GSN partnered with Littleton High School to create a Military Exploration Workshop for their students as well as those from surrounding high schools including Englewood, Sheridan, Colorado's Finest High School of Choice, Heritage, and Arapahoe. All five branches of the military were represented on October 5th to provide students with the opportunity to discover military related career pathways (Enlistment, ROTC, Military Academies, National Guard, etc.) and get real time experience interviewing to enter a military academy. "We are excited and proud to offer students the opportunity to experience post-secondary military pathways," said Assistant Principal Cathy Benton. Student attendees also had the opportunity to hear from Colorado's U.S. Representative Mike Coffman about his own military experience. Parents were invited to shadow their children throughout the day and speak with Blue Star Mothers, who have firsthand knowledge of having a child in the military.  

Wendy Loloff Piersee, CEO at GSN, reflects on the importance of implementing these and similar opportunities in schools, "Generation Schools Network has been privileged to assist Littleton with this event as part of our work to support integration of robust college/career exposure opportunities at schools across Colorado. This event demonstrates an exemplary commitment by Littleton High School to the 20% of students that need knowledge of post-secondary options in addition to the traditional college trajectory. Kudos to the team at Littleton High School for creating this life-changing opportunity for students!"  

Special Thanks to the Anschutz Foundation for Supporting this Effort!

If your school/district is interested in hosting a Military Careers Exploration Workshop or your company is interested in sponsoring a workshop, please contact Leslie Tjajadi.
Pictured: Student begins a Mock Interview


Staff from New York, Ohio, Pagosa Springs, and Primero traveled to our Denver office for a week of team building and planning. Our staff retreat was themed Celebrate, Connect, and Clarify and our team was happy to do a lot of all three!

Pictured: GSN Staff after canoeing and Lego team building! 


GSN staff Denille LePlatt, Kate Lister, Leslie Tjajadi, and Ellen Sarkisian, presented at Share Fair on October 7th and 8th to share knowledge and expertise on some major trending topics in education: Introduction to Social Emotional Learning, Growth Mindset and Grit, Mindfulness, Encouraging Self-Regulation, and Creating an Inclusive Classroom Environment. Over 140 educators attended these presentations to discover and discuss the importance of Social Emotional Learning, and left with tangible ways to boost student achievement in their own classroom. Thanks to Share Fair Nation for hosting a powerful and memorable event! 

Pictured: Leslie Tjajadi presenting on Growth Mindset and Grit to educators at Share Fair Denver


GSN featured in EdSurge Report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  The report features over 25 organizations and focuses on the impact and strategies of high-yield groups. To download the report, click here .


Mary Kurt-Mason, Parent Engagement at Archuleta School District - Mary joins GSN after her recent retirement as an Americorps VISTA and is looking forward to fostering connections between parents of students with disabilities and the school system in Archuleta. In addition, she is working as a teacher coach for the school district. Mary has worked for the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and Utah and in Juneau, Alaska. She also started a program for students with significant needs at a public school on Douglas Island. After which, Mary and her husband brought their two young sons to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, where she taught for the next 31 years. Mary was featured in People Magazine as Teacher of the Year in 2013.


October 26, 2016
Grantmakers in Education - Denver, CO
Rural Collaboratives: Generating Equity and Prosperity
To register, click here

October 26-28, 2016 
Rural Teacher Immersion Experience - Manzanola, CO
Hosted by the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, in partnership with Colorado State University-Pueblo, Generation Schools Network, Battelle for Kids and the South Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), the immersion will be hosted on October 26-27, 2016 in Manzanola, CO. Candidates will attend Share Fair Pueblo at Pueblo West High School on October 28, 2016 for day of world class PD. 

To apply click here.   Please forward to contacts or those who might be interested.   

For more information, contact Angela Powers or Kathryn Allison

October 28, 2016
Colorado Rural Share Fair - Pueblo, CO
Colorado Rural Education Collaborative Superintendent's & Principal's Meeting
Rural Teacher Candidate Job Fair
To register, click here.

November 4, 2016
2016 Equity and Excellence Conference - Denver, CO
Brittney Ames and Courtney Lancaster will be presenting "Designing Community Partnerships to Expand Learning".

For more information or to register to attend this conference, click here .

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