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EL English Learner

EL English Learner Work Group Summary

EL English Learner - Work Group Objectives

  • Address specific needs of gifted learners during their high school years
  • Develop Implementation Recommendations
  • 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
  • Maintain a written record of implementation recommendations, tools and resources, best/promising practices, and relevant discussions

EL English Learner - Work Group Members

  • Jean Burke, Aurora Public Schools
  • Cori Canty Woessner, CDE
  • Elizabeth Collins, Community College of Denver
  • Morgan Cox, CDE
  • Christine Deines, CDE, Facilitator
  • Jorge Garcia, University of Colorado
  • Patrick Kilcullen, St. Vrain Valley School District
  • Erin Kimmel, New America Schools, Teacher
  • Judith Martinez, CDE
  • John Mckay, Poudre School District, R-1
  • Christine Muldoon, Denver Public Schools

  • Danny Medved, Denver Public Schools
  • Katie Neal, Colorado Youth for A Change
  • Rebekah Ottenbreit, CDE
  • Georgina Owen, CDE
  • Holly Porter, Cherry Creek Schools
  • Liz Pursley-Bush, Summit School District, RE-1
  • Maria Elena Rivera, college In Colorado
  • Misti Ruthven, CDE
  • Nicole Stansfield, Poudre School District, R-1
  • Lindsay Swanton, CDE
  • Sue-Lin Toussaint, Mapleton School District

EL English Learner - Work Group Timeline

  • Meeting: November 11, 2014
  • Meeting: February/March 2015, TBA

EL English Learner - Meeting Materials

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Gifted Students

Gifted Students Work Group Summary

  • Executive Summary: Special Populations – Students with Disabilities - DRAFT Summary Recommendation

Gifted Students - Work Group Objectives

  • Address specific needs of gifted learners during their high school years
  • Develop Implementation Recommendations
  • 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
  • Maintain a written record of implementation recommendations, tools and resources, best/promising practices, and relevant discussions

Gifted Students - Work Group Members

  • Yael Abrahammson, Cherry Creek Schools
  • Jennie Belval, School Board Member, Boulder Valley Schools
  • Cynthia Bolt, Summit County Schools
  • Allen Golden, Delta School District
  • Amy Graefe, Greeley Schools
  • Caryla Holt, Lewis/Palmer School District
  • Lynn Mather, Durango School District
  • Greg Moldow, Denver Public Schools

  • Michael Pettersch, Adams 12 Schools
  • Rebecca Pfingsten, EL Paso 11
  • Eric Rippeth, Eagle County Schools
  • Brian Weaver, Denver Public Schools
  • Jacquelin Medina, CDE, Facilitator
  • Wendy Leader, CDE/2X
  • Julia, Watson, Gifted Education Resource Consultant (NW Region) and CDE, Facilitator

Gifted Students - Work Group Timeline

Gifted Students - Meeting Materials

*coming soon

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Students With Disabilities

Students with Disabilities Work Group Summary

Students with Disabilities - Work Group Objectives

  • Address specific needs of gifted learners during their high school years
  • Develop Implementation Recommendations
  • 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
  • Maintain a written record of implementation recommendations, tools and resources, best/promising practices, and relevant discussions

Students with Disabilities - Work Group Members

  • Diane Basset, University of Northern Colorado
  • Jennie Belval, Boulder Valley School District
  • Becky Borchert Bieshaar, Academy School District 20
  • Randy Boyer, CDE
  • Cindy Brandt Holden, Parent, Eagle County Schools
  • Elizabeth Collins, Community College of Denver
  • Erin Coy, Poudre School District
  • Mary Kay Dore, Summit County Schools
  • Rick Frampton, Littleton Public Schools
  • Jennifer Gutierrez, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Gail Lott, CDE
  • Judith Martinez, CDE
  • Jacquelin Medina, CDE
  • Kimberly Nelson, Eagle Schools

  • Gerry Olvey, Colorado Springs, D 11
  • Bonnie Pottorff, Eagle County Schools
  • Dennis Rastatter, Boulder Valley School District
  • Maria Elena Rivera, college In Colorado
  • Robin Russel, CDE
  • Misti Ruthven, CDE
  • Steve Sandoval, Adams 50
  • Anne Schick, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Jennifer Sedaghat, Weld District 4
  • Linda Tegtmeier, CDE Facilitator
  • Romie Tobin, Poudre School District
  • Jon Vigne, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Renee Williams, Jeffco Schools

Students wtih Disabilities - Work Group Timeline

*coming soon

Studetns wtih Disabilities - Meeting Materials

*coming soon

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General

General - Work Group Objectives

  • Address specific needs of gifted learners during their high school years
  • Develop Implementation Recommendations
  • 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
  • Maintain a written record of implementation recommendations, tools and resources, best/promising practices, and relevant discussions

General - Work Group Members

  • Yael Abrahamsson, Cherry Creek Schools
  • Catherine Baldwin, Jefferson County Schools
  • Jennie Bleval, School Board Member, Boulder Valley School District
  • Adrea Bogle, San Juan BOCES
  • Amy Bollinger, Northwest BOCES
  • Cynthia Bolt, Summit RE 1
  • Becky Borchert, Pine Creek High School, Academy School District 20
  • Jamie Burciaga, College in Colorado
  • Jon Paul Burden, Weld Re-4
  • Pat Chapman, CDE
  • Paula Christina, Adams County
  • Bitsy Cohn, Colorado Community College System
  • Elizabeth Collins, Cherry Creek 137
  • Melissa Cooper, Littleton Public Schools
  • Becky Dancer, CDE
  • Chris Dewhurst, Colorado Department of Labor
  • Mary Kay Dore, Summit School District
  • Judy Fisher, La Veta School District
  • Allen Golden, Delta 50J
  • Amy Graefe, Greeley School District
  • Jennifer Gutierrez, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Kal Hamby, District 11
  • Susan Hamilton, North Conejos Schools
  • Cindy Holden, Parent, Eagle County Schools
  • Caryla Holt, Lewis Palmer 38
  • Blanche Kapushion, Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Rosemary Kreston, Colorado State University

  • Nancy Lemmond, The Classical Academy, Academy School District 20
  • Damon McLeese, Access Gallery, Organization on Arts and Disabilities
  • Jacquelin Medina, CDE
  • Cheryl Miller, Telluride Schools
  • Becky Minnis, Park County School District Re-2
  • Greg Holdow, Denver Public Schools
  • Trina Nichol, Mountain BOCES
  • Gerry Olvey, Colorado Springs District 11
  • Barb Palmer, CDE, retired
  • Bridget Peot, Colorado Early Colleges, Ft Collins
  • Michael Pettersch, Adams 12
  • Rebecca Pfingsten, District 11
  • Jennifer Purrington
  • Jill Putnam, Career/Retention Specialist
  • Dennis Rastatter, Boulder Valley School District
  • Eric Rippeth, Eagle County RE 50
  • Maria Elena Rivera, College in Colorado
  • Ann Schick, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Amy Spicer, Colorado Education Initiative
  • Judy Stirman, CDE
  • Kate Tweedy, Colorado Department of Higher Education
  • Jon Vigne, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Sarah Casaletto, Battle Mountain High School
  • Jon Vigne, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Brian Weaver, Denver Public Schools
  • Erin Young, Summit County Board of Education
  • Steven Zeech, Community College of Aurora

General - Work Group Timeline

February 2014

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