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Trainings for McKinney-Vento

Stakeholder-Specific Video Trainings

The following are links to video training resources for districts to utilize in the implementation of McKinney-Vento for the stakeholder groups indicated:

Back-to-School: Identification and Enrollment of McKinney-Vento Eligible Students

As we engage in the excitement of back-to-school time, it is important to remember that many students start school without everything they need to access, stay stable in, and experience success in school and school activities.  Colorado school districts identified over 16,500 students as experiencing homelessness, or McKinney-Vento eligible, in the 2021-22 school-year. Back-to-school time is one of the primary times during the school year where districts identify and connect students experiencing homelessness to the services and supports they need to be successful. 

A Back-to-School Webinar was hosted by the Colorado Department of Education on August 24, 2023.  This webinar was facilitated by CDE contractor Cathy Ebel and spotlighted CDE’s School Nutrition Office and McKinney-Vento District  Liaison Panelists. 

August 24, 2023 Back-to-School Webinar 

Resources to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness in the Back-to-School Season

Regional Collaborative Conversations

The Regional Collaborative Conversations to Support Highly Mobile Youth events create the opportunity for local communities to learn and work together in building knowledge, identifying needs and addressing barriers for Highly Mobile Youth to access and succeed in school and out-of-school time programming.
Partners in this work include but are not limited to: 
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education 
  • Foster Care Education
  • Migrant Education
  • Out of School Time
  • Health and Wellness
  • Family, School, Community Partnerships 
Regional Collaborative Conversations invite partners who serve highly-mobile students to attend a CDE sponsored regional event with professional development, action planning, networking and resource sharing.  The event focuses on training and technical assistance related to student mobility and how school districts can implement effective interventions and strategies across the district, with the help of community partners.  Intended outcomes of the RCC model include:
  • Provide local communities with the opportunity to build a plan for providing greater access to out of school time programming for highly mobile youth
  • Gather data and perspective on local challenges and how communities are working to overcome challenges in partnership
  • Inform the creation of the funding opportunities awarded by CDE to reduce barriers and increase access for highly mobile populations

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Training Archives

2020-2021 Trainings:

Highly-Mobile Coffee Chats (Spring 2021)

2019-2020 Trainings:

Share and Learn with Liaisons across Colorado Recordings (Spring-Summer 2020) - PowerPoints can be provided upon request.

Building Mutual Engagement between Schools and Continuums of Care

The Homeless Education and Foster Care Education Programs teamed up to host a Back to School webinar to provide the most up-to-date information on both programs.