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Work Group Summary


Work Group Draft Implementation Guidebook 


Work Group Objectives

  • 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

  • Celeste, Archer, Colorado Governor's School 
  • Kendra, Black, State Coordinator for History Day
  • Cody, Buchanan, Colorado Department of Education 
  • Ron, Cabrera, Boulder Valley School District
  • Katherine, Casey, Denver Public Schools
  • Cindy, Cowan, Rocky Ford High School
  • Ryan, Frink, Grand Valley High School
  • Marty, Lamansky, Steamboat Springs School District
  • Lisa, Martin, Division of Youth Corrections 
  • Robert, McMullen, Frontier High School
  • Gretchen , Morgan, CDE, Facilitator
  • Laura , Noonan, Colorado Department of Education
  • Deirdre, Pilch, Boulder Valley

  • Kirk, Quitter, Principal
  • Paul, Reich, Telluride Schools  
  • Karin, Reynolds, Academy School District 20
  • Deb, Spencely, Elizabeth School District 
  • Gully, Stanford, College In Colorado
  • Alisha, Stanton, University of Denver
  • Paula, Stephenson, Rural Caucus
  • Matthew, Thompson, Weld Central High School  
  • Tami, Thompson, Salida High School
  • Lisa, Tyrrell, Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network
  • Jenn, Venerable,  Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain
  • Brandon, Wiley, Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network
  • Catherine, Wilson, University of Colorado – Denver


Work Group Timeline

  • 1st Meeting: January 2014
  • 2nd Meeting: Feburary 2014
  • 3rd Meeting: April 2014
  • 4th Meeting: May 2014
  • Draft Deliverables: Fall 2014
  • Research and Materials Distributed: December 2013


Meeting Resources


For More Information

Please send questions or requests for more information to:Robin Russel