Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, OCT 24, 2018

5:00 PM

Colorado’s Rural Schools: Challenges and Opportunities
While all of Colorado’s schools and districts face challenges, they are perhaps most acute in the rural areas of our state. Funding is very limited, teacher shortages are common, the majority of rural districts now operate on four-day school weeks, and achievement gaps remain stubborn. The good news is that many educators are developing innovative approaches to these rural challenges. Please join us for a conversation about these new ideas, and how rural educators are addressing current challenges. http://www.cvent.com/events/october-education-policy-networking-series/event-summary-03938219c74847a4bc21b07e1da71e72.aspx
WHERE:

Terrace Room, 1380 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80204

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kathryn Werner

303-315-0016

COST:

Free

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5:30 PM

Back to School Night 2018
Join us at the annual Back to School Night fundraiser benefitting Colorado Youth for a Change at Comedy Works South! The event will feature a live comedy show by John Tole, as well as a silent and live auction. Heavy appetizers and wine provided.
WHERE:

Comedy Works South

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Hillary R

6156868524

COST:

$50

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THURSDAY, OCT 25, 2018

9:00 AM

2018 ELLs/MLLs Community Engagement Symposium
Working Together to Support ELLs/MLLs on the Road Towards High School Graduation Audience: Assistant Principals, ENL/Bilingual Coordinators, School Leadership Teams, Parent Advocates, PTA Members, CBOs, Adult Education Staff, Parent Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Teacher Assistants, Parents/Families and other personnel that work with English Language Learners (ELLs)/ Multilingual Learners (MLLs) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9ubmEUkc27MgUYJ&Q_JFE=0
WHEN:

Oct. 25, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE:

New York University

CONTACT INFORMATION:

James F. Rodriguez

866-509-5921

COST:

FREE

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9:30 AM

Early Childhood Leadership Commission Meeting
The Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC) is Colorado’s state advisory council for early childhood. We work to improve outcomes for pregnant women, young children birth to age eight and their families by advancing the alignment, coordination and efficiency of programs and services. Join us to learn about early childhood initiatives happening across the state, share your ideas during public comment, and connect with early childhood supporters and advocates who are working to ensure all children are valued, healthy and thriving!
WHEN:

Oct. 25, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WHERE:

Health Care & Policy Financing, 303 East 17th Avenue, Denver

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kristina Heyl

3038174706

COST:

No Cost

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5:00 PM

Principal Licensure Information Session at CU Denver
Are you a licensed elementary or secondary educator interested in becoming a principal or an administrator? As we all know, these leaders can make a tremendous impact on the success of students, teachers, schools and districts. We hope that your path to such a role begins here at University of Colorado Denver in our Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies (ALPS) program. Please attend this informative sessions and learn details about curriculum, cohort options, credits, costs, timeline and the application process. https://forms.ucdenver.edu/secure/sehd_info_session
WHERE:

CU Denver School of Education & Human Development - 1380 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80204

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marlinda Hines

303-315-4977

COST:

Free

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FRIDAY, OCT 26, 2018

5:00 PM

Office Hours with Chalkbeat, Memphis
Office Hours are an informal time to meet with Chalkbeat reporters, learn about what we do, and bring us your feedback and story ideas. In October's rendition of office hours, we're linking up with the official launch of the Memphis Restorative Justice Coalition. We'll have a booth set up and will be excited to hear your thoughts about restorative justice in schools...and just any education issue on your minds. Join us on Oct. 26 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Regina's Cajun Kitchen, 60 North Main. This event is sponsored by the Memphis Urban League, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, Profound Gentlemen, and The Dividend. It is made possible by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition.  
WHEN:

Oct. 26, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

WHERE:

Regina's Cajun Kitchen 60 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Chalkbeat Tennessee

COST:

Free

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SATURDAY, OCT 27, 2018

10:00 AM

Memphis Lift Third Annual Parent Summit
Calling all parents - Come out and talk about the important issues that matter regarding education with Memphis Lift. They will be discussing unified enrollment as well as school quality. We will have notable speakers, and panel discussions based on the education landscape. There will notable speakers and panel discussions with local district leaders as well as parents from Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C. who will share innovative ideas and talk about what's working in their cities. When communities and schools come together, we can make things greater for ALL children! AGENDA
  • 10:00am - Opening: Overview of the Day
  • 10:15am - Introduction: Education in the 21st Century
  • 11:00am - Panel: Quality Schools - How can we increase the number of high quality schools in our community?
  • 12:00pm - Lunch + Small Group Discussions on Quality Schools
  • 1:30pm - Panel: Accessing High Quality Schools - How can we ensure equitable access to high quality schools for all families?
  • 2:30pm - Small Group Discussions on Access to Quality Schools
  • 4:00pm - Wrap up: Raffles and Closing Remarks
WHERE:

pin Perea Elementary School 1250 Vollintine Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38107

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Memphis Lift

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, NOV 1, 2018

5:00 PM

Principal Licensure Information Session at CU Denver
Are you a licensed elementary or secondary educator interested in becoming a principal or an administrator? As we all know, these leaders can make a tremendous impact on the success of students, teachers, schools and districts. We hope that your path to such a role begins here at University of Colorado Denver in our Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies (ALPS) program. Please attend this informative sessions and learn details about curriculum, cohort options, credits, costs, timeline and the application process. https://forms.ucdenver.edu/secure/sehd_info_session
WHERE:

CU Denver School of Education & Human Development - 1380 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80204

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marlinda Hines

303-315-4977

COST:

Free

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6:00 PM

The Montessori Brainstorming Tour
Join us for a special event on November 1, from 6-8 pm, with guest speakers Dr. Laura Flores Shaw, lead editor, writer, and founder of White Paper Press, and Dr. Steven Hughes, pediatric neuropsychologist and Director of the Center for Research on Developmental Education. They will discuss Montessori for All Brain Types and Surviving School Testing: Montessori’s Unique Outcomes. To help children develop the wide range of human capabilities necessary for a successful and happy life in a rapidly changing society and economy, schools cannot solely focus on “thinking” about content. Instead, schools need a different educational framework—one that is embodied and based on how the brain actually develops. The Brainstorming Tour presents such a framework and the research that indirectly supports it. Visit RSVP.tmaoc.com for more information and to sign up. Spots are limited!
WHEN:

Nov. 1, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

The Montessori Academy of Colorado

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jennine Friess

303-623-2609

COST:

Free

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SATURDAY, NOV 3, 2018

11:00 AM

Girls Inc. Harvest Festival, Memphis
 Girls, Inc. of Memphis will be holding its 4th Annual Harvest Festival at the Girls, Inc. Youth Farm (1179 Dellwood Ave., Memphis, TN, 38127) November 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event, which will include food, games, and activities, will serve as the kick off for the Girls Inc. of Memphis Saturday market, held each Saturday through November from 9 a.m. to noon at the Youth Farm. The farm is also open for direct sales Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Launched in 2015 to provide fresh and healthy food for Frayser residents, the farm’s goal is to distribute 80 percent of produce to the North Memphis community.
WHEN:

Nov. 3, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

1179 Dellwood Ave., Memphis, TN, 38127

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Girls Inc.

12:00 PM

CO ALAS 2nd Annual Latina Leadership Conference
The Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendent (CO ALAS) invites you to attend the 2ndAnnual Latina Leadership Conference, Saturday, November 3rd. The conference location is the Tea at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle. This year we are featuring Dr. Doris Candelarie, Clinical Assistant Professor for Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Denver. The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Search for…Identity, Community, Purpose”. The conference targets current and aspiring Latina educational leaders and allies. Space is limited to 50 attendees, please register early. Register at http://www.co-alas.org and go to JOIN NOW for payment then Conferences & Events. The cost is $60 per person.
WHEN:

Nov. 3, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

WHERE:

Cherokee Ranch & Castle is 6113 Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia, CO 80135

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Denise Cordova Abbott

COST:

$60.00

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WEDNESDAY, NOV 7, 2018

5:00 PM

Principal Licensure Information Session at CU Denver
Are you a licensed elementary or secondary educator interested in becoming a principal or an administrator? As we all know, these leaders can make a tremendous impact on the success of students, teachers, schools and districts. We hope that your path to such a role begins here at University of Colorado Denver in our Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies (ALPS) program. Please attend this informative sessions and learn details about curriculum, cohort options, credits, costs, timeline and the application process. https://forms.ucdenver.edu/secure/sehd_info_session
WHERE:

CU Denver School of Education & Human Development - 1380 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80204

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marlinda Hines

303-315-4977

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, NOV 8, 2018

6:30 PM

CU Boulder School of Education Graduate Studies Info Session
Visit the CU Boulder School of Education on campus for a brief 45-minute overview of our graduate programs. Led by our director of admissions, this info session is a great opportunity to learn about Colorado’s top-ranked graduate education programs and ask questions. RSVP for your session here: colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/sign-graduate-studies-info-sessions-preview-day
WHEN:

Nov. 8, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

124 Education Building, University of Colorado Boulder

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ichigo Takikawa

3034929947

COST:

Free

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SATURDAY, NOV 10, 2018

6:00 PM

Gingerbread & Jazz for Early Connections Learning Centers
The party of the holiday season, Gingerbread & Jazz, returns with extraordinary jazz music, signature cocktails, elegant buffets, delightful desserts and dancing in a unique venue - the Historic Day Nursery in Colorado Springs. The evening also includes the crowd-pleasing Gingerbread Masterpiece Challenge; a two-hour live “battle of the chefs” for the most incredible giant gingerbread house! The spectacular houses are offered at live auction immediately after the competition. Join us in ensuring all children in our community, regardless of family income, have access to high quality early education.
WHERE:

Historic Day Nursery 104 E Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Melissa Willers

719-381-4805

COST:

$150 per ticket

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TUESDAY, NOV 13, 2018

6:00 PM

Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Information Session for 2019-20 Cohort
This program is designed to grow the competencies of experienced and emerging Colorado leaders in early childhood. The program offers an 18-credit graduate certificate in the field of early childhood leadership that can also be articulated into one of several master’s or doctoral programs in the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must meet the following qualifications to apply to the program. · Conferred bachelor’s degree by May 2019 · Direct experience working with and/or on behalf of children birth to eight and their families in the field of early childhood health, mental health, family support or early learning that has informed leadership practice. APPLICANT CONSIDERATIONS All applications are reviewed by an admissions committee to select a cohort of 20 students. The admissions committee considers the following in each applicant: · Openness to learn and apply leadership strategies · Strong academic record · Commitment to full participation and completion · Ability to engage in respectful and reciprocal interaction · Demonstrated professional competencies and potential · Contribution to a diverse cohort TUITION Generous funding by the Buell Foundation provides for each admitted student (Buell Fellow) to receive a scholarship for the 18 required credits. Fellows will incur costs throughout the program year related to books, travel and lodging while attending classes in Denver.
WHEN:

Nov. 13, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

CU Denver Zoom Video Conference: Join: https://ucdsehd.zoom.us/j/388226803

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Sara Van Dyke

720-639-9229

COST:

Free

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WEDNESDAY, NOV 14, 2018

8:30 AM

Crew Demonstration Day at MELS
Register for NYC Outward Bound Schools' Crew Demonstration Day at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills, Queens, on Wednesday, November 14, from 8:30 to 4:15 (times subject to change).
WHEN:

Nov. 14, 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM

WHERE:

MELS, 91-30 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jessica Bardy

718-706-9900 x130

COST:

Free

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SATURDAY, NOV 17, 2018

12:00 AM

Harlem Wizards
The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit Overland High School on Saturday, November, 17th for an evening of great fun and fundraising. Doors open at 6pm and the game starts at 7pm. The Wizards will play a game against a team of Overland High School, Prairie Middle School and feeder elementary school administrators and teachers. Special deals are available for reserved seats, warm up with the team, autographs and lots of great Harlem Wizards merchandise. Limited amount of tickets available. Call with any questions MJ Jobe 303-335-6311.
WHERE:

Overland High School, 12400 E Jewell Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

CONTACT INFORMATION:

MJ Jobe

303-335-6311

COST:

$10 to $35

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TUESDAY, NOV 20, 2018

4:00 PM

Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program Information Session for 2019-20 Cohort
This program is designed to grow the competencies of experienced and emerging Colorado leaders in early childhood. The program offers an 18-credit graduate certificate in the field of early childhood leadership that can also be articulated into one of several master’s or doctoral programs in the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must meet the following qualifications to apply to the program. · Conferred bachelor’s degree by May 2019 · Direct experience working with and/or on behalf of children birth to eight and their families in the field of early childhood health, mental health, family support or early learning that has informed leadership practice. APPLICANT CONSIDERATIONS All applications are reviewed by an admissions committee to select a cohort of 20 students. The admissions committee considers the following in each applicant: · Openness to learn and apply leadership strategies · Strong academic record · Commitment to full participation and completion · Ability to engage in respectful and reciprocal interaction · Demonstrated professional competencies and potential · Contribution to a diverse cohort TUITION Generous funding by the Buell Foundation provides for each admitted student (Buell Fellow) to receive a scholarship for the 18 required credits. Fellows will incur costs throughout the program year related to books, travel and lodging while attending classes in Denver.
WHERE:

CU Denver Zoom Video Conference: Join: https://ucdsehd.zoom.us/j/402717231

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Sara Van Dyke

720-639-9229

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, NOV 29, 2018

11:30 AM

City Year Denver Business Luncheon
This networking event engages and honors business leaders in our community who are uniquely making a difference in education.
WHEN:

Nov. 29, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (1350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ashleigh Arnall

3032264882

COST:

Sponsorships Available

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FRIDAY, DEC 7, 2018

8:00 AM

Building Resilient Classrooms: SEL Institute
This two-day institute is designed to support educators in successfully implementing strategies and practices that help to develop the skills necessary to maintain and improve social-emotional health, both in and out of the classroom. Participants will engage in social-emotional practices of self-management and relationship building techniques, including: Teacher self-care: stress management, building empathy, establishing positive relationships Student self-care: identifying emotions, communication and self-regulation skills Participants of the institute will leave with: 1) Deep understanding of the physiological and psychological effects of stress and the ways SEL and mindfulness can positively impact their students and themselves 2) Curricular tools that they can apply in their classrooms to help students develop into socially and emotionally aware young people who thrive in academic and social environments 3) A better understanding of how to deal with students and families in crisis and cope with vicarious trauma Who Should Attend This Institute? Educators at all levels of education, from teachers to admin Instructional coaches Those responsible for hiring and maintaining talent Counselors SEL and Mindfulness Advisors looking for something different Schools on the cutting edge of innovation in education Key Content: Developing calming strategies to use in the classroom Identifying ways to handle stress or trauma Explain the physiological and biological responses to prolonged stress and how to alleviate negative impacts Register: https://www.mymindsparklearning.org/events-and-institutes/building-sel-institute
WHEN:

Dec. 7, 8:00 AM to Dec. 8, 4:00 PM

WHERE:

455 South Pierce St., Lakewood, CO (mindSpark Learning)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

mindSpark Learning

(303) 963-5390

COST:

Early Bird Pricing Available Until 11/9 $295

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THURSDAY, DEC 13, 2018

9:30 AM

Early Childhood Leadership Commission Meeting
The Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC) is Colorado’s state advisory council for early childhood. We work to improve outcomes for pregnant women, young children birth to age eight and their families by advancing the alignment, coordination and efficiency of programs and services. Join us to learn about early childhood initiatives happening across the state, share your ideas during public comment, and connect with early childhood supporters and advocates who are working to ensure all children are valued, healthy and thriving!
WHEN:

Dec. 13, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WHERE:

Health Care & Policy Financing, 303 East 17th Avenue, Denver

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kristina Heyl

3038174706

COST:

No Cost

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SATURDAY, JAN 26, 2019

10:00 AM

5th Annual Administrator Job Fair
Educators, if you are seeking administrative positions for the 2019-20 school year, please plan on attending the 5th Annual Administrator Job Fair. The fair will host Human Resource personnel who are recruiting educators for administrative positions. Last year, 18 school districts participated in the job fair and hosted 126 educators seeking positions and networking opportunities with district representatives. Currently, this is the only fair that focuses on job opportunities for administrators.
WHEN:

Jan. 26, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

WHERE:

St. Peter Claver S.J. Hall, Regis University – Lowell Campus 3333 Regis Blvd. Denver, CO 8022\1

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jesus Escarcega

303.340.0864

COST:

Free to Educators

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MONDAY, FEB 11, 2019

12:00 AM

Annual Summit, TN Educational Equity Coalition, Nashville
Education advocates from across Tennessee will convene at the annual summit organized by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition. The two-day event will feature national, state and local leaders discussing pressing educational issues. Members attend breakout sessions, craft an action agenda, and learn about advocacy strategies. The summit will close with visits to state lawmakers in Tennessee's Legislature.
WHEN:

Feb. 11, 12:00 AM to Feb. 12, 12:00 AM

WHERE:

Nashville, TN

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Conexion Americas

615.454.6181

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THURSDAY, FEB 28, 2019

7:00 AM

Colorado League of Charter Schools: 2019 Annual Conference
The Conference features a meeting place for the 255 charter schools and their staff from across Colorado. Organizers for this event expect nearly 1000 school leaders, board members, authorizers, new school developers, teachers, and support staff to gather together to find content to educate, inspire and connect them to the charter school movement.
WHEN:

Feb. 28, 7:00 AM to Mar. 1, 3:00 PM

WHERE:

Denver Marriott Tech Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Colorado League of Charter Schools

3039895356

COST:

$225-$525

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