COVID-19 League Supports
The Colorado League of Charter Schools is here to support charter schools in Colorado as we all deal with the impacts of the Coronavirus, schools working remotely, and the effects of the State’s “Stay at Home” order. The League is working to supply news and information, assess needs, convene school leaders and educators, and provide input and training to support schools, students, and families. See below for our major efforts.
The League's three short-term goals:
Support our member schools and the charter school sector.
Provide resources and assistance for school leaders and schools to succeed despite the uncertainty.
Provide meaningful communication and access points for members and partners to connect and collaborate with League staff.
The League is working in conjunction with CDE SOC. and CSI
to provide complimentary information and services for charter schools. Please make sure you are starting with information from your district/authorizer first, then referring to additional information from the League and partners.
COVID-19 NEWS AND INFO
News and info is posted here daily HERE
TOWN HALL (April 3, 2020)
LEAGUE MEMBER SURVEY
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WEEKLY SUPPORT CALLS
The League is offering the following weekly, virtual ZOOM support groups to connect with peers across Colorado and learn how others are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in schools. Here you can connect, share and discuss with one another.
RESOURCE LISTINGS FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
COVID-19, Distance Learning, Financial and Fundraising, HR and Remote Work, New Schools, Policy and Legal, Special Education, Other. The Colorado League of Charter Schools makes no guarantee to these links. Please use at your own discretion.
League Master Table of COVID-19 Resources for Schools
PARTNER RESOURCE SITES
FREE VIRTUAL LEARNING / WEBINARS
Utilizing Online Platforms for Providing Special Education Support & Services 1.0:
Introduction to Zoom for Online Services
Mar 27, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Struggling to wrap your head around how to provide services and support to students with disabilities on virtual platforms? This webinar will provide you technical guidance on how to use Zoom in general as well as how to use Zoom to best deliver online specialized instruction to individual students or small groups.
The content of this webinar is geared for individuals who are new to Zoom and are hoping to learn how to use it for providing specialized instruction. Some of these strategies may also be applied to other virtual platforms that offer video conferencing like Google Hangouts/Meets.
Providing Students with Mild Disabilities Accommodations on Online Educational Platforms
Mar 30, 2020 04:00 – 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
If our students can't access the content being provided online, we are not only increasing the gap between them and their general education peers but also likely adding stress and frustration to their and their parents' lives in this already challenging time.
Join this webinar to learn how to provide students access to content that they are viewing online through online tools, instructional planning, and strategic use of co-teachers and paraprofessionals.
Developing a Universal Approach to Mental Health on Online Platforms
Wednesday, 4/1/20 02:00-03:00 PM MDT
Supporting the mental health of all students is critical during these unprecedented times. Join this webinar with Morgan Beidleman to discuss mental health supports from a tiered perspective to help all students manage as best they can. It provides a four-step process that can be used to design supports for tier two and tier three needs.
Instructional Approaches that Support Executive Functioning - building awareness of student needs and developing skills
Wednesday, 4/8/2020 02:00-03:00 MDT
An area of concern is helping students figure out how to organize their time and work. In most traditional schools, this has always been done for students. Join Morgan Beidleman for an hour webinar focused on how to help students access, organize, and complete work in a virtual environment. We will also discuss ways to reinforce and engage students in alternative ways.
Additional training to be added weekly.