School Retool Colorado, a Unique Leadership Fellowship for Principals

School Retool logoCEI is connecting open-minded principals or assistant principals with an exciting and exclusive opportunity to attend a proven, one-of-a-kind leadership fellowship called School Retool.

Grounded in the principles of Deeper Learning and designed by Stanford’s and IDEO, the experience leverages design thinking to help educators ignite innovations in their schools.

Last year, CEI helped launch School Retool in Colorado – one of only seven states offering this high-quality, customized professional learning experience. School leaders like you redesigned their school cultures small, scrappy experiments called “hacks.”

School Retool helps educators deliver on Colorado’s vision for next generation learning – an approach that lets students connect with the larger world; learn about careers; work on solving social problems; and develop skills they need to be happy, healthy, and productive adults.

Last year’s unique, cohort-based program was in high demand with only 20 spots. Principals and assistant principals connected to their peers to develop change management and leadership skills while being supported by local and national experts in school design.

School Retool includes:

  • A three-month, real-time professional learning program.
  • Five days of professional development, including school visits.
  • Problem solving in real time with ideas that can be implemented quickly.
  • A focus on reaching students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Deeper learning techniques to create student-centered learning.
  • Coaching with the School Retool staff and networking with other principals.

“I think School Retool showed me what entrepreneurs and small business people do to succeed – they try something, they learn from it, they move forward – it’s a great way to learn. We learned to have the courage to do something to make change.” Read more
Principal Kathy Mackay, Poudre High School

2017 Professional Learning Days

Workshop 1:
Tuesday, September 12
Workshop 2:
Tuesday, October 3
Workshop 3:
Tuesday, October 24
Workshop 4:
Tuesday, November 14
Backup Workshop Date
(in the event of a cancellation):
Tuesday, November 28


$2,500 per person


If you are ready to Hack Your School Culture, apply online today for the School Retool Fellowship! The application deadline is Friday, August 4, 2017.