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CDE Leadership Learning Cohorts

What is a Learning Cohort?

A learning cohort is a CDE-led collaborative group that consists of a community of practitioners from schools and districts across Colorado who are actively engaged in improving student outcomes. Over the duration of the cohort, they join together for virtual and in-person convenings to share ideas, engage with facilitators and guest speakers, give one another feedback, and observe schools across the state, all with the goal of continuous improvement. Some cohorts work with external partners on a problem of practice, some are organized by type of educational model or role, and some are guided by a topic of study. 

Active Learning Cohorts

Upcoming Learning Cohorts (Spring 2023)

Throughout the duration of a 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.

A typical Learning Cohort participant will:

  • convene for three to five sessions to learn about a topic
  • share and observe practices of other schools
  • discuss strategies for implementation
  • meet via Zoom, hybrid, or in-person sessions* 

*When possible, in-person sessions take place at a participating school or district site. Limited funding is available to support travel costs for some cohorts.

Registration for learning cohorts is free, and an application expressing interest is required to participate. Some cohorts are grant-funded, in which case applicants must apply and be selected for participation in the cohort.

Please complete the online interest form found in the links above for non-grant funded cohorts. Please apply for grant-funded cohorts using the specific additional links above for the Unfinished Math Instruction and Chronic Absenteeism cohorts. CDE will review interest forms for upcoming cohorts on a rolling basis from January 2023 through April 2023.


For more information, contact:

Adrienne Cruz, Professional Learning and Effectiveness Coach