The Four Corners REC-1 is working hard with member districts and partners to improve education outcomes, increase the graduation rate, and help students make a smooth transition to post-secondary education or careers. Information about current projects and activities is below.

Next-Gen Career Technical Education

Goal: expand and develop CTE programs to enhance opportunities for their at-risk student populations
Overview:

Three participating districts have identified career pathways that align with their community needs:

  • Aztec: Power and Energy
  • Bloomfield: Cybersecurity, Computer Technician
  • Zuni: Cybersecurity

CTE funding supports course-ware, teacher professional development, supplies, and end-of-course certifications necessary for their sub-projects to prepare students for advanced study and careers.

Navajo Dual Language Development

Funded by the Kellogg Charitable Foundation, REC1 and Bloomfield Schools are partnering to develop a comprehensive PreK–grade 12 dual language system to support Navajo students achieve success. Project components include:

  • Community Culturally Relevant Early Childhood Centers
  • K–12 Najajo Dual Language Curriculum and Program
  • Career Readiness Pathways

Find more information on the Project Page

Virtual School

Create the first ever virtual school that combines the best of the traditional classroom with the best of online platforms, gaining value from both approaches and eliminating their weaknesses. Provide equitable learning experiences for all students.

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Ongoing Development

REC-1 is currently working on project development in the following areas:

  • Virtual Learning Opportunities
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Regional Reading / Literacy Development
  • Telecommunications and Equitable Access
  • New Mexico Career Technical Education Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment working group
  • PreK–12 Bilingual Instructional System

Prior Projects

Mock It Till You Rock It

Goal: help students develop their job interviewing skills, in preparation for entry into the workplace
Overview: On March 10, 2020, REC-1 will host mock interviews for students in member school districts. REC-1 is partnering with the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, as well as business and industry in the region, to provide this valuable learning experience. The event is hosted at the San Juan College.

And, of course, we continue to develop and sponsor high-need professional development for teachers!