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The CDE Scoop - May 29, 2014

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Accountability & Improvement

Complete the Safety Accreditation Report by June 27

The annual Safety Accreditation Report is due Friday, June 27. The report can be found in the Automated Data Exchange in the safety and discipline indicator collection section. The report has been modified from the previous year to reflect changes in legislation.
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For More Information, Contact:
Annette Severson or John Condie
Phone: 303-866-6824 or 303-866-6630
Email: or

Exceptional Student Services

Plan for the 2014-15 Implementing Instructional Shifts Blended Learning Project This Fall

The 2014-15 implementing instructional shifts blended learning project will begin around October and provide school teams with a unique opportunity to apply principles of instructional shifts for English language arts and mathematics classroom practice in a supported community of practice project. Five elementary teams and five secondary teams consisting of an administrator/coordinator and an educator in general education, special education, English language learner and gifted education will be selected to participate in a year-long project designed to increase academic achievement of students with a disability. The project will consist of a self-paced online course based on the theory of instructional shifts along with content webinars and book study, coaching and an on-site visit.

Adams State credit/CDE hours will be offered. An application link will be available in early August in The Scoop. Administrators, if you already know you have a team that wants to participate, please express your interest by contacting one of the project directors listed below and an application link will be sent directly to you when it is released in August.

For More Information, Contact:
Elementary: Linda Lamirande Secondary: Becky Dancer
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: Elementary: 303-866-6863 Secondary: 303-866-6885
Email: Elementary: Secondary:

Register for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Toddler Module Training to Be Held on June 17

Child Find teams trained to administer the autism diagnostic observation schedule or autism diagnostic observation schedule 2, are invited to attend a training on the administration of the new toddler module on Tuesday, June 17 at Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek, 600 S. Colorado Blvd., in Denver. The training is scheduled from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 10.

Research supports that early intervention leads to better outcomes when intervention targets the specific individual needs of the child. Identifying traits of autism spectrum disorder in young children can inform the child's individual family service plan and the choice of supports and services.
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For More Information, Contact:
Melinda Graham
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6707

Save the Date for Special Education and Standards-based Instruction: Tools for Success for September 25

The Exceptional Student Services Unit will host Special Education and Standards-Based Instruction: tools for success, will be held Thursday, Sept. 25. Authors Mary Schillinger and Rebecca Wetzel will lead a full day presentation relating to important instructional shifts in English language arts and mathematics required to prepare students with a disability for the next generation of standards-based state assessments. Three-member teams consisting of a school administrator, a general and special education teacher are encouraged to register and attend. Watch The Scoop for registration information in August.

For More Information, Contact:
Linda Lamirande
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6863

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