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Charter School Technical Assistance Events

Thank you for visiting our events page. We are pleased that you have an interest in the events that the Schools of Choice Unit offers each year! There are a variety of quality technical assistance and professional development opportunities available to all charter schools operating in the state of Colorado. These events are meant to provide best practices for charter school operations, analyze charter school trends, and identify areas of growth and provide solutions to charter school practitioners in need of optimal support, as it is our goal to help create successful and sustainable charter schools. We hope to see you at one (or many) of our events!

*Please note CCSP Grant recipients must participate in technical assistance events offered by the Schools of Choice Unit as a prerequisite for grant funding.*

For questions, contact Gisa Simmons at Simmons_G@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6897.

January Events

 

Charter Development Summit Module #2: "Watermelon to Seed: Adjusting our focus between big ideas and details for growing and maintaining a high quality, high performing charter school in Colorado"

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: Join us for the annual Charter Development Summit, featuring 3 virtual modules and 1 culminating, in-person summit! Formerly known as the Charter School Bootcamp, the Summit is reaching more attendees by presenting relevant information for existing schools looking to expand or replicate, new school developers and key stakeholders in your charter school organization. 

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

February Events

 

Administrator Mentoring Cohort (AMC) Meeting- February

Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Location: Hybrid Meeting: In-person, Heritage Heights Academy, 20050 E Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial, CO 80015, virtual meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details:  Schools of Choice Unit offers six Administrator Mentoring Cohort Meetings (AMC) throughout the year. Meetings are held in September, October, November, February, March, and May (changed from June). For the second year in a roll, all AMC meetings are scheduled in a hybrid format, in-person at host charter schools along the front range and virtually via an online platform. All sessions will occur from 8:00 am-3:15 pm. During this session, we will highlight setting your school up for success and community engagement.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Topic-Based Webinar (TBW) February

Date: Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: Please join the Schools of Choice unit for the fourth topic-based webinar of the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, from 11:00am-12:30pm. Topic-based webinars allow the Schools of Choice Unit to provide targeted support on a topic of relevance to a board variety of stakeholders using a technological platform accessible to all.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Collaborative for Exceptional Education (CEE) Learning Series #7 (for charter school leaders and teachers)

Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

Time: 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: In response to the recent research and OCR complaints around enrollment of special education students in charter schools, CDE's Schools of Choice office and the Collaborative for Exceptional Education have designed a special leadership series of virtual training and support titled “From Policy to Practice: Changing Beliefs about Charter Schools’ Inclusivity of Diverse Learners”. 

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Statewide Quarterly Business Operations Mentoring Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: In response to the recent research and OCR complaints around enrollment of special education students in charter schools, CDE's Schools of Choice office and the Collaborative for Exceptional Education have designed a special leadership series of virtual training and support titled “From Policy to Practice: Changing Beliefs about Charter Schools’ Inclusivity of Diverse Learners”. 

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Rural and Non-Metro Support Seminar

Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Time: 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: Please join us for the 2023 Rural and Non-Metro Support Seminar (fka Western Slope Seminar). This training is designed to provide essential guidance and highlight relevant topics impacting charter schools along the Western Slope and other rural school communities.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Authorizers Summit (@ The League's CO Charter Conference)

Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom Meetings

Details: All charter school authorizers are invited to join our quarterly Authorizer Meetings, which are held in collaboration with the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers (CACSA). Join this virtual event to hear programming updates from CDE, collaborate with other districts and authorizers and share updates on what you are working on. We hope to see you there.

Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Event Resources

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