Vision - All schools are vibrant, inclusive ecosystems that ensure every student thrives in school, work and life. 

Mission - GSN co-creates healthy school ecosystems by partnering with educators, students, families and communities to elevate the education experience.

GSN Assists in building a new playground in Kit Carson!

Kit Carson School District recently secured a Kaboom! Grant to build a new playground for their district. The playground was built on August 9th and was the communal effort of the staff and students from the district, the Colorado Health Foundation and folks at Kaboom! and the support of GSN's Jessica Green, Meredith Foulke and Maggie Mather. The playground will be used by students and community members for years to come and will be a symbol of the district's commitment to health and wellness.
The playground assembly crew celebrates their work!
Introducing the Redefining Rural Podcast

Generation Schools Network's Kirk Banghart, Chief Facilitator of the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, is part of launching a new podcast called
Redefining Rural. If you want to understand more about rural education, join Kirk and colleagues Denille LePlatt of the Colorado Department of Education and Michelle Murphy of the Colorado Rural Alliance and their guests to learn more. Thanks to CSU-Global for sponsoring! The link to each podcast can be found hereFind episodes to date on Mental Health, the 4 Day School Week and an overview of rural education in Colorado.
GSN Facilitates Summer Math Institute with UCCS!

Generation Schools Network was honored to co-facilitate the Summer Math Institute in partnership with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and South Central BOCES through funding from the Plan Into Action Grant. The UCCS Summer Institute provided opportunities to improve effectiveness of math instruction (math tasks, facilitating math discussions), build mentor and novice teacher relationships, and introduce pre-service teachers to rural teachers. SC BOCES teachers engaged in high-impact instructional practices (K-12) including mathematical frameworks and mindsets, learning theories, 3-Act math, active thinking, STEM Engineering Design, math tasks and 5 Practices (math discussion). Teachers agreed that the Summer Math Institute was relevant to professional needs, interactive, a good way to network and fun! "I know it's my job to be the teacher, but that does not always mean I have to be the one teaching everything. I learned to allow for my students to spark the conversation, to have them problem solve and discuss and explore for the correct answer(s) instead of me just giving them to them." Novice teacher, La Veta School District.

SC BOCES teachers and grant staff at the UCCS Summer Math Mentors Institute, June 12, 2019
GSN Staff Gather for Annual Retreat!

In early August, the GSN team gathered for their annual retreat in Denver, CO. The team connected around topics such as Servant Leadership, Strategic Planning, and prepared for the coming "back to school" kick offs and professional development that will occur around Colorado in our Social Emotional Learning programming.

Dr. Bob Villareal, Principal at Castro Elementary speaks to GSN Staff on the importance of Servant Leadership.

GSN Staff in Denver, CO for the annual retreat.

The Student-Centered Accountability Program (S-CAP) Releases New Video!

S-CAP member districts recently gathered for their summer summit in Buena Vista, Colorado to prepare for the coming school year's System Support Reviews (SSRs). As part of the summit, the superintendents spoke about the impact the program has had on their districts. To view the video, click this
Upcoming Events

September 23
Student-Centered Accountability Program (S-CAP) System Support Review
East Otero School District

October 24-26
Colorado Rural Education Collaborative Presentations
National Forum to Advance Rural Education
Louisville, KY

November 6-8
GSN Presents at the National Dropout Prevention Conference

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