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Charter School Events

Charter COVID-19 Supporting Events

Due to current health and safety concerns, many organizations have come up with supporting webinars and resources for the charter community. The Schools of Choice Unit acknowledges that there is a need for charter specific guidance during this time and therefore have compiled events below from various organizations that have offered support. This list of resources will continue to grow. Please reach out to Kelly Wynveen at wynveen_k@cde.state.co.us with any questions.
*Please note that resources below are not endorsed or produced by the Colorado Department of Education

*Please note  for CCSP Grant recipients, these events are not part of our original TA calendar. To request credit for any above events, reach out to the SOC team.

Charter School Technical Assistance Events

Thank you for visiting our events page. We are pleased that you have an interest in the events that the Schools of Choice unit are offering this year! The Schools of Choice unit provides a variety of quality technical assistance and professional development opportunities to all charter schools in the state of Colorado. These events are meant to provide best practices for charter school operations, analyze charter school trends, and identify areas of growth and provide solutions to charter school practitioners.  Receive optimal support, as it is our goal to help create successful and sustainable charter schools. We hope to see you at one of our events!

*Please note CCSP Grant recipients must participate in technical assistance events offered by the Schools of Choice Division as a prerequisite for grant funding.*

For questions, contact Gisa Simmons at Simmons_G@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6897.


May Events

*Future of School Webinar: Student Voice & Choice (Hosted by Future of School)

Dates: Friday, May 22nd
Details: Join the Future of Schools in this webinar series as they focus on how teachers can navigate the abrupt disruption from traditional teaching to "crisis schooling"through online learning. Learn more about the Future of Schools at their website.  
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online
 

Virtual Board Fundamentals

Dates: Friday, May 29th
Details: All charter school board members are invited to attend our virtual board fundamentals training. Topics may be helpful for newly formed boards, or new members to existing charter school boards.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online
 

June Events

Accountability and Improvement Foundations: Accountability and Data Overview

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Details: This session will provide a foundation for understanding the educational accountability process in Colorado. We will cover the types of educational accountability, theory of action that drives the accountability process, and describe the performance framework reports including the nuances of the various metrics that the reports include. 
Location: Online
 

Virtual Administrator's Mentoring Cohort 

Date: Wednesday, June 3rd 
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Online
 

Accountability and Improvement Foundations: Overview and Data Analysis Part I

Date: Thursday, June 4th
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Details: This session will provide a foundation for the school improvement planning process in Colorado. We will cover the multiple purposes of planning, the theory of action that drives the improvement process, and a framework for data to leverage improvement efforts. 
Location: Online
 

Quarterly Authorizer Meeting 

Date: Friday, June 5th
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Details: All Colorado charter school authorizers are invited to our final quarterly meeting. CDE will host this meeting in collaboration with the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers (CACSA) to bring authorizers together for programming and networking.  
Location: Online
 

Accountability and Improvement Foundations: Action Planning and Best Practices Part II

Date: Thursday, June 11th
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Details: This session will focus on the action planing portion of the improvement process. We will cover the relationship of actions to identified needs, considerations for strategy selection, and implementation best practices. We will dive into the high leverage practices of progress monitoring for both student outcomes and system change. 
Location: Online
 

Spring Virtual Equity Convening

Date: Friday, June 12th 
Details: Join us for a 1-day virtual convening that brings together charter school leaders and authorizers to discuss school reentry planning with a focus on expanding access and equity for students with disabilities. This event will feature expert guest speakers, a presentation of the best practices we know so far, and opportunities for peer-to-peer strategizing  for school reentry. Participants will be exposed to innovative approaches and tools for evaluating students’ needs and designing school-wide, targeted, and tiered systems of support. See more information, including keynote speakers here.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Online 
 

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