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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

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This Week in The Scoop

Accountability & Improvement

Teaching and Learning Conditions Colorado survey update

The Teaching and Learning Conditions Colorado (TLCC) survey is open until Friday, Feb. 21. Already, 13,000 educators or about 19 percent of teachers have responded.

Twenty districts reached at least 50 % and at least five respondents and will receive their data back in the spring. Some bigger districts are hitting the 1,000 respondents mark.

To see how your district or school is doing, view the real-time response rate tracker on the TLCC website.
If the TLCC Website is down, surveys can be taken here.

For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Steffen
Accountability and Continuous Improvement
Phone: 3038666676

Educator Talent

Application window open for initial approval of new induction programs

The application window for initial approval of new induction programs will be open through Friday, Feb. 21. This application is for schools, districts, or BOCES who have not had their teacher, SSP and/or principal, administrator induction programs previously approved by CDE to seek that approval in 2020.

To learn how to apply and to access the application, visit the CDE induction program website.

For More Information, Contact:
Jennifer Simons
Educator Development
Phone: 303-866-6793

Exceptional Student Services

Facility Schools Board - two open board seats

CDE's Office of Approved Facility School has vacancies  for two open seats on the Facility Schools Board. Applications are due Friday, March 20. Applicants would represent county departments of human or social services and state-level child placement agencies respectively. 

For more information please visit the website. 

For More Information, Contact:
Judy Stirman
Office of Facility Schools
Phone: 303-866-6684

Family Partnerships

Attend the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education meeting

The next meeting for the the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 11 at MindSpark Learning, 455 S. Pierce St. Lakewood, CO 80226. SACPIE is a legislated council that was established in 2009 with a mission to review best practices and recommend to policymakers and educators strategies to increase family partnerships in public education, thereby helping to improve the quality of public education and raise the level of students' academic achievement throughout Colorado. SACPIE meetings are open to the public.

For More Information, Contact:
Darcy Hutchins
Phone: 303-866-5921

Federal Programs

2020 CLDE Academy scheduled for May 7

The 2020 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) Academy is scheduled for May 7. This is an annual opportunity to network with colleagues and share innovative, effective practices for Colorado English learners.

Please consider presenting a session at this year's academy or nominating a distinguished administrator in support of CLD learners. Student art applications are also being accepted through Wednesday, Feb.19. Please see the website for more information. 

For More Information, Contact:
Doris Nguyen
Phone: 303.866.6777

Upcoming February regional network meetings

CDE's Federal Programs unit will be facilitating Regional Network Meetings (RNMs) in February. Meetings will include information on program requirements considerations for 2020-21, Consolidated Application planning, and Colorado’s new Family, School, Community Partnerships Framework. Three working groups focused on program evaluation, monitoring and evidence-based interventions will be offered.

The Federal Programs unit will implement a hybrid approach to deliver the content and support to districts by offering one virtual meeting and one in-person session. When participants register they will be asked to prioritize their topics of interest for the workgroup sessions. CDE staff will work on LEA specific context during the work sessions.

Virtual Zoom Meeting | Tuesday,  Feb. 25
9:30 – 3 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 631 687 274
Dial: +1 669 900 6833

In-Person: Colorado Springs | Thursday, Feb. 20
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Penrose House
1661 Mesa Ave.,
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Please see the website for more informaiton. 

For More Information, Contact:
Kristen Collins
Federal Programs
Phone: 303-866-6705

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