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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.


Events This Week: COVID-19 Supports for Special Education 

*These events are not hosted by CDE. 

*Instructional Approaches that Support Executive Functioning: Building Awareness of Student Needs and Developing Skills (Hosted by The League)

Dates: Wednesday, April 8th
Details: An area of concern is helping students figure out how to organize their time and work. In most traditional schools, this has always been done for students. Join The Collaborative for Exceptional Education and Morgan Beidleman for an hour webinar focused on how to help students access, organize and complete work in a virtual environment. We will also discuss ways to reinforce and engage students in alternative ways.
Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register here to receive access to the online platform
 

*Parent Webinar: Becoming a Homeschool - Creating a Home Environment Conducive to Your Child's Learning  (Hosted by The League)

Dates: Wednesday, April 8th
Details: In this session, parents will be given strategies to help them set up a learning environment to meet their student's learning needs through altering the physical space, use of materials, and providing strategic support during academic activities. 
Hours: 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Register here to receive access to the online platform

April Events

*Social-Emotional Learning: How to Make it Work for Schools (Hosted by Education Week)

Dates: Tuesday, April 14th
Details: In this online summit, Education Week reporters and expert guests discuss the kinds of preparation and support teachers need to develop students' social-emotional skills, what district leaders can do to support schools' efforts to implement SEL, and how educators can make good decisions about SEL curricula and programs that fit the needs of their students, teachers and families. 
Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register here to receive access to the online platform

Virtual Business Manager's Network Meeting (Western, Northern & Southern Regions)

Dates: Tuesday, April 28th 
Details: Please join us for our quarterly business manager's network meeting, hosted in collaboration with the Colorado League of Charter Schools. We will be hosting this meeting virtually. 
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Online -  Zoom link here.
 

May Events

Virtual Authorizer Meeting 

Dates: Friday, May 1st
Details: All districts are invited to join our quarterly Authorizer Meeting, which is hosted in conjunction with the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers (CACSA). We hope to see you there!
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
 

Virtual Western Slope Seminar  

Dates: Friday, May 8th
Details: Specific topics that are relevant to charter schools on the Western Slope will be covered at our annual Western Slope Seminar. We hope to see you all there virtually!
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Online
 
Register here for the Western Slope Seminar 

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