2020 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is creating a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences to have richer, more robust lives by providing access to the tools and resources they need until everyone can read. Whether you are a researcher; teacher; administrator; evaluator; service provider; parent, student, or adult with dyslexia, we are confident the conference will be an enriching experience for you.

International Dyslexia Association’s Annual Literacy Conference

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is creating a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences to have richer, more robust lives by providing access to the tools and resources they need until everyone can read. Whether you are a researcher; teacher; administrator; evaluator; service provider; parent, student, or adult with dyslexia, we are confident the conference will be an enriching experience for you.

Trauma Informed School Conference

The Trauma Informed School Conference provides the attendees with the opportunity to come to join in for this comprehensive three-day trauma-informed conference that is designed for educators, school administrators, school personnel, mental health professionals, and community partners. This conference will give the understanding, knowledge, and tools needed to successfully create a trauma-informed learning environment, whether it is in a single classroom, a whole school, or an entire district.

WIDA Annual Conference: Multilingualism for the Future

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the WIDA Annual Conference is the premier event for educators of early childhood through Grade 12 multilingual learners, bringing together educators from around the globe to network, share best practices, and discover innovative classroom strategies.

Submit a proposal to present a workshop or concurrent session! Proposals due January 19, 2020.

CALCON 2020 Virtual Conference

The Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference is Colorado’s premier event for library staff from libraries of all types throughout the state. Attendees learn from one another and hear from current experts in trending fields. Additionally, participants can meet with vendors to check out their latest products and services and attend networking events to create new contacts and strengthen relationships.

Quick Bites: Connecting with Regional Colleagues for Support with Gail Yerbic

Holding space to connect with others during busy work schedules can be a challenge. And, the challenge is well worth it. Building trust and engaging with peers boosts creativity and confidence. Let’s exchange ideas on how to plant seeds and develop meaningful connections for networking and staying in touch.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

Quick Bites: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia

All children need diverse books to offer them windows into the experiences of others, and mirrors that reflect their own experiences. Together we will explore how to integrate picture books and music that honor our differences into every storytime theme as well as how to evaluate diverse materials that respect different cultures, lifestyles, and “own voices” literature.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

Quick Bites: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson

Join us for a down & dirty introduction to developmentally appropriate practice and Colorado’s domains of early learning. We’ll talk about how to connect your early learning services to evidence-based early childhood practices and check out where to go to learn more about how to translate your library services into Early Childhood Care & Education language for families, FFNs, and other community stakeholders.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

Library Board Essentials (for Governing Boards)

Library boards play an essential role in the governance of a public library, and library trustees have a responsibility to serve their communities. This workshop provides a foundation of essential information to help Colorado Public Library Trustees be better prepared to meet the responsibilities of library board service. Topics covered in this workshop include the link between governance and operations, roles and responsibilities of library boards, open meeting requirements, core principles of public library service, and an overview of current library trends. This workshop will be interactive and allow for trustees to share ideas and ask questions.

This workshop is intended for Library Governing Boards:
Library governing boards are typically found with library districts, and serve as the governing authority for the library. This workshop is intended for public library trustees currently serving in Colorado who would like to gain a better foundation for their role as a member of the library governing board. This workshop may also be beneficial to library directors, as well as other library administrators who work closely with the library governing board.

This workshop will be limited to 25 participants, so register soon!.

If you register and later realize you cannot attend, please email Crystal Schimpf at schimpf_c@cde.state.co.us so your place can be given to someone on the waitlist.