Social Emotional Learning Programming Expands within the 
Colorado Rural Education Collaborative!

Through the generosity of the James Walton Foundation and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative (CREC) was awarded two Social Emotional Learning (SEL) integration grants to expand Generation School's Advocacy program to 13 rural school districts that are members of the collaborative.   The grant will provide the districts with a 6-month planning period in which the districts will undergo an analysis of current SEL efforts and develop a       
customized  curriculum scope and sequence to ensure the program will best meet the needs of all students in the district when Advocacy  is implemented during the 2018-2019 school year. Additionally, staff will receive training and professional development throughout the grant period,  as well as  continuous progress monitoring on the effectiveness of the program using an SEL assessment. 

Congratulations to participating districts: Aguilar, Bayfield, Bennett, Canon City, Deer Trail, Holyoke, Huerfano, Las Animas, La Veta, Peyton, Primero, Salida and Sargent!
Highlands Ranch High School Hosts Military and Protective Services Career Exploration Workshop!

Nearly 100 parents and students from Highlands Ranch High School (HRHS) and other local high schools gathered on April 2nd at HRHS to explore possible career opportunities in Military and Protective Services (firefighting, emergency medical services, law enforcement) career fields.

HRHS partnered with Generation Schools
Network to secure representatives from each branch of the military, as well as members of local protective services, to discuss career opportunities and answer questions for students and families.

During the event, students explored various career and postsecondary education possibilities within different military branc hes as well as first responder/protective services careers.   Students learned about numerous career options and preparation pathways like Future Soldier and Young Marines, EMT & police Explorer Programs and ROTC and National Guard opportunities to pay for college.
Generation Schools Network Welcomes Micki Nelson as our New Office Manager!

Micki has worked as an IT Executive and Business Leader for the last 20 years. During this time, she was a fierce advocate for student education, serving on the Board of Directors for Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) Colorado, as well as a mentor in the University of Colorado Professional Mentor Program. She has served in many local organizations
including: the Executive Board for Colorado
Technology Association (CTA) where she co-founded Women in Tech (WIT); the Board of Directors for Society of Information Management (SIM) Colorado  where she co-founded SIM Women; and the Advisory Board for the Regis University College of Computer and Information Sciences. Micki was Vice President and Chief Information Officer for two global companies and spent 3 years in the Colorado Governor's Office of IT. Since her retirement in June of 2017, she has focused her energies on operational business support and joined the GSN team as Office Manager in April of 2018. She brings many years of process optimization, team building and leadership, budget management and business skills. In her role with GSN, she provides administrative, business operations, accounting and human resources support. Micki holds a BS in Technical Management from Regis College (now Regis University) in Denver.

Are you wondering how to increase student engagement in postsecondary planning?

Please visit our website, The Journey to Student Success , to explore factors that impact future focus for all students. The website explores various challenges students face in their daily life. For example, when students are expected to care for younger siblings, experience emotional trauma and lack engagement with adults among other challenges, they may be focused on survival, not thinking past the current day or week. The resources curated here provide multiple insights, strategies and testimonials to inspire educators, families and community members to invest in creating an equitable society by mitigating barriers to educational success so that all students are prepared for success in school, work and life. 

April 23rd:
Student-Centered Accountability Program (S-CAP) Site Review at Holyoke School District
Register here.

April 27th:
Military and Protective Services Career Exploration Workshop
Pueblo West High School
Register here!

April 30th:
College and Career Readiness Event at BGS, Sponsored by Franklin Templeton

May 4th:
Colorado League of Charter Schools Teacher Summit
Aurora, CO

GSN's Dr. Lisa Leith will present to charter teachers on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

May 9th:
BGS Peak Readiness Event at the Department of Design and Construction

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.

July 24th:
Colorado Rural Summit, a CASE pre-conference session
For more information, click here.

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