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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 720.484.1120

February Events

Authorizer Meeting

Date: Monday, February 26th, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Location: Hybrid In-person (TBW) and virtual via Zoom Meetings

Details: Charter school authorizers are invited to join our quarterly Authorizer Meetings, 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 your work. We hope to see you there.

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

 

March Events

Administrator Mentoring Cohort (AMC) Meeting- March 6th

Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Time: 8:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.

Location:  Hybrid In-person: Liberty Common - Aristotle Campus (2130 W Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526)and virtually via Zoom Meetings

Details: Schools of Choice Unit offers six Administrator Mentoring Cohort Meetings (AMC) throughout the year. Meetings are held in September, October, November, February, March, and May (changed from June). For the second year in a roll, all AMC meetings are scheduled in a hybrid format, in-person at host charter schools along the front range and virtually via an online platform. All sessions will take place from 8:00 am-3:15 pm. During this session, we will highlight “Student Success and Educational Equity.”

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

 

Charter Development Summit Webinar #3 Community Engagement

Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Time: 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Virtually via Zoom Meetings

Details: Join us for the culminating webinar of the Charter Development Summit Series (CDSS). In this final session, we will feature presentations from various schools showcasing.

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

 

Rural and Non-Metro Charter School Support Seminar

Date: Thursday, March 7th, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Virtually via Zoom Meetings

Details: The Rural and Non-Support Charter School Support Seminar (formerly known as the Western Slope Seminar) highlights the most relevant topics and impacting rural schools. This annual training is designed to provide essential guidance and highlight relevant topics impacting charter schools in our rural/non metro regions.

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

 

CCSP Grant Assembly for Authorizers

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Virtually via Zoom Meetings

Details: An annual meeting hosted by the CCSP Grant Team to convene and inform key district/CSI staff about their role and responsibilities in serving as a fiscal agent to new, replicating and expanding charter schools awarded the CCSP Grant. This hour and a half will allow the CCSP Grant Team to inquire and clarify grant program and fiscal management expectations, corresponding policies & procedures, as well as create/share best-practices and answer frequently asked questions.

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

 

CCSP All Sub-Grantee Call (ASGC)

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Virtually via Zoom Meetings

Details: The second of three 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.

 

Advancing Equity for Charter School Leadership Professional Development Series

Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: The Schools of Choice Unit is excited to convene equity-driven individuals committed to personal and collective growth, actively engaging in self-reflection, understanding others' experiences, and leveraging their influence to create more equitable and inclusive environments. The theme for the February Meeting is "From Insight to Impact: Fostering Awareness and Driving Change in Public Education."

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

 

April Events

Charter School Development Summit

Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: Join the Schools of Choice Unit for an enriching experience at the Charter Development Summit. This event offers participants invaluable insights to enhance the development and sustainability of vibrant, competitive charter schools in Colorado. Don't miss this opportunity to gain essential knowledge and strategies for success in the charter school landscape.

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

 

CCSP Grant Budget Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: This spring budget workshop walks newly awarded and existing charter school sub-grantees through the creation of Excel Budget Worksheet for the following grant year to provide clarification on how to best update their multi-year CCSP budget and obtain timely approval, as well as clarify allowable expenses to ensure federal compliance.

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

 

 

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