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Learning Disabilities, Teacher Training, and ESSA in Colorado

By Debbie Campbell, Understood.org Parent Fellow for the National Center for Learning Disabilities ( ncld.org ) When I started my career as a long-term substitute teacher, I was placed in a special education classroom. I really didn’t know how to work with children with disabilities because my training program didn’t focus on special education. I had to learn on the job, with limited supports from the school. It’s been 16 years, and I’m no longer a teacher, but my experienceRead more
February 8, 2018 - 8:00am to February 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207

December 7, 2016 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm

Liberty Point International

484 S. Maher Dr.

Pueblo West, CO 81007

Join PEAK Parent Center for this FREE in-person workshop for families and educators in the Pueblo, Colorado area!

February 9, 2017 - 8:00am to February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207

February 9-10, 2017
Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
Denver, Colorado

January 21, 2016 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Poudre Valley REA
Community Room
7649 REA Parkway
Ft Collins, CO 80528

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Back to School Webinar Series

This Fall, PEAK's Parent Training and Information Project hosted a Back to School webinar series! The webinar series was attended by families and educators from Colorado and beyond, and was tremendously well received by all participants! So, we wanted to be sure you had access to the archives and the resources shared! Click on the links below to access the recording from each webinar as well as additional resources shared during the webinar! Accessibility note: all of the links belowRead more
October 27, 2015 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Colorado Adventure Point
10455 W 6th Ave, Suite 150
Lakewood, CO 80215
(West side of Boy Scouts bldg on the 6th Ave Frontage Road west of Kipling)

A FREE presentation by national education expert Dr. Richard A. Villa

Published: 
Apr 2015

In 2015, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released Family/Community Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards, available in both English and Spanish, for ages Kindergarten to Fifth Grade

Teaching Real Life Functional Skills

By Guest Author Mary Schuh Close your eyes for a moment and think about the most important skills you use to navigate through your day. What comes to mind? Is it the way you neatly make your bed? Cross the street? Provide the correct change when you purchase your morning coffee? Answer "yes" or "no" to basic questions asked of you? Or perhaps getting yourself dressed or using the microwave to heat up your lunch? I'm doubtful these are theRead more
By Guest Authors Amanda Bock, PhD and Karen Erickson, PhD Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill For years, students with significant support needs (SSN) received little or no literacy instruction as their education programs focused on life skills, social skills, and vocational training. The little literacy instruction they did receive relied on teaching methods that we now know helped them learn simple component skills in isolation. For example, students matched upper and lowerRead more

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