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Work Group Objectives

  • Complete the career and college demonstrations chart outlining the competencies a student must meet or exceed before graduating high school
  • Provide guidance to CDE and the State Board of Education about what assessments should be included in the menu of measures the districts could use to determine that graduating students are postsecondary and workforce ready
  • Identify opportunities, challenges, and best/promising practices
  • Develop implementation recommendations
  • Explore and outline resources and tools
  • Align skills, abilities, and knowledge that are valued by business, industry, and higher education
  • Outline systematic pathways for students to explore and develop these skills
  • Identify stakeholder connections and messages
  • Maintain a written record of implementation recommendations, tools, and resources best/promising practices, and relevant discussions.

Work Group Members

  • Mike Bowers, Lone Star Schools
  • Jane Chapman Vigil, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Floyd Cobb, Cherry Creek School District
  • Jonathan Dings, Boulder Valley RE-2 School District
  • Mary Kay Dore, Summit County School District
  • Stephani Duke, Adams County Work Force and Business Center
  • Amy (Farley) Lobue, Colorado Education Initiative
  • Ryan Frink, Garfield 16 School District
  • Larry Giddings, Pikes Peak Community College
  • Jeni Gotto, Adams 50 (Westminster) School District
  • Ken Haptonstall, Garfield 16 School District
  • Yu-Lu Hsiung, Denver Public Schools
  • Mark Hudson, Dener Public Schools
  • Erika Jackson, Colorado Mesa University
  • Michelle Johnstone, Brush School District
  • Ian MacGillivray, Colorado Department of Higher Education
  • Barry Martin, Colorado School of Mines
  • Patty Milner, Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Gerry Olvey, Colorado Springs Schook District 11

  • Pamela Osborne, TRIO Updward Boulder, Metro State Denver
  • Matt Pickering, ACT, Client Relations
  • David Platt, Front Range Community College
  • Lindsay Prendergast, Delta County 50J
  • Mary Ann Roe, Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
  • Holly Sample, University Schools
  • Chris Selle, Custer County C-1 School District
  • Rick Silverman, Telluride R-1 School District
  • Paula Stephenson, Rural Caucus
  • Molly Stevens, Manitou Springs 14 School District
  • Dawn Taylor Owens, College in Colorado
  • Patti Turner, Littleton Public Schools
  • Johan van Nieuwenhuizen, University of Colorado - Denver
  • Robert Williams, Greeley School District
  • Catherine Wilson, University of Colorado - Denver
  • Jeanie York, UNC Loveland Center at Centerra
  • Dave Young, State of Colorado Representative

Work Group Timeline

  • 1st Meeting: June 4, 2014, 2:00-5:00 pm, Colorado Department of Education Board Room
  • 2nd Meeting: August 29, 2014, 1:00-4:00 pm, Colorado Department of Education Board Room
  • 3rd Meeting: September 2014
  • 4th Meeting: October 2014
  • 5th Meeting: November 2014
  • 6th Meeting: January 2015
  • 7th Meeting: February 2015
  • 8th Meeting: March 2015
  • 9th Meeting: April 2015
  • 10th Meeting: May 2015

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