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Professional Development

League members have access to a team of talented professionals, trainings, workshops, round tables, and networking opportunities such as the annual Colorado Charter Schools Conference, as well as customized trainings on topics such as governance, strategic planning and performance management.

 

Colorado Charter Schools Conference

The annual Colorado Charter Schools Conference is the largest professional development opportunity for Colorado charter schools. The Conference features over 60 breakout sessions on a variety of charter school topics. Whether you are a new or veteran charter school leader, business manager, board member, teacher or just someone wanting to know more about the charter school community, the Conference has something for you. Information about the 2015 Colorado Charter Schools Conference is available at www.cocharterconference.org.  

 

Charter School Governance

The League provides governance trainings on-site at your school. Our governance trainings are customized to meet your school’s specific needs related to board training, and focuses on topics such as best practices, performance management and strategic planning. The League also partners with the Colorado Department of Education Schools of Choice office to provide content for CDE’s regional board trainings.  (more...)

 

Performance Management

The League offers numerous professional development trainings around performance management on a variety of topics, including: (more...)

Academic & Instructional Support

The League offers professional development to support and develop charter school teachers in a variety  of areas. These opportunities are based on proven practice and are universally applicable to all teachers and schools, regardless of the model or instructional focus of the school. Our professional development provides charter schools with access to excellent training for educators and networks schools together to promote teacher effectiveness and professional growth.


2016-17 Academic and Instructional - Regional Professional Development

  • Instructional Strategies for Supporting English Language Learners
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Compliant Special Education Programming
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Instructional Coaching Assessment Practices
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Effective Instructional Practices for Secondary Math Teachers
  • Leading Effective Professional Development

2016-17 Academic and Instructional - Regional Cohort Based

The regional cohort based professional development sessions below are designed to be multi-day learning opportunities that take place throughout the school year. There are a variety of professional development structures that teachers will engage during their learning in order to experience various instructional approaches while learning new content. These structures include, but are not limited to, spiraling development during the year to build content knowledge, on-site observation and feedback, book clubs, portfolio development, action research, lesson studies, and mentorship grouping. It is the goal of each professional development opportunity that the participants create a quality product that will support an action plan, the charter school, and student outcomes.  

Customized School Based On-Site Professional Development Opportunities

A variety of additional topics can be facilitated in your school to customize your training needs.The following professional development sessions can be offered upon request (regional or on-site options):

  • Balancing Evaluation and Coaching Practices
  • Effort Counts
  • Building Strong Relationships through Effective Team Building
  • Peer Coaching and Mentorship
  • Providing Effective Professional Development
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Visible Learning, MTSS
  • Gifted and Talented
  • English Language Development

If you are interested in these topics or have another professional development topic that is not listed on this menu, please email Nicole Grzybowski, Director of School Quality and Support at ngrzybowski@coloradoleague.org to inquire about a customized opportunity for your school. 

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