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Wednesday, June 28
 

TBA

2017 Showcase Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

All attendees are invited to check-in and register for the 2017 Showcase from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Registration will be located in the lobby of the Keystone Conference Center.

Wednesday June 28, 2017 TBA
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

4:30pm

The RAFT Re-Mixer and Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Climb aboard the RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers). As a welcome to the 2017 CEI Showcase: Design the Future, all attendees are invited for hugs, handshakes, a drink, and activities to engage and excite your creativity.

RAFTy Re-Mixer is a fun way to re-infuse creativity while building community. Inspired by Oliver Herring’s Task Parties, the RAFTy Re-Mixer allows you to play, make, and share with each other through a series of creative challenges. Create, collaborate, and catalyze.

Speaker
avatar for Chris DeKay

Chris DeKay

Education Director, Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)
Chris started preparing for his Chief Re-Imagineer job when he was a six-year-old “garage floor scientist,” gradually developing into a “MacGyver of education”! Chris has enjoyed teaching students and working with a wide variety of teachers at the Teton Science Schools, K... Read More →
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Nick Haag

Ramblin' Re-Imagineer, RAFT
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Stephanie Walsh

Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)


Wednesday June 28, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Longs Peak Foyer
 
Thursday, June 29
 

TBA

2017 Showcase Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

All attendees are invited to check-in and register for the 2017 Showcase. Registration will be located in the lobby of the Keystone Conference Center.

Thursday June 29, 2017 TBA
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

6:15am

Morning Wellness: Hike Club
Limited Capacity seats available

Kick off your day with some cardio. Join your colleagues before breakfast on Thursday to explore some of the hiking trails accessible from Keystone Conference Center. Meet by 6:15 a.m. at the Information Table in the main lobby at the Keystone Conference Center and the hike will

Thursday June 29, 2017 6:15am - 7:15am
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

6:15am

Morning Wellness: Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Harness the power of Om with instructor-led yoga at the Gazebo outside Lakeside Village. Meet by 6:15 am in the lobby of the Keystone Lodge. Yoga mats will be provided.

Thursday June 29, 2017 6:15am - 7:15am
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

7:00am

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakfast will be served in the Longs Peak Foyer. You are invited to eat in either the Columbine Ballroom or enjoy the beautiful mountain air in one of the many outside terraces.

Thursday June 29, 2017 7:00am - 8:20am
Longs Peak Foyer

7:00am

Showcase Information
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Showcase Information Table will be open to answer any questions you have about your experience.

Thursday June 29, 2017 7:00am - 5:30pm
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

8:30am

Visceral Experience & Future 15s: Investing in Mindsets for Innovation and Improvement
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to the 2017 CEI Showcase: Design the Future. The 2017 Showcase begins with a focus on Shifting Mindsets. Hear from CEI's Rebecca Holmes, participate in a visceral experience and engage with three Future 15s.

Future 15s are 15-minute presentations, like TED Talks. We weave three presentations together under a common theme that are informational, inspirational, and provocative. These presentations will expose you to interesting and relevant information that will push your thinking and advance your work.

Investing in Mindsets for Innovation and Improvement
Bruce Hankins- Dolores County School District
Shad Johnson- Cañon City School District Board of Education
Ann Yenne- Colorado Springs School District 11

Speaker
avatar for Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Vice President, External Relations, The Colorado Education Initiative
True believer in the power of great teachers and responsive systems; enthusiastic learner about how we can accelerate educational improvement and innovation.
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Bruce Hankins

Superintendent, Dolores County RE No.2
avatar for Rebecca Holmes

Rebecca Holmes

Chief Executive Officer, The Colorado Education Initiative
avatar for Tara Jahn

Tara Jahn

Senior Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Tara Jahn joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2011 and works to ignite innovation at CEI by leading SpaceLab, the organization’s innovation and design thinking projects and events. She is a facilitator for School Retool, in partnership with the Stanford d.school i... Read More →
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Shad Johnson

Board Director, Canon City RE-1
avatar for Ann Yenne

Ann Yenne

Grades 3-5 Educator, Colorado Springs 11 - Trailblazer Elementary
I have just finished my 18th year of teaching in District 11. Eleven of those years were in physical education, one year was Literacy Resource Teacher, and the rest have been in intermediate grades.


Thursday June 29, 2017 8:30am - 10:15am
Colorado Rockies Ballroom

10:00am

The TLC Colorado Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a break from sessions, connect with colleagues, and recharge with refreshments, magazines, and books. Teachers and/or principals who stop by the lounge can also test out the new Teaching and Learning Conditions (TLC) Colorado Survey (formerly the TELL survey), which will be administered in Spring 2018. Computers and links are available to use your own device; the survey takes no more than 15 minutes. If you fill out the survey, you’re entitled to a free 10-minute chair massage in the lounge and will also be entered to win one of two $100 Visa® gift cards.

Thanks to Vereinigte Spezialmöbelfabriken (VS) for outfitting the lounge. VS manufactures educational furniture and collaborates with schools to achieve active and adaptable 21st century environments.

Speaker
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Jackie Brauhn

Research and Impact Coordinator, The Colorado Education Initiative
Research and Impact Coordinator
avatar for Sarah Forbes

Sarah Forbes

Manager, Research & Impact, The Colorado Education Initiative
Manager, Research & Impact
avatar for Emily Love

Emily Love

Director - Research & Impact, The Colorado Education Initiative
Director - Research & Impact


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Grays Peak I

10:45am

(Re)Designing Schools and Systems – Lessons Learned from NGLC
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear what educators, school leaders, and district administrators learned from participating in the Next Generation Learning Challenge. Find out how classroom practice has shifted toward personalized learning, how school leaders empower educators and students, and how districts have created systems and structures to support and scale innovation.

Speaker
avatar for Scott Fuller

Scott Fuller

Next Generation Learning Coordinator, Colorado Springs 11
I am the Next Generation Learning Coordinator for Colorado Springs School District 11, which means I coach people through change and innovative thought. Pushing the thinking around teaching, learning, time, talent, and technology is a favorite pastime. Previously, I served as an... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Steiner

Sandy Steiner

Director of Post Secondary and Workforce Readiness, Westminster Public Schools
To accomplish postsecondary and workforce readiness for all of our students, I am focused on building a linked foundation for the district that integrates resources and supports for learners in the development of their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). Areas of direct... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Grays Peak II

10:45am

Design Thinking Mindsets: Prototyping and Iteration as a Means to Unlock Creativity and Fail FORWARD, Not Just Fail
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about the Design Thinking mindsets and practice through prototyping exercises, generative brainstorming and problem exploration. Everyone leaves with design skills and a challenge or prototype they can test in “Cycling Your Way to Success! Using PDSA Cycle for Continuous Improvement” (4:00-5:30 pm).

Speaker
avatar for Paul Beck

Paul Beck

Personalized Learning Specialist, The Colorado Education Initiative
Personalized Learning Specialist
avatar for Peder Hansen

Peder Hansen

District STEM Specialist, Summit RE-1


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Quandary Peak III

10:45am

How Might We Redesign the Delivery of Professional Development?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Times have changed, and professional development for our educators needs to change along with them. Help redesign PD systems and content in this design-thinking workshop and discover how to put teachers at the center of the systems that are built to support them.

Speaker
avatar for Mandy Hostetter

Mandy Hostetter

Professional Learning Content Specialist, The Colorado Education Initiative
avatar for Amy Spicer

Amy Spicer

Director, The Colorado Education Initiative
Workshop Presenter


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Grays Peak III

10:45am

Launching Work-Based Learning in Colorado: Trends and Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a real-life overview and understanding about the WBL landscape in Colorado. Explore current promising practices and then be a part of the conversation to discuss what tools and resources are needed to launch your school’s own initiative and make it work.

Speaker
avatar for Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Vice President, External Relations, The Colorado Education Initiative
True believer in the power of great teachers and responsive systems; enthusiastic learner about how we can accelerate educational improvement and innovation.
avatar for Scott Laband

Scott Laband

President, Colorado Succeeds
Scott Laband is the president of Colorado Succeeds, a non-profit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders focused on improving the state’s education system. Colorado Succeeds represents business executives from corporations of all sizes and sectors working to ensure all of Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Quandary Peak I

10:45am

Learning From and With Each Other – A Networked Approach to Scaling Personalized Learning Statewide
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the course of the Spring of 2017 three geographically diverse districts have come together in a networked improvement community to learn from and with one another about how to personalize learning for their students. Mesa District 51, Greeley, and Thompson will discuss how they identified common priorities, and have utilized data to create Plan/Do/Study/Act cycles that will enable them to learn from and with one another to identify, spread, and scale promising practices.

Speaker
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Jeri Crispe

Director, Secondary Education, Thompson R2-J
avatar for Stacie Datteri

Stacie Datteri

Assistant Superintendent of Academic Achievement, Greeley 6
I am proud to serve in the Greeley-Evans School District in support of academic achievement. Along with my team, we support leaders, teachers, and students in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, instructional technology, professional learning, English language deve... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Grasso

Leigh Grasso

Executive Director, Mesa County Valley 51
avatar for Rebecca Midles

Rebecca Midles

Executive Director of Performance Based Systems, Mesa County Valley School District 51
Rebecca Midles is the Executive Director of Performance Based Systems at Mesa County Valley School District 51 in Grand Junction, Colorado. She has spent over 18 years in the field of competency based learning, including the roles of teacher, site administrator, board member, dis... Read More →
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Carmen Williams

Director of Assessment and Professional Development, Thompson R2-J


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Quandary Peak II

10:45am

STEM Design Challenge (Part 1 of 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have an awesome idea for a STEM project for your classroom? Do you want feedback and dollars to make it happen? Join this three-part STEM Design Challenge for the chace to work with industry mentors and pitch your project for the chance for implementation grants!  The top three ideas will receive grants and everyone will go home with DonorsChoose.org gift cards to make your ideas come to life.

Speaker
avatar for Elizabeth Kuehl

Elizabeth Kuehl

Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Elizabeth Kuehl joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2014 and works on the Next Generation Learning – STEM team. | | Before joining CEI, she was the director of operations at A+ Denver and also worked at Get Smart Schools through the AmeriCorps VISTA program... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Crestone Peak III & IV

10:45am

Using Data for Inquiry: Asking Good Questions to Solve Big Problems
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Running a simulation with a comprehensive data tool created by the San Juan BOCES and a data analysis protocol used by Accelerator, you’ll learn to better understand complex problems (e.g., chronic absenteeism, achievement gaps), get to root causes, and view "poor" results as opportunities to dig in and discover a better understanding of the situation.

NOTE: We'll be using an Excel data tool during the session, so please bring a laptop or mobile device large enough to work with (e.g., iPad or other tablet; a phone screen will likely be difficult to navigate with). The tool is available at http://bit.ly/2tgJ0fd if you'd like to bookmark or download prior to the session. Thanks!


Speaker
avatar for Karen Herbert

Karen Herbert

Director of Professional Learning, The Colorado Education Initiative
Karen Herbert joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2015 as a director in Professional Learning. She supports educators in building capacity to gather and use a variety of data about students, educators, systems, and learning environments to drive continuous improveme... Read More →
avatar for Matt Klausmeier

Matt Klausmeier

Data Strategist, San Juan BOCES


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Torreys Peak I

11:45am

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch will be served in the Longs Peak Foyer. You are invited to eat in either Longs Peak or enjoy the beautiful mountain air in one of the many outside terraces.

Thursday June 29, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Longs Peak Foyer

12:45pm

Future 15s: Designing Systems for the Future of Learning and Leading
Limited Capacity seats available

After lunch we will reconvene as a full learning community to complete a design sprint and hear from three Future 15s speakers.

Future 15s are 15-minute presentations, like TED Talks. We weave three presentations together under a common theme that are informational, inspirational, and provocative. These presentations will expose you to interesting and relevant information that will push your thinking and advance your work.

Designing Systems for the Future of Learning and Leading
Amy Anderson- ReSchool Colorado
David Stubbs- Cultural Shift
Lauren Trent - CareerWise Colorado

Speaker
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Amy Anderson

Managing Director, Donnell-Kay Foundation
avatar for Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Vice President, External Relations, The Colorado Education Initiative
True believer in the power of great teachers and responsive systems; enthusiastic learner about how we can accelerate educational improvement and innovation.
avatar for Tara Jahn

Tara Jahn

Senior Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Tara Jahn joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2011 and works to ignite innovation at CEI by leading SpaceLab, the organization’s innovation and design thinking projects and events. She is a facilitator for School Retool, in partnership with the Stanford d.school i... Read More →
avatar for David Stubbs

David Stubbs

President/CEO, Cultural-Shift
David has been recognized as one of the most important industry leaders in establishing solutions for the next generation of educational environments. His company, Cultural-Shift has been the honored recipient of the A4LE Industry partner award as well as the EdSpaces/IIDA Excell... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Trent

Lauren Trent

Director of K-12 and Training Center Partnerships, CareerWise Colorado
Lauren Trent is the Director of Education Partnerships for CareerWise Colorado, where she is responsible for strategy and partnerships related to 20+ (and growing!) partnerships in K-12 and higher education. Prior to joining CareerWise, Lauren was the Deputy Director for Denver P... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Colorado Rockies Ballroom

2:00pm

An Introduction to Leading For Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

This session draws from the National Equity Project signature Leading For Equity Institute and 20 years of developing equity leaders in schools and educational organizations across the country. It will highlight common misconceptions and introduce new research and approaches to interrupting the predictability of low outcomes and experiences for individuals and groups who have historically been marginalized based on their identity (race, ethnicity, culture, income, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc.). Participants will engage in an interactive experience that supports the group to develop their understanding of the ways that inequity is reproduced and to consider ways to take up equity leadership at the individual and systemic change levels.

Speaker
avatar for Stephen Chang

Stephen Chang

Senior Associate, National Equity Project
Stephen Chang has worked for over 9 years with the National Equity Project, a national non-profit organization that works with school districts, organizations and cities to develop equity leadership and strategy to interrupt systemic oppression and transform opportunity for h... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Quandary Peak II

2:00pm

Competency-Based Learning Simplified
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Competency-based teaching and learning systems are designed to help students take charge of their learning by asking three questions: Where do I want to be? Where am I now? How can I close the gap?  In this interactive workshop, participants will hear about the fundamental components of an effective competency-based teaching and learning system and learn about an array of resources to support them along their journey.  Participants will also begin to think about a process that addresses policies, practices, and community-engagement activities that will lead to the successful implementation of competency-based learning.

Speaker
avatar for Ted Hall

Ted Hall

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
Competency-based learning, personalized learning, authentic student voice, school leadership, cycling, Nordic & telemark skiing, kayaking


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Torreys Peak I

2:00pm

Creating a Culture of Collaboration Through Shared Leadership
Limited Capacity filling up

How can we create a culture of collaboration through shared leadership? Shared leadership, distributed leadership, transformative leadership- what are these and how do we get our schools there? In this session, participants will build understanding of the critical leadership considerations needed to enable positive school change efforts that are inclusive and sustainable.

Speaker
avatar for Angela Hardy

Angela Hardy

Director of Coaching, Great Schools Partnership
After 15 years in education, Angela joined the Great Schools Partnership as a Senior Associate and spent time coaching in Maine schools and supporting the development of tools and resources for proficiency-based learning systems. Angela currently supports the coordination of the... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Torreys Peak III

2:00pm

Data Into Action: Using School Health Data to Inform Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

See the connection between what students experience and how policies and practices at the school-level play a role using data from both the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and Smart Source. Students from the state’s health advisory committee will then lead an interactive activity that shows how to connect the dots between the numbers on the page and the real-life experiences of young people at school.

Speaker
avatar for Katherine Harvey

Katherine Harvey

Youth Advisor, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Katherine Harvey is a Youth Advisor at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where she applies her passion for health equity and the youth voice. She currently attends CU Boulder, where she has studied adolescent development and the education system. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Pulskamp

Andrea Pulskamp

Senior Manager, Health and Wellness Initiative, The Colorado Education Initiative
Senior Manager, Health and Wellness Initiative
avatar for Lorin Scott-Okerblom

Lorin Scott-Okerblom

School Health Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Lorin Scott-Okerblom is the School Health Specialist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She works with many organizations that focus on school health and facilitates the Youth Partnership for Health youth advisory council. Lorin has had the opportunity t... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Torreys Peak II

2:00pm

Decoding Computer Science (CS)
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s a large amount of support currently available in CS education and far too few opportunities to help schools develop and implement well-aligned programs. Learn about the opportunities available (and how to navigate these!), better understand the legislative context and future expectations in CS, and get guidance on how to create your own CS plans and pathways.

Speaker
avatar for Joanna Bruno

Joanna Bruno

Science Content Specialist, Colorado Department of Education
avatar for Elizabeth Kuehl

Elizabeth Kuehl

Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Elizabeth Kuehl joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2014 and works on the Next Generation Learning – STEM team. | | Before joining CEI, she was the director of operations at A+ Denver and also worked at Get Smart Schools through the AmeriCorps VISTA program... Read More →
avatar for Scott Laband

Scott Laband

President, Colorado Succeeds
Scott Laband is the president of Colorado Succeeds, a non-profit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders focused on improving the state’s education system. Colorado Succeeds represents business executives from corporations of all sizes and sectors working to ensure all of Co... Read More →
avatar for Jaren Smith

Jaren Smith

Math Content Specialist - Colorado Legacy Schools, The Colorado Education Initiative
Math Content Specialist - Colorado Legacy Schools
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Jackie Weber

Director Of Mathematics & Computer Science, Boulder Valley RE 2


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Quandary Peak III

2:00pm

Designing Hands-On Challenges to Reach Academic Goals
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hands-on challenges give students a better chance for creativity, exploration, and expression, leading to more enjoyment and learning engagement. Explore the many cross-curricular tie-ins involved in activity-based learning and design a challenge based upon your own academic goals for the upcoming school year.

Speaker
avatar for Chris DeKay

Chris DeKay

Education Director, Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)
Chris started preparing for his Chief Re-Imagineer job when he was a six-year-old “garage floor scientist,” gradually developing into a “MacGyver of education”! Chris has enjoyed teaching students and working with a wide variety of teachers at the Teton Science Schools, K... Read More →
NH

Nick Haag

Ramblin' Re-Imagineer, RAFT
SW

Stephanie Walsh

Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grays Peak III

2:00pm

Educator and Student Perspectives: Supporting the Next Generation of Community Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session facilitated by Civic Canopy and educators and students from Roaring Fork and Aurora Public Schools , participants will have the opportunity to learn more about civic education projects that are happening across Colorado. Participants will learn about ways to measure policy arguments and get connected to organizations and resources to support local civics efforts.

Speaker
avatar for Emily Love

Emily Love

Director - Research & Impact, The Colorado Education Initiative
Director - Research & Impact


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Quandary Peak I

2:00pm

Investing in People
Limited Capacity seats available

Leadership development and strategies are essential for making sustainable change in districts and schools. Delve into topics, such as: the importance of leadership to educational change; the role of an effective leader; leveraging more time through efficiency; how to make meetings worthwhile; prioritization and balance; and putting people first.

Speaker
avatar for Scott Fuller

Scott Fuller

Next Generation Learning Coordinator, Colorado Springs 11
I am the Next Generation Learning Coordinator for Colorado Springs School District 11, which means I coach people through change and innovative thought. Pushing the thinking around teaching, learning, time, talent, and technology is a favorite pastime. Previously, I served as an... Read More →
avatar for David Gregory

David Gregory

Managing Director, G&D Associates
David Gregory is the owner and Managing Director of G&D Associates. His wealth of experience leading change in the public and private sector has proven to be a catalyst for transformational change in schools and districts across the United States and the U.K. | | After eight yea... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grays Peak II

4:00pm

Building an Equity Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Listen to a panel of high school leaders who share ways they have transformed student learning at their campuses to successfully and willingly engage ALL students in the most challenging courses regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender or zip code.

Speaker
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Steve Burch

Teacher/AP Coordinator, Greeley 6
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Derek Carlson

Principal
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Linda Flohr

Educator
avatar for Greg Hessee

Greg Hessee

Director, Legacy Schools, The Colorado Education Initiative
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Heidi Ringer

Principal, St Vrain Valley RE 1J


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Quandary Peak I

4:00pm

Cycling Your Way to Success! Using PDSA Cycles for Continuous Improvement
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) process and how to use it to lead to better outcomes for students, test those ideas at a small scale, learn big from those tests, and then refine ideas to lead to even more improvements. Engage in a brief PDSA simulation, hear from districts that have used this process, and then start planning how to use PDSAs in your own school and district.

Speaker
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Carol Eaton

Executive Director - Instructional Data
avatar for Karen Herbert

Karen Herbert

Director of Professional Learning, The Colorado Education Initiative
Karen Herbert joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2015 as a director in Professional Learning. She supports educators in building capacity to gather and use a variety of data about students, educators, systems, and learning environments to drive continuous improveme... Read More →
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Renee Nicothodes

Achievement Director, Jefferson County R-1
avatar for Karen Quanbeck

Karen Quanbeck

Achievement Director, Jefferson County R-1


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Quandary Peak II

4:00pm

Pedagogy of Space, Supporting a Culture of Innovation and Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Echoes of “What does a 21st century school community look like?” are being heard throughout today’s schools. Current pedagogy has forced conversations across the country to push the limits and create a shift in culture. Take away valuable insight from a school facility personnel’s perspective about the creation of environments focusing on the integration of hands-on learning that respond to change.

Speaker
avatar for David Stubbs

David Stubbs

President/CEO, Cultural-Shift
David has been recognized as one of the most important industry leaders in establishing solutions for the next generation of educational environments. His company, Cultural-Shift has been the honored recipient of the A4LE Industry partner award as well as the EdSpaces/IIDA Excell... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Quandary Peak III

4:00pm

Personalized Professional Learning for Educators: Thompson School District
Limited Capacity filling up

In the Thompson School District, The Learning Services Department gathered feedback from staff around the professional learning experiences that were being offered.  As a result, the Learning Services Department developed a Personalized Professional Learning Pathway model, which provided 29 pathways teachers could access for their professional learning.  The pathways shifted professional learning from one-size fits all to experiences that were based on the personal passions of teachers that allowed for continued growth through a personalized experience and provided the opportunity for implementing the new learning in daily classroom practice. Our experience revealed the benefit of utilizing our internal teacher expertise to provide deeper personalized experiences teacher to teacher.  This last year, our second year, we developed a modified Ed Camp system to provide true individualized and personalized learning for educators. The modified Ed Camp model includes social emotional and academic pathways offerings.  The components of the pathways that will be shared include the expectations for the facilitators and teachers as well as the communications and feedback that have been gathered.

Speaker
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Jeri Crispe

Director, Secondary Education, Thompson R2-J


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Torreys Peak III

4:00pm

STEM Design Challenge (Part 2 of 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have an awesome idea for a STEM project for your classroom? Do you want feedback and dollars to make it happen? Join this three-part STEM Design Challenge for the chace to work with industry mentors and pitch your project for the chance for implementation grants!  The top three ideas will receive grants and everyone will go home with DonorsChoose.org gift cards to make your ideas come to life. 

Speaker
avatar for Elizabeth Kuehl

Elizabeth Kuehl

Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Elizabeth Kuehl joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2014 and works on the Next Generation Learning – STEM team. | | Before joining CEI, she was the director of operations at A+ Denver and also worked at Get Smart Schools through the AmeriCorps VISTA program... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Crestone Peak III & IV

4:00pm

Student Assessment Through Hands-On Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Studies show that students gain the most from their education when they learn by doing. Complete a hands-on challenge based upon academic standards to engage with designing activities that encourage student transference of concepts, and learn how to build rubrics to assess student understanding.

Speaker
avatar for Chris DeKay

Chris DeKay

Education Director, Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)
Chris started preparing for his Chief Re-Imagineer job when he was a six-year-old “garage floor scientist,” gradually developing into a “MacGyver of education”! Chris has enjoyed teaching students and working with a wide variety of teachers at the Teton Science Schools, K... Read More →
NH

Nick Haag

Ramblin' Re-Imagineer, RAFT
SW

Stephanie Walsh

Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grays Peak III

4:00pm

The Principals of Next Generation Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn more about bridging the gap between the needs of a rapidly innovating workforce and a traditional education model. Hear from implementing principals who are leading the charge of educational redesign. The format will include an overview, an interactive table discussion, and a panel question and answer session.

Speaker
avatar for Scott Fuller

Scott Fuller

Next Generation Learning Coordinator, Colorado Springs 11
I am the Next Generation Learning Coordinator for Colorado Springs School District 11, which means I coach people through change and innovative thought. Pushing the thinking around teaching, learning, time, talent, and technology is a favorite pastime. Previously, I served as an... Read More →
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Kevin Gardner

Principal, Colorado Springs 11
avatar for David Gregory

David Gregory

Managing Director, G&D Associates
David Gregory is the owner and Managing Director of G&D Associates. His wealth of experience leading change in the public and private sector has proven to be a catalyst for transformational change in schools and districts across the United States and the U.K. | | After eight yea... Read More →
avatar for Chris Lehman

Chris Lehman

Principal, Colorado Springs 11
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Denise Rubio-Gurnett

Principal, Colorado Springs 11


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grays Peak II

4:00pm

Unit Design in a Competency-Based Learning System
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn more about the backward design process and how it can help you develop competency-based assessments and instructional elements. Reference your curriculum map and identify key understandings (performance indicators). Then, develop learning targets and engaging experiences to support growth and understanding. Share your work and receive feedback from colleagues.

Speaker
avatar for Craig Kesselheim

Craig Kesselheim

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
I am a Sr. Associate at Great Schools Partnership (greatschoolspartnership.org), a non-profit based in Portland, Maine. My coaching partnerships are located in coastal and northern Maine, and in Colorado. Background includes MS science teaching, school administration, and field-b... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Torreys Peak I

6:00pm

Building to Think: Using Empathy to Redesign Space (Experience Reception)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ready for more? This networking and design event explores how changing our physical spaces can create more inspiring and accessible learning environments. Dig into the elements of a successful classroom for teachers and students with a design and empathy lens, then roll up your sleeves and do some rapid prototyping of anything from rooms and chairs, to routines.

Appetizers, drinks, challenges, and prizes are involved! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and we will begin at 6:15 p.m. If attending, please plan to participate in the full experience.

Speaker
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Peder Hansen

District STEM Specialist, Summit RE-1


Thursday June 29, 2017 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Longs Peak
 
Friday, June 30
 

6:15am

Morning Wellness: Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Harness the power of Om with instructor-led yoga at the Gazebo outside Lakeside Village. Meet by 6:15 am in the lobby of the Keystone Lodge. Yoga mats will be provided.

Friday June 30, 2017 6:15am - 7:30am
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

7:00am

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakfast will be served in the Longs Peak Foyer. You are invited to eat in either the Columbine Ballroom or enjoy the beautiful mountain air in one of the many outside terraces.

Friday June 30, 2017 7:00am - 8:20am
Longs Peak Foyer

7:30am

Showcase Information
Limited Capacity seats available

The 2017 Showcase Information Table will be open to answer any questions you have about your experience.

Friday June 30, 2017 7:30am - 2:00pm
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

8:30am

Future 15s: Acting on Aspirations
Limited Capacity seats available

As a learning community we have developed and built upon mindsets to enable change and design the future of learning, now we will push ideas into action. We will envision and set our aspirations to design the future of learning for our students in Colorado.

Future 15s are 15-minute presentations, like TED Talks. We weave three presentations together under a common theme that are informational, inspirational, and provocative. These presentations will expose you to interesting and relevant information that will push your thinking and advance your work.

Acting on Aspirations
Katy Anthes- Colorado Department of Education
Stephen Chang- National Equity Project: schang@nationalequityproject.org

Speaker
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Katy Anthes

Commissioner of Education, Colorado Department of Education
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Alex Carter

Vice President, External Relations, The Colorado Education Initiative
True believer in the power of great teachers and responsive systems; enthusiastic learner about how we can accelerate educational improvement and innovation.
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Stephen Chang

Senior Associate, National Equity Project
Stephen Chang has worked for over 9 years with the National Equity Project, a national non-profit organization that works with school districts, organizations and cities to develop equity leadership and strategy to interrupt systemic oppression and transform opportunity for h... Read More →
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Rebecca Holmes

Chief Executive Officer, The Colorado Education Initiative
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Tara Jahn

Senior Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Tara Jahn joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2011 and works to ignite innovation at CEI by leading SpaceLab, the organization’s innovation and design thinking projects and events. She is a facilitator for School Retool, in partnership with the Stanford d.school i... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Colorado Rockies Ballroom

9:00am

The TLC Colorado Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a break from sessions, connect with colleagues, and recharge with refreshments, magazines, and books. Teachers and/or principals who stop by the lounge can also test out the new Teaching and Learning Conditions (TLC) Colorado Survey (formerly the TELL survey), which will be administered in Spring 2018. Computers and links are available to use your own device; the survey takes no more than 15 minutes. If you fill out the survey, you’re entitled to a free 10-minute chair massage in the lounge and will also be entered to win one of two $100 Visa® gift cards.

Thanks to Vereinigte Spezialmöbelfabriken (VS) for outfitting the lounge. VS manufactures educational furniture and collaborates with schools to achieve active and adaptable 21st century environments.

Speaker
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Jackie Brauhn

Research and Impact Coordinator, The Colorado Education Initiative
Research and Impact Coordinator
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Sarah Forbes

Manager, Research & Impact, The Colorado Education Initiative
Manager, Research & Impact
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Emily Love

Director - Research & Impact, The Colorado Education Initiative
Director - Research & Impact


Friday June 30, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Grays Peak I

10:00am

Designing the Future of Assessment for Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage in a human-centered design thinking process as we grapple with the topic of assessment for deeper learning and educator agency. You’ll walk out having learned about some of the Assessment for Learning tools that CEI has developed, as well as having engaged in design thinking to develop a prototype for a solution to a participant-driven challenge related to assessment for deeper learning.

Speaker
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Christina Jean

Director- Next Generation Learning, The Colorado Education Initiative
Director- Next Generation Learning
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Amy Spicer

Director, The Colorado Education Initiative
Workshop Presenter


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grays Peak II

10:00am

Identity and Equity: Partnering with Facing History in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

How does an educator’s identity impact how they teach, the content they teach, and their overall relationship and connections to their students? How can educators better understand the identities of their own students? How can educators bring diverse stories and voices into the classroom to encourage empathy and respect for all identities? Join Facing History and CEI as we introduce approaches to help educators provide a more equitable and inclusive classroom experience.

Speaker
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Jon Blumenfield

Coordinator, Next Generation Learning & SpaceLab, The Colorado Education Initiative
Jon joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2016 as the coordinator for Next Generation Learning and SpaceLab teams. Jon is responsible for supporting CEI’s Next Generation Learning initiatives while driving support for innovative education practices across Colorado... Read More →
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Heather Frazier

Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
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Katie Terrazas Hoover

Coordinator, Health and Wellness, The Colorado Education Initiative


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Quandary Peak II

10:00am

Just Start Something, Creating the Next Generation of Educational Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in roundtable discussions about designing change, take an “imagery walk” and reconfigure the actual workshop’s physical environment to gain a new perspective. The underlying theme is focused on a bias to action—agreeing to begin to change the form and function of your environment. Take away innovation and insight and gain a set of tools to “just start something.”

Speaker
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David Stubbs

President/CEO, Cultural-Shift
David has been recognized as one of the most important industry leaders in establishing solutions for the next generation of educational environments. His company, Cultural-Shift has been the honored recipient of the A4LE Industry partner award as well as the EdSpaces/IIDA Excell... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Quandary Peak III

10:00am

Meeting of the Mind(sets): The Role of Mindset Building in Motivation, Perseverance and Equity
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With an abundance of competency frameworks, skill lists, mindset descriptions and student support demands, how do educators know where to spend their energy? Find out what distinguishes mindsets from skills, competencies, character traits, supports and programs, and what is critical about student agency, motivation and perseverance.

Speaker
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Finessa Ferrell

Director, Health and Wellness, The Colorado Education Initiative


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Quandary Peak I

10:00am

PDSA Consultancies

In projects that require a change in mindset and skills, a common question is, "yeah, but who is doing it now?" In this session participants will bring problems of practice to consult with the experts, or at least the people out ahead in the field and design Plan Do Study Act Cycles to implement in the fall.


Speaker
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Paul Beck

Personalized Learning Specialist, The Colorado Education Initiative
Personalized Learning Specialist
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Karen Herbert

Director of Professional Learning, The Colorado Education Initiative
Karen Herbert joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2015 as a director in Professional Learning. She supports educators in building capacity to gather and use a variety of data about students, educators, systems, and learning environments to drive continuous improveme... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Torreys Peak I

10:00am

Reimagining Instruction Through Student Work Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use an innovative student work analysis protocol to inform ongoing instruction and assessment as well as calibrate on standardized rubrics. You’ll use real student work from a high-leverage, high-interest, standards-based lesson in a data-team format, analyzing instructional materials, evaluate student work using the protocols, and then create a plan for how to use this structure.

Speaker
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Mandy Hostetter

Professional Learning Content Specialist, The Colorado Education Initiative
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Kelly Ratliff

Instructional Support, San Juan BOCES


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grays Peak III

10:00am

STEM Design Challenge (Part 3 of 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have an awesome idea for a STEM project for your classroom? Do you want feedback and dollars to make it happen? Join this three-part STEM Design Challenge for the chace to work with industry mentors and pitch your project for the chance for implementation grants!  The top three ideas will receive grants and everyone will go home with DonorsChoose.org gift cards to make your ideas come to life.

Speaker
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Elizabeth Kuehl

Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Elizabeth Kuehl joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2014 and works on the Next Generation Learning – STEM team. | | Before joining CEI, she was the director of operations at A+ Denver and also worked at Get Smart Schools through the AmeriCorps VISTA program... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crestone Peak III & IV

10:00am

Character Development & Leadership Development (Outdoor/Indoor Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Every classroom is a team and should be treated like a team. In this workshop teachers, will learn about the foundations of outdoor and adventure education and gain strategies to create leaders and a team atmosphere within any classroom environment. No matter what subject you teach you will gain a great deal of teambuilding activities, tools and techniques which can be brought directly into your classroom to change the classroom dynamic and make your classroom a well-oiled machine throughout the entire school year and beyond.

Speaker
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David Miller

Director of Education and Program Sustainability, Keystone Science School
Dave graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Small Business. After leaving New Hampshire he traveled the country leading wilderness expeditions and teaching environmental education. Wanting to settle down Dave moved to Ariz... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crestone Peak I

10:00am

Positive-Growth Mindset: Hands-On STEM tools for student success (Outdoor/Indoor Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Why does mindset matter in terms of teaching STEM subjects? The impact of encouraging a student to face challenges has research based data which shows significant success. This strategy will be applied to this 90-minute workshop where educators will walk through the Design Thinking Process of building solar ovens all the while utilizing positive-growth mindset strategies to facilitate the process. Educators take-aways will be an understanding of positive-growth mindset, practical applications for your classroom, and the solar oven lesson plans.

Speaker
avatar for David Miller

David Miller

Director of Education and Program Sustainability, Keystone Science School
Dave graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Small Business. After leaving New Hampshire he traveled the country leading wilderness expeditions and teaching environmental education. Wanting to settle down Dave moved to Ariz... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crestone Peak II

10:00am

Colorado Human History: The Mining Days (Field Trip)
Limited Capacity filling up

Keystone and Summit County was once known for its rich mining history. Come ready to learn about Colorado History and the mining days. This session will tour an old mine site while learning about the mining days of Summit County. We will then fast-forward to 2017 and learn about mine remediation tactics along with ideas for how you can infuse the Design Thinking Process into the generation of solutions for how we can clean-up old mine sites. The process presented will be student driven and can fit into any classroom whether you want to explore mine remediation or another environmental issue in your neighborhood.

Packing List:
full water bottle, sneakers, warm layer, rain/wind jacket, long pants are preferred, small backpack

NOTE - Pre-registration required (by selecting this session you are registered to participate)

Speaker
avatar for David Miller

David Miller

Director of Education and Program Sustainability, Keystone Science School
Dave graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Small Business. After leaving New Hampshire he traveled the country leading wilderness expeditions and teaching environmental education. Wanting to settle down Dave moved to Ariz... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

10:00am

Water in the West: Water Rights, Water Law, and the Many Uses of Water in Colorado (Field Trip)
Limited Capacity seats available

Keystone Science School has a central theme of broadening perspectives throughout all our programs. Come learn about water in the west and all it’s different uses. Water management in Colorado is not a simple concept but in this workshop teachers can gain background information of how our water is managed in Colorado and all the different uses of water within the state. Teachers will also learn about Keystone Science School’s non-biased format of teaching environmental issues.

The workshop will include a take a hike to majestic views of the Tenmile Range along Dillion Reservoir which is high mountain storage for Denver Water which transports water from the west to the east slope of the Continental Divide. Throughout the workshop teachers will be forced to collaborate and work towards a common goal. The educational process demonstrated is student driven and can be applied to any local environmental issue.

Packing List:
full water bottle, sneakers, warm layer, rain/wind jacket, long pants may be preferred, small backpack

NOTE - Pre-registration required (by selecting this session you are registered to participate)

Speaker
avatar for David Miller

David Miller

Director of Education and Program Sustainability, Keystone Science School
Dave graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Small Business. After leaving New Hampshire he traveled the country leading wilderness expeditions and teaching environmental education. Wanting to settle down Dave moved to Ariz... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Keystone Conference Center Main Lobby

12:00pm

Lunch and Closing Remarks
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch will be served in the Longs Peak Foyer. You are invited to eat in either Longs Peak or enjoy the beautiful mountain air in one of the many outside terraces. 

During lunch you are also invited to pick up your certificate for Continueing Education Credits and to complete the CEI Showcase Survey in the Shavano Foyer. 

Speaker
avatar for Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Vice President, External Relations, The Colorado Education Initiative
True believer in the power of great teachers and responsive systems; enthusiastic learner about how we can accelerate educational improvement and innovation.
avatar for Rebecca Holmes

Rebecca Holmes

Chief Executive Officer, The Colorado Education Initiative
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Tara Jahn

Senior Manager, The Colorado Education Initiative
Tara Jahn joined The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2011 and works to ignite innovation at CEI by leading SpaceLab, the organization’s innovation and design thinking projects and events. She is a facilitator for School Retool, in partnership with the Stanford d.school i... Read More →


Friday June 30, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Longs Peak Foyer