CDE The Scoop_March 24, 2021

 
 
 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

** Action Item

This Week in The Scoop

Accountability & Improvement

UIP feedback available for plans submitted for January 15 deadline
 

CDE has reviewed and provided feedback on plans for identified schools and districts (i.e., Performance Watch, ESSA Comprehensive Support) who submitted UIPs for the Jan. 15 deadline. Feedback based on the UIP Quality Criteria Rubric, including program specific requirements is available through the UIP Online System in the Collaboration Tab. For additional assistance, email the School Improvement Planning team at [email protected]

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For More Information, Contact:
Kirby Stein
School Improvement Planning
Phone: (303)866-5499
Email: [email protected]

Early Learning & School Readiness

READ Act 2021 professional development reviewers needed
 

The CDE P-3 office is seeking volunteer reviewers to take part in the process of review for topic-specific professional development aligned to the READ Act.  Reviews will be conducted remotely and involve a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-paced) work time.

The application for volunteer reviewers can be found here.  The deadline to submit the application is Monday, April 5.

Initial reviews will take place from May 3 - June 4. Reimbursement and authorization for credit hours for participation will not be provided for this volunteer opportunity.

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For More Information, Contact:
Marisa Calzadillas
Teaching and Learning
Email: [email protected]

Collaboration for K, co-hosted with the REL Central
 

Collaboration for K returns with discussions focused on learning and development during school disruptions. The next session will be co-hosted with the REL Central. During this session, we will interpret the recently released State of K report, engage in open discussion on data trends, and provide guidance on using data during the pandemic and to advance equity.

Collaboration for K will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 29. Please register ahead of time here. 

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For More Information, Contact:
Megan Prior Rogers
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 720-3262-880
Email: [email protected]

Focus groups to discuss transition to kindergarten practices, policies, and needs
 

The National P-3 Center, in collaboration with CDE and the Office of Early Childhood in Colorado Department of Human Services, is recruiting school district leaders and administrators to participate in focus groups. Participants should include those who are responsible for implementing transition to kindergarten policies and practices. This project is supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to better understand school district opportunities, challenges, and needs related to the transition to kindergarten.

The focus groups will be conducted the week of March 29 and stakeholders who are explicitly responsible for kindergarten are encouraged to participate.

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For More Information, Contact:
Megan Prior Rogers
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 720-3262-880
Email: [email protected]

Exceptional Student Services

Facility Schools Board of Education member seat openings
 

Two seats on the Facility Schools Board of Education are open for applications. A list of requirements can be found on the main page of the Office of Facility Schools website at the link below. The deadline for all applications to be received by the Office of Facility Schools is Friday, April 2.

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For More Information, Contact:
Molly Enright
Phone: 720-668-2089
Email: [email protected]

Colorado's IDEA Part B application for FFY 2021
 

CDE is making available for public review and comment the State of Colorado's Part B Application for grant funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for federal fiscal year 2021.

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For More Information, Contact:
Kim Boylan
Exceptional Student Services Unit
Phone: 303-866-6690
Email: [email protected]

Family Partnerships

Submit a Promising Partnership Practice
 

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE), in collaboration with CDE, is collecting promising partnership practices to publish in the sixth annual Promising Partnership Practices Colorado book. SACPIE and CDE invite schools, districts, early childhood centers, institutions of higher education, accountability committees, parent-teacher committees, or any other school- or district-based council to submit an application for consideration in the publication. The purpose of this book is for schools, districts, and other educational organizations in Colorado to share how they partner with families and the community for student success. Submissions are due May 31. 

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For More Information, Contact:
Darcy Hutchins
Phone: 303-562-8175
Email: [email protected]

School Finance

Register for the Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) 2020-21 webinar
 

Attend one of the upcoming P-EBT webinars, which provide an overview of P-EBT issuance, showcases outreach materials, and describes the required student issuance data process. Both webinars will be recorded and cover the same information. Register for 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, from or for 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. The April webinar will have additional time for Q&A.

For P-EBT questions, contact free&[email protected]
For training questions or accommodations (i.e. speaker notes), contact Alicia Grove at the contact information below. 

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For More Information, Contact:
Alicia Grove
School Nutrition
Phone: 720-795-2083
Email: [email protected]

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