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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

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Early Learning & School Readiness

CLSD Literacy Consultant Advisory list

CDE is now accepting applications through the Colorado Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program for literacy consultants interested in being on the CLSD Literacy Consultant Advisory list. For consultants currently or previously approved on another consultant advisory list such as ELG Implementation or READ Act, there will be an abbreviated application. The CLSD Literacy Consultant Advisory List RFA and Assurances form can be found on the CLSD webpage. The application window will remain open until Friday, July 30. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For More Information, Contact:
Stacey Smith
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 720-595-1407
Email: [email protected]

Educator Talent

Teachers invited to apply for Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet positions

The Education Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet seeks new members to share hands-on classroom experience while helping shape statewide education policy.

Selected teachers will join continuing cabinet members and meet four times a year to advise Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and share how education policies and rules created at the state level unfold in classrooms across the state. New members will serve for two years, beginning in October. The advisory group is made up of teachers from around the state, representing small, medium, large, rural, suburban and urban school systems.

To be considered, complete the application by Friday, Aug. 13. Additionally, applicants will need to submit a letter of interest, résumé, signatures and letters of recommendation to Stacey Macklin at the email below by the deadline.

For more information, visit the Teacher Cabinet webpage. 

For More Information, Contact:
Stacey Macklin
Commissioner's Office
Phone: 303-866-6646
Email: [email protected]

Last chance to apply to be the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year

Every year, CDE selects one exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 teacher as the Colorado Teacher of the Year to represent the entire profession for the state. The selected teacher will automatically become Colorado's nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition.

The application deadline for the 2022 award is quickly approaching. If you were nominated to apply, we highly encourage you to apply by next Wednesday, July 14. However, you do not have to be nominated to apply.

To learn more about the program and the benefits of becoming the next Teacher of the Year, visit the program webpage.

For More Information, Contact:
Kim Burnham
Competitive Grants and Awards
Phone: 303-866-6916
Email: [email protected]

News & Notes

PERA summer webinars

Are you within one to 10 years of retirement? Want to learn more about your PERA retirement benefit? Then join PERA for some summer webinars on retirement planning.

1. Pre-Retirement Planning
4 p.m., Wednesday, July 14. Register here 
PERA members within three to 10 years of retirement – all are welcome. This interactive webinar is ideal for planners. Learn how to maximize your PERA benefits and gain strategic knowledge/develop a checklist to guide you as retirement draws closer.

2. Retirement Process Meeting 
3 p.m., Thursday, July 15 – Register here
PERA members within two years of retirement – all are welcome. You are on the home stretch to retirement! Walk through the application process, look at post-retirement plans, and prepare for this important step of your PERA journey.

Postsecondary Readiness

Call for Nominations for the Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Program Advisory Board

CDE seeks nominations for the School Counselor Corps Grant Advisory Board. Representatives are needed from, school districts, or individuals with expertise in elementary, middle, and high school counseling; Labor and Employment; student retention; counselor education; career planning. The SCCGP Advisory Board provides recommendations to CDE for the School Counselor Corps Grant program. Each member of the Board shall serve for a term of three years with the possibility of extending to a second term based upon the member’s eligibility. For candidate qualifications, visit the Advisory Board webpage.

To nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate, send a letter of interest and resume to Amy Miglinas: [email protected] by Thursday, September 30.

For More Information, Contact:
Amy Miglinas
Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness
Phone: 720-576-4762
Email: [email protected]

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