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Innovative Learning Opportunities Pilot Program (ILOP)
The PWR of ILOP
The Innovative Learning Opportunities Pilot program enables participating Local Education Providers (LEPs) to offer their 9th through 12th grade high school students a variety of learning experiences that usually occur outside of the classroom. These learning experiences should be designed to enrich students’ education and support them in successfully transitioning from high school to postsecondary education and/or the workforce.
Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR)
Benefits for LEPs
In addition to counting their participating students as full-time pupils regardless of the actual number of teacher-pupil instruction hours and teacher-pupil contact hours for each pupil, selected LEPs will be able to:
- Participate in a network of all selected LEPs
- Receive technical assistance* in evaluating the effectiveness and measuring the success of the LEPs innovative learning plan (ILP).
- Rural LEPs & small suburban school districts will receive technical assistance* in developing an ILP.
- Rural LEPs & small suburban school districts will receive technical assistance* in implementing the LEPs ILP.
*Technical assistance will be provided by a statewide non-profit entity contracted by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) that has expertise in system innovation and career and postsecondary readiness. Through a competitive process conducted during the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Colorado Education Initiative was chosen to be the technical assistance provider for the ILOP program.
Erica Ryan, Postsecondary Programs Specialist