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New School Webinars and Trainings

Starting a charter public school is a mammoth undertaking that requires critical trainings along the way. The Colorado League of Charter Schools strongly encourages charter founding teams to attend as many trainings as they can, including Onboarding Your Charter School (below), Charter School Boot Camp (offered in collaboration with CDE each April) as well as viewing recorded webinars (links below). Visit our calendar of events often to learn about trainings that occur throughout the year and might be specific to your school’s needs.


The Startup Year: Strongly Recommended Professional Development

Schools have unique professional development needs at this stage. Please check our calendar of events and trainings and our vast webinar library (below) throughout your school development process.



Onboarding Your Charter School

Hosted by the Colorado League of Charter Schools
This training is offered twice a year to accommodate those groups who are approved by their authorizer in the spring as well as the groups approved in the fall.

Details for the summer Onboarding training for schools approved in 2018 to be announced

Cost: Special new school pricing! $75 per group 
Please bring more than one person to this training (ideally two board members and administrator, if hired). 
Location: Colorado League of Charter Schools Training Center, 4201 E. Yale Avenue, Denver
Description: Spring 2018 Cohort of Approved Charter Schools Scheduled to Open in 2018 or Beyond- Sign Up Now for Onboarding Your Charter School 
Now that your charter application has been approved, what’s next?  Attend this training as you navigate through the complexities of the startup phase; presenting a clear path forward as your school moves from theory to reality. With a combination of sessions and personalized office hours with various League staff across all of the critical areas of year-0, Onboarding is designed to help you effectively identify next steps and understand how to implement them across the following critical areas of school start-up:  

  • Qualified and Competent School Leadership
  • Sound Operational Practices 
  • Functional Governing Boards 
  • Robust Performance Management Plan

You may be eligible for planning grants to cover the cost of this training (check with Lori Ventimiglia).

Recorded Webinars 

Below are links to a series of recorded webinars which cover a variety of topics related to starting a charter school. 


These webinars are free, and are designed for people who are in the process of developing a charter school application; however, anyone is welcome to view them. Each webinar focuses on an area of critical importance to groups in the process of designing a school and writing a charter application. Each webinar runs approximately an hour and half. All you need is a computer and internet access to participate! Simply click on a link below when ready to view. 


New School Recorded Webinars (and Resources)

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Writing a Charter School Application (Webinar) Link Administration 8/12/2016
Writing a Charter School Application (Resources) ZIP (1.13 MB) Administration 8/12/2016
Alignment of Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction Link Administration 7/29/2014
Alignment of Curriculum, Assessment... (Resources) ZIP (2.25 MB) Administration 8/12/2016
Writing SMART Goals (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Writing SMART Goals (Resources) ZIP (3.69 MB) Administration 5/3/2016
Overview of Relevant Education Laws (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Overview of Relevant Education Laws (Resources) PPT (1.57 MB) Administration 3/1/2016
Developing a PM Plan (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Developing a PM Plan (Resources) PPTX (3.02 MB) Administration 2/3/2016
Special Education and the RtI Process (Webinar) Link Administration 8/12/2016
Special Education and the RtI Process (Resources) ZIP (730.34 KB) Administration 8/12/2016
State AsseTrans, Accountability (Resources) ZIP (4.73 MB) Administration 8/12/2016
Governance 101 (Webinar) Link Administration 8/12/2016
Governance 101 (Resources) ZIP (2.29 MB) Administration 8/12/2016
New School Budgeting (Website) Link Administration 8/12/2016
New School Budgeting (Resources) ZIP (1.73 MB) Administration 8/12/2016
Charter School Facilities Overview (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Charter School Facilities Overview (Resources) ZIP (1.73 MB) Administration 8/11/2016
Facilities Financing (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Facilities Financing (Resources) PDF (1.06 MB) Administration 8/11/2016
Facilities Leasing & Tenant Issues (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Facilities Leasing & Tenant Issues (Resources) PDF (61.54 KB) Administration 8/11/2016
Community Outreach and Marketing Your School Link Administration 7/29/2014
Community Outreach and Marketing... (Resources) ZIP (3.04 MB) Administration 8/12/2016
Revising Your App Based on Feedback (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Revising Your App Based on Feedback (Resources) ZIP (7.51 MB) Administration 8/11/2016
Negotiating a Charter Contract (Webinar) Link Administration 3/16/2017
Negotiating a Charter Contract (Resources) PPTX (596.55 KB) Administration 4/11/2016
Employment Issues/Hiring a Leader (Webinar) Link Administration 8/12/2016
Employment Issues/Hiring a Leader (Resources) ZIP (93.72 KB) Administration 8/12/2016
Contracting for Business Services (Webinar) Link Administration 8/12/2016
Contracting for Business Services (Resources) ZIP (1.02 MB) Administration 8/12/2016
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