Learning Edge March #1

Spring break is coming! Hang on, stay warm, and know you are appreciated!

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Brooks Adams

Trevor Muir – The Epic Classroom


Stranger Google: Crazy Tools from the Upside Down. Kasey Bell

What is your favorite app? Please share your favorite applications or websites that you use with students at What’s Your App?  Watch for your submission to be featured in APP NEWS  soon!

Additional digital learning resources/apps can be found at CVL  Digital Literacy.


In this Spotlight, learn what digital literacy means for schools, how educators are amplifying student voices using new forms of storytelling, and what literacy skills students need for the workplace. Get the Spotlight at Digital Literacy.

FlipGrid Genius Hour – March 26th

The March Flipgrid Feature is Infused Inquiry with Holly Clark and Trevor MacKenzie’s. RSVP at : aka.ms/infusedinquiry. If you missed last month’s episode on igniting engagement and amplifying #StudentVoice you can catch it at FlipGrid vimeo.

InnEdCO 2019  – It’s Going To Be, Wait For It…EPIC!

InnEdCO announces Gitanjali Rao as a keynote speaker. She is 13 years old and is an 8th grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, CO. She was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with a patent-pending device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques.

What’s Happening at the Learning Academies  – for more info go to InnEdCO2019
Register for InnEdCO 
Additional Keynote and Featured Speakers


The Making ‘IT’ Happen award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Nominate a colleague by May 6th at Making IT Happen Award

Ted Talks for Educators

Inquiry learning and key insights about learning from mistakes. Recorded in 2010, this Talk is still quite relevant for today. Diana Laufenberg , is the Executive Director of  Inquiry Schools born out of the Science Leadership Academy with Chris Lehmann. If you haven’t had a chance to attend the annual EduCon conference, you may want to put it on your professional learning bucket list.

“There’s Nothing Wrong With Failure in the Classroom”

Don’t miss Rock CS on June 6th! Rocky Mountain Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators

Adams 12 Five Star Schools and St. Vrain Valley School District have teamed up to create the first Colorado Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators for more information visit – Rock CS!

AND on July 7th,  the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center and MindSpark Learning will be offering additional K-12 professional development courses.  For information please visit www.RockCS.org and follow on Twitter @RockCSCO

Celebrate National Women’s History Month  2019 Theme – “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence”

Resources at:
LOC Women’s History Month
NEA Women’s History
National Day Calendar

Hot Wheels® Speedometry™

encourages inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play, hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans that are mapped to state and national standards. Apply for a FREE Speedometry kit! Priority given to Kindergarten, 4th grade, and STEM / STEAM educators.

 April 2019 – Educator Social PD in Colorado!

Join one or both  #COllapporative opportunities for networking and learning!   Meeting dates are below along with links to register.  Visit #COllapporative  for more information to join the learning and fun.
Thursday, April 18th, Register Here – Southern Colorado
Tuesday, April 23rd, Register here – Denver Tech Center

Edutopia Video Series How Learning Happens

Building a Belonging Classroom – In order to learn, students need to feel safe, cared for, and emotionally connected to their teachers and each other.

Education Blogs for 2019

READ Trevor Muir’s Blogs at  – The epic classroom and New Teacher Academy

Podcasts for Educators. Podcasts by Educators. 

In the Spring/Summer of 2015, Christopher J. Nesi founded Education Podcasting Network with the simple idea to bring together great podcasts for educators in one place. You can check out the wide range of shows on edupodcastnetwork.com or the shared individual podcast websites.

Denver Pop Culture CON 2019

Applications for Free Educator’s Day at DPCC 2019 are now open!  Denver Pop Culture Con is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture event of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education. “Beyond participating in the most fun and entertaining event of the summer, educators will have powerful opportunities to share ideas, build new skills, and discover how to successfully implement pop culture-based education in their classrooms and schools.” And all for free!

APPLICATION DEADLINE:Applications Will Be Accepted Until Friday, May 15th, 2019


4/13   Colorado Teen Lit Conference
4/18   So COllapporative at Harrison School District
4/23   COllapporative at Microsoft (Tech Center)
4/27-4/28   EdTech Team Summit Aspen, Colorado
5/10  Engaging Congress @ History Colorado
5/19    So COllapporative at Center for Modern Learning
6/6      P-12 CS Conference Adams 12 
6/10-6/13    InnEdCO 2019
6/23-6/26   ISTE Philadelphia
6/25-6/27   NICERC Cyber Education Discovery Forum
7/7-7/10 2019 CSTA Annual Conference

Colorado Department of Education Communications

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Don’t forget to read the SPARK newsletter from Colorado Commissioner, Katy Anthes.

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