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Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

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This Week in The Scoop


Early Learning & School Readiness

READ Act Instructional Programming reviewers needed

CDE's Preschool Through Third Grade Office seeks volunteer reviewers to review Instructional Programming material aligned to the READ Act. Initial reviews will be conducted virtually on multiple days in January. The volunteer reviewer application will close Wednesday, Dec. 15.

For questions, please contact [email protected]

For More Information, Contact:
Tammy Yetter
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 720-955-8055
Email: [email protected]

Exceptional Student Services

The Autism Literacy Institute, Tier 2

Tier 2 training of the Autism Literacy Institute is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 18, and will build on content discussed in the Tier 1 training. The deadline to register for Tier 2 training is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Participants will develop and bring assessment data from their students, and develop balanced literacy lessons for those students indicated by the data.

The Autism Literacy Institute is a statewide institute conducted by nationally recognized experts on literacy and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dr. Christi Carnahan and Dr. Pam Williamson. The institute's content focuses on a balanced approach to literacy including instruction in phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing. Each aspect of literacy will be linked to the unique cognitive, social and communication issues inherent in ASD.

Visit the Autism Spectrum Disorder webpage for more information.

For More Information, Contact:
Brooke Carson
Phone: 303-866-6691
Email: [email protected]

Federal Programs

November ESEA virtual training

The ESEA Programs Office will host a virtual ESEA training session from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16. This training will provide local education agencies with a brief introduction to the Staff Interchange and Human Resources Snapshot and how that data is used to inform calculations for Comparability and Equitable Distribution of Teachers analyses.

Time will be provided to discuss these topics, hear from other districts and ask questions. If you are unable to attend the training, the meeting will be recorded and posted on our ESEA Virtual Networking Meeting website.

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions please reach out to your Regional Contact.

Visit the Federal Programs Virtual Network Meetings webpage for more information.

For More Information, Contact:
Kristen Collins
Federal Programs
Phone: 720-481-0736
Email: [email protected]

Health, Wellness & Nutrition

Apply for Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant 

Local Education Providers can apply for the new Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Grant Program, which was created to provide menstrual hygiene products at no expense to students and make products accessible regardless of the student’s gender identity.

Eligible applicants may apply to receive funds to acquire and distribute menstrual hygiene products (tampons, menstrual pads, and pantiliners) at no expense to students, or install and maintain a dispensing machine or disposal receptacle for menstrual hygiene products. Approximately $100,000 is available to award for the 2021-22 school year.

See the Request for Applications on CDE’s website for more information and eligibility requirements.

An informative webinar is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, to answer questions.

Visit the grant program webpage for more information.

For More Information, Contact:
Sarah Blumenthal
Health and Wellness
Phone: 303-866-6779
Email: [email protected]

News & Notes

Promote Child Tax Credit program in your school community

The Child Tax Credit is a tax refund designed to help families with the expenses of raising a child. This year, the benefit was expanded to help families with the most need, even if they have little or no income. Many families will receive this benefit automatically. Families with the most need, however, will need to enroll at

To help ensure families receive this tax credit, share this information with your school community.

Use these pre-made resources created by No Kid Hungry or send this Help is Here flyer in a take home folder.

For More Information, Contact:
Ashley Moen
Phone: 303-868-7192
Email: [email protected]

Standards & Assessments

High-Impact Tutoring Program

The High-Impact Tutoring Program provides grants to local education providers prioritizing rural, low-income or underserved students to address student learning loss or unfinished learning resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible providers may submit applications that budget up to a maximum of $2,200 per student served by the program per school year. Applications will be due to CDE by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The High Impact Tutoring Program webpage has information on eligibility, funding, timeline, application and contact details

For More Information, Contact:
Joanna Bruno, Ph.D.
Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Phone: 303-919-3907
Email: [email protected]

CoMath Conversation: How is accelerating learning working for you?

November's CoMath Conversation will discuss what is and isn't working in accelerating learning plans, and share ideas for how to overcome obstacles.

Join the conversation at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. Register in advance via Zoom.

For More Information, Contact:
Raymond Johnson, Ph.D.
Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Phone: 303-866-6582
Email: [email protected]

Setting the Standard webinar series – Nov. 3

Join the next Setting The Standard webinar, "Trauma-Informed Practices," presented by Tom Hierck at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. This session will show educators how to plan for a move to a new better, where schools and districts can better serve our students by deepening their understanding of trauma and embrace the best of what we knew pre-pandemic, while incorporating lessons learned during the pandemic.

Register for the Trauma Informed Practices webinar via Zoom.  

To learn about upcoming topics and access past webinars, visit the Setting the Standard Webinar webpage.  Webinars are held the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

For More Information, Contact:
Jamie Hurley
Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Phone: 303-866-6453
Email: [email protected]

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