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Professional Learning (SLI)

Professional Learning (Speech or Language Impairment)

School Based Conferences


Strategies to Write Informational Text (Online Course)

Strategies to Write Informational Text for Secondary Students is an 8-week self-paced course with 11 modules that provide resources to support the writing process. It follows the book by Jill Jackson, How to Teach Students to Write Informational Text. You will not need the book to complete the course.

Learn more about this opportunity on the Strategies to Write Informational Text CDE professional development page.

Register for the online course.

Course Start/End Dates:  September 30 -November 25, 2019

Strategies to Write Informational Text Flyer (PDF)

This course will also be offered Spring 2020.


Language and Literacy Journal Club

The Journal Club is an online course that uses articles about language and literacy to create the opportunity to read professional articles related to school-based issues, participate in online discussions to support implementation of strategies and complete a knowledge check assessment.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Registration Opens:  October 1, 2019

Register for the Journal Club here.

Course Start/End Dates:  October 7 - December 31, 2019

Language and Literacy Journal Club Flyer (PDF)

Spring 2020, Topics & Dates TBD


SLPA Supervision in Colorado Schools

This is an online, self-pace course for any school-base speech-language pathologist who is new to supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in Colorado schools or who needs a review. This is not intended for administrators who are evaluating SLPAs for performance review, although administrators are welcome to take the course if you want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of speech language pathology assistants and the speech –language pathologist supervising them.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Registration Opens:  October 1, 2019

Register for SLPA Supervision Course here.

Course Start/End Dates:  October 7 - December 31, 2019

Flyer: SLPA Supervision in Schools (PDF)

Spring 2020, Dates TBD


Regional Workshops

Regional workshops are provided based on specific topics to address the needs of educators in Colorado. Physical attendance, and prior registration are required. Please see the flyers below for additional information and registration links. These trainings are open to teams of educators including, speech-language pathologists, SLPAs, special education teachers and related service providers who are interested in the topic. 

2019-2020 Topics

1. Using SCERTS to Identify Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Autism - This is a 2-hour webinar which will focus on using evidence-based SCERTS framework in assessment and intervention planning and delivery to support social communication and relationship development. 

2. Ethically and Legally Defensible Speech-Language Services in Public Schools - This is a 2-hour webinar which will examine legal cases from around the U.S. that address common challenges faced by school-based SLPs. Highlights relevant principles in ASHA's Code of Ethics and reviews conflict resolution procedures to facilitate working relationships.

3. Selecting Complex Intervention Targets for Children with Phonological Disorders - This is a 2-hour webinar which will walk clinicians step-by-step through how to apply the complexity approach and how to select complex treatment targets. 

2019-2020 Location Offerings

January 17, 2020 - Topics 1 & 3 - Metro Northwest Region (Longmont)  Flyer [PDF]  Registration Link

January 17, 2020 - Topics 1 & 2 - West Central Region (Grand Junction)  Flyer [PDF]  Registration Link

February 18, 2020 - Topic 1 - Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs) [Registration Opens December 18th]

February 24, 2020 - Topics 1 & 3 - Metro Southwest Region (Golden) [Registration Opens December 23rd]

March 6, 2020 - Topics 1 & 2 - Metro Northeast Region (Thornton) [Registration Opens January 6th]

March 25, 2020 - Topic 3 - Metro Southeast Region (Aurora) [Registration Opens January 24th]

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For more information about services for students who have speech or language impairments in Colorado, please contact:

Tami Cassel, Speech-Language
Phone: 303-866-6114
Email Tami Cassel

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