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Kindergarten School Readiness Update Webinar

The Kindergarten School Readiness Team hosted a School Readiness Updates webinar on Monday, May 22nd. The webinar included information about the school readiness assessment menu, data reporting requirements for 2017-18, reimbursement for 2017-18 and time for participants to ask questions. The slides and recording of the webinar are now available.

Kindergarten School Readiness Summer Training 

The Kindergarten School Readiness Team will host regional Kindergarten Summer Learning Labs to support teachers in learning about the MyTeachingStrategies™ upgrade, school readiness requirements and, Kindergarten Best Practices and Play! More information about the Summer Learning Labs as well as tentative dates for each region is available on the Save the Date: Kindergarten Summer Learning Lab Training flyer. (PDF Updated 6/2/17)   and Registration is now open! It is important to note that registration will  close 10 days prior to each date and that we must have at least 15 participants registered for each location to avoid cancellations. 

Who: Kindergarten Teachers and Administrators

Preschool Staff Please Note:  These learning labs are targeted for kindergarten educators only. CDE is also hosting learning labs for preschool administrators and educators. More information on preschool learning labs can be found here:

What: Learn about the MyTeachingStrategies™ upgrade and Kindergarten Best Practices and Play!

The MyTeachingStrategies™ upgrade is an enhanced version of the current GOLD® Birth-Third Grade platform kindergarten teachers have been using with an enhanced user experience. We will dive into MyTeachingStrategies™ and cover new features and tools as well as have time explore and play in the upgraded interface.

We will explore best practices in creating a developmentally appropriate responsive classroom that will engage students in hands-on learning, foster independence and cooperation, and develop authentic connections with your families!  Learn how play is an integral component to develop children’s imagination, language and literacy, creativity, and executive functioning- all important precursors for learning complex academic concepts.

When and Where:

Southwest Region

Alamosa: Tuesday, June 27th  8:30-1:30

1700 10th Street  Alamosa, CO  81101     


Metro Region

Denver:  Monday, June 26th  8:30-1:30

15771 E 1st Ave, Aurora, CO 80011            


North Central Region

Loveland:  Tuesday, June 27th  9:00-2:00

Rialto Theatre 228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537

Register for a Kindergarten Summer Lab early, as space is limited.

View the Recording of the Q & A Webinar about the Transition to MyTeachingStrategies™

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness hosted a Question and Answer webinar with Teaching Strategies on Wednesday, March 15th at 4:00 PM for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers and administrators. We covered a few of the most frequently asked questions about the upgrade and took a tour of the MyTeachingStrategies™ system.

For more information, please view the recorded webinar and Colorado Q & A document.

View the Recording of the Kindergarten School Readiness Data Webinar

An informational webinar was hosted on Wednesday, March 15th at 2:00 PM to support school districts in preparing for the implementation of school readiness data reporting for the SY 2017-18. The webinar include an overview of the school readiness data reporting requirements and time for participants to ask questions. For more information, please view the recorded webinar.

The Power of Kindergarten 

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness is excited to provide this professional development opportunity through Colorado’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund. There will be no registration costs to districts for staff to attend the workshops. The 2 day workshops will be presented by Sue Kempton; Colorado educator, author, keynote speaker and consultant. The workshops will focus on using children’s natural curiosity and various classroom tools to build schema across contents. Additionally, attendees will explore ways to develop classroom environments and experiences that are rich in oral language and vocabulary. 

Please Note:Registration for all sessions is closed.If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Shannon Montalbano at 






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