Opportunities will be available for Colorado educators at all levels to participate in the development of Colorado's curriculum samples. This timeline and participation guidelines are tied directly to our Development Plan for the Colorado's District Sample Curriculum Project.
UPDATE: Participants can apply for 2 UNC graduate credits for a nominal fee. Details will be disseminated in each workshop.
Colorado Educator Participation
This summer, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) will convene a group of educators to participate in the creation of full instructional units based on select samples (unit overviews) created during the first phase of Colorado’s District Sample Curriculum Project. In this next phase of the project, the Standards and Instructional Support (SIS) office will work alongside Colorado teachers and district leaders to create units at every grade and for all content areas. These units will include learning strategies, resource suggestions, differentiation options, and assessment ideas linked to helping all students achieve the big understandings (generalizations) in the (unit overview) sample.
During three-day workshops educators, working in teams, will produce at least one full instructional unit at each grade and content area that reflects a model of educators working together to plan for the instruction of all students. Teams will be comprised of:
The CDE plan for facilitating sample curriculum depends on the participation of dedicated teachers throughout Colorado who are responsible for the instructional delivery of standards-based curricula. As with the fall workshops, the SIS team will diligently pursue the participation of educators to ensure representation of the diverse teaching force and districts across Colorado.
Applications being accepted now!
Educators interested in participating in these workshops must first complete an online application.
Before beginning the online application:
Space is extremely limited but CDE is committed to bringing together participants from districts across Colorado.
How to apply: Unique applications have been created to ensure the diverse and strategic makeup of each working team as outlined above. Please select the survey that reflects the specific expertise you would like to represent in your working team. Reviewing the PDF before beginning the online application would be beneficial.
For application support contact Anna Huffman
Applicants must agree to the following participation guidelines to be eligible.
Reimbursement Guidelines for Participants
With a limited budget, CDE will provide support to all participants in the following pre-approved ways:
For questions related to reimbursements, please contact Bev Andes.
Workshops will be held on the front range at a location that is yet to be determined.
For questions about Colorado’s District Sample Curriculum Project, please e-mail Brian Sevier
For Website support through the Office of Standards and Instructional Support, please e-mail Anna Huffman.