CEI cultivates systems improvement and a vision of what's possible for every Colorado student.
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Advanced Placement For All Summer Institute
July 13 - 16, 2020
Colorado School of Mines
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We hold a unique place in Colorado's education landscape that allows us to make connections, move mindsets, spur possibilities, and drive system-level transformation to get the most promising practices off the ground and into classrooms.

We both share the excitement of what's working across Colorado and help set the stage for what's next in K-12 educational systems nationwide. We are:


Implementation Experts

CEI uses a data-driven approach to support the conditions needed to scale innovative strategies for improvement.
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Innovation Thought Leaders

CEI elevates innovative ideas around critical, systemic issues in education across the state of Colorado.
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CEI brings together the necessary stakeholders to share ideas, solve problems, and achieve district transformation at scale.
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Our Work

Systems change requires both a shift in practice and in mindsets. CEI helps teachers, school leaders, and district stakeholders to catalyze bold, comprehensive change in public education in Colorado. We share cutting-edge ideas in education, highlighting the work of educators who are leading the way, and engage in conversations in person and virtually that encourage debate and advance emerging topics in the education ecosystem. Read more about our work in:


High School Redesign

Competency-Based and Personalized Learning

The Lab at CEI



Homegrown Ideas: Business Pros Brainstorm Ways to Help Grand County’s Students

By Eli Pace, Sky-Hi News Inside the events center at River Run RV Resort on Wednesday, business leaders, elected officials and school personnel came up with scores of ideas to better connect Grand County’s students to the local economy. The county is one of eight communities across Colorado selected to …

AP For All Summer Institute: July 13-16, 2020

AP educators from across the nation and around the world to will convene at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO to discover strategies, and resources to ensure all students succeed — including students typically underrepresented in AP courses such as students of poverty and color. CEI will host …

Denver AP Math & Science Mock Reading: April 10, 2020

The Mock Reading is a preparatory professional development event for AP teachers that mirrors the College Board’s process for scoring AP exams at the annual College Board Reading. Participating teachers receive practice exams for their AP courses, which students will take prior to the Mock Reading. Teachers bring these completed …