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  •  MeTEOR

    Friday, November 30th 2018
    Thundervista K-8 School - Mezzanine 
    3461 Preble Creek Parkway
    Broomfield, CO 8023

    I would like to have you join us for a day of learning and shared insight where MeTEOR Education and the Center for College and Career Readiness along with your education peers come together for an executive briefing on Research and Leadership Strategies for Accelerated Engagement within Modern Classrooms.

    Attendees will walk away with:

    1. Begin to develop a vision connected to research for accelerated student engagement for your work site
    2. Understand the impact of cultural design as it relates to student engagement in a modern classroom
    3. Explore successful models and tools that measure and promote accelerated engagement

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    “Make Your Community Your Classroom”

    Here’s a Metro Denver source for finding field trips, assemblies, workshops and Professional Development – often with funding for schools!

    Free and searchable with a few clicks.  Dance, zoo animals, teambuilding, theatre matinees, in-school exhibits and much more!

    No cost for teachers to search at





    New free school safety toolkit  available

    The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), the School Superintendents Association (AASA), CrisisGo and other leading education organizations joined together to create a free online toolkit focused on school safety and crisis planning.

    This toolkit features a range of resources as well as information from a group of safety leaders throughout the country.    



    Call for proposals!

    The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) are looking to fund 16 to 20 Plan Into Action proposals that foster partnerships between educator preparation programs (EPPs) and their education community to address the state's teacher shortage.

    Letter of intent deadline: August 3, 2018.



    Call for nominations!

    The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) is accepting nominations for the Colorado 2019 Superintendent of the Year.  Recognize an outstanding superintendent for their dedication and commitment to your school district.   

    Nomination deadline: August 13, 2018.



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    Westminster Public Schools is hosting a Competency Based Education Summit.

    This is a unique opportunity to learn from teachers, principals and experts involved in a competency based system. September 26 - 28, 2018.



    Check out a new pathway for STEM and Computer Science educators

    STEMpath is a graduate-level educator prep program that provides educators with pathways to pursue STEM & computer science credentials. STEMpath enrollment is now open and the program will launch in January 2019.


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    PowerMyLearning: Initiative to increase family engagement

    PowerMyLearning is a national education nonprofit that partners with schools and districts to personalize learning and to strengthen the relationship students have with their teachers and with their families. Partner with PowerMyLearning and transform the learning environment of your school or district and the confidence of your students.


     Salad Bars to Schools  

    Salad Bars to Schools

    Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is open to K-12 school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program. The grant has a rolling deadline.


     Summer Food Service  

    Summer Food Service Program

    Help ensure that all Colorado children have access to nutritious meals during the summer months by promoting the summer meals program to families in your community.


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    Community Impact Grants from The Home Depot

    Home Depot gift cards are being offered to schools that use the power of volunteers to improve the community. Funds may be used for school renovations, additions and more! Application is scheduled to be open through December 31, 2018.



    Formlabs 3D Printing Grants

    The Formlabs education grant is an opportunity for schools to receive a Form 2 3D printer by sharing a research-oriented project that will benefit from the use of a 3D printer. Accepting rolling applications.


     Digital Wish  

    Digital Wish Lesson Plan Grants

    Have an innovative technology-based lesson plan you want to share? Submit your lesson plans to Digital Wish for a chance at receiving one of 50+ classroom technology grants.



    Toshiba 6-12 EdTech Grants

    Toshiba America Foundation provides grants to educators to support tech-enhanced STEM learning for students. The grant can be used to purchase supplies and materials.

    Grant applications for grades K - 5 are due October 1st.

    Grade 6-12 grant requests of more than $5,000 are due May 1st.



    DiscoverE Collaboration Grants Overview

    DiscoverE Collaboration Grants provide funding to support programs that engage youth in the engineering community with hands-on learning. Five $1,000 grants are available. Accepting rolling applications.


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    Pets in the Classroom Grants

    The Pets in the Classroom grant program provides financial support for educators to purchase and maintain small classroom pets. Pre-K through 9th grade are eligible to apply. The program will reopen for applications on August 1, 2018 for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.


     California Acadmy of Sciences  

    Free Science Resources from the California Academy of Sciences

    These free teaching resources offer something for every teacher: online courses, interactives, toolkits and much more.


    Lockheed Martin    

    Free STEM Outreach Programs from Lockheed Martin

    Free curriculum, student STEM contests and mentoring opportunities for high school students. Free aerospace classroom resources and a coding contest for younger students. Applications ongoing.


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    SNAP Program Information for Colorado-Grown fruits and vegetables!

    Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food assistance) can receive vouchers for up to an additional $20 in Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. When customers spend their SNAP benefits on their EBT card at participating farmers markets or select retailers, those food benefits will be matched dollar for dollar to be put toward Colorado-grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per visit.

    Please visit for a list of participating markets and retailers. Or text your zip code to 1-844-383-2399 for a location near you! Participating partners include general markets, small retailers, and weekly food box programs at over 85 locations. Or call Amy Nelms, Colorado program manager, for more information.


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    LiveWell Colorado

    LiveWell Colorado has funding opportunities available for schools. Various deadlines.

    Funding Opportunities

    The Teachers Guild  

    EDesign Thinking tools to help your district and teachers.

    Check out IDEO’s Teacher’s Guild: Collaborative learning programs with a learner-centered approach to problem-solving.

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    Colorado Education Network logo     Join CEN Today!

    The Colorado Education Network is a coalition of individuals and organizations who support public education and are committed to finding common ground in assuring it is available to all.