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Summer Training Schedule for School Readiness Assessment Implementation

Mark your calendars! CDE will be hosting several regional trainings to help prepare kindergarten teachers and administrators for a smooth roll out of the components of School Readiness legislation.

As a result of attending a full-day training, participants will understand how to utilize Teaching Strategies GOLD as a primary formative assessment tool across multiple child domains as identified in legislation, create intentional observational opportunities to address a range of curricular focus areas, and learn best practices in planning for targeted and differentiated support of students in every day instructional experiences. Trainings will be valuable for those who are new to this tool, as well as those who are already familiar with it.

Trainings are scheduled from 8am-4pm, with a 1 hour lunch break (b.y.o.), and will cover the same material in each location, so you can easily attend the training that is most convenient to you. Participants will also receive a certificate for 7 contact hours of training upon completion.

Please click on the location you are interested in attending for more information and to register- confirmations will be sent out 3-5 days prior to the training, check your spam or junk folder if you have not received one by then.

*Please note, these dates and locations are subject to change depending on availability of space and number of teachers registered.


  • Tuesday, June 2 - Denver (North Metro Area)
    1500 E. 128th Ave., Thornton, CO 80241
  • Thursday, June 4 - Carbondale
    400 Sopris Ave., Carbondale, CO 81623
  • Monday, June 15 - Denver (Metro Area) 
    5776 S. Crocker, Littleton, CO 80120
  • Tuesday, June 16 - Denver (South Metro Area)
    10004 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO  80124
  • Tuesday, June 16 - La Junta
    302 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050
  • Wednesday, June 17 - Colorado Springs
    2560 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
  • Wednesday, June 17 - Alamosa
    1707 West 10th Street, Alamosa, CO 81101
  • Thursday, June 18 - Buena Vista
    338 N. Railroad St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Friday, June 19 - Loveland
    800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO 80537

  • Monday, June 22 - Sterling
    100 College Ave., Sterling, CO 80751
  • Tuesday, June 23 - Greeley
    2508 4th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631
  • Tuesday, June 23 - Grand Junction
    930 Ute Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Wednesday, June 24 - Montrose
    930 Colorado Ave., Montrose, CO 81401
  • Thursday, June 25 - Denver (West Metro Area)
    13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228
  • Thursday, June 25 - Durango- Canceled 
    2390 Main St., Durango, CO 81301
  • Monday, June 29 - Aurora
    15771 E. First Ave., Aurora, CO 80011
  • Monday, June 29 - Steamboat Springs
    325 7th St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


  • Monday, July 13 - Eagle
    757 East Third Street, Eagle, CO 81631
  • Tuesday, July 14 - Greeley
    1025 9th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631
  • Tuesday, July 14 - Rifle
    839 Whiteriver Ave.,Rifle, CO 81650
  • Wednesday, July 15 - Sterling
    100 College Ave., Sterling, CO 80751

  • Thursday, July 16 - Ridgway *Please note this is a change of venue (previously Telluride)
    1115 Clinton St., Ridgway, CO 81432
  • Monday, July 20 - Pueblo
    900 W. Orman Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
  • Tuesday, July 21 - Lamar
    705 South 3rd Street, Lamar, CO 81052
  • Wednesday, July 22 - Limon
    820 2nd St., Limon, CO 80828


Previously Recorded Webinars

Demonstration of Teaching Strategies GOLD™ Platform with Expanded Progressions for Development and Learning Through Third Grade

This webinar was created as a preview the new Teaching Strategies GOLD Birth through 3rd grade platform before it is available to Colorado users on July 17th.

Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment Information

The CDE board voted in October to add assessment options to the approved list of school readiness assessment tools. Below is the introductory webinar designed to support kindergarten teachers and administrators with options for implementation in the 2015-2016 school year. It provides participants with (1) an overview of school readiness requirements within Colorado's Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K), (2) a review of the approved school readiness assessment tools, (3) an overview of the timeline for the application process for the 2015-2016 school year.

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