Fostering Brilliance in Colorado Educators

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO I want to confess one of my favorite moments that my role at CEI affords me… someone interested in education, perhaps as a funder, a realtor, or a parent, asks me what’s inspiring to me in our education system across the state.  They …

New Opportunity for Schools to Pilot Measures of Non-Academic Outcomes

December 3, 2015 CEI’s Next Generation Learning team offers an exciting opportunity for Colorado schools to learn about measuring students’ non-academic skills such as civic, personal, professional, and entrepreneurial competencies. “Schools can no longer focus only on academics. Today, successful students require a broader set of skills,” said Next Generation …

Literacy Framework Boosts Teacher and Student Success

November 4, 2015 CEI delivers Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) training and support to K-12 educators around the state who are asking how they can better help students meet the Colorado Academic Standards. “LDC uses rubrics grounded in the Colorado Academic Standards. It’s a tool that’s been created by teachers for …

Creating Pathways that Lead to Success for Colorado’s Native American Students

September 1, 2015 CEI has launched a new project that aims to increase college readiness and success for Native American students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The Four Corners Native American STEM Pipeline Project provides tribal communities with opportunities to compete for the state’s high-wage, high-skill STEM occupations …

Time for Equity Indicators Annenberg Convenings

August 3, 2015 Through support from the Rose Community Foundation, CEI partnered with the Center for Teaching Quality, the Colorado Education Association, and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform to bring two groups of teacher leaders from 11 Colorado districts in spring 2015 to learn more about the Time for Equity …

SpaceLab Professional Learning Series Begins Soon

August 3, 2015 In June, CEI launched SpaceLab, a next generation professional learning strategy dedicated to creating space to design the future of learning. Our team is designing a learning map to extend SpaceLab learning opportunities through the 2015-16 school year. The sessions engage educators in a series of learning …

NGL School Team Awards: Godsman Elementary

August 3, 2015 Congratulations to TIME Collaborative grantee Godsman Elementary School for its $5,000 Designing for Innovation Fund Award! As follow-up to our June 2015 newsletter’s focus on Designing for Innovation Networking Sessions, educators at Godsman Elementary designed and pitched a school-specific induction program to prepare new teachers for the unique …