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Resources and Technical Assistance

Due to the need to cancel in-person April Regional Networking Meetings, the ESEA Office will be facilitating two Virtual Trainings to provide technical assistance and support with the 2020-2021 Consolidated application, districts and BOCES may request one-on-one technical assistance from CDE by completing and submitting the SmartSheet form. 

The Unit of Federal Programs Administration is pleased to announce a redesign of our system for delivering support, technical assistance, and guidance to LEAs (Districts, Schools, and BOCES).

The UFPA offices [Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, Office of Competitive Grants and Awards, Office of Migrant Education, and Office of Data, Program Evaluation and Reporting] will be collaborating to deliver these supports in a unified manner to better align with districts’ local implementation of federal programs.

We will be offering a series of professional learning opportunities, including webinars, policy briefs, networking meetings, and regional training opportunities. 

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Resources

CLDE Office Hours

To better support Colorado districts, schools, and educational leaders, the Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education is holding Virtual Office Hours. This time can be used to ask questions, collaborate, and meet with other educators to share ideas. For a list of dates and times to join visit CLDE Virtual Office Hours.

ESEA Office Hours 

The Office of ESEA will be hosting weekly Office Hours on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00, starting on April 23, 2020. This time is devoted to providing updates and answering questions, to the best of our abilities given the fast-changing current events. The Office Hours for May 21st has been moved to May 22nd at 3:00. Please use the same Zoom information below to join the meeting on Friday: 

Zoom Information:

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 975 114 834
  • Dial by your location
    • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    • +1 253 215 8782 US
    • +1 301 715 8592 US

ESEA Office Hours: Recordings

Non-Public Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement Office Hours 

On April 23rd, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded the Office Hours presentation around Non-Public Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that districts and BOCES should continue to discuss the needs of the NPS during consultation and begin to collect their needs associated with the COVID pandemic. This will prepare you for when the CARES Act funding is released. The team also goes into Stakeholder Engagement resources as they have received several questions regarding ESSA stakeholder engagement requirements and practices during the COVID-19 situation and social distancing orders.

PowerPoint Presentation | Recorded Webinar | Questions and Answers (DOC)

CARES Act Office Hours 

On April 30th, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded the Office Hours presentation around the CARES Act. The team went over the most frequently asked questions around the CARES Act and answered questions from the field about what to expect when it comes to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF). If you have more questions, please reach out to your Regional Contact for more information. 

PowerPoint Presentation | Recorded Webinar | Questions and Answers (DOC)

Consolidated Application Office Hours

On May 7th, 2020, the Office of ESEA recorded the Office Hours about the Consolidated Application. The team answered questions from the field about the 2020-2021 Consolidated Application, Non-Public Schools, and ESSER funds. This meeting was recorded but won't be posted to the website. If you would like the recording, please email Michelle Prael.

ESSERF Office Hours 

On May 14th, 2020, the Office of ESEA continued their presentation around the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSERF). This presentation was recorded. The team answered questions they didn't have the answers to last time and wrote down new questions from the field. If you have more questions, please reach out to your Regional Contact for more information. 

PowerPoint Presentation | Recorded Webinar | Questions and Answers (DOC)