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Upcoming Training, Meetings, and Webinars

Back-to-School Collaboration for K

Following the Back-to-School Webinar, we will begin hosting bi-monthly collaborative sessions to encourage networking, connections, and ongoing dialogue around topics of interest and/or concern. The purpose is to open communication pathways across districts and schools and to hear strategies and solutions to challenges. Some of these sessions may include presentations from colleagues around the state as they share the work of their teams. Feel free to share suggested topics of interest by emailing Megan Prior Rogers.

Every other Thursday at 3:30 PM, beginning September 10th: 

Topics by date:

  • November: Collaboration for K sessions are paused through the holiday season. Please look for more information in January 2021
  • October 8, 2020: Individual School Readiness and READ Plans
    • During this session, we will provide some grounding guidance on the integration of school readiness and READ plans in Kindergarten, prompts for discussion, and provide an opportunity for district sharing. This will be an opportunity to share and discuss with others around creating and implementing individual plans to support Kindergarten students.
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  • September 24, 2020: Assessing with COR-K
    • A brief review of COR-K guidance, a Q&A and roundtable discussion of challenges and successes in assessing during the first few weeks
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  • September 17th: Extra session with TS GOLD®
    • A brief review of TS GOLD® guidance, a Q&A and roundtable discussion of challenges and successes in assessing during the first few weeks of school. 
  • September 10th: Emotional support in a Crisis with Sarah Blumenthal, MSN RN NCSN, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness

Recorded Webinars

READ Plans and Kindergarten School Readiness

This webinar includes background information on required Kindergarten assessments in Colorado, how to use the problem-solving process across these assessments, and the requirements and flexibilities in documentation in creating and maintaining individual student plans.

Changing Contexts: Preschool through 3rd Grade:

In partnership with the Office of Early Childhood, Exceptional Student Services, and the National P-3 Center, the Preschool-3rd Grade office is excited to announce a series of resources for schools, districts, and programs in support of rolling starts and closures of in-person learning. This includes temporary or more permanent transitions between learning contexts due to a variety of factors, including quarantines, changes in community public health data, and natural disasters. 

  • Changing Contexts: Building Skills for Social Emotional Wellness and Recovery during Transitions In and Out of In-Person Learning.
    This training will focus on the importance of self-care in reducing anxiety levels and building resiliency allowing for higher quality engagement between teachers, children, and families during transitions. Additionally, this training will provide suggestions for a coaching model to collaboratively bring the family into the education process and create a sense of belonging for children and families amongst transitions between educational learning contexts.

Changing Contexts: Building Skills for Social Emotional Wellness and Recovery during Transitions In and Out of In-Person Learning - Recorded December 4, 2020

  • Changing Contexts: Supports for Temporary Transitions and Rolling Closures

Inconsistent and temporary changes to learning contexts pose challenges for children, families, teachers, and staff. While there is no manual providing the “right” solutions, the National P-3 Center has curated ideas and strategies to tackle these challenges and provide consistent support to young children and their families as they transition between contexts.  

​Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment Webinar​

Preschool-Kindergarten Transitions with Dr. Kristie Kauerz

In partnership with the National P-3 Center, the Preschool-Third Grade Office hosted an opportunity specifically focused on the impact of COVID on transitions in preschool and Kindergarten.