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The CDE Scoop - November 21, 2012

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The Scoop... - The CDE Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Accountability & Improvement


Register for Unified Improvement Planning Progress Monitoring Training

Need help focusing on implementing unified improvement plans through a continuous improvement process? Register for CDE's progress monitoring training in Pueblo (Nov.27) or Loveland (Nov. 29).

Participants will obtain tools, processes and protocols for engaging with local planning teams in monitoring the progress of improvement efforts throughout the school year. Learn how to build a plan which uses data from interim measures to determine if action steps are having the desired effects on student learning. Teams will practice evaluating the degree to which major improvement strategies are being implemented, as well as how to make adjustments as needed. This session will also address ways to engage various stakeholders, including school and district accountability committee members, in progress monitoring.

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012UIPProcess.

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For More Information, Contact:
Erin Loften
Improvement Planning
Phone: 303-866-6642
Email: loften_e@cde.state.co.us


Educator Effectiveness & Licensing


Read the Educator Effectiveness E-Newsletter

The November edition is available! Read more to find out about the Assessment Review Tool and the upcoming launch of the CDE Resource Bank.
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For More Information, Contact:
Katie Lams
Communications Division
Phone: 303-866-6800
Email: Lams_K@cde.state.co.us


Exceptional Student Services


Sign Up for the Colorado Deaf/Hard of Hearing Mentor Program

CDE provides free mentorship to staff who support students with hearing loss and administrators who supervise Deaf/HH programming. This tailored program is made available to the district/BOCES for three years. Our mentors are Deaf education professionals who hold specific expertise in a variety of areas.
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For More Information, Contact:
Ruth Mathers, Principal Consultant for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Exceptional Students Services Unit
Phone: 303-866-6909
Email: mathers_r@cde.state.co.us



View the Rules for the Administration of the Exceptional Childrenís Education Act

Recently adopted amendments to the ECEA Rules became effective Oct. 30. These amendments are specific to the disability categories under Section 2.08, administrative unit of residence under 2.02(1), and changes from eligible facility to approved facility school under Sections 2.14, 2.44, 3.02, and 9.01. An updated, unofficial version is available on the CDE website.
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For More Information, Contact:
Jennifer Rodriguez
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6889
Email: rodriguez_j@cde.state.co.us


Federal Programs


Submit Your Supplemental Educational Services Providers Request for Proposal

The 2013-2014 supplemental educational services providers request for proposal is now available. For the 2013-2014 school year, students will be able to receive SES tutoring in reading, writing, math and English language development.

This is a non-competitive grant in that as many providers can be included on the approved provider list as meet the specified criteria. The submission deadline is Jan. 11.

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For More Information, Contact:
Wes Montoya
Federal Programs
Phone: 303-866-6298
Email: montoya_w@cde.state.co.us



Present Your Educational Service Provider Resources Information

CDE now provides a centralized location on its website for schools and districts to view contact information for educational service providers and a description of services available. Profile information will be made available for districts and schools on the CDE website in February. The deadline for submission is Jan. 18.
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For More Information, Contact:
Nicole Dake
Competitive Grants and Awards
Phone: 303-866-6872
Email: dake_n@cde.state.co.us


Innovation & Choice


View the Updated Waiver Request Form for Charter Schools

As a result of the State Board of Educationís approval of rulemaking at the November board meeting, ten state statutes were added to the existing statutes that charter schools can waive out of automatically. Automatic waiver requests are reviewed by the Schools of Choice Office but do not require approval from the State Board of Education.
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For More Information, Contact:
Jessica Fuller
Innovation, Choice and Engagement Division
Phone: 303-866-6971
Email: fuller_j@cde.state.co.us



Submit a Request for Proposal for Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant

Submissions for the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Opportunity are due by 11 a.m. Dec. 14. The Colorado Legacy Foundation and CDE released an RFP that will give districts, schools, and smaller teams in various stages of planning and implementation an opportunity to apply for up to $75,000 in funding to grow proof points in the field that reflects the elements outlined in the ELO Strategic Plan. CLF and CDE expect to fund a handful of projects in this first phase of investment, with a goal of funding up to 30 projects over the next two years, pending available resources.
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For More Information, Contact:
Laura Noonan
Expanded Learning Opportunities
Phone: 303-866-6276
Email: noonan_l@cde.state.co.us






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