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2019 Educator Summit (formerly Teacher Summit) 


Educator Summit Expanding to Three Locations: Colorado Springs, Western Slope, & 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, however, the majority of our trainings are held in Denver.

The theme of this year’s Educator Summit is 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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This year, we are offering the Educator Summit (formerly Teacher Summit) in three geographic locations:

Metro Denver 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.


Register for Metro Denver




Colorado Springs Educator Summit:

Friday, June 7

7:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: New Summit Charter Academy, Colorado Springs

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Katie L. Anderson-Pence, Professor at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


Katie L. Anderson-Pence is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs where she coordinates the elementary licensure programs. A true Ravenclaw at heart, she is most proud of her newly developed course, Teaching in a Muggle World, in which college freshmen examine teaching and learning through the lens of the Harry Potter book series. She also teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in mathematics education and educational psychology.


Prior to joining the faculty at UCCS, Katie spent 8 years as an elementary classroom teachers and two years providing mathematics professional development for her school district. She loves to travel internationally to learn about education in other cultures, and she has visited schools in Egypt and Brazil. In 2014, she earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education and Leadership from Utah State University.

As an educational researcher and former classroom teacher, Katie’s research agenda is driven by a desire to connect research with classroom instructional practice. She believes that the more a teacher knows and understands about how students learn, the more effective he or she will be in delivering instruction. Likewise, the more connected a researcher is to actual classroom situations, the more his or her research will shed light on effective teaching practices. Her primary research interests are on rural education, teacher education, and technology in mathematics education. She is thrilled to be a part of the education community in the Southern Colorado region!


Register for Colorado Springs


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.

Register for Western Slope


Tentative Daily Schedule for each location






Enjoy and network


Welcome Address/Keynote

See details above


Session 1

Four strands at each location including SPED


Session 2

Four strands at each location including SPED


Lunch and Short Presentation

League Presenters


Session 3

Four strands at each location including SPED


Bonus Session

Great additional side session available



Light apps and drinks at a nearby location to conclude your day



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