Join us at the CASE Winter Leadership Conference for a CREC Coffee Talk!

CREC Coffee Talk - Collaborative Members and Prospective Members
Date: Thursday, February 2nd
Location: CASE Winter Leadership Conference, Westin Westminster (Flatirons Room)
Time: 6:45 - 7:45am

*Agenda will include updates on growth, achievemen ts, and new developments*

Sponsored by Wold Architects and Engineers

Thanks to those who have made their needs known!

In response to recent requests, please consider joining the following webinar to learn about upcoming opportunities for your district or BOCES.

The CREC is looking forward to the launch of Genesis groups targeting the following high priority areas:

  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Teacher and Leader Efficacy
  • At Risk and Disengaged Students
  • Student Centered Accountability
The Genesis groups will soon be entering the discovery and connection phase. We look forward to engaging our members in learning more about existing resources, opportunities, and areas of need. If you are interested in joining a group or learning more about this opportunity, please contact Denille LePlatt


CREC Achievements 

Districts continue to work together to acquire the resources needed to by their students, teachers, school and districts. 

Congratulations to the SC BOCES (Fowler R-4J and Manzanola 3 school districts) on successfully securing a Bullying Prevention Grant! 

Congratulations to the SC BOCES and 9 participating school districts -- Aguilar RE-6, Custer County C-1, Fowler R-4J, Huerfano, RE-1, LaVeta RE-2, Manzanola 3, and Primero RE-2 on being awarded a Math/Science Partnership Grant.

If you, your district or BOCES needs support and partnership to secure needed funding for areas where you are facing significant educational challenges, please let Denille know so the CREC can look for opportunities and support your efforts.

Upcoming Grants:

2017 School Counselor Corps Grant RFP Now Available
The 2017-18 School Counselor Corps Grant Request for Proposal (RFP) is now available for local education agencies to apply for funding and increase the availability and implementation of effective school-based counseling within secondary schools. This RFP is being released but is contingent upon enacting pending additional appropriations to the School Counselor Corps program.

The anticipated level of funding available is about $500,000, for approximately 15 grant awards. Within the first year of the four-year grant cycle individual awards will range between $25,000 and $50,000. The first year of the grant will focus on program development, needs assessment and direct services. In the second, third, and fourth years of the grant, successful grantees will receive up to $80,000 per funded school.

An application training webinar will be held 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. Register via Eventbrite.

Applications are due Tuesday, March 7. Letter of Intent is due January 31, 2017 via Survey Monkey:

Diagnostic Review and Improvement Planning Grant
Generation Schools Network (GSN) has been formally approved by the Colorado Department  of Education (CDE) to be a provider for Diagnostic Review and Unified Improvement Planning  (UIP). Through this collaborative process, schools and districts have the opportunity for intensive and sustained improvement support that will focus on the Standards and Indicators for Continuous School Improvement, including: standards and instructional planning, best first  instruction, assessment of & for learning, tiered support, leadership, culture & climate, educator effectiveness, and establishing continuous improvement. For more information on GSN support and costs, click here.

Upcoming Events:

February 8-10 (Snow Dates February 22-24)
Rural Teacher Immersion Experience - Westcliffe, 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 Westliffe, CO in Custer County School District. To apply click here: Please forward to contacts or those who might be interested.

For more information, contact Angela Powers or Kathryn Allison.

Preparing for 2020 Census

As many know, the US Census is how our funding determines grant eligibility, program eligibility, community eligibility for resources, etc. Click here for a flyer allowing community leadership to be involved in the pre-census process. The intention is to have an accurate census which represents your community.
Please share widely, ask your local leaders to be engaged, and inform others on the importance of this information being accurate to your future funding opportunities. This is being distributed as a courtesy, please refer questions to the contact information on the  flyer.

Celebrating the Life of a Fellow Educator   Jon Reinhard 
September 25,1960- January 1, 2017

Generation Schools Network would like to celebrate the life of our former colleague and current partner at Share Fair Nation, Jon Reinhard. He was a brilliant colleague and friend who spent his best years working to improve educational opportunities for young people. Jon's role at GSN was the Director of Learning and Teaching and Chief of Business Development and Coaching. Jon's many years were highly valued at GSN as he was a vital principal coach in turnaround environments, enthusiastic presenter at several conferences around the nation, and a trusting friend.

Jon's spirit and enthusiasm inspired everyone who met him to work hard and enjoy life. His passion for education--and life--was contagious, and his contributions to students and schools will be valued for many years to come. Our deepest sympathies are with Jon's family and friends.

Condolences may be sent to:
Mary Jo Reinhard
PO Box 834
Indian Hills, CO 84054

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to:

Jon's work and legacy with Share Fair Nation shall continue. Please contact John Farnam at Share Fair Nation or 303-495-8151 if you have any questions. For questions for the GSN Team, please contact Wendy Piersee.

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