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CEI Launching Scheduling Institute in November
September 20, 2018

This fall, 15 Colorado schools will participate in a unique, professional development and design opportunity. CEI has partnered with national philanthropy Fremont Street to host a Scheduling Institute in Colorado beginning in November. We’ve secured the nationally-recognized team from Tegy and its founder, Furman Brown, to provide training programs, digital …

Partnering with Districts to Support System Transformation
September 18, 2018

An Interview with Samantha Olson of the Colorado Education Initiative CRPE  |  September 18, 2018 Samantha Olson is the Vice President of Strategy for the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), which supports districts and schools in personalized learning and systems change. CEI was part of the Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools …

The “Real World” of Innovation
July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018 By Paul Beck Innovation Specialist, Colorado Education Initiative This is the true story, of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, work together, and have their lives taped. Find out what happens, when people stop being polite, and start getting real… The Real World! Remember this? MTV’s The …

15-Year-Old Student Opens 2018 AP Summer Institute with a Challenge for Teachers
July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018 “Hi. My name is Irie Sentner. I’m 15 years old and a rising junior at Durango High School.” With those words, Irie Sentner kicked off the 2018 Advanced Placement for All Summer Institute (APSI) with a powerful keynote address that encouraged teachers to “recruit broadly, recruit inclusively” …

To Whom Are Schools Most Accountable?
June 26, 2018

By Rebecca Holmes and Elliott Asp  |  June 26, 2018 Writing about the opportunities for innovation in Colorado’s school accountability system has led to a number of fascinating conversations, many of which we never predicted six months ago. As former school and system leaders, we are compelled by the consequences, …

Fraser Valley Elementary Named Healthiest School in State
May 22, 2018

Sky-Hi News  |  May 22, 2018 The East Grand School District announced last week that Fraser Valley Elementary has been named a 2018 Healthy School Champion, and winner of the $7,500 Platinum Governor’s Award designating this year’s healthiest school in Colorado. Read more

Education Entrepreneurs are Leading Change
May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 By Paul Beck Innovation Specialist, Colorado Education Initiative Here’s the dilemma. There is no shortage of innovative solutions to problems in education. But, it seems the solutions never really stick. We desperately need educators, learners, and systems leaders that can take an innovation from theory to implementation …

The Problem with The Education of Tomorrow Syndrome
May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 By Scott Fuller Next Generation Learning Coordinator, Colorado Springs School District 11 There are moments these days, walking around the showroom floor at a conference or scrolling through my inbox when I feel like I’m in one of those Tex Avery World of Tomorrow cartoons. For anyone …

Listening to Student Voices: The Sound of Assessment for Learning
May 11, 2018

Education Week  |  May 11, 2018 NGLC Program Officer Tony Siddall sent this reflection prompt to the Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) community in December 2017, as part of their preparation for the annual convening in April 2018. In this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Next Gen Learning, Tony tells the …

CEI Events and Opportunities

There is a lot going on at CEI in the next few months, and we want you to be in the...

It’s Time to Change Colorado’s School Accountability System

The Denver Post  |  December 18, 2018 Nearly a decade ago, our state laid a new foundation for evaluating the...

Elliott Asp Presents at iNACOL

Educators in New Hampshire, Virginia, Colorado and California have embarked on an ambitious journey to fundamentally rethink the roles of...