Social Emotional Solutions: September 2022

Social Emotional Solutions: A monthly blog showcasing strategies and bright spots for Colorado’s schools Do Now! Creating Belonging in Colorado Classrooms By Finessa Ferrell, CEI Social Emotional Learning Specialist Introduction With back to school behind us, many of our conversations with teachers and school leaders include a common theme – …

Statewide Family Engagement Center to launch in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Education has selected the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) to create and lead the Colorado Statewide Family Engagement Center (CO SFEC). In partnership with Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition (CSPC), and the Black Parent Network …

Social Emotional Solutions: August 2022

Social Emotional Solutions: A monthly blog showcasing strategies and bright spots for Colorado’s schools Five Mindsets to Start Your Year By Finessa Ferrell, CEI Social Emotional Learning Specialist Introduction If last year was a book title, it would be The Big Squeeze. Educators were pushed to their limits; it was …

Understanding Assessments: A Tool for Families

CEI, in partnership with Future Ready Families and Learning Heroes, is excited to share our new “Understanding Assessments: A Tool for Families” resource to support families in navigating the various assessments their students may engage in throughout a school year and how feedback from each can be used. As individual …

Education Leaders Patty Quinones and George Welsh Set to Join CEI Team

 Expanding School and District Support for Innovation and System Transformation CEI announced today that Patty Quinones and George Welsh will be joining CEI as Senior Partners, focused on deepening and expanding school and district support for innovation, leadership, and system transformation in Colorado and beyond. Welsh joins from Cañon City …

CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes

Leading for Transformation – Part 3 of 3

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO This month’s newsletter closes a three-part series on exemplary actions we’re seeing from those leading for transformation in this moment – celebrating our wins. Celebrating big and small wins and shining a light on bright spots to inspire possibility have been cornerstones of …

CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes

Leading for Transformation – Part 2 of 3

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO This month’s newsletter picks up where our last left off – digging in on the second of three behaviors we’re seeing from those leading for transformation in this moment.  Now more than ever, deep listening with families and communities is one of the …