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Project AWARE Lunch and Learn: Amplifying Student Voices for School Improvement

Join Colorado Project AWARE via Zoom to learn about improving your school setting with student voice as a driving force from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Presenters will discuss idea generation and how to enhance current student voice efforts. Learn more and register for the Lunch and Learn webinar. For more information email:

Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative professional development event

The Colorado Healthy Schools Collaborative is hosting a free professional development event on Thursday, May 9, in Colorado Springs and virtually. The event includes a general session, Healthy Schools Priorities: Creating Focus Across the WSCC Model. View the event schedule and register today. In-person registration closes Tuesday, April 30, or when the event reaches capacity.  Contact Jacklyn Thompson at with questions.

UCCS GenCyber Combo Camp

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is hosting a cybersecurity training camp for high school students and teachers from Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26. The teacher roster is full, but UCCS is still looking for high school students interested in cybersecurity. The UCCS GenCyber Combo Camp, funded by the National Security Agency, is an innovative way to educate both teachers and students in the same classroom. Attendees will learn the basic skills of defending a computer network using the Network Defender Essentials curriculum. Students must apply by Friday, April 12. For more information email

District Accountability Committee: District Administrator Networking

Register to join a virtual networking session at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, for district staff who support DACs to share facilitation strategies, successes, opportunities and collaborative problem-solving. This session will focus on coordination between District and School Accountability Committees

OERColorado Digital Library

The OERColorado Project recently launched the OERColorado Microsite digital library in Fall 2023 for Colorado PK-12+ educators. The project is a statewide initiative, funded through state and federal grants administered by the Colorado River BOCES by 22-5-119, C.R.S. to provide access to digital collections of free, openly licensed curriculum materials. In addition to Colorado K-12 classrooms, the OERColorado Hub on OER Commons allows for public membership for preschools, homeschool, and adult education resources. OERColorado thanks Governor Jared Polis for his support to expand Open Educational Resources (OER) in the state. For more information on how to use OERColoado resources, visit the OERColorado on YouTube or email


Opportunity, Access, and Inclusion Resources

STEM Educators who identify as BIPOC: Education and Business Coalition B.E.S.T. Conference

Experience the B.E.S.T. conference June 29-30 in Denver! Throughout the two-day conference, BIPOC educators in STEM fields will connect, discuss challenges, and build strength and a sense of community to bring back to their schools. Participants raved about the energy and healing they experienced last year at BEST!
And, of course, if you just want to learn more about PEBC, we’d love to connect with you! Our team is thriving in their work to ensure excellent educators for each and every learner! Shoot us an email if you’d like to get involved and we’ll be in touch,
CDE Equity Tool Kit
Imagine a school where ALL the children are loved and challenged, where the educators are empowered and where families and communities are seen as critical partners. Each of us is uniquely positioned to create a learning environment that honors the talents and gifts of each student so that they are prepared to thrive in their careers, in their homes and in their greater communities. This toolkit has been designed to give school leaders the tools and resources needed to capitalize on those unique strengths that foster supportive and effective relationships wherein the community works together to mitigate barriers to success. We designed this toolkit to support you and your community as you further build a learning environment where every student and every educator is supported to find success.

This toolkit is designed to provide user-friendly information and resources to support school and district leaders in centering equity in their work to support positive outcomes for the students they serve. We are all in different phases of our equity journey, and that’s okay. You are already off to a great start because you are here, you are reading, and you are open. We hope this toolkit supports you on your quest to create welcoming environments where all students and families feel a sense of belonging and all students are supported to achieve success.  Visit the CDE Equity Tool Kit.