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Teaching and Learning

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Register for the Formative Assessment Insights Course
CDE is partnering with WestEd to offer a free online course for teachers to improve their use of formative assessment practices to support deeper learning for all students.
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Apply for a Grant for Recruiting and Supporting Teachers by Sept. 16
The Quality Teacher Recruitment Program grant provides funding to assist Colorado districts and BOCES in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. Funding may be applied to program costs for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
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Attend a Training on Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment and Implementation
Trainings will help prepare kindergarten teachers and administrators for a smooth roll out of School Readiness legislation.
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These teacher-authored units include learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options.


This FAQ explains how to get started with home schooling in Colorado, cost, requirements, and more.


This DVD summarizes the IEP process and includes tips and comments by parents and professionals.


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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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See also: Licensing Hours

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