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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 are offering this year! The Schools of Choice unit provides a variety of quality technical assistance and professional development opportunities to all charter schools 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.  Receive optimal support, as it is our goal to help create successful and sustainable charter schools. We hope to see you at one of our events!

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

For questions, contact Gisa Simmons at 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 and therefore, we have compiled events below from various organizations that have offered support. Please reach out to Kelly Wynveen at 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

December Authorizer Meeting  

Date: Friday, December 4th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Details: All charter school authorizers are invited to join our quarterly Authoirzer Meetings, which are held in collaboration with the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers (CACSA). Join this virtual event to hear programming updates from CDE, collaborate with other districts and authorizers and share updates on what you are working on. We hope to see you there.

Topic Based Webinar: E-Rates

Date: Tuesday, December 8th
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Details: Join us for our Topic Based Webinar for the second 2020-2021 school year December 8th, 2020 from 11:00am-12:30pm. Topic-based webinars allow the Schools of Choice Unit to provide targeted support on a topic of relevance to a board variety of stakeholders using a technological platform accessible to all.

CCSP Sub-Grantee Conference Call 

Date: Thursday, December 10th 
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Details: This almost quarterly convening is offered as a convenient opportunity to check-in with the CCSP grant team and fellow grant recipient peers. The hour is dedicated towards having an interactive discussion of current events & issues, answering questions raised by the group, and receiving guidance and reminders on various grant management practices from representatives from the CDE Schools of Choice and Grants Fiscal Management Units. Calls will be held virtually and possibly recorded; sending discussion topics and questions in advance is most welcome.

Equity Convening: Open to All - Leadership in Special Education  

Date: Friday, December 11th 
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Details:  Sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education and hosted by UCD's School of Public Affairs' Center for Education Policy Analysis. In this Convening, we will discuss charter school leadership strategies designed to shift school culture and secure equity and access for Special Education students.

CCSP Grant Budget Workshop  

Date: Thursday, December 17th 
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Details:  This winter workshop will present on applicable state and federal regulatory updates, frequent/common budgeting mistakes, and answer questions from the field (i.e. new, expanding, and replicating CCSP applicants and continuing sub-grantees) to clarify allowable expenses. Participants will have the opportunity and may choose to sign up for a follow-up one-on-one appointment with the CCSP Grant Team to walk through their respective Excel Budget Worksheet to receive direct technical assistance on their multi-year CCSP budget to ensure federal compliance. Existing CCSP sub-grantees are welcome to attend this training event; details on how to sign-up for the one-on-one TA will be made available to event registrants and during the training event.

Event Resources