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CDE Leadership Learning Cohorts

Pause on 2020-21 and 2021-22 State Accountability System Due to COVID-19

A second year of Accountability Pause (2021-2022) has been authorized by the Colorado legislature. The state's accountability system has been paused for 2020-21 and 2021-22. More details on the implications of a pause in accountability are available in the links below.


CDE Leadership Learning Cohorts

Starting in the fall of 2021, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) will convene leadership learning cohorts to support school and district leaders. Each cohort has a different main topic with an overall focus on supporting leaders in their school improvement efforts.


Preschool-Third Grade (P-3) Leadership

Elementary School Data Leadership

Secondary School Data Leadership

Alternative Education Campus (AEC) Leaders

Online School Leaders

Strategies for the COVID Comeback


Throughout the duration of the cohort, participants will build or refine:

  • Systems for data collection and analysis
  • Tools, templates, protocols, and strategies that can be used in your school
  • Current action plans for school improvement
  • A community of school and district leaders across the state focused on the same learning to share, provide feedback, and problem solve.

Cohorts will convene for three to five sessions to learn about a topic, share and observe practices of other schools, and discuss strategies for implementation. The cohorts will meet via Zoom and/or in-person sessions. When possible, in-person sessions will be hosted at a participating school or district site. Travel costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Click on the topics below to learn more about each cohort:

Registration for the learning cohorts is free, and a form expressing interest is required to participate.

Please click here to complete the online interest form. CDE will review interest forms on a rolling basis from May 19th thru August 6th.


For more information:

Susan Barrett, School Improvement Supervisor

Johann Liljengren, Turnaround Program Manager