GSN Redesign Work at Pagosa Springs Elementary featured in Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) Report!

Generation Schools Network was recently featured in the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) report on school redesign, implementation, and impact. The study focused on the redesign of the
 schedule at Pagosa Springs Elementary School (PSES) for the 2014-2015 school year and its sustainability over time. PSES is still  implementing innovative scheduling, which allows for increased teacher collaboration time, daily SEL and physical activity contributing to improved student learning outcomes. Interviews with staff and leadership at the school are featured as well as research outcomes. You can read the report here.
Military and Protective Services Career Exploration Workshop at Pueblo West High School!

On Friday, April 27th, GSN facilitated a Military and Protective Services Career Exploration event in conjunction with South Central BOCES, Santa Fe Trail BOCES, and Career Academies of America. The keynote
Firefighters from Pueblo speaking to students at Pueblo West.
 speaker, SGT Ryan McIntosh, a World Class Athlete who participated in multiple para-Olympic archery events, told students stories and gave advice on how they can achieve different career pathways through the military. Students and parents participated in presentations from the Army, learned about reserve opportunities, enlistment, careers pathways in the protective services, and ROTC. The purpose of the workshop was to encourage students to consider the Military and Protective Services as an achievable pathway to pursue after high school.
Westgate Community School's Bullying Prevention Parent Night
On May 3rd, GSN staff helped to facilitate Westgate  Community School's Parent Night. The team worked with Westgate to provide information about Bullying Prevention and how Westgate has been completing i nitiatives through the state Bullying Prevention and Education Grant (BPEG). The team led a Mindfulness activity with parents and then watched the documentary Bully. After the documentary, the parents participated in a second Mindfulness Activity and then had a thoughtful discussion about the documentary, their own kids, and ways to be proactive in preventing bullying for all students.   

Congratulations to the New Recipients of the Turnaround Leadership Program Grant!

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) recently announced recipients from the ESSA Application for School Improvement (EASI) Grant. Generation Schools Network is proud to partner with three new school districts in our Turnaround Leader Program (TLP). New program participants include Deer Trail Elementary School, Patriot High School in the Falcon 49 District, and La Junta Intermediate School in the East Otero District. We wish them well as they partner with GSN's coaches on the crucial work of improving their schools. For more about GSN's Program click here .

June 7th-8th:
Healthy Schools Leadership Retreat
Keystone, CO
GSN's Ashleigh Valentine and Ellen Sarkisian will present Impacting the Lives of Expelled and Suspended Students in Rural South-Central Colorado.
For more information, click here .

June 19th-21st:
Turnaround Leadership Program (TLP) Cohort 3 Retreat
Denver, CO

July 24th:
Colorado Rural Summit, a CASE pre-conference session
3-5pm Colorado Rural Education Collaborative Stakeholder Update

June 25th-29th:
Turnaround Leadership Program (TLP) Cohort 2 Retreat
Breckenridge, CO

July 30th-31st:
Innovate at Boulder Valley School District
GSN's Ellen Sarkisian and Ashleigh Valentine will be presenting on Growth Mindset and Grit

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