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The CDE Scoop - May 15, 2013

Note: These Scoop items may appear in a different order than seen in the original email publication.

Table of Contents

Accountability & Improvement

Attend the Technical Advisory Panel for Longitudinal Student Growth on May 23

Awards & Recognitions

Learn More About the STEM in Action Grant and Recipients

Data Systems

Prepare for the Launch of Data Pipeline in Six Weeks

Exceptional Student Services

Register for the Child-Guided Strategies for Assessing Children Who Are Deaf-Blind and/or Have Significant Support Needs Workshop

Learn More About the Indicator 8 Parent Survey

Federal Programs

Title I Office Hours For May 16 Are Cancelled

Innovation & Choice

Attend the May 23 Expanded Learning Opportunities Webinar on Reimagining Time & Human Capital

Library

Dig Into Reading This Summer!

News & Notes

Attend the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education Meeting on May 21

School Finance

Read About No Child Left Behind Preliminary Allocations

The Scoop... - The CDE Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Accountability & Improvement


Attend the Technical Advisory Panel for Longitudinal Student Growth on May 23

The next public meeting of the Technical Advisory Panel will be Thursday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jefferson County Public Schools Education Center, Room 4E, 1829 Denver West Drive, in Golden.

The panel provides state and national expertise to CDE related to the use of the Colorado growth model for accountability purposes and within a wide range of policy contexts.

The agenda includes:
•Welcome, approval of minutes
•Adoption of operating procedures
•Selection of chair/vice-chair
•CELA to ACCESS transition – growth analysis
•Colorado Growth Model & Educator Effectiveness – work session
•Public comments & action items

For More Information, Contact:
Dan Jorgensen
Accountability & Data Analysis
Phone: 303-866-6763
Email: jorgensen_d@cde.state.co.us


Awards & Recognitions


Learn More About the STEM in Action Grant and Recipients

CDE has awarded STEM in Action Grants to Boulder Valley Mountain Schools, Lake County Schools, Centennial BOCES and Mountain Valley School District, through a competitive grant review process.

The STEM in Action grant program provides opportunities for students and teachers to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Action by connecting educators and students to the everyday work of scientists, engineers, high-tech workers, and researchers in Colorado’s labs, universities, museums and companies.

Proposed programs will use funding to build the capacity of teachers to meaningfully connect STEM learning inside and outside of the classroom with the intent of creating partnerships between K-12 education, industry, and the community, including higher education. The proposed programs aim to provide resources to inspire and prepare students historically underrepresented in STEM careers who live in rural areas.

Funding for this grant is made possible through Colorado’s Race to the Top program.

For More Information, Contact:
Violeta Garcia
Race to the Top
Phone: 303-974-0158
Email: garcia_v@cde.state.co.us


Data Systems


Prepare for the Launch of Data Pipeline in Six Weeks

Beginning July 1, student/educator IDs and directory information open in Data Pipeline. This means districts that typically submit data for student/educator ID’s through the Automated Data Exchange (ADE) will now need to submit that data to the Pipeline.

File layouts and business rules are complete and available for district and vendors to proceed creating the files required for submission to Pipeline. Please contact your vendor to ensure you’ll be ready for production.

If you haven’t been involved as a pilot, there is still time. Three collections are available now - Title I, Eleventh Grade Alternate Assessment and Finance. Please contact Lisa Bradley at the contact information below if you are interested in participating.

Get ready for the big launch in September; all interchange submissions open in Data Pipeline on Sept. 1.
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Bradley
Information Management Services
Phone: (303) 866-4902
Email: bradley_l@cde.state.co.us


Exceptional Student Services


Register for the Child-Guided Strategies for Assessing Children Who Are Deaf-Blind and/or Have Significant Support Needs Workshop

This two day workshop is scheduled for June 27 & 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Van Dijk, a practitioner, researcher and advocate in the field of deaf-blindness will share his expertise on child-guided assessment, a procedure to bring the best of the child to the surface.

The workshop will be held at the Conference Center at Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 1500 E 128th Ave, in Thornton. Registration is open until June 27 and is free; however it is limited to 60 participants. To register, visit the link below.
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
Gina Quintana
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6605
Email: quintana_g@cde.state.co.us



Learn More About the Indicator 8 Parent Survey

Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Colorado is required to develop a State Performance Plan that evaluates the state's efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA Part B and how the State will improve its implementation. The SPP contains measurable and rigorous targets in 20 indicators that were established by the U.S. Department of Education. Colorado uses a parent survey to measure Indicator 8: Parent Involvement.

Parents of children who received special education services and supports during the 2011-12 school year from the following Colorado administrative units, comprised of districts and BOCES, will receive a letter from CDE inviting them to participate in this year’s parent survey: Adams County 14; Cañon City RE-1; Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind; Falcon 49; Mesa County Valley 51; Montrose County RE-1J; Poudre R-1; Pueblo City 60; Pueblo County 70; San Luis Valley BOCES; Sheridan 2; and Windsor RE-4. Twenty-percent of parents were randomly selected from Cherry Creek 5, Denver County 1, Douglas County RE 1, and Jefferson County R-1 to receive a letter inviting them to participate.

The submission deadline is Friday, June 21. Parent input helps us improve education and services for students with disabilities.
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For More Information, Contact:
Cindy Dascher
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6876
Email: dascher_c@cde.state.co.us


Federal Programs


Title I Office Hours For May 16 Are Cancelled

Title I Office Hours, scheduled for Thursday, May 16, have been cancelled. The Title I staff at CDE thanks district and BOCES staff members who called in for the webinars during 2012-2013. We appreciate your involvement in this work. Please remember that recordings of the monthly Office Hours webinars are available for review on the Title I webpage at the following link: http://www.cde.state.co.us/FedPrograms/ti/a_oh.asp

As you close-out the current school year and complete your Consolidated Application for 2013-2014, Title I consultants are available to address your questions and concerns through email or phone calls.

For More Information, Contact:
Kathryn Smukler
Federal Programs
Phone: 303-866-6842
Email: smukler_k@cde.state.co.us


Innovation & Choice


Attend the May 23 Expanded Learning Opportunities Webinar on Reimagining Time & Human Capital

The Colorado Legacy Foundation, in partnership with the Donnell-Kay Foundation, CDE, eNetColorado and the University of Colorado Denver have again partnered to host a 2013 Learning Series, this time to explore, highlight, and document innovative policies and practices in line with Colorado's vision for Expanded Learning Opportunities.

In addition to the regional workshops that have been offered throughout this year, we are offering a series of three webinars, covering the same content as the in-person events, for those that were unable to attend.

This month's topic: Reimagining Time and Human Capital
Day/Date: Thursday, May 23
Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Featuring: Furman Brown, Generation Schools and Lisa Pryor, National Center on Time & Learning

To register, visit the link below.
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
Laura Noonan
Innovation & Choice
Phone: 303-866-6276
Email: noonan_l@cde.state.co.us


Library


Dig Into Reading This Summer!

CDE is urging librarians and teachers across Colorado to encourage children, teens, and adults to read this summer through Dig Into Reading, this year’s summer reading program at public libraries throughout the state. This fun, free annual program helps reduce summer slide. Students and families can sign up at their local public library.

In addition to the summer reading program at public libraries, Find a Book Colorado is a tool that enables students and parents to create personalized reading lists to match a reader with books that interest them and provide the right level of challenge to support reading growth. It includes books for children in grades K-12 and books in Spanish. Parents can access Find a Book Colorado online from home at http://www.lexile.com/fab/colorado/.

New this year, is the Summer Math Challenge, a program that helps prevent summer math loss for students entering grades 3-6. Once signed up, parents can get daily emails with fun activities and resources. The program begins on Monday, June 24 and runs for six weeks. Enroll at quantiles.com/accounts/registration/.
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
Beth Crist
State Library
Phone: (303) 866-6908
Email: crist_b@cde.state.co.us


News & Notes


Attend the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education Meeting on May 21

The next State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education meeting is Tuesday, May 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant Avenue, in Denver.

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education is a legislated council that was established in 2009. SACPIE’s mission is to review best practices and recommend to policymakers and educators strategies to increase family partnerships in public education, thereby helping to improve the quality of public education and raise the level of students' academic achievement throughout Colorado. Meetings are open to the public.
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For More Information, Contact:
Cindy Dascher
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6876
Email: dascher_c@cde.state.co.us


School Finance


Read About No Child Left Behind Preliminary Allocations

CDE has received the Preliminary Allocation numbers from the U.S. Department of Education for NCLB Allocations. CDE's Grants Fiscal Office has already begun running the numbers through the allocation spreadsheets. The office will have the individual LEA Preliminary Allocations for 2013-14 posted in the next several weeks. These allocations will include any impacts from sequestration, however keep in mind that these will be preliminary and subject to change.

We thank you for your patience in this process.

For More Information, Contact:
Robert Hawkins
Phone: 303-866-6775
Email: hawkins_r@cde.state.co.us






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