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Capstone Projects

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, University of Colorado Denver
  • Ron Cabrera, Boulder Valley School District
  • Cindy Cowan, Rocky Fordy High School
  • Ryan Frink, Grand Valley High School
  • Marty Lamansky, Steamboat Springs School District
  • Lisa Martin, Department of Corrections
  • Robert McMullen, Frontier High School
  • Gretchen Morgan, CDE
  • Deirde Pilch, Boulder Valley School District

  • Kirk Quitter, Boulder Valley School District
  • Paul Reich, Telluride Schools
  • Karin Reynolds, Academy 20
  • Deb Spencely, Elizabeth School District
  • Gully Stanford, College in Colorado
  • Paula Stephenson, Rural Caucus
  • Tami Thompson, Salida High School
  • Matthew Thompson, Weld County School District
  • Jenn Venerable, Junior Achievement
  • 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

*Please note: Meeting dates and locations will be updated in late December. Most meetings will convene from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Meeting Resources


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Please send questions or requests for more information to: Misti Ruthven

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