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CDE Charter School Topic-Based Webinars

CDE Schools of Choice Unit organizes Topic-Based Webinars presented by experts from the field to support the charter school community with knowledge of best practice and evolving policy changes. To receive technical assistance credit for the Colorado Charter School Program grant, complete the training request form (DOCX) and submit it to

Database Dashboards

Recorded May 13, 2019, "What gets measured gets done". Denise Mund provides an overview of the data dashboard process. This critical tool helps governing boards and school leaders keep an eye on the important measurables.

Mental Health

Recorded March 12, 2019, Alejandra Venzor provides information on Mental Health.

CDE Educator Talent Updates

Recorded February 26, 2019, Tanya Klein and Darrin Bacca provides information on Licensing 101: Educator Licensure & Enforcement.

Bullying Prevention and Education

Recorded on January 15, 2019, Adam Collins provides information on what bullying is and who gets bullied, the impact of bullying, the Bullying Prevention and Education Grant as well as Ashawnty's Law.

The Colorado READ Act

Recorded on November 13, 2018, Sarah Vance provides information on the Colorado READ Act to celebrate November as being Family Literacy Month.  The webinar includes information around terms, timelines, assessments, plans, parent notification and communication, and funding. 

The Role a Charter School Plays in its Charter Authorizer's Submission of the Consolidated Federal Programs Application

Recorded on March 13, 2018, Joey Willett provides information on the Consolidated Federal Programs Application, including what it is, who fills it out, what is being applied for, how charter schools are affected by it, what charter schools need to do to experience the benefits of the application, and upcoming timelines of which charter schools should be aware.  

Assessments, Accountability, and Unified Improvement Planning: What You Need to Know and Updates 

Recorded on February 27, 2018, Bill Kottenstette, Dan Jorgensen, and Jennifer Morgan provide information on Colorado's state assessments, state accountability system, and the unified planning process, including a high-level overview and updates related to each topic and an explanation as to how these three topics relate.

Ensuring Enrollment Equity for Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

Recorded on January 16, 2018 Bill Kottenstette and Toby King provide information on ensuring equity for students with disabilities seeking to enroll and enrolling in charter schools.

Fostering a Working Relationship with Charter Authorizers

Recorded on December 5, 2017, Bill Kottenstette, Clare Vickland, and Ruben Pacheco provide information on fostering positive working relationships between a charter authorizer's board and staff and a charter school's board and staff.

Kindergarten School Readiness: Assessments, Plans, and State Reporting

Recorded on November 14, 2017, Bill Kottenstette provides information on Kindergarten School Readiness, including assessments, plans, data reporting, and charter waiver requests.

Gifted Education: Requirements for Charter Schools

Recorded on March 14, 2017, Nikki Myers provides information on gifted education programming in charter schools.

Evaluation Practices

Recorded on February 21, 2017, Jennell Verow and Clare Vickland provide information on teacher evaluation, evaluation cycle and common challenges.

School Transportation

Recorded on December 7, 2016, Susan Miller and Brian Vasina, provide information on CDE, state, and federal regulations associated with student transportation in Colorado.

Annual Finance Seminar

Recorded on June 15, 2016, Marti Rodriquez provides information on preparing your annual financial report, as well as changes to rules and regulations.

Special Education

Recorded March 16, 2016, Toby King and Wendy Jacobs provide information on special education in charter schools.

  • Webinar Recording
  • Additional information: It is the authorizer's responsibility to provide every student with the least restrictive environment. Charter school should focus on providing professional development to staff.

Leadership Self-Evaluation

Recorded February 17, 2016, Dr. Terry Croy Lewis presents information to charter school board members on effective leadership evaluation for themselves as well as school leaders.