CEI’s Ed Talks

Personal Stories that Inspire

June 2016 | Videos

Experience CEI’s inspiring Ed Talk keynotes from the 2016 CEI Showcase, filmed June 14 and 15 in Snowmass, Colorado. Three Colorado educators share how their own personal journeys as lifelong learners are sparking lasting curiosity in students.

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Grant Euler
Right Time, Right Place
Director of Applied Imagination and STEM
Jefferson County School District
Golden, Colorado

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Kristen Hyde
Being Gritty: Developing Habits of Character
Personal Success Factors District Coach,
Assistant Principal
College View Elementary School
Denver Public Schools
Denver, Colorado

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Kevin Vaughn
The heART of Teaching
Art Teacher
Dolores Elementary School
Dolores School District
Dolores, Colorado

March 2016 | Videos 

Filmed at the March 4, 2016, Colorado Healthy Schools Summit in Denver, Colorado, these four keynote speakers — a teacher, principal, high school senior, and counselor — shared how health and wellness has been a driving force behind their academic and social success.

Video: Love through Perseverance Ed Talk

Janae Ash
Love Through Perseverance
Fifth-Grade Math Teacher
Pagosa Springs Middle School
Archuleta School District
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Video: The Warrior in Us All Ed Talk

Haneen Badri
The Warrior in Us All
George Washington High School
Denver Public Schools
Denver, Colorado


Video: Why Try? Ed Talk

Katrina Caldon-Ruggles
Why Try?
Counselor, Teacher, and Health and Wellness Coordinator
Center Consolidated School District
Center, Colorado

Video: Movement in Schools: My Story of Cultural Change Ed Talk

Cyrus Weinberger
Movement in Schools: My Story of Cultural Change
Founding Principal
Red Hawk Elementary School
St. Vrain Valley School District
Erie, Colorado


June 2015 | Podcasts

Recorded at the June 23-25, 2015, CEI Showcase in Snowmass, Colorado, these five educators shared their innovative approaches to improving public education.

Stewart Bellina
The Importance of Relationships — A Path to Equity
Therapist, Student Council Sponsor, and Advisory Period Sponsor
Pagosa Springs High School
Archuleta School District
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Monica Colon
Reflecting on Why
Math Teacher
Harrison High School
Harrison School District 2
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Matthew Keefauver
A Feeling of Strong or Constant Affection for a Person
Eighth-Grade Math Teacher
Cortez Middle School
Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1
Cortez, Colorado


Kaitlin Newlin
Reimagining the Risk
Seventh-Grade Language Arts Teacher
Bill Reed Middle School
Thompson School District
Loveland, Colorado


Sean Wybrant
Crafting the Heroes and Heroines of Tomorrow
Digital Media Educator
Palmer High School
Colorado Springs School District 11
Colorado Springs, Colorado


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