Program areas at The Colorado Education Initiative
The health and wellness Initiative connects educators with promising practices to increase students' overall physical and social-emotional wellness. It makes clear The critical link between health and academic achievement, and promotes positive school climates and best practices in healthy schools. The Initiative works toward a systemic, strategic, and coordinated approach to supporting students, which includes social, emotional, mental, nutritional, physical, and safety wellness.
Drawing on staff expertise, an extensive network, and established design commitments, cei provides a range of strategic consulting services to schools and districts, nonprofit organizations, state agencies, and others. These consulting services include research-based professional development workshops and technical assistance supports, strategic planning and facilitation, personalized leadership and executive coaching, and school improvement partnership and support.
Hsr - cei helps Colorado high schools design and implement personalized learning environments that attend to each and every student's social and emotional needs and offer relevant and rigorous experiences to prepare them for postsecondary learning, work, and life. Cb/pl - cei helps districts build systems where students advance based on demonstrated readiness and educators tailor learning for each student's strengths, needs, and interests.
The professional learning & capacity building Initiative, which includes The accelerator project, partners with teachers, school and district leaders, and Education organizations and other stakeholders across The state to improve instructional practice and meet professional development needs. This happens through leadership development coaching, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and The utilization of data to inform instruction and decision-making. The purpose is to support The development of educators and students' academic and nonacademic competencies through innovative and improved learning environments and align systems to be responsive to needs.
The Colorado legacy schools (cls) Initiative works with high schools across The state to dramatically increase The number and diversity of Colorado high school students who are succeeding in ap math, science, and english courses -- especially students typically underrepresented in ap courses, such as females, and students of poverty and color. Cls coursework also encourages students to pursue majors and careers in The rapidly-growing stem fields -- science, technology, engineering, and math.