSHOT DATA ALSO PROVIDES THE CAPACITY FOR REGIONAL LEADERS TO REACH OUT TO SCHOOL STAFF OR PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO FURTHER ENRICH A STUDENTS WEB, AS APPLICABLE AND APPROPRIATE.BUILDING UPON THE STUDENT SUPPORT CARDS CURRENT SUCCESSES, THE INSTITUTE IS WORKING TO EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS. WW IDEA AND ITS INSTITUTE PARTNERS RECOGNIZE THAT THIS PROGRAM CAN STAND ALONE AS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, BUT THAT IT CAN ALSO BE APPLIED BY ANY ORGANIZATION IN ORDER TO HELP MEASURE THEIR OTHERWISE CORE PROGRAM OR STAFF TRAININGS EFFECTIVENESS ON POSITIVE YOUTH OUTCOMES. THE ACHIEVE GRANT SUPPORTS FOUR PROJECT GOALS: (1) INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT; (2) INCREASE GRADUATION RATES; (3) CREATE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES; AND 4) INCREASE TEACHER CONTENT KNOWLEDGE OF NATIVE ALASKAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE. ALL TARGETED OUTCOMES WERE MPLEMENTED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2013. WORLDWIDE IDEA COLLABORATED WITH THE ALASKA NATIVE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK (ANKN) OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA-FAIRBANKS, AND THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DURING YEAR 1 OF THE PROJECT. GRANT PARTICIPANTS IN YEAR ONE INCLUDE TEACHERS FROM THE YUKON KOYUKUK SCHOOL DISTRICT (YKSD) PARTICIPATING IN A SERIES OF CULTURALLY BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS AND AN ANNUAL SUMMER CULTURAL IMMERSION COLLOQUIUM. PROJECT ACHIEVE HAS CURRENTLY WORKED WITH A CADRE OF 16 YKSD STAFF MEMBERS WHOSE MAIN PURPOSE IS TO DEVELOP CURRICULA AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT ADDRESS THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS. THE YKSD TEACHERS PRIMARILY SERVE ATHABASCAN NATIVE ALASKAN STUDENTS. TO IMPROVE TEACHERS ATTITUDES TOWARDS ALASKAN NATIVE EDUCATION AND THEIR CONTENT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT STUDENTS ALASKAS CULTURAL HERITAGE, ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WAS DELIVERED THROUGH A RESEARCH-BASED COLLOQUIUM MODEL. FIFTEEN (15) HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WAS PROVIDED IN MARCH 2013 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA-FAIRBANKS MUSEUM OF NORTH, YKSD OFFICE AND THE MORRIS THOMPSON CULTURAL CENTER. AN ADDITIONAL 40+ HOURS WAS PROVIDED DURING A SUMMER CULTURAL IMMERSION ORIENTATION OFFERED AUGUST 5-11, 2013 AT ATHABASCAN ELDER, HOWARD LUKES GALLEEYA CAMP. ADDITIONALLY, THE ALASKA DIGITAL SANDBOX, TEACHING RESOURCE REPOSITORY HOUSED BY THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED THROUGH THE ACHIEVE GRANT TO PROVIDE A SUSTAINABLE AND SHAREABLE DATABANK OF CULTURALLY RELEVANT RESOURCES. ENHANCEMENTS COMPLETED INCLUDE LOADING THE ALASKA EDUCATION STANDARDS, ALASKA CULTURAL STANDARDS, THE ABILITY FOR TEACHERS TO ALIGN AND SEARCH LEARNING RESOURCES BY STANDARDS AND THE ABILITY TO CROSS REFERENCE SEARCH FEATURES TO MORE EASILY FIND AND SHARE CULTURALLY RELEVANT RESOURCES.AT THE MARCH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION, 15 K-12 TEACHERS PARTICIPATED ALONG WITH THE CURRICULUM SPECIALIST STAFF, ALASKA NATIVE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK, TANANA CHIEFS CONFERENCES AND THE DIRECTOR OF DENAKKANAAGA (* ALL PARTNERS HAVE SIGNED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDINGS, SO THAT EACH UNDERSTANDS THEIR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT) TO PROVIDE A TWO-DAY UNDERSTANDING AND IMPLEMENTATION SESSION FOR TEACHERS. AT THIS SESSION, NINE BOARD MEMBERS AND THE SUPERINTENDENT FROM THE YUKON-KOYUKUK SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATED ALONGSIDE THE 15 TEACHER PARTICIPANTS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT OF THE ENDEAVOR AND TO GAIN AN INSIGHT TO THE RESEARCH-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THE TEACHERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS. DURING THE SESSIONS, PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED PANELS WHO DISCUSSED TOPICS RELATED TO THE ALASKAN CULTURAL STANDARDS FOR EDUCATORS. TEACHERS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES THAT THEY COULD TAKE BACK TO THEIR CLASSROOMS TO ASSIST IN TEACHING THE CULTURAL STANDARDS (SEE PERFORMANCE MEASURE C FOR TOPICS). THE JOINT VENTURE BY ALL VESTED INDIVIDUALS WHO NOT ONLY MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHAT IS BEST DISTRICT WIDE, BUT TO THE ACTUAL CLASSROOM LEVEL, PROVIDES GREAT SUPPORT FOR THE ACHIEVE PROGRAM AND WILL ALSO LEAD TO SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION. TWO ADDITIONAL ATHABASCAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, IN NEAR PROXIMITY TO THE YUKON KOYUKUK SCHOOL DISTRICT, HAVE AGREED TO JOIN WITH THE ACHIEVE PROJECT IN YEAR 2 TO INCLUDE THE 20 ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS, SERVING A TOTAL OF UP TO 40 PARTICIPANTS. THE TWO NEW DISTRICTS ARE THE IDITAROD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOTH NOTED IN THE PROPOSAL AS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED DISTRICTS SERVING ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS AND WHO ARE IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT AS NOTED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. RECRUITMENT FOR ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS HAS BEGUN IN THESE DISTRICTS FOR THE 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR.WORLDWIDE IDEA PRIVATE ACADEMY: PROVIDED A COMPREHENSIVE HOME EDUCATION PROGRAM TO FAMILIES WHO HOMESCHOOL THEIR CHILDREN, OFTEN WHILE OVERSEAS, THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION. THIS TUITION BASED PROGRAM SERVED APPROXIMATELY 27 STUDENTS DURING THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR. OUR ACADEMY ALSO PROVIDES SERVICES TO UNITED STATES MILITARY FAMILIES STATIONED IN REMOTE LOCATIONS AND WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SCHOOLS. WE SERVED TWO REMOTELY LOCATED STUDENTS IN THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR. ADDITIONALLY, OUR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO BE ACCREDITED THROUGH THE NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS, NOW THE NORTHWEST ACCREDITATION COMMISSION. WE ALSO OFFERED EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING AN ONLINE IDITAREAD READING ACTIVITY.WW IDEA PROVI  
We received two grants through the United States Department of Educations Alaska Native Education Program. WW IDEA partnered with multiple school districts and Alaska Native organizations to work to contribute to the academic and life success of Alaska Native students. The two grants are called the Alaska Institute of Student Support (AKISS) and the Alaskas Cultural Heritage In Education is Vital to Excellence (ACHIEVE). The AKISS Grant:International Institute for Student Support Home of the Student Support CardIn 2012, WW IDEA launched its Alaska Institute for Student Support (AKISS) program, part of the International Institute for Student Support Home of the Student Support Card. The Institute's initiatives are based on the leading Social Emotional Learning and other relevant research, and its purpose is to help youth by cultivating caring and connected communities, working in partnership with school districts, and other organizations and institutions who seek to improve the lives of their local youth and support their growth for successful futures. Within its first two years, AKISS served students, staff, and families in nearly two dozen communities across four school districts in Alaska. Those districts include Hydaburg City, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Southeast Island, and Yukon-Koyukuk. Already, more than 300 students and dozens of adults have actively participated in program activities, with many participating in multiple events.The program's activities include Community Nights, Professional Development for school staff through intensive training academies, and school board workshops. The program's most popular component is a lock-in style multi-day event, called Phlight Club. For these events, the Institute bring together 30-60 of the school district's student leaders twice annually. The students learn about the power of the full-spectrum approach to youth development, the foundation of the Student Support Card program. During the activities, students learn to identify and measure their Web of Support, and how they can self-activate it.An especially exciting part of the program is WW IDEAs development of the StudentSupportCard.com website and software application. At its heart is the data-driven Kaleidoscope Snapshot, which helps quantify and visualize a youth's developmental ecology. These Snapshots are dynamically generated by each participating youth self-reporting through a set of seven carefully crafted surveys, based on key components of widely accepted youth development research. The surveys essentially measure the factors, or phactors, that affect the student's overall health, school success, and well-being. Regional leaders within the school district, or other partnering organization, are able to then use this Snapshot to identify ways to support that youth in self-activating what they have learned through the Student Support Card program in order to enrich those phactors.Building upon the Student Support Cards current successes, the Institute is working to expand the program to other school districts and youth-serving organizations. WW IDEA and its Institute partners recognize that this program can stand alone as a comprehensive approach, but that it can also be applied by any organization in order to help measure their otherwise core program or staff trainings effectiveness on positive youth outcomes. The ACHIEVE Grant supports four project goals: (1) Increase Student Achievement; (2) Increase Graduation Rates; (3) Create Professional Learning Communities; and 4) Increase Teacher Content Knowledge of Native Alaskan Culture and Heritage. All targeted outcomes were implemented by September 30, 2013. WorldWide IDEA collaborated with the Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and the Alaska Department of Education during Year 1 of the project. Grant participants in Year 1 include teachers from the Yukon Koyukuk School District (YKSD) participating in a series of culturally based professional development sessions and an annual Summer Cultural Immersion Colloquium. Project ACHIEVE has currently worked with a cadre of 16 YKSD staff members whose main purpose is to develop curricula and educational programs that address the educational needs of Alaska Native students. The YKSD teachers primarily serve Athabascan Native Alaskan students. To improve teachers attitudes towards Alaskan Native Education and their content knowledge about students Alaskas Cultural Heritage, ACHIEVE professional development was delivered through a research-based colloquium model. More than 55 hours of professional development were delivered in this method. Additionally, the Alaska Digital Sandbox, teaching resource repository housed by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development was significantly enhanced through the ACHIEVE grant to provide a sustainable and shareable data-bank of culturally relevant resources.In a March professional development session, 15 K-12 teachers participated along with the curriculum specialist staff, Alaska Native Knowledge Network, Tanana Chiefs Conferences and the Director of Denakkanaaga to provide a two-day understanding and implementation session for teachers. Two additional Athabascan school districts, the Iditarod Area School District and the Alaska Gateway School District, in near proximity to the Yukon Koyukuk School District, have agreed to join with the ACHIEVE project in Year 2 to include the 20 additional participants, serving a total of up to 40 participants. Recruitment for additional participants has begun in these districts for the 2013-14 school year.WorldWide IDEA Private Academy provided a comprehensive home education program to families who home-school their children, often while overseas, through distance education. This tuition based program served approximately 27 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Our Academy also provides services to United States Military families stationed in remote locations and who do not have access to Department of Defense schools. We served two remotely located students in the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, our comprehensive education programs continue to be accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, now the Northwest Accreditation Commission. We also offered educational activities including an on-line Iditaread reading activity.WW IDEA provided service to Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD) located in Alaska. Our services to YKSD were to assist Raven Correspondence School; a public home-based education program serving approximately 1100 students in the 2012-2013 school year. Raven School also includes an independent study program for high school students called the AIDE program. WW IDEA provided education technology program support & enhancements, on-line course registration and support for OdysseyWare courses for Raven and AIDE programs. WW IDEA also provided Web-based record keeping services for enrollment management, standards-based individual learning plans (ILP), curriculum mapping tools, progress reports with work sample uploads available, transcript generation and historic record management through our Brightways Learning Systems student learning tracking on-line system.WW IDEA provided services to the YKSD school district through their School Success Model grant to provide assistance for educational improvement for Alaska Native students. WW IDEA provides grant support, training coordination and student learning planning software (ClassBright) and enhancements to teachers and administration for approximately 300 students in the YKSD. We continue to enhance the educational value of the ClassBright planning and tracking system.The Alaska Gateway School District (AGSD) in Alaska also implemented our ClassBright standards-driven lesson planning system in the 2011-2012 school year. We worked closely with the AGSD to enhance ClassBright to better assist teachers and curriculum teams in developing curriculum maps and units to model and share these resources through ClassBright with the full education staff. Read-A-Route, a web-based software application developed and hosted by WW IDEA at www.ReadARoute.com, is aimed at K-12 students to promote engagement in more reading time, while interactively learning about different geographical sites. A reader joins a route, which allows them to travel from its starting point to its end. The reader moves along the route by logging into the website and inputting the number of minutes they read since their last visit. Every reading minute is logged as one mile traveled along the route. A marker shows where the reader is located along the route at any given time. Each route varies, depending on its theme. Routes include an integrated Google Map through which the reader can zoom in to virtually see a site's current physical features through Googles Satellite view. A route also includes specific, relevant Points of Interest (POI). Each POI ca
Program expenses   $775,422.00 
Program description   We received two grants through the United States Department of Educations Alaska Native Education Program. WW IDEA partnered with multiple school districts and Alaska Native organizations to work to contribute to the academic and life success of Alaska Native students. The two grants are called the Alaska Institute of Student Support (AKISS) and the Alaskas Cultural Heritage In Education is Vital to Excellence (ACHIEVE). The AKISS Grant:International Institute for Student Support Home of the Student Support CardIn 2012, WW IDEA launched its Alaska Institute for Student Support (AKISS) program, part of the International Institute for Student Support Home of the Student Support Card. The Institute's initiatives are based on the leading Social Emotional Learning and other relevant research, and its purpose is to help youth by cultivating caring and connected communities, working in partnership with school districts, and other organizations and institutions who seek to improve the lives of their local youth and support their growth for successful futures. Within its first two years, AKISS served students, staff, and families in nearly two dozen communities across four school districts in Alaska. Those districts include Hydaburg City, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Southeast Island, and Yukon-Koyukuk. Already, more than 300 students and dozens of adults have actively participated in program activities, with many participating in multiple events.The program's activities include Community Nights, Professional Development for school staff through intensive training academies, and school board workshops. The program's most popular component is a lock-in style multi-day event, called Phlight Club. For these events, the Institute bring together 30-60 of the school district's student leaders twice annually. The students learn about the power of the full-spectrum approach to youth development, the foundation of the Student Support Card program. During the activities, students learn to identify and measure their Web of Support, and how they can self-activate it.An especially exciting part of the program is WW IDEAs development of the StudentSupportCard.com website and software application. At its heart is the data-driven Kaleidoscope Snapshot, which helps quantify and visualize a youth's developmental ecology. These Snapshots are dynamically generated by each participating youth self-reporting through a set of seven carefully crafted surveys, based on key components of widely accepted youth development research. The surveys essentially measure the factors, or phactors, that affect the student's overall health, school success, and well-being. Regional leaders within the school district, or other partnering organization, are able to then use this Snapshot to identify ways to support that youth in self-activating what they have learned through the Student Support Card program in order to enrich those phactors.Building upon the Student Support Cards current successes, the Institute is working to expand the program to other school districts and youth-serving organizations. WW IDEA and its Institute partners recognize that this program can stand alone as a comprehensive approach, but that it can also be applied by any organization in order to help measure their otherwise core program or staff trainings effectiveness on positive youth outcomes. The ACHIEVE Grant supports four project goals: (1) Increase Student Achievement; (2) Increase Graduation Rates; (3) Create Professional Learning Communities; and 4) Increase Teacher Content Knowledge of Native Alaskan Culture and Heritage. All targeted outcomes were implemented by September 30, 2013. WorldWide IDEA collaborated with the Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN) of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and the Alaska Department of Education during Year 1 of the project. Grant participants in Year 1 include teachers from the Yukon Koyukuk School District (YKSD) participating in a series of culturally based professional development sessions and an annual Summer Cultural Immersion Colloquium. Project ACHIEVE has currently worked with a cadre of 16 YKSD staff members whose main purpose is to develop curricula and educational programs that address the educational needs of Alaska Native students. The YKSD teachers primarily serve Athabascan Native Alaskan students. To improve teachers attitudes towards Alaskan Native Education and their content knowledge about students Alaskas Cultural Heritage, ACHIEVE professional development was delivered through a research-based colloquium model. More than 55 hours of professional development were delivered in this method. Additionally, the Alaska Digital Sandbox, teaching resource repository housed by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development was significantly enhanced through the ACHIEVE grant to provide a sustainable and shareable data-bank of culturally relevant resources.In a March professional development session, 15 K-12 teachers participated along with the curriculum specialist staff, Alaska Native Knowledge Network, Tanana Chiefs Conferences and the Director of Denakkanaaga to provide a two-day understanding and implementation session for teachers. Two additional Athabascan school districts, the Iditarod Area School District and the Alaska Gateway School District, in near proximity to the Yukon Koyukuk School District, have agreed to join with the ACHIEVE project in Year 2 to include the 20 additional participants, serving a total of up to 40 participants. Recruitment for additional participants has begun in these districts for the 2013-14 school year.WorldWide IDEA Private Academy provided a comprehensive home education program to families who home-school their children, often while overseas, through distance education. This tuition based program served approximately 27 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Our Academy also provides services to United States Military families stationed in remote locations and who do not have access to Department of Defense schools. We served two remotely located students in the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, our comprehensive education programs continue to be accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, now the Northwest Accreditation Commission. We also offered educational activities including an on-line Iditaread reading activity.WW IDEA provided service to Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD) located in Alaska. Our services to YKSD were to assist Raven Correspondence School; a public home-based education program serving approximately 1100 students in the 2012-2013 school year. Raven School also includes an independent study program for high school students called the AIDE program. WW IDEA provided education technology program support & enhancements, on-line course registration and support for OdysseyWare courses for Raven and AIDE programs. WW IDEA also provided Web-based record keeping services for enrollment management, standards-based individual learning plans (ILP), curriculum mapping tools, progress reports with work sample uploads available, transcript generation and historic record management through our Brightways Learning Systems student learning tracking on-line system.WW IDEA provided services to the YKSD school district through their School Success Model grant to provide assistance for educational improvement for Alaska Native students. WW IDEA provides grant support, training coordination and student learning planning software (ClassBright) and enhancements to teachers and administration for approximately 300 students in the YKSD. We continue to enhance the educational value of the ClassBright planning and tracking system.The Alaska Gateway School District (AGSD) in Alaska also implemented our ClassBright standards-driven lesson planning system in the 2011-2012 school year. We worked closely with the AGSD to enhance ClassBright to better assist teachers and curriculum teams in developing curriculum maps and units to model and share these resources through ClassBright with the full education staff. Read-A-Route, a web-based software application developed and hosted by WW IDEA at www.ReadARoute.com, is aimed at K-12 students to promote engagement in more reading time, while interactively learning about different geographical sites. A reader joins a route, which allows them to travel from its starting point to its end. The reader moves along the route by logging into the website and inputting the number of minutes they read since their last visit. Every reading minute is logged as one mile traveled along the route. A marker shows where the reader is located along the route at any given time. Each route varies, depending on its theme. Routes include an integrated Google Map through which the reader can zoom in to virtually see a site's current physical features through Googles Satellite view. A route also includes specific, relevant Points of Interest (POI). Each POI ca 
WorldWide IDEA Private Academy provides a comprehensive home education program to families who homeschool their children, often while overseas, through distance education. This tuition based program served approximately 27 students during the 2011-2012 school year. Our Academy also provides services to United States Military families stationed in remote locations and who do not have access to Department of Defense schools. We served approximately 2 remotely located students in the 2011-2012 school year. Additionally, our comprehensive education programs continue to be accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, now the Northwest Accreditation Commission. We also offered educational activities including an online Idita-Read reading activity.WW IDEA provided service to Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD) located in Alaska. Our services to YKSD were to assist Raven Correspondence School, a public home-based education program serving approximately 1100 students in the 2011-2012 school year. Raven School also includes an independent study program for high school students called the AIDE program. WW IDEA provided education technology program support and enhancements, online course registration, and support for OdysseyWare courses for Raven and AIDE programs. WW IDEA also provided Web-based record keeping services for enrollment management, standards-based individual learning plans (ILP), curriculum mapping tools, progress reports with work sample uploads available, transcript generation, and historic record management through our Brightways Learning Systems student learning tracking online system. WW IDEA provided services to the YKSD school district through a Voluntary Public School Choice grant, written by WW IDEA for the YKSD to offer school choice and school improvement activities to low performing schools in rural, bush Alaska. WW IDEA provides grant management support, data collection and tracking, training coordination and student learning tracking software to approximately 200 students in the YKSD. The student learning software also provides tools to help instruction and assessment design through standards-driven education planning and instruction planning to increase student achievement and decrease student failure and drop outs. WW IDEA developed the second generation of an online learning planning and management system to provide to YKSD and we continue to enhance the educational value of the ClassBright planning and tracking system.The Alaska Gateway School District (AGSD) in Alaska also implemented our ClassBright standards-driven lesson planning system in the 2011-2012 school year in an attempt to better share curricular resources and align instruction with the district curriculum objectives. WW IDEA provided customized text correlations loaded with ClassBright to more easily help instructional staff decipher the location and frequency of text-based learning resources addressing specific Alaska education standards. WW IDEA also provided multi-day on site training and support plus distance-based follow up for YKSD and AGSD teacher lesson planning. WW IDEA released Read A Route, a new and expanded online reading motivational activity to expand the Idita-Read-read online activity as requested by participating classrooms. Read A Route offers pre-made or build-your-own interactive route maps as a fun way to track reading time. Students, teachers and parents join a route, read and log reading time to travel the trail, and learn new things along the way.Read-A-Route offers route choices for individuals and groups. As participants read and input the number of minutes they have read, each minute counts as a mile traveled on their selected route. Each route includes a number of Points of Interest at which the reader can learn about the place - or other related topics - along the way, from the route's starting point to its finish. Current samples of educational reading routes include the Lewis and Clark trail, Ice-age Floods trail and the Iditarod North and South routes.WW IDEA continued to provide an online interactive reading activity based on the Iditarod sled-dog race that takes place in Alaska, called the Idita-Read online which is now integrated in the above-noted Read A Route application. The activity, now in the sixth season, encourages kids to read by recording their reading minutes as "mileage" to travel the distance along the Iditarod trail from Anchorage to Nome. 3,233 students participated in 195 teams from 29 U.S. states in 2011-2012. Students read a total of over 2.4 million minutes through WW IDEA's Idita-read.org and wrote and submitted 636 book reviews.A large number of veteran Team Managers participated and mentioned how during their rookie year, they began to understand how best to integrate the reading and writing (book reviews) event into their local learning environment, as well as providing supporting activities.WW IDEA provided FreshDex, an online constituent database, to several charitable organizations and for our own use, to track organization members & donations.
Program expenses    $327,066.00
Program description    WorldWide IDEA Private Academy provides a comprehensive home education program to families who homeschool their children, often while overseas, through distance education. This tuition based program served approximately 27 students during the 2011-2012 school year. Our Academy also provides services to United States Military families stationed in remote locations and who do not have access to Department of Defense schools. We served approximately 2 remotely located students in the 2011-2012 school year. Additionally, our comprehensive education programs continue to be accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools, now the Northwest Accreditation Commission. We also offered educational activities including an online Idita-Read reading activity.WW IDEA provided service to Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD) located in Alaska. Our services to YKSD were to assist Raven Correspondence School, a public home-based education program serving approximately 1100 students in the 2011-2012 school year. Raven School also includes an independent study program for high school students called the AIDE program. WW IDEA provided education technology program support and enhancements, online course registration, and support for OdysseyWare courses for Raven and AIDE programs. WW IDEA also provided Web-based record keeping services for enrollment management, standards-based individual learning plans (ILP), curriculum mapping tools, progress reports with work sample uploads available, transcript generation, and historic record management through our Brightways Learning Systems student learning tracking online system. WW IDEA provided services to the YKSD school district through a Voluntary Public School Choice grant, written by WW IDEA for the YKSD to offer school choice and school improvement activities to low performing schools in rural, bush Alaska. WW IDEA provides grant management support, data collection and tracking, training coordination and student learning tracking software to approximately 200 students in the YKSD. The student learning software also provides tools to help instruction and assessment design through standards-driven education planning and instruction planning to increase student achievement and decrease student failure and drop outs. WW IDEA developed the second generation of an online learning planning and management system to provide to YKSD and we continue to enhance the educational value of the ClassBright planning and tracking system.The Alaska Gateway School District (AGSD) in Alaska also implemented our ClassBright standards-driven lesson planning system in the 2011-2012 school year in an attempt to better share curricular resources and align instruction with the district curriculum objectives. WW IDEA provided customized text correlations loaded with ClassBright to more easily help instructional staff decipher the location and frequency of text-based learning resources addressing specific Alaska education standards. WW IDEA also provided multi-day on site training and support plus distance-based follow up for YKSD and AGSD teacher lesson planning. WW IDEA released Read A Route, a new and expanded online reading motivational activity to expand the Idita-Read-read online activity as requested by participating classrooms. Read A Route offers pre-made or build-your-own interactive route maps as a fun way to track reading time. Students, teachers and parents join a route, read and log reading time to travel the trail, and learn new things along the way.Read-A-Route offers route choices for individuals and groups. As participants read and input the number of minutes they have read, each minute counts as a mile traveled on their selected route. Each route includes a number of Points of Interest at which the reader can learn about the place - or other related topics - along the way, from the route's starting point to its finish. Current samples of educational reading routes include the Lewis and Clark trail, Ice-age Floods trail and the Iditarod North and South routes.WW IDEA continued to provide an online interactive reading activity based on the Iditarod sled-dog race that takes place in Alaska, called the Idita-Read online which is now integrated in the above-noted Read A Route application. The activity, now in the sixth season, encourages kids to read by recording their reading minutes as "mileage" to travel the distance along the Iditarod trail from Anchorage to Nome. 3,233 students participated in 195 teams from 29 U.S. states in 2011-2012. Students read a total of over 2.4 million minutes through WW IDEA's Idita-read.org and wrote and submitted 636 book reviews.A large number of veteran Team Managers participated and mentioned how during their rookie year, they began to understand how best to integrate the reading and writing (book reviews) event into their local learning environment, as well as providing supporting activities.WW IDEA provided FreshDex, an online constituent database, to several charitable organizations and for our own use, to track organization members & donations.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$1,494,228.00 $1,151,424.00$841,613.00$264,813.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,157,245.00 $993,263.00$759,185.00$0.00
Investment income, current yr$228.00 $68.00$16.00$118.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,157,245.00 $993,263.00$759,185.00$0.00
Total unrelated business revenue   $0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$645.00 $900.00$867.00$6,377.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00 $0.00  
Program service revenue (total)$336,110.00 $157,193.00$81,545.00$258,318.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$1,142,932.00 $993,263.00$759,185.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$14,313.00    
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)   $0.00$0.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$645.00 $900.00$867.00$6,377.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)   $0.00$0.00
Investment income$228.00 $68.00$16.00$118.00
Net rental income   $0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events   $0.00$0.00
Net inventory sales (total)   $0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$1,619,682.00 $987,756.00$850,423.00$363,817.00
Total functional expenses: program service $1,341,113.00 $909,688.00$775,422.00$327,066.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$197,766.00 $63,440.00$75,001.00$36,751.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$80,803.00 $14,628.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)   $0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)   $0.00$0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)   $0.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total)   $0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$435,627.00 $353,000.00$50,540.00$58,715.00
Total assets, beginning of year$500,968.00 $50,540.00$58,715.00$159,283.00
Total liabilities$200,007.00 $64,992.00$654.00$19.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$139,894.00 $654.00$19.00$1,583.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$25,208.00 $80,000.00$0.00$0.00
Loans & receivables from key persons   $0.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$235,620.00 $288,008.00  
Net assets$235,620.00 $288,008.00$49,886.00$58,696.00
Net assets, beginning of year$361,074.00 $49,886.00$58,696.00$157,700.00
Other liabilities$119,750.00 $11,950.00$654.00$19.00
Intangible assets   $0.00$0.00
Other assets$93,326.00  $0.00$0.00
Investments: other securities   $0.00$0.00
Investments: publicly traded securities   $0.00$0.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$7,331.00 $40,166.00$6,445.00$1,462.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year-$14,996.00 $6,445.00$1,462.00$1,133.00
Investments -- program-related   $0.00$0.00
Inventories for sale or use   $0.00$0.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$125,454.00 $163,668.00-$8,810.00-$99,004.00
Advertising (total)$1,206.00 $100.00$218.00$1,396.00
Savings & temp cash investment$274,567.00 $192,360.00$21,663.00$27,462.00
Accounts receivable, net   $0.00$0.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges  $4,457.00$0.00$0.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$50,254.00 $19,233.00  
Deferred revenue$30,003.00 $33,809.00  
Total net assets or fund balances$235,620.00 $288,008.00$49,886.00$58,696.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$12,401.00 $11,445.00$7,359.00$7,260.00
Payment to affiliates   $0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members6 445
Number of independent voting members6 445
Financial sheets were auditedTrue True  
Cash accounting   TrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrue True  
Tax year start date2015-10-01 2013-10-012012-10-012011-10-01
Tax year end date2016-09-012015-09-012014-09-012013-09-012012-09-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990 990990990
IRS schema version2015v3.0 2013v4.02012v2.02011v1.5
Filing identifier201742279349303509 201542299349302189201432279349304298201341769349300334
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