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Training and Meetings

Kindergarten School Readiness Update Webinar

The Kindergarten School Readiness Team will host a School Readiness Updates webinar on Monday, May 22nd at 4:00. The webinar will include information about the school readiness assessment menu, data reporting requirements for 2017-18, reimbursement for 2017-18 and time for participants to ask questions. The webinar will be recorded.

Participants do not need to register to attend.  To participate, simply use the following link to join us at 4:00 on Monday, May 22nd

Kindergarten School Readiness Summer Training 

The Kindergarten School Readiness Team will host regional Kindergarten Summer Learning Labs to support teachers in learning about the MyTeachingStrategies™ upgrade, school readiness requirements and, Kindergarten Best Practices and Play! More information about the Summer Learning Labs as well as tentative dates for each region is available on the Save the Date: Kindergarten Summer Learning Lab Training flyer. (PDF Updated 5/1/17)   and Registration is now open!

Who: Kindergarten Teachers and Administrators

Preschool Staff Please Note:  These learning labs are targeted for kindergarten educators only. CDE is also hosting learning labs for preschool administrators and educators. More information on preschool learning labs can be found here:

What: Learn about the MyTeachingStrategies™ upgrade and Kindergarten Best Practices and Play!

The MyTeachingStrategies™ upgrade is an enhanced version of the current GOLD® Birth-Third Grade platform kindergarten teachers have been using with an enhanced user experience. We will dive into MyTeachingStrategies™ and cover new features and tools as well as have time explore and play in the upgraded interface.

We will explore best practices in creating a developmentally appropriate responsive classroom that will engage students in hands-on learning, foster independence and cooperation, and develop authentic connections with your families!  Learn how play is an integral component to develop children’s imagination, language and literacy, creativity, and executive functioning- all important precursors for learning complex academic concepts.

When and Where:

Southwest Region

Durango: Thursday, June 22nd 8:30-1:30  

201 East 12th Street, Durango, CO 81301


Alamosa: Tuesday, June 27th  8:30-1:30

1700 10th Street  Alamosa, CO  81101     


Southeast Region

Lamar: Wednesday, June 14th  9:00-2:00

703 South 3rd Street Lamar, CO 81052


La Junta: Thursday, June 15th  9:00-2:00

601 Topeka Ave, La Junta, CO 81050


Metro Region

Denver:  Wednesday, June 7th  10:00-2:00

Red Rocks Community College

13300 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228

*This session will not include open lab time


Denver:  Monday, June 26th  8:30-1:30

15771 E 1st Ave, Aurora, CO 80011            


Pikes Peak Region

Colorado Springs: Thursday, June 1st 8:30-1:30 900

Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain, CO 80817


Pueblo: Monday, June 12th 10:00-3:00

100 E. Abriendo Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004


Canon City: Tuesday, June 13th  9:00-2:00

101  N. 14th Street Canon City, CO 81212



North Central Region

Loveland:  Tuesday, June 27th  9:00-2:00

Rialto Theatre 228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537


Northwest Region

Edwards:  Monday, June 19th 11:00-4:00

150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards, CO 81632


West Central Region

Grand Junction:  Wednesday,June 21st  9:15-1:00

443 N. 6th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501

*This session will not include open lab time


Northeast Region

Limon:  Friday, June 9th  9:00-2:00

1741 9th Street, Limon CO 80828   


Sterling:  Thursday, June 29th  8:30-1:30

1812 Robin Road, Sterling, CO 80751  

Register for a Kindergarten Summer Lab early, as space is limited.

View the Recording of the Q & A Webinar about the Transition to MyTeachingStrategies™

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness hosted a Question and Answer webinar with Teaching Strategies on Wednesday, March 15th at 4:00 PM for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers and administrators. We covered a few of the most frequently asked questions about the upgrade and took a tour of the MyTeachingStrategies™ system.

For more information, please view the recorded webinar and Colorado Q & A document.

View the Recording of the Kindergarten School Readiness Data Webinar

An informational webinar was hosted on Wednesday, March 15th at 2:00 PM to support school districts in preparing for the implementation of school readiness data reporting for the SY 2017-18. The webinar include an overview of the school readiness data reporting requirements and time for participants to ask questions. For more information, please view the recorded webinar.

The Power of Kindergarten 

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness is excited to provide this professional development opportunity through Colorado’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund. There will be no registration costs to districts for staff to attend the workshops. The 2 day workshops will be presented by Sue Kempton; Colorado educator, author, keynote speaker and consultant. The workshops will focus on using children’s natural curiosity and various classroom tools to build schema across contents. Additionally, attendees will explore ways to develop classroom environments and experiences that are rich in oral language and vocabulary. 

Please Note:Registration for all sessions is closed.If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Shannon Montalbano at 






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