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Charter School Events

Charter School Technical Assistance Events

Thank you for visiting our events page. We are pleased that you have an interest in the events that the Schools of Choice Unit offers each year! There are a variety of quality technical assistance and professional development opportunities available to all charter schools operating in the state of Colorado. These events are meant to provide best practices for charter school operations, analyze charter school trends, and identify areas of growth and provide solutions to charter school practitioners in need of optimal support, as it is our goal to help create successful and sustainable charter schools. We hope to see you at one (or many) of our events!

*Please note CCSP Grant recipients must participate in technical assistance events offered by the Schools of Choice Unit as a prerequisite for grant funding.*

For questions, contact Gisa Simmons at Simmons_G@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6897.

Charter School Supporting Events

Many organizations have supporting webinars and resources for the charter community. The Schools of Choice Unit acknowledges that there is a need for charter-specific guidance have therefore compiled events below from various organizations that have offered support. Please reach out to Gisa Simmons at Simmons_G@cde.state.co.us with any questions. 

 
*Please note that resources below are not endorsed or produced by the Colorado Department of Education. These events are not part of our original TA calendar. To request credit for any above events, reach out to the SOC team.

 

December Events

CCSP Grant Post-Award Webinar (PAW), Part I

Date:  Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: [Part 1 of 2] This information-rich webinar is required for all newly awarded CCSP grant charter schools and will outline the Colorado Charter Schools Program expectations, grant obligations, technical assistance, and monitoring plan to prepare you school for a successful and meaningful sub-grantee experience over the course of your grant.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CCSP Grant Post-Award Webinar (PAW), Part II

Date:  Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: [Part 2 of 2] This information-rich webinar is required for all newly awarded CCSP grant charter schools and will outline the Colorado Charter Schools Program expectations, grant obligations, technical assistance, and monitoring plan to prepare you school for a successful and meaningful sub-grantee experience over the course of your grant.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Quarterly Authorizers Meeting

Date: Friday, December 9th, 2022

Time: 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Location: Hybrid; Aurora Public Schools, Educational Services Center 3, 15700 East 1st Ave. Aurora, CO 80011

Details: The schools of Choice (SOC) Unit works in conjunction with the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers (CACSA), to host quarterly meetings for charter school authorizers across the state to improve authorizing quality, disseminate and share best practices; streamline authorizing processes; and provide technical assistance and professional development to charter school liaisons.

Join the SOC in collaboration with CACSA for the second Authorizer Meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. During this meeting you will hear updates from the CDE on the CSP grant. You will hear new CASCA Updates as well as several other topics. We look forward to engaging with you.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Collaborative for Exceptional Education (CEE) Learning Series #5:  "Not a good fit" - Changing our Beliefs of Who We Can Serve

Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: In response to the recent research and OCR complaints around enrollment of special education students in charter schools, CDE's Schools of Choice office and the Collaborative for Exceptional Education have designed a special leadership series of virtual training and support titled “From Policy to Practice: Changing Beliefs about Charter Schools’ Inclusivity of Diverse Learners”. Please join us each month as we examine policies and practices that can lead to negative perceptions and even potential liability while also offering strategies and solutions that can positively communicate inclusive messages while protecting the school against legal and financial risk.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 

CCSP All Sub-Grantee Conference Call

Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Time: 9:30am- 11:30am

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: The second of four CCSP sub-grantee convenings offered this year as a convenient opportunity to check-in with the CCSP grant team and fellow grant recipient peers. The call dedicates time for group discussion based on current event topics/issues, Q&A, and CDE guidance and reminders on various grant management practices led by CDE Schools of Choice and Grants Fiscal Management Units. Calls will be held virtually and recorded. Sending discussion topics and questions in advance is most welcome.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.