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ESEA Regional Networking Meetings

20-21 Consolidated Application

Due to the need to cancel in-person April Regional Networking Meetings, the ESEA Office will be facilitating two Virtual Trainings to provide technical assistance and support with the 2020-2021 Consolidated application, districts and BOCES may request one-on-one technical assistance from CDE by completing and submitting the SmartSheet form. 

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Regional Networking Meetings

The Office of ESEA Programs is excited to provide an opportunity for targeted local support in the form of quarterly Regional Network meetings in different locations throughout Colorado.  Any district or school personnel are welcome to attend these meetings.  The purpose of these meetings will be to provide a forum for stakeholders to engage with Federal Programs staff and with other professionals from the region, to communicate local updates, needs, and concerns.  

All school and administration staff is welcome to attend ESEA regional networking meetings, particularly individuals responsible for Titles I, II, and III. A variety of topics and areas of administration will be discussed and presented, including topics related to Titles I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, Federal Guideline updates, and more.

Past Meeting Notes 

February RNM (PPT) (2019) - This PowerPoint includes the following:

  • USDE Resources
  • EL Toolkit
  • Supplement, not Supplant Draft Guidance
  • CDE Updates
  • Post-award Revisions
  • Comparability
  • Monitoring
  • Using the Comprehensive Needs Assessment to Inform Title Programming
  • Schoolwide and Targeted Options
  • Leveraging Federal Funds to Address Priorities
  • On the Horizon

 Nov/Dec RNM (PPT) (2018) -This PowerPoint includes the following: 

  • CDE Updates
    • Consolidated Application/Post Award Revision (PAR)
    • CDE Supports Contacts
    • Equitable Distribution of Teachers
    • Website
    • Improvement Planning
  • Monitoring + Workshop

September Regional Network Meetings & The New Directors' Meeting 

The Federal Programs Unit, at the Colorado Department of Education, will be facilitating a series of New Directors’ Meetings in September along with the Fall Regional Network Meetings. This is a joint venture between the Offices of ESEA Programs, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE), and Migrant Education Program (MEP).

The purpose of the half-day New Directors’ Meetings is to provide an introduction to ESEA (Titles I through V including Titles IC and IIIA) program requirements, with a year-at-a-glance of the work to be done over the school year. This session is designed for any new ESEA, CLDE, or MEP directors, coordinators, or facilitators, as well as any district staff who would like a refresher on ESEA programs.

The purpose of the full-day session or September Regional Networking Meeting (RNM) is to provide a deeper understanding of program requirements and network with other districts to learn how they are implementing program requirements and delving into evidence-based strategies, interventions, and activities that leverage use of ESEA funds.

The content will be covered over one and a half days and will discuss the following topics:

  • ESSA Program Requirements (Title IA, ID, IC, II, III, IV & V)
  • Civil Rights requirements for English Learners
  • ESEA Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment
  • Program Evaluations
  • ESSA Accountability and Planning Requirements, including Stakeholder Engagement

The content and structure is targeted for any new Federal Program directors and staff, but any district staff that works with ESEA, MEP, or ELD programs and would like to participate is more than welcome! If you have any questions please reach out to your Regional Contact. District Accountability Contacts are encouraged to attend the afternoon of the full-day September Regional Network Meetings.

Winter Regional network Meetings: Program Evaluation Trainings 

The Federal Programs Unit, at the Colorado Department of Education, will be facilitating a series of Winter Regional Network Meetings (RNMs), which include program evaluation trainings. This is a joint venture between the Offices of ESEA Programs and our partners at the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Central) assigned to Colorado by the U.S. Department of Education.

The first hour of the Winter RNMs will be devoted to updates from CDE, including the ESEA programs work associated with the winter months in the Year-At-A-Glance Document.

The remainder of the full-day will be devoted to program evaluation modules 1 – Logic Models and 2 – Program Evaluation Questions. These trainings have been designed for district personnel who would like to either conduct evaluations at the local level or become partners in and better consumers of local evaluations conducted by program evaluation experts (whether internal district staff or external evaluators). Districts are encouraged to send a team of ESEA program leads (e.g., Title Coordinators) and other key users of program evaluation results, as well as any staff responsible for conducting local program evaluations.

These trainings are offered to districts at no cost and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please register all participants from the district as soon as possible.

For additional information, please contact Nazanin (Nazie) Mohajeri-Nelson at or (303) 866-6205

For Program Evaluation Trainings, please visit the Data, Accountability, Reporting, and Evaluation website. 

Please click here for ESEA Virtual Regional Networking information.