Colorado Educator Preparation Providers


Educator prep virtual convening

Thank you to all who were able to attend this virtual convening – we had great attendance and amazing engagement!  If you were unable to attend or would like to re-view one of the sessions, please see the links and shared materials below.


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Description automatically generatedMonday, November 9th 10:00 – noon
Culturally Responsive Family-School-Community Partnerships: Opportunities in Teacher Preparation Programs

Dr. Mavis Sanders, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mavis G. Sanders is affiliate professor in the doctoral program in language, literacy, and culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She teaches courses on cultural diversity, research designs in education, and teacher leadership as well as independent studies for doctoral students with interests in community development, education policy and reform, and program evaluation. Her research focuses on improving schools and educational outcomes for underserved youth through school, family, and community partnerships.

Video Recording

Presentation Slides

Tuesday, November 10th, 10-11:00
STUDENT PANEL: Fort Lewis College Students Discuss Equity and Family Engagement

Dr. Kristine Greer, Fort Lewis College. Dr. Greer speaks with pre-and in-service teachers on their experience with equity and family engagement.

Video Recording
Tuesday, November 10th, 11-12:00

FACULTY PANEL: Colorado Prep Providers: Incorporating Family Engagement

Dr. Brittany Lane, Colorado Dept. of Higher Education.
Hear from providers who focus on family engagement strategies.

Video Recording 

                          Wednesday, November 11th, 9:30 – 11:00 A picture containing text

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BOOK STUDY: Dr. Adeyemi Stembridge author of Culturally Responsive Education in the Classroom: An Equity Framework for Pedagogy.
Dr. Rosanne Fulton, University of Northern Colorado, Center for Urban Education leads a discussion with author Dr. Stembridge of
Chapter 3: The Six Themes of Culturally Responsive Education and the implications for Educator Preparation.

Video Recording

Thursday, November 12th, 10-11:30
Four Essential Elements of Sustainable and Systemic Family, School, and Community Partnerships.

Dr. Darcy Hutchins, Colorado Department of Education.
Dr. Hutchins, Director of Family, School, and Community Partnerships provides an interactive presentation to share the essential elements of FSCP.

Video Recording

Presentation Slides

If you would like to learn more about incorporating family, school, and community partnerships into educator preparation, please join the community of practice by indicating your interest here. The first meeting will be held in February, 2021 to discussion a vision for the community of practice

The Colorado Department of Higher Education supports institutions as they prepare educators to serve the state, country and globe. All educator preparation programs must be approved by the Colorado Department of Education and CDHE and are subject to comply with all appropriate laws, rules and statutes relating to educator preparation.