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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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This Week in The Scoop

Early Learning & School Readiness

**  Professional development grant applications due Monday

The 2021-22 Early Literacy grant (ELG) professional development application is now open. Applications are due Monday, May 17.

This grant opportunity is geared to support Colorado educators in the implementation of scientifically and evidence based reading programming and strategies for kindergarten through third grade students. These funds are intended for early literacy professional development for elementary educators. This grant opportunity is designed to support Colorado educators in implementation of scientifically based reading research programs and strategies for K-3 students.

A recording of the application information webinar and slides can be found on the ELG webpage. 

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For More Information, Contact:
Laura Stelling
Preschool through 3rd Grade (P-3) Office, Teaching and Learning Unit
Phone: 7206189373
Email: [email protected]

Educator Talent

Seeking peer reviewers of induction programs

The Educator Preparation and Support office seeks reviewers with expertise in supporting and developing new teachers, specialized service professionals (SSPs), principals, and/or administrators to help with the 2021 review of teacher, SSP, and principal induction programs. Peer Reviews will be held virtually over three days, June 14, 15, and 16. Reviewers can participate in as few or as many review sessions as their schedules allow. To register for the event, please complete the application. The application window is open through Friday, June 4.

District/BOCES staff submitting their own programs for review this year can participate as a reviewer. Team assignments will be made to ensure no reviewer is reviewing their own program.

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For More Information, Contact:
Jen Kral
Educator Preparation Office
Phone: 720-618-381
Email: [email protected]

Federal Programs

 School Climate Transformation grant submission deadline extended

The School Climate Transformation grant is extending the deadline for Local Education Providers to submit an application for funding to strengthen student engagement and family partnership strategies that are implemented through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Approximately $160,000 is available for four awards from Wednesday, July 21, to Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2023. The new deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 28. All application materials are available on CDE's website.
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For More Information, Contact:
Andrea Pulskamp
Student Pathways and Teaching and Learning
Phone: 7205056070
Email: [email protected]

Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Apply for a P-EBT mini grant

CDE's School Nutrition Unit is excited to announce the release of P-EBT mini grants. This is a non-competitive grant that allows districts to be reimbursed for allowable administrative costs incurred during the delivery of P-EBT benefits. Districts must submit a detailed budget outlining all reimbursable costs; a budget template can be found within the application.

 The May 2021 application closes on Monday, May 24. Only one application per SFA should be submitted.

For more information or questions, please contact: free&[email protected]

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Pandemic-EBT data collection is open

The P-EBT data collection re-opened in  data pipeline on Wednesday, May 5. Sponsors can access the pipeline to upload needed student enrollment data for P-EBT benefit issuance.

The second data collection is due no later than Monday, May 31. Sponsors that did not submit during the first upload timeframe of April 23 should upload all enrolled students. Sponsors conducting the upload for the second time have the option to provide all student enrollment data again or can append records and only include updated or new student information.

Instructions and FAQ's have been updated with pertinent information and can be accessed on the P-EBT data collection webpage. For questions, contact [email protected]

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Learning & Results

Apply for the dyslexia working group

The application for positions on the dyslexia working group is open through Friday, May 28. The working group consists of 11 legislatively defined stakeholders appointed by the commissioner of education. Members serve on the working group for two years.

Open positions include:

  • A parent of a child who is identified as having dyslexia
  • An elementary teacher who teaches in a non-rural school district
  • A principal who is employed at an elementary school in a rural school district or an employee of a board of cooperative services who has expertise as a literacy specialist
  • A member of the local chapter of an international dyslexia association
  • A state or national literacy expert

Most meetings will be conducted virtually throughout the 2021-22 school year. Members will be provided travel reimbursement and, if applicable, substitute cost reimbursement.

A link to the application and more information about the can be found on the dyslexia working group webpage.

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For More Information, Contact:
Melissa Colsman
Student Learning
Phone: 3034160097
Email: [email protected]

News & Notes

Safe2Tell May webinar

Safe2Tell is inviting you to join our FAQs of Safe2Tell Webinar on Wednesday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. . Participants will receive answers to the most commonly asked questions about Safe2tell including: Can tips be included on a student record? Can tips be read verbatim to students and parents? What should be included in a disposition? Their will also be time to answer participant questions. 

For more information, contact [email protected]

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Postsecondary Readiness

Work-based learning incubator convening in June

Registration is now open for the work-based learning incubator convening. We hope you will join the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) and CDE on Thursday, June 3 through Friday, June 4 for this virtual convening to support the development of high-quality work-based learning experiences in K-12 environments.

For more information, click here .  To register, click here.

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For More Information, Contact:
Kelly Mitchell
Colorado Workforce Development Council/Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness
Phone: 720.892.7118
Email: [email protected]

Standards & Assessments

2021 Colorado Science Standards Implementation Institutes

2021 Colorado Science Standards Implementation Institues will provide opportunities for educators from across Colorado to learn about the recently revised Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) Science. These free learning experiences will serve as a launch point for educators across communities to connect as we work to implement the new standards across Colorado.

 To see K-12 science standards summer 2021 regional institutes dates and to register please click here.

To learn more about the Science Standards Academy for Colorado School Principals held on Thursday, June 24, please click here. 

Events are free and open to science educators across the state, but capacity is limited.

For More Information, Contact:
Maya Garcia
Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Phone: (303) 866-3020
Email: [email protected]

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