Learning Edge May #2

The 2018-2019 school year is at an end and for most Colorado educators, this is the last day or last week with students. The Learning Edge will be taking a ‘break’ too – returning in a few months for the 2019-2020 school year.  Pat your self on the back, high-five a colleague, and congratulate each other on another year well done for students!


Professional learning opportunities coming up this summer just for you!

June 10-13  InnEdCO   Colorado’s premier educator event!
June 25 – 27  NICERC Cyber Ed Forum in Broomfield. ONLY $50 for Colorado Educators!
June/July CO School of Mines CS PD
June 25-27 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
July 7-10  CSTA Annual Conference in Phoenix
July 11-12 Geek Camp 2019 – Parker
July 30-31 Geek Camp 2019 – Pueblo


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. 

Summer Break Reading

How to Weave a Little Reading & Writing into the Summer Break! The Children’s Book Review article provides parents with tips to avoid the summer learning slide.

Eric Curtis – End of Year Google Classroom Tips

InnEdCO 2019  – it’s NOT too late to REGISTER!

What’s Happening at the Learning Academies  – for more info go to InnEdCO2019
Register for InnEdCO 

CCIRA Proposals Due June 15th

The annual CCIRA conference offers a high-quality professional development experience for attendees. CCIRA sessions promote best practices and current research in the field of literacy. CCIRA appreciates your willingness to share your expertise with conference participants. Submit your presentation proposals by June 15th at CCIRA2020.

Geek Camp 2019 – Two locations!

Geek Camp was created in 2011. Each year Geek Camp evolves but the core purpose remains the same: support fellow teachers so we can make education better for everyone. Join Geek camp at two locations this summer – Parker & Pueblo. Interested in presenting and sharing your ideas?  Submit your proposal at Call for Presenters.  You can find more info at Geek Camp 2019

July 11-12 in Parker – Register
July 30-31 in Pueblo – Register

TCEA 2020 Seeks Proposals by May 31st

Interested in presenting at the TCEA 2020 Conference & TExposition?  TCEA is seeking innovative educators and thought leaders to present on technology integration, best practices, and hands-on applications. For more information visit their website at TCEA Presentation Proposals 

Control Alt Achieve – Eric Curts

Eric is a Google Education Trainer and a Google Certified Innovator with resources that he shares via his blog, webinars, newsletters, and videos. Visit his site at CtrlAltAchieve.


Colorado School of Mines  C-START Computer Science Summer PD Workshop

CSTART program has scholarships for teachers who want to learn how to teach computer science! The following courses  are being offered for all levels of teaching expertise:

  • Snap!,  June 18-20th
  • Web Programming, June 11-13th
  • Intro to Cryptography, June 24-27th
  • Java, June 17-21st
  • Python, July 15-17th
  • Bootstrap Algebra, July 22-26
  • Bootstrap Data Science, July 22-26
  • Mobile CSP, July 22-26

Free lunches/snacks/parking. Some courses coincide with Mines kids camps – bring your kids. A full year of instructional support. COLLEGE CREDIT too!  For more information visit  C-START web page or the PDF file (https://cstart.mines.edu/Mines-CS-PD.pdf) for more details. Register HERE.  Contact Christine Liebe with any questions.

CS-FAST Colorado School of Mines

CS-FAST is a curriculum developed specifically for Colorado elementary school teachers that offers a Fundamental Approach to Standards Training (FAST). This 1-day elementary school teacher training is being offered for free by Colorado School of Mines, thanks to a collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Visit CS-FAST to find out when these trainings are taking place.  Participating teachers also have the opportunity to receive a stipend (up to $250) from CDE.


6/6    P-12 Rock CS  Adams 12 
6/10-6/13    InnEdCO 2019
June/July   School of Mines
6/23-6/26   ISTE Philadelphia

6/25-6/27   NICERC Cyber Ed Forum
7/7 – 7/10     CSTA Annual Conference
7/11-7/12      Geek Camp, Parker
7/30-7/31    Geek Camp, Pueblo

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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