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Charter School Events

Charter School Technical Assistance Events

Thank you for visiting our events page. We are pleased that you have an interest in the events that the Schools of Choice unit are offering this year! The Schools of Choice unit provides a variety of quality technical assistance and professional development opportunities to all charter schools in the state of Colorado. These events are meant to provide best practices for charter school operations, analyze charter school trends, and identify areas of growth and provide solutions to charter school practitioners.  Receive optimal support, as it is our goal to help create successful and sustainable charter schools. We hope to see you at one of our events!

*Please note CCSP Grant recipients must participate in technical assistance events offered by the Schools of Choice Division as a prerequisite for grant funding.*

For questions, contact Gisa Simmons at or 303.866.6897.

Charter School Supporting Events

Many organizations have supporting webinars and resources for the charter community. The Schools of Choice Unit acknowledges that there is a need for charter specific guidance and therefore, we have compiled events below from various organizations that have offered support. Please reach out to Gisa Simmons at with any questions. 
*Please note that resources below are not endorsed or produced by the Colorado Department of Education. These events are not part of our original TA calendar. To request credit for any above events, reach out to the SOC team.

May Events

CCSP Sub-grantee Conference Call

Date: Thursday, May 20th
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Details: This almost quarterly convening is offered as a convenient opportunity to check-in with the CCSP grant team and fellow grant recipient peers. The hour is dedicated towards having an interactive discussion of current events & issues, answering questions raised by the group, and receiving guidance and reminders on various grant management practices from representatives from the CDE Schools of Choice and Grants Fiscal Management Units. Calls will be held virtually and possibly recorded; sending discussion topics and questions in advance is most welcome.

Board Fundamentals 

Date: Friday, May 28th
Time: 9:00am - 11:30am (Please note the time for this event has been adjusted)
Details: Please join the Schools of Choice Unit for the Spring Board Fundamentals. Hear hot-topics and learn new strategies to enhance your governing board practices. 

June Events

Administrator Mentoring Cohort (AMC) Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 2nd 
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Details: Please join the Schools of Choice unit for the last AMC meeting of the 2020-2021 grant cycle. Learn more about the Administrative Mentoring Cohort, Principal and Administrator Induction Program, and much more. 

Quarterly Charter Authorizer Meeting 

Date: Friday, June 4th 
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Details: All charter school authorizers are invited to join our quarterly Authorizer Meetings, which are held in collaboration with the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers (CACSA). Join this virtual event to hear programming updates from CDE, collaborate with other districts and authorizers and share updates on what you are working on. We hope to see you there.  

Business Manager Networking Meeting 

Date: Thursday, June 10th
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Details: For the second school year in a row, Business Manager Meetings hosted by the Schools of Choice Unit at the Colorado Department of Education in conjunction with the Colorado League of Charter Schools! Join us for our final Business Manager Networking meeting of the 2020-2021 grant cycle on Thursday, June 10th, 2021. 

2021 Equity Convening: Applying Equity Frameworks to Advance Systemic Change in Education 

Date: Friday, June 18th 
Time: 8:30am - 3:45pm
Details: Join us for a 1-day virtual convening that brings together charter school leaders and authorizers to discuss how best to leverage frameworks when making systemic decisions around school improvement and policy change that advance equity. The frameworks and topics for this event include: Culturally Relevant Trauma Informed Instruction; Cultural Sustainability; Targeted Universalism; and Community Oriented Chartering. 

Charter School Boot Camp 

Date: Wednesday, June 23rd - Friday, June 25th
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Details: Please join the Schools of Choice unit and Growing Minds Together LLC for the Annual Charter School Boot Camp. During this event new school developers and development teams will learn key steps in planning , receive expert advice, and explore best practices to develop a robust and sustainable charter school in Colorado.

Event Resources