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Tuesday, July 24
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
North HS Cafeteria

8:30am

ACE: Best Practices for Implementing Capstone (High School)
Limited Capacity full

Leaders will explore DPS exemplars of implementation of Capstone Portfolios through: Literacy and Mathematics, Career Readiness, and Work Experience. Leaders will discuss the components of exemplars that made that school successful and which specific ones they would like to integrate into their 2018-19 plan. 

Speakers
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B265

8:30am

ARE: Maximize Illuminate reporting 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Illuminate’s robust reporting features can be leveraged by school leaders to in order to adjust instruction and track progress over time. At this session, school leaders will: learn the various high-leverage reports that Illuminate has to offer, examine classroom level data, and engage in planning for classroom instruction. School leaders will utilize a modified Relay DDI template to begin mock conversations around using data to support a shift in teaching strategies to progress all students.

Speakers
SD

Sara Dinser

Assessment Specialist, Emily Griffith Campus
GH

Gary Hanson

Assessment Specialist, K-8 Math, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B361

8:30am

C&I: High School Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Leaders will explore resources and supports for strong curriculum implementation and the NEW high school math competencies for 18-19 school year!



Speakers
HS

Heidi Saunders

Academic Manager, Math, DPS



Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B364

8:30am

C&I: Pathways Science and Social Studies
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is specifically designed for pathways leaders to learn more about the existing science curriculum and new social studies curriculum as well as the specific supports that have been created for pathways teachers and how leaders can use those supports in their coaching. 

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room BG01

8:30am

ELA: Integrated Language and Content Development
Limited Capacity filling up

During this session, attendees will learn more about Integrated Content and Language Development (ICLD) in DPS. ICLD is rigorous and standards-based content instruction with intentional planning and supports for academic language, which is beneficial for all students and critical for English Learners. Leaders will explore the components of ICLD, look fors for effective instruction, and opportunities for school-based professional development.

Speakers
JH

Josh Howard

ELA Network Partner, DPS
Talk to me about how we serve students who are learning English as another language in DPS. My focus is on professional learning focused on academic language, making intentional curriculum and programming decisions, and rooting equity leadership in data and research. I hope to connect... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B241

8:30am

OPSR: SAT/PSAT/Accuplacer prep
Limited Capacity filling up

PSAT/SAT/ACCUPLACER Strategy: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of PSAT/SAT and ACCUPLACER, and they will be able to utilize district resources to implement both school and classroom plans to ensure students have every opportunity to demonstrate their learning on these tests.

Speakers
GC

Gary Cooper

Denver Public Schools
PT

Peter Tardif

Manager, Concurrent Enrollment, Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B383

8:30am

SEO: De-escalation Strategies to Support a School-wide Culture of High Expectations
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
RR

Ron Ringenbach

DPS, Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B382

8:30am

SEO: Restructure, SPED Strategic Plan and Foundations to Support Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Student Equity and Opportunity will provide an overview of how the restructuring of the special education, gifted and talented and behavior management supports can help them better serve all students. In addition, special education will present their three year strategic plan and how schools needs can be addressed through this plan. Secondary schools will also receive information on basic understandings of special education foundations such as performance data, three strategies to increase achievement through the IEP process, defining specially designed instruction, effective special education structures and the compliance-achievement connections. This session has also been developed in Schoology.

Speakers
avatar for ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

Director of Special Education, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Rebecca McKinney

Rebecca McKinney

Director of Student Equity and Opportunity, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B321

8:30am

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity filling up

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS room B341

8:30am

Middle School Interim Assessments - Literacy, Science, and Math
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
SS

Sam Schneider

School Improvement Partner, Denver Public Schools
CT

Christina Thompson

Academic Partner, Literacy, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:50am
North HS Room B345

8:30am

CELT: Equity and Inclusion: Examining Implicit Bias (Full Morning Session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Implicit and explicit biases are impacting our relationships with self and others every minute of every day. Learners will have the opportunity to examine bias within themselves and the environment they live in. We will then explore strategies to recognize and manage bias. Everyone will leave with action steps to support their work with students and colleagues.

Speakers
BD

Bill de la Cruz

Director Equity & Inclusion, CELT


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:50am
North HS Room B381

8:30am

PLT: Culturally Responsive Instructional Leadership (Full Morning Session)
Limited Capacity full

Engage in a session dedicated to learning about culturally responsive education in DPS. How do we define culturally responsive teaching in our district, and how do we ensure teachers are consistently providing culturally responsive instruction. Participants will also walk away with strategies to interrupt micro-aggressions when seeing them.  Participants will provide written and verbal feedback, describing their experience in the training, input from school leaders will be used to inform changes to the course, to make sure the school leaders are receiving the best form professional learning in regards to CRE.

Speakers
DH

Danielle Harris

PROGRAM MANAGER, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 11:50am
North HS Room B244

10:00am

Break
Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:20am

ACE: Preparing Middle School students for the new HS graduation requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

While the new graduation competency requirements will directly impact high schools, there is also an opportunity for middle schools to use them as a catalyst for 6-12 alignment. Leaders will learn about the implications of the new graduation requirements on middle schools and engage in a discussion around how best to utilize them to ensure clarity and alignment for students.

Speakers
SM

Stacy Miller

Director of Instruction, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B265

10:20am

CTE: Strategically Planning for Career & College Readiness
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
SM

Stacy Miller

Director of Instruction, Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B361

10:20am

ACE: Task Design Using Competencies
Limited Capacity full

How do you know that the task in front of students is worthy of their time?  Come to this session to learn about how you can leverage competencies and competency rubrics for designing learning experiences that ensure the tasks in front of students meet and exceed the intended learning outcomes.  

Speakers
GG

Grant Guyer

Denver Public Schools
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
NV

Nicole Veltze

Assistant Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
DPS Graduation Requirements: Universal Level Setting


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS room B203

10:20am

C&I: High School Language Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to improve your school’s SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing scores in 2018-19? In this session, school leaders will have the opportunity to explore literacy instructional resources and a menu of professional development opportunities in order to determine which offerings best align to their school’s data and strategic plans for the 18-19 school year.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS room B341

10:20am

CELT: Planning for Equity
Limited Capacity full

Leaders will discuss components of an equity plan and identify strategies to identify inequities within their schools instruction and messaging in order to improve academic outcomes for underserved students.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS B206

10:20am

DSE: High School Procedures Guide
Limited Capacity full

Fostering understanding and use of the HSPG as a key tool that supports effective school management and leadership.

Speakers
avatar for John Albright

John Albright

Student Engagement Director, Denver Public Schools
John Albright is a mission-driven leader with 17 years of experience in public education with a focus on relationship management, organizational and team strategy, partnership cultivation and development, fundraising, communications, policy, and board management and development. As... Read More →
AE

Antonio Esquibel

Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B383

10:20am

ELA: Secondary ELD
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, leaders will explore the programmatic and instructional aspects of secondary dedicated English Language Development (ELD). Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of programming models, instructional components and look fors in effective ELD classrooms, and guidance around progress monitoring and resources for ELD at the secondary level.

Speakers
CK

Cristina Kinz

Curriculum Coordinator, Emily Griffith Campus


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B241

10:20am

SEO: Supporting Students with IEPs to Meet New Graduation Requirements
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will include a review of the new graduation requirements through a special education lens. We will review the various pathways that apply to all students and how these are modified to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Speakers
MA

Melissa Ahlstrand

Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B321

10:20am

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity full

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B364

11:50am

Lunch
Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
North HS Cafeteria

12:30pm

ACE: Preparing Middle School students for the new HS graduation requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

While the new graduation competency requirements will directly impact high schools, there is also an opportunity for middle schools to use them as a catalyst for 6-12 alignment. Leaders will learn about the implications of the new graduation requirements on middle schools and engage in a discussion around how best to utilize them to ensure clarity and alignment for students.

Speakers
SM

Stacy Miller

Director of Instruction, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B265

12:30pm

ACE: Task Design Using Competencies
Limited Capacity full

How do you know that the task in front of students is worthy of their time?  Come to this session to learn about how you can leverage competencies and competency rubrics for designing learning experiences that ensure the tasks in front of students meet and exceed the intended learning outcomes.  

Speakers
GG

Grant Guyer

Denver Public Schools
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
NV

Nicole Veltze

Assistant Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
DPS Graduation Requirements: Universal Level Setting


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS room B203

12:30pm

C&I: Middle School Language Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to improve your school’s CMAS ELA scores in 2018-19? In this session, school leaders will have the opportunity to explore literacy instructional resources and a menu of professional development opportunities in order to determine which offerings best align to their school’s data and strategic plans for the 18-19 school year.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B364

12:30pm

DSE: High School Procedures Guide
Limited Capacity seats available

Fostering understanding and use of the HSPG as a key tool that supports effective school management and leadership.

Speakers
avatar for John Albright

John Albright

Student Engagement Director, Denver Public Schools
John Albright is a mission-driven leader with 17 years of experience in public education with a focus on relationship management, organizational and team strategy, partnership cultivation and development, fundraising, communications, policy, and board management and development. As... Read More →
AE

Antonio Esquibel

Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B383

12:30pm

DSE: Strategic Plan Peer Consultation and Feedback
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will engage in a consultancy protocol to give and receive feedback on strategic plans. You will have an opportunity to work with other leaders to refine a strategic planning tool of your choice, ranging from y our DDI plan to your Major Improvement Strategies and Benchmarks to your PD plan. Please make sure to bring a copy of the tool you'd like feedback on.

Speakers
AC

Ann Cobb

School Improvement Partner, Denver Public Schools
HH

Heather Haines

Instructional Superintendent, Middle School 2, Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room BG01

12:30pm

ELA: Secondary ELD
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, leaders will explore the programmatic and instructional aspects of secondary dedicated English Language Development (ELD). Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of programming models, instructional components and look fors in effective ELD classrooms, and guidance around progress monitoring and resources for ELD at the secondary level.

Speakers
CK

Cristina Kinz

Curriculum Coordinator, Emily Griffith Campus


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B241

12:30pm

PLT: DDI Weekly Data Meetings (a refresher for any ILT members who have taken full-day session)
Limited Capacity full

Facilitating weekly data meetings can be complex work: hard to get right  and easy to veer off course.  If a leader misses the mark, student learning can be compromised, not to mention the culture of the school. During this session, participants will review exemplary video clips of DPS leaders facilitating weekly data meetings, and explore  how they cultivate a trusting environment for meaningful and authentic collaboration.  Participants will walk away with a renewed vision for what they want their data  meetings to look and sound like, and how to foster greater trust with their teachers to make rich collaboration
possible.

This opportunity is only for those who have taken the full-day Relay Weekly Data Meeting session.

Speakers
GD

Gabe Demola

Program Manager, DDI, DPS
DH

Danielle Harris

PROGRAM MANAGER, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B382

12:30pm

SEO: Supporting students with IEPs to meet new graduation requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include a review of the new graduation requirements through a special education lens. We will review the various pathways that apply to all students and how these are modified to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Speakers
MA

Melissa Ahlstrand

Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B321

12:30pm

Talent Management: Design Thinking: Redesigning Secondary learning experiences
Limited Capacity filling up

School leaders will gain a deeper understanding of the Design Thinking process. Participants will engage with the methodology and will identify possible opportunities to apply the process to redesign secondary learning experiences in their schools.

Speakers
NJ

Nadriene Jackson

School Leader and Development Pathways Partner, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS room B341

12:30pm

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity full

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B381

12:30pm

Leading Effective MTSS
Limited Capacity filling up

This session focuses on identifying the key actions of leadership teams to lead effective MTSS. Participants will create an MTSS action plan based on a school self-assessment, toolkit of resources, and peer feedback.

Speakers
SB

Sara Butler

College Readiness, DPS
WO

Wes Ogburn

Program Manager, Implementation Specialist, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B221

12:30pm

CELT: Leading for Equity: Facilitating Conversations with Teams (Full Afternoon Session)
Limited Capacity full

Leveraging relational intelligence strategies to lead conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion with team members.

Speakers
BD

Bill de la Cruz

Director Equity & Inclusion, CELT


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B206

12:30pm

DSE: Observation Feedback for Leaders of Leaders: See It. Name It. Do It.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will apply the “See it. Name it. Do it” framework to coaching leaders. You will be introduced to the Principal Sequence of Action Steps tool to identify a trajectory for developing principals. Through the use of video case studies, you will have multiple opportunities to practice identifying the highest leverage action step for a leader and delivering feedback using the “See it. Name it. Do it.” protocol. Participants must have been trained previously in Relay’s Observation Feedback: See It. Name It. Do It.

Speakers
NV

Nicole Veltze

Assistant Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
DPS Graduation Requirements: Universal Level Setting


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B361

12:30pm

PLT: Culturally Responsive Instructional Leadership (Full Afternoon Session)
Limited Capacity full

Engage in a session dedicated to learning about culturally responsive education in DPS. How do we define culturally responsive teaching in our district, and how do we ensure teachers are consistently providing culturally responsive instruction. Participants will also walk away with strategies to interrupt micro-aggressions when seeing them.  Participants will provide written and verbal feedback, describing their experience in the training, input from school leaders will be used to inform changes to the course, to make sure the school leaders are receiving the best form professional learning in regards to CRE.

Speakers
DH

Danielle Harris

PROGRAM MANAGER, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 12:30pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B244

2:00pm

Break
Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
TBA

2:20pm

ACE: Best Practices for Implementing Capstone (High School)
Limited Capacity full

Leaders will explore DPS exemplars of implementation of Capstone Portfolios through: Literacy and Mathematics, Career Readiness, and Work Experience. Leaders will discuss the components of exemplars that made that school successful and which specific ones they would like to integrate into their 2018-19 plan. 

Speakers
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B265

2:20pm

C&I: Equity-based Math Instructional Practices
Limited Capacity filling up

The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics highlights five equity-based mathematics teaching practices that strengthen learning and cultivate positive student mathematical identities. The five practices are: Going deep with mathematics, Leveraging multiple mathematical competencies, Affirming mathematics learners’ identities, Challenging spaces of marginality, and Drawing on multiple resources of knowledge. This session will offer the opportunity to take stock of what your school has to offer students in relation to these practices and to build on those teaching strengths while acknowledging elements that may need additional work. It will also present characteristics of lessons that represent the practices as well as resources to assist leaders in identifying, observing and coaching for this at the building level.

Speakers
HS

Heidi Saunders

Academic Manager, Math, DPS



Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B381

2:20pm

DSE: Instructional Rounds
Limited Capacity full

Instructional Rounds (IR) is a collaborative problem-solving process that primarily focuses on the instructional core: the interaction between teachers, students, and the content they are studying. IR arises from the medical rounds model when physicians have difficulty solving a complex medical problem. Closely observing, describing, and talking through the problem using diverse perspectives better equips one to solve it.

Speakers
RJ

Randy Johnson

Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS room B203

2:20pm

ELA: Integrated Language and Content Development
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, attendees will learn more about Integrated Content and Language Development (ICLD) in DPS. ICLD is rigorous and standards-based content instruction with intentional planning and supports for academic language, which is beneficial for all students and critical for English Learners. Leaders will explore the components of ICLD, look fors for effective instruction, and opportunities for school-based professional development.

Speakers
JH

Josh Howard

ELA Network Partner, DPS
Talk to me about how we serve students who are learning English as another language in DPS. My focus is on professional learning focused on academic language, making intentional curriculum and programming decisions, and rooting equity leadership in data and research. I hope to connect... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B241

2:20pm

OPSR: SAT/PSAT/Accuplacer prep
Limited Capacity filling up

PSAT/SAT/ACCUPLACER Strategy: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of PSAT/SAT and ACCUPLACER, and they will be able to utilize district resources to implement both school and classroom plans to ensure students have every opportunity to demonstrate their learning on these tests.

Speakers
GC

Gary Cooper

Denver Public Schools
PT

Peter Tardif

Manager, Concurrent Enrollment, Denver Public Schools


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B383

2:20pm

SEO: Restructure, SPED Strategic Plan and Foundations to Support Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Student Equity and Opportunity will provide an overview of how the restructuring of the special education, gifted and talented and behavior management supports can help them better serve all students. In addition, special education will present their three year strategic plan and how schools needs can be addressed through this plan. Secondary schools will also receive information on basic understandings of special education foundations such as performance data, three strategies to increase achievement through the IEP process, defining specially designed instruction, effective special education structures and the compliance-achievement connections. This session has also been developed in Schoology.

Speakers
avatar for ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

Director of Special Education, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Rebecca McKinney

Rebecca McKinney

Director of Student Equity and Opportunity, DPS


Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B321

2:20pm

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity full

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS room B341
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
North HS Cafeteria

8:30am

ACE: Preparing Middle School students for the new HS graduation requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

While the new graduation competency requirements will directly impact high schools, there is also an opportunity for middle schools to use them as a catalyst for 6-12 alignment. Leaders will learn about the implications of the new graduation requirements on middle schools and engage in a discussion around how best to utilize them to ensure clarity and alignment for students.

Speakers
SM

Stacy Miller

Director of Instruction, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B381

8:30am

ACE: Task Design Using Competencies
Limited Capacity full

How do you know that the task in front of students is worthy of their time?  Come to this session to learn about how you can leverage competencies and competency rubrics for designing learning experiences that ensure the tasks in front of students meet and exceed the intended learning outcomes.  

Speakers
GG

Grant Guyer

Denver Public Schools
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
NV

Nicole Veltze

Assistant Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
DPS Graduation Requirements: Universal Level Setting


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS room B203

8:30am

ARE: Maximize Illuminate reporting 101
Limited Capacity full

Illuminate’s robust reporting features can be leveraged by school leaders to in order to adjust instruction and track progress over time. At this session, school leaders will: learn the various high-leverage reports that Illuminate has to offer, examine classroom level data, and engage in planning for classroom instruction. School leaders will utilize a modified Relay DDI template to begin mock conversations around using data to support a shift in teaching strategies to progress all students.

Speakers
SD

Sara Dinser

Assessment Specialist, Emily Griffith Campus
GH

Gary Hanson

Assessment Specialist, K-8 Math, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B265

8:30am

C& I: Pathways Language Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Pathways school leaders will have the opportunity to: 
•        Identify the most essential elements of an effective English Language Arts lesson;
•        Navigate and use resources & tools to improve coaching & support of ELA teachers, including prioritized scope and sequence documents for trimesters and quarters;
•        Learn about a menu of professional development opportunities for ELA in order to determine which offerings best align to their school's data and strategic plans for the 18-19 school year.


Speakers
JN

Jenny Nessel

Academic Partner, Literacy, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS room B341

8:30am

C&I: High School Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

Leaders will explore resources and supports for strong curriculum implementation.

Speakers
HS

Heidi Saunders

Academic Manager, Math, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room BG01

8:30am

DSE: Instructional Rounds
Limited Capacity full

Instructional Rounds (IR) is a collaborative problem-solving process that primarily focuses on the instructional core: the interaction between teachers, students, and the content they are studying. IR arises from the medical rounds model when physicians have difficulty solving a complex medical problem. Closely observing, describing, and talking through the problem using diverse perspectives better equips one to solve it.

Speakers
RJ

Randy Johnson

Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B244

8:30am

ELA: Secondary ELD
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, leaders will explore the programmatic and instructional aspects of secondary dedicated English Language Development (ELD). Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of programming models, instructional components and look fors in effective ELD classrooms, and guidance around progress monitoring and resources for ELD at the secondary level.

Speakers
CK

Cristina Kinz

Curriculum Coordinator, Emily Griffith Campus


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B241

8:30am

SEO: De-escalation Strategies to Support a School-wide Culture of High Expectations
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
RR

Ron Ringenbach

DPS, Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B382

8:30am

SEO: Supporting students with IEPs to meet new graduation requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include a review of the new graduation requirements through a special education lens. We will review the various pathways that apply to all students and how these are modified to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Speakers
MA

Melissa Ahlstrand

Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B321

8:30am

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity filling up

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
North HS Room B364

8:30am

C&I: New Middle School Science Curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards (Full Morning Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, middle school instructional leaders will have the opportunity to understand the shifts called for in the new Colorado Academic Standards for Science (based on the Next Generation Science Standards) and explore the new middle school science curriculum, Amplify. This session will set school leaders up to support their teachers in implementing the new standards and curriculum with tools and resources for observing and coaching. This session is co-hosted by Lawrence Hall of Science, the research institution responsible for writing the Amplify curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Belisle

Renee Belisle

Science Curriculum Specialist, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:50am
North HS Room B342

8:30am

CELT: Leading for Equity: Facilitating Conversations with Teams (Half Day Session)
Limited Capacity full

Leveraging relational intelligence strategies to lead conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion with team members.

Speakers
BD

Bill de la Cruz

Director Equity & Inclusion, CELT


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 11:50am
North HS Room B206

8:30am

Middle School School Culture with Relay: for schools in the Relay Regional Program only
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:50pm
North HS Room B345

10:00am

Break
Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:20am

ACE: Best Practices for Implementing Capstone (High School)
Limited Capacity filling up

Leaders will explore DPS exemplars of implementation of Capstone Portfolios through: Literacy and Mathematics, Career Readiness, and Work Experience. Leaders will discuss the components of exemplars that made that school successful and which specific ones they would like to integrate into their 2018-19 plan. 

Speakers
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 10:35am
North HS Room B265

10:20am

C&I: Middle School Language Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to improve your school’s CMAS ELA scores in 2018-19? In this session, school leaders will have the opportunity to explore literacy instructional resources and a menu of professional development opportunities in order to determine which offerings best align to their school’s data and strategic plans for the 18-19 school year.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B364

10:20am

C&I: New High School Social Studies Curriculum and Instructional Framework
Limited Capacity filling up

Leaders will be able to: Coach teachers using the inquiry methods of the C3 Framework for Social Studies, Use the Scope and Sequence and IPGs in coaching and evaluation, Support planning using adopted curricular resources

Speakers
TS

Tony Sievert

Curriculum Specialist, Social Studies, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room BG01

10:20am

Middle School Math
Limited Capacity seats available

Leaders will be able to articulate high-leverage math best practices and self-assess and create action steps specific to these practices.

Speakers
HS

Heidi Saunders

Academic Manager, Math, DPS
SS

Sam Schneider

School Improvement Partner, Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B381

10:20am

ELA: Integrated Language and Content Development
Limited Capacity filling up

During this session, attendees will learn more about Integrated Content and Language Development (ICLD) in DPS. ICLD is rigorous and standards-based content instruction with intentional planning and supports for academic language, which is beneficial for all students and critical for English Learners. Leaders will explore the components of ICLD, look fors for effective instruction, and opportunities for school-based professional development.

Speakers
JH

Josh Howard

ELA Network Partner, DPS
Talk to me about how we serve students who are learning English as another language in DPS. My focus is on professional learning focused on academic language, making intentional curriculum and programming decisions, and rooting equity leadership in data and research. I hope to connect... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B241

10:20am

OPSR: SAT/PSAT/Accuplacer prep
Limited Capacity filling up

PSAT/SAT/ACCUPLACER Strategy: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of PSAT/SAT and ACCUPLACER, and they will be able to utilize district resources to implement both school and classroom plans to ensure students have every opportunity to demonstrate their learning on these tests.

Speakers
GC

Gary Cooper

Denver Public Schools
PT

Peter Tardif

Manager, Concurrent Enrollment, Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B383

10:20am

PLT: Data and Opportunity Quartile: DDI with Equity lens
Limited Capacity full

This session will explore the territory that lays at the intersection of data driven instruction and culturally
responsive teaching.  Participants will consider the research literature, as well as ideas from experts to craft their own vision for leveraging DDI to increase learning outcomes for their school's historically underrepresented student populations.  

Speakers
GD

Gabe Demola

Program Manager, DDI, DPS
DH

Danielle Harris

PROGRAM MANAGER, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B382

10:20am

SEO: Restructure, SPED Strategic Plan and Foundations to Support Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Student Equity and Opportunity will provide an overview of how the restructuring of the special education, gifted and talented and behavior management supports can help them better serve all students. In addition, special education will present their three year strategic plan and how schools needs can be addressed through this plan. Secondary schools will also receive information on basic understandings of special education foundations such as performance data, three strategies to increase achievement through the IEP process, defining specially designed instruction, effective special education structures and the compliance-achievement connections. This session has also been developed in Schoology.

Speakers
avatar for ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

Director of Special Education, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Rebecca McKinney

Rebecca McKinney

Director of Student Equity and Opportunity, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am
North HS Room B321

10:20am

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity seats available

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:20am - 2:00pm
North HS room B203

11:50am

Lunch
Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:50am - 12:20pm
North HS Cafeteria

12:30pm

ACE: Best Practices for Implementing Capstone (High School)
Limited Capacity filling up

Leaders will explore DPS exemplars of implementation of Capstone Portfolios through: Literacy and Mathematics, Career Readiness, and Work Experience. Leaders will discuss the components of exemplars that made that school successful and which specific ones they would like to integrate into their 2018-19 plan. 

Speakers
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B265

12:30pm

C&I: High School Language Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to improve your school’s SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing scores in 2018-19? In this session, school leaders will have the opportunity to explore literacy instructional resources and a menu of professional development opportunities in order to determine which offerings best align to their school’s data and strategic plans for the 18-19 school year.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS room B341

12:30pm

ELA: Integrated Language and Content Development
Limited Capacity full

During this session, attendees will learn more about Integrated Content and Language Development (ICLD) in DPS. ICLD is rigorous and standards-based content instruction with intentional planning and supports for academic language, which is beneficial for all students and critical for English Learners. Leaders will explore the components of ICLD, look fors for effective instruction, and opportunities for school-based professional development.

Speakers
JH

Josh Howard

ELA Network Partner, DPS
Talk to me about how we serve students who are learning English as another language in DPS. My focus is on professional learning focused on academic language, making intentional curriculum and programming decisions, and rooting equity leadership in data and research. I hope to connect... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B241

12:30pm

OPSR: SAT/PSAT/Accuplacer prep
Limited Capacity filling up

PSAT/SAT/ACCUPLACER Strategy: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of PSAT/SAT and ACCUPLACER, and they will be able to utilize district resources to implement both school and classroom plans to ensure students have every opportunity to demonstrate their learning on these tests.

Speakers
GC

Gary Cooper

Denver Public Schools
PT

Peter Tardif

Manager, Concurrent Enrollment, Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B383

12:30pm

PLT: Data and Opportunity Quartile: DDI with Equity lens
Limited Capacity full

This session will explore the territory that lays at the intersection of data driven instruction and culturally
responsive teaching.  Participants will consider the research literature, as well as ideas from experts to craft their own vision for leveraging DDI to increase learning outcomes for their school's historically underrepresented student populations.  

Speakers
GD

Gabe Demola

Program Manager, DDI, DPS
DH

Danielle Harris

PROGRAM MANAGER, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B382

12:30pm

SEO: Restructure, SPED Strategic Plan and Foundations to Support Success
Limited Capacity filling up

Student Equity and Opportunity will provide an overview of how the restructuring of the special education, gifted and talented and behavior management supports can help them better serve all students. In addition, special education will present their three year strategic plan and how schools needs can be addressed through this plan. Secondary schools will also receive information on basic understandings of special education foundations such as performance data, three strategies to increase achievement through the IEP process, defining specially designed instruction, effective special education structures and the compliance-achievement connections. This session has also been developed in Schoology.

Speakers
avatar for ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

ROBERT FRANTUM-ALLEN

Director of Special Education, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Rebecca McKinney

Rebecca McKinney

Director of Student Equity and Opportunity, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS Room B321

12:30pm

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity filling up

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
North HS room B203

12:30pm

Best Practices of Curriculum Implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
HH

Heather Haines

Instructional Superintendent, Middle School 2, Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B221

12:30pm

CELT: Equity and Inclusion: Examining Implicit Bias (Full Afternoon Session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Implicit and explicit biases are impacting our relationships with self and others every minute of every day. Learners will have the opportunity to examine bias within themselves and the environment they live in. We will then explore strategies to recognize and manage bias. Everyone will leave with action steps to support their work with students and colleagues.

Speakers
BD

Bill de la Cruz

Director Equity & Inclusion, CELT


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B244

2:00pm

Break
Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
TBA

2:20pm

ACE: Preparing Middle School students for the new HS graduation requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

While the new graduation competency requirements will directly impact high schools, there is also an opportunity for middle schools to use them as a catalyst for 6-12 alignment. Leaders will learn about the implications of the new graduation requirements on middle schools and engage in a discussion around how best to utilize them to ensure clarity and alignment for students.

Speakers
SM

Stacy Miller

Director of Instruction, Denver Public Schools
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING SPECIALIST,, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B265

2:20pm

ACE: Task Design Using Competencies
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you know that the task in front of students is worthy of their time?  Come to this session to learn about how you can leverage competencies and competency rubrics for designing learning experiences that ensure the tasks in front of students meet and exceed the intended learning outcomes.  

Speakers
GG

Grant Guyer

Denver Public Schools
MM

Mark Muenchau

DIRECTOR, COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING, Denver Public Schools
NV

Nicole Veltze

Assistant Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
DPS Graduation Requirements: Universal Level Setting


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS room B203

2:20pm

C&I: Equity-based Math Instructional Practices
Limited Capacity filling up

The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics highlights five equity-based mathematics teaching practices that strengthen learning and cultivate positive student mathematical identities. The five practices are: Going deep with mathematics, Leveraging multiple mathematical competencies, Affirming mathematics learners’ identities, Challenging spaces of marginality, and Drawing on multiple resources of knowledge. This session will offer the opportunity to take stock of what your school has to offer students in relation to these practices and to build on those teaching strengths while acknowledging elements that may need additional work. It will also present characteristics of lessons that represent the practices as well as resources to assist leaders in identifying, observing and coaching for this at the building level.

Speakers
HS

Heidi Saunders

Academic Manager, Math, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B381

2:20pm

CELT: Planning for Equity
Limited Capacity full

Leaders will discuss components of an equity plan and identify strategies to identify inequities within their schools instruction and messaging in order to improve academic outcomes for underserved students.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS B206

2:20pm

ELA: Secondary ELD
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, leaders will explore the programmatic and instructional aspects of secondary dedicated English Language Development (ELD). Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of programming models, instructional components and look fors in effective ELD classrooms, and guidance around progress monitoring and resources for ELD at the secondary level.

Speakers
CK

Cristina Kinz

Curriculum Coordinator, Emily Griffith Campus


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B241

2:20pm

PLT: CRE Open House with Dr. Fergus
Limited Capacity full

An optional time for principals and ISs to work with Dr. Fergus to develop and refine their monthly activity calendar( Fergus, chapter 4) that supports their UIP and equity goals.  Participants will be addressing their targeted outcomes they’ve identified in the UIP with Dr. Fergus to continue their work on gaining a greater depth and clarity around their identified disparities.  General Q&A time with Dr. Fergus will also be provided. 

Speakers
DH

Danielle Harris

PROGRAM MANAGER, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B342

2:20pm

PLT: DDI Weekly Data Meetings (a refresher for any ILT members who have taken full-day session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Facilitating weekly data meetings can be complex work: hard to get right  and easy to veer off course.  If a leader misses the mark, student learning can be compromised, not to mention the culture of the school. During this session, participants will review exemplary video clips of DPS leaders facilitating weekly data meetings, and explore  how they cultivate a trusting environment for meaningful and authentic collaboration.  Participants will walk away with a renewed vision for what they want their data  meetings to look and sound like, and how to foster greater trust with their teachers to make rich collaboration
possible.

This opportunity is only for those who have taken the full-day Relay Weekly Data Meeting session.

Speakers
GD

Gabe Demola

Program Manager, DDI, DPS


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B261

2:20pm

SEO: Supporting students with IEPs to meet new graduation requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include a review of the new graduation requirements through a special education lens. We will review the various pathways that apply to all students and how these are modified to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Speakers
MA

Melissa Ahlstrand

Denver Public Schools


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B321

2:20pm

Talent Management: Whetstone for S/TLs
Limited Capacity filling up

This training is required for all Senior/Teams leads. Each Senior/Team Lead must attend ONE Whetstone training on either July 24th OR July 25th. Whetstone is the new tool that will be used for capturing observations and logging ongoing coaching. This is not a session for Principals/APs. Whetstone Training for DSE Principals/APs will take place on Friday, July 27th.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
North HS Room B364