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2019 Educator Summit - Western Slope
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2019 Educator Summit: Western Slope


The League's Academic Services team is focused on redefining quality professional development. One way the League intends to do this is by expanding our offerings to various locations around the state. We serve 255 charter schools across Colorado.


Educator Summit Theme: Redefining Quality: Teacher Inputs that Lead to Student Outcomes


Workshop strands will connect directly to increasing student outcomes and cover leadership development, best practices in academics, understanding student behavior, supporting exceptional students, and much more. We hope that by offering this redefined event to various locations across the state, we are able to increase access and opportunity for all educators to attend a high-quality day of professional learning.   

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Western Slope Educator Summit

Friday, June 14

7:45 AM -  3:00 PM

Location: Two Rivers Community School, Glenwood Springs 

Keynote Speaker: Rob Stein, Superintendent of Roaring Fork Schools 


Rob has worked on the front lines of education reform for over 30 years, as a teacher, administrator, university professor, and educational consultant. Stein led a high-profile turnaround effort at Manual High School and has served as head of school at Graland Country Day School and executive director at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning, all in Denver. He has taught courses in educational leadership and school reform at University of Colorado, Denver University, and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Stein has published, presented, and consulted locally and nationally on organizational development, school leadership, research-based practice and school change.  He joined the Roaring Fork Schools in 2013.



JOIN US AT THE EDUCATOR SUMMIT 2019 and win a ROUND-TRIP airfare and hotel accommodations for EF’s Global Education Symposium November 1-3, 2019 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


DETAILS:  The Opportunity: Two full scholarships to EF’s Global Education Symposium November 1-3, 2019, are available to a head of school and teacher from the same school working with grades 6-12.  Scholarships include round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights, entrance into the Global Education Symposium on Saturday, one lunch and one dinner.  Click here to see last year’s sessions and speakers. This year’s theme is “STEM in a Global World,” and more details are coming soon!

WHERE: EF Center Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts

HOW TO APPLY: Submit one application per school team via a web-link provided POST-REGISTRATION into the Educator Summit – by August 1, 2019.  Finalists will also be required to complete a face-to-face interview to be eligible. Contact with questions. 




Tentative Schedule



InstructionalLeadership Strand

Student Engagement Strand

Exceptional Students Strand

Local Presenters






Welcome Address/Keynote



Session 1

Evaluating and Strengthening Your School’s Culture (Kia Murray, Director of Academic Services, CLCS)

Classroom Management using CHAMPS and Common Sense (Lori Bitar, League Consultant)

Unequal Education for All: Unpacking Disproportionality and its Impact on Learners

(Morgan Beidleman, League Consultant)

Implementing the Gold Standard of Project Based Learning (Stephanie Mendrala, Director of Professional Development @ STEM School Highlands Ranch)



Session 2

Data-Driven Instruction (Mariah Dickson, League Consultant)

Differentiated Instructional Strategies

(Amos Velasquez, League Consultant)

Avoiding the Hidden Message: Maintaining High Expectations for our Diverse Learners

(Kaci Coats, Director of Exceptional Student Services, CLCS)

Experiential Learning – Unleash the Enthusiasm by Going Global! (Prospect Ridge Academy Faculty)



Lunch and League Presentation (Kia and Kaci)



Session 3

Instructional Coaching: High Expectations and High Support (Mariah Dickson, League Consultant)

Triangulating Standards, Objectives, and Formative Assessment

(Amos Velasquez, League Consultant)

Language Supports for Diverse Populations (Jan Chamberlin, League Consultant)

Self-Care for All (Lori Bitar, League Consultant)



Bonus Session

Fireside chat with specific groups (SPED Leaders, PE Teachers, School Leaders, Secondary Math Teachers)