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2019 Educator Summit: Denver Metro

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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Denver Metro Educator Summit

Wednesday, June 5

7:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Crown Pointe Academy, Westminster

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar, Professor at University of Denver


Dr. Maria del Carmen Salazar’s research and scholarship center on the needs of those at the margins. Salazar has authored numerous publications on humanizing pedagogies, equitable teaching, and college access and success for historically underrepresented students. She has written a book that is published by Routledge Press and series editor Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto. The book is titled: Teacher Evaluation as Culture: A Framework for Equitable and Excellent Teaching. She is also the lead author for the State of Latinos 2008, a brief presented to the U.S. Congress. She has given close to 100 scholarly international and national presentations in her research areas. In 2018, she was the recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Innovations in Research on Equity and Social Justice in Teacher Education Award. Dr. Salazar’s service includes local and national contributions. She served on the Colorado Quality Teachers Commission and she contributed to the development of the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards. She served on the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), a national collaborative to revise model content standards and develop learning progressions for teacher licensure, assessment, and development. She was a key contributor in the development of the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and she is the board liaison for the CAEP Equity and Diversity Committee. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Teacher Education, a top journal in the field of education.




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

6-12 Math Strand

Local Presenters






Welcome Address/Keynote



Session 1

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

Triangulating Standards, Objectives, and Formative Assessment

(Amos Velasquez, League Consultant)

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

(Morgan Beidleman, League Consultant)

How do I teach these kids? Creating Positive Classroom Environments for 6the through 12th grade Math Intervention Students (Juliana Tapper, League Consultant)

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


Session 2

Continuous Improvement: 45-60 day continuous improvement cycles(Sabrina Hodges, League Consultant)

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


Data Driven Grouping in 6th through 12th grade Math

(Juliana Tapper, League Consultant)

Engaging Students in Global Citizenship through International Travel (EF Tours and Teachers)


Lunch and League Presentation (Kia and Kaci)



Session 3

Creating a Culture of Feedback: Based on Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead (Sabrina Hodges, League Consultant)

Widening the Path: Differentiation Strategies for all Learners (Jamie Black & Erin Roof, Peak to Peak Charter)

Avoiding the Hidden Message: Maintaining High Expectations for our Diverse Learners (Kaci Coats, Director of Exceptional Student Services, CLCS)

Increase Engagement in 6th through 12th grade Math: Collaborative Structures

(Juliana Tapper, League Consultant)

Keep Calm and Thrive

(Taralyn Jensen, League Consultant)



Bonus Session

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




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