Transition Resources from the Standards Implementation Summit:
Transforming Standards Based Learning for Colorado
|Materials for all sessions include:|
|Sponsors:||Colorado Department of Education, ASCD, and the Colorado Legacy Foundation.|
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert Hammond, CDE
Transforming Instruction Through Standards-Based Teaching and Learning: Shifts Required for Students to Become Postsecondary- and Workforce-Ready
|How do you transform instruction
through standards-based teaching and learning? This plenary will
explore the shifts required for students to become postsecondary
and workforce ready.
Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement
Morning Breakout Sessions
|The Evolution of Classroom Instruction for the Colorado and Common Core State Standards – Reading, Writing and Communicating||
How can the instructional shifts necessitated by the new
standards be implemented in the reading, writing and
communicating classroom? This session will walk participants
through sample lesson plans for reading, writing, and
Presenter: Sander Alberti, Student Achievement Partners
|Colorado Educator Effectiveness and Content Collaboratives Update||Were you unable to attend the
Colorado Educator Effectiveness Summit: SB 191 in Action? A
brief overview of the March 5 summit will be provided. In
addition, participants will receive an update on the work of the
Presenters: Katy Anthes and Angela Norlander, CDE
|Educator Effectiveness PowerPoint|
|Prioritizing Professional Development: Utilizing free resources and expertise within your school system||How can you leverage the free
resources coming to Colorado educators? This session will assist
participant’s professional development decision making processes
around the new standards.
Presenters: Sherida Britt, ASCD
|ASCD PD Supports PowerPoint|
|Update on National Policy Implications of the Common Core State Standards and Colorado’s NCLB Waiver||What progress have states made in
transitioning to the new standards? This session will explore
next steps in standards implementation at the national level,
including an update on new science standards, and the latest on
the common core assessment consortia. An update on Colorado’s
NCLB waiver will also be shared.
Presenters: Sherida Britt,
|National Policy PowerPoint|
|Collaboration to Implement All Standards for All Students: Leveraging internal and external partners to maximize learning opportunities||What collaborative opportunities
and resources exist for helping districts implement all
standards for all students? This session will highlight examples
of existing and potential partners within the broader Colorado
community and identify the key resources made available through
these kinds of collaborative opportunities. Participants will
leave with strategies for identifying potential partnerships
that will strengthen their transition to the Colorado Academic
and English Language Proficiency Standards.
Presenters: Brian Sevier, Amy Engelman, Liliana Graham, and Karol Gates, CDE
|Transitioning to the New Colorado Standards||What are the key components to
include in a transition plan to the new Colorado standards?
Successful implementation of the standards requires careful
planning around curriculum, instruction, professional
development, organizational design, communication and
collaboration. Participants will be provided a planning tool to
help them continue the work of this session in their district.
Presenters: Melissa Colsman and Mary Pittman, CDE
The Whole Child Approach to Education: Each Child in Colorado Postsecondary, Workforce, and Citizenship-Ready
|What are the demands of the 21st
century that require a new approach to education? Today, the
true measure of student success is more than a test score, and
ensuring that young people achieve in and out of school requires
support well beyond effective academic instruction. A whole
child approach to education enhances learning by addressing each
student’s social, emotional, physical, and academic needs
through the shared contributions of schools, families,
communities, and policymakers.
Presenter: Molly McCloskey, ASCD
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
|The Whole Child Approach to Education||Want to discuss further the whole
child approach? This session will provide participants a deeper
dive into the topics of the plenary session delivered by Molly
McCloskey and Colorado specific initiatives.
McCloskey and Katie Hill, ASCD
|All Standards through Academic Language: An essential instructional practice for the success of all students||How can leveraging academic
language ensure access for all students to all standards?
Academic language is an essential but underutilized aspect of
best practice teaching. This session will provide participants a
framework for developing academic language in all classrooms.
Presenters: Liliana Graham and Barry Cartwright, CDE
|Principal’s Panel: Understanding the Role of Being an Effective Instructional Leader through Reform Efforts||What are the strategies for leading
your school through the implementation of the new Colorado
Standards. This principal panel will give participants a sense
of the challenges associated with being an effective
instructional leader during this transitional time.
|The Thinking Classroom: 21st Century Skills and Relevance and Application Across Colorado’s Academic Standards||What does the ‘thinking classroom’
look, feel, and sound like for both teachers and students?
Transforming curriculum, instructional practices, and student
learning through the use of 21st century skills leads students
to mastery of the standards. This session will provide
strategies instructional resources for supporting the
transformation of teaching and learning.
Presenters: Stephanie Hartman and Becky Smith, CDE
|The Evolution of Classroom Instruction for the Colorado and Common Core State Standards – Mathematics||How can the instructional shifts
necessitated by the new standards be implemented in the
mathematics classroom? This session will walk participants
through sample lesson plans for mathematics.
Presenter: Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement Partners
|Unpacking the Mystery of Text Complexity||What type of texts will increase
reading achievement most effectively? What texts will motivate
students to read more and develop a life-long enjoyment of
reading? By guiding students to text that “fits” them, teachers
can promote high expectations and gratifying reading experiences
for students. This session will provide participants a framework
for ensuring that students have access to the appropriate texts
and scaffolding needed to support growth.
Presenter: Dana Hall, CDE
If you have questions, you can contact Anna Huffman.