Colorado Integration Project
The Colorado Legacy Foundation believes that increased student achievement for all Colorado students requires effective leaders in every school, effective educators in every classroom, and healthy and engaging environments that ignite a passion for learning in every student.
The Colorado Integration Project is a collaborative effort being led by 13 Colorado school districts with support from the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Legacy Foundation to pilot a more integrated model of teaching and learning designed to significantly improve the number and rate of students who graduate from Colorado high schools college and career-ready. The districts are the most comprehensive microcosm of the reforms that will take place in every district in the state.
Highlights from the 2012 Integration Summit
The following videos feature three sessions from the Integration Pilot Summit held in Breckenridge Colorado on June 27, 2012.
Colorado Academic Standards: The Foundation for Success in Colorado by Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement Partners, Inc.
A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: A Common Unit by Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement Partners, Inc.
Model Curriculum Project by Dr. Brian Sevier and the CDE Standards Team
Literacy Design Collaborative
Nearly all middle and high school students in the United States need substantially stronger reading and writing skills to be ready for adult success. The Literacy Design Collaborative offers a fresh approach to incorporating literacy into middle and high school content areas.
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Math Design Collaborative
The Math Design Collaborative provides teachers with formative lessons and professional development so that they can use evidence of learning to adapt teaching minute to minute and day to day.
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Overview of the Colorado Integration Districts
The Colorado Integration Districts are:
- Centennial School District
- Denver Public Schools
- Eagle County School District
- Thompson School District
- San Juan BOCES – nine school districts in southwest corner of Colorado
Over the next three years, these 13 leading school districts will serve as “learning laboratories” and leaders to share lessons learned and best practices as part of ongoing work. These districts will be models for the rest of the state, continuously collaborating to inform best practices for local and statewide implementation.
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‘Teachers at Their Best’ Video by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The following video was featured at the January 2013 Teaching is Learning conference in Phoenix, AZ .