Adams State University –Adams State University provides college credit for all of eNetColorado’s facilitated courses. As the Regional Education Provider for southern Colorado, Adams State is crucial to enhancing the area’s educational opportunity, economic development, and cultural enrichment. Adams State emphasizes its historic commitment to under-served populations, including underrepresented minorities, first-generation, and low-income students. Adams State is distinguished by caring professors, small classes, and a diverse, yet close-knit community. This environment fosters student engagement, and individual attention helps students achieve their best.
Colorado Department of Education The CDE is the administrative arm of the Colorado State Board of Education. CDE serves Colorado’s 178 local school districts, providing them with leadership, consultation, and administrative services on a statewide and regional basis.
Colorado Associate of School Boards (CASB) The Colorado Association of School Boards was established in 1940 to provide the structure through which school board members could unite in efforts to promote the interests and welfare of Colorado school districts.
CASE The Colorado Association of School Executives’ mission is to serve as the dynamic voice for education leadership in all Colorado Public Schools.
Colorado BOCES Association (CBA) The Colorado BOCES (or Educational Services agencies) Association is are unique in that they are an extension of the local member school districts. A BOCES in Colorado exists at the discretion of its members and provides only those programs and services authorized by its members.
Colorado Education Association (CEA) For over 130 years, the CEA’s mission has been to promote quality education and to advocate for the professional interests of public education employees.
Colorado Council for Economic Education (CCEE) The Colorado Council for Economic Education (CCEE) envisions an America where each school-age child will be taught the basic decision-making skills necessary to realize his or her full potential. In a free society, the key to unlocking the power of each individual can be found in the logic of economic reasoning.
College in Colorado College In Colorado was initiated by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) – which serves the citizens of the Sate of Colorado by promoting access to, affordability of, and success in higher education for all students – to improve college access and change expectations about college for all Colorado students. A cornerstone of the campaign, CollegeInColorado.org, offers a one-stop resource to help students and parents plan, apply and pay for college.The College In Colorado team reaches out to students, parents, educators, and workforce centers through ongoing events and training opportunities, as well as providing practical tools to assist every student in Colorado in furthering their education past high school.
Colorado Foundation for Agriculture The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture (CFA), a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational corporation, was established in 1991 to promote agricultural literacy in Colorado. CFA is governed by a nine-member board of directors that administers the Agriculture in the Classroom program in Colorado. Projects and materials developed by CFA are made available at no or minimal cost to Colorado educators and others interested in educating about agriculture. CFA is the only organization that provides our state’s educators with current information about Colorado agriculture and natural resources on a regular basis. This grassroots organization derives its funding from grants and donations.
Colorado Geographic Alliance (COGA) The Colorado Geographic Alliance, part of a network of 50 Geographic Alliances across the country, was founded in 1989 by the National Geographic Society and geographers in Colorado. Our main objective is to provide resources and professional development for elementary and secondary school teachers, ensuring the public understands the rationale behind comprehensive geography education throughout the State of Colorado. COGA is a statewide educator’s organization in which the collective knowledge of experienced teachers of geography is shared with others to strengthen the position of geography in all Colorado schools. Communication and programs supported by COGA develop and foster grassroots collaboration to facilitate interaction of teachers and to encourage conversations about geographic concepts across the state.
Colorado Legacy Foundation Colorado’s educators are among the most innovative in the country, but limited help and funding can hinder efforts to significantly improve education for the state’s 820,000 students. That’s where the Colorado Legacy Foundation comes in. We convene educators, policy makers, and community leaders to improve schools. Our approach is to identify promising ideas, invest in those innovative ideas, evaluate results, and share successful best practices with all Colorado school districts and schools. Our direct connection to the Colorado Department of Education makes us uniquely suited for this work.
Colorado Municipal League The Colorado Municipal League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has served and represented Colorado’s cities and towns since 1923. Currently, 265 of Colorado’s 271 municipalities (representing more than 99 percent of the state’s municipal population) are members of CML and benefit from our advocacy, information and training services.
Colorado Online Learning Colorado Online Learning (COL) collaborates with schools to provide affordable, high-quality, standards-based supplemental online coursework across a broad range of student populations and needs. COL is not a full-time cyberschool; it is an online education program that supplements, or adds to, the course offerings of a local school with core, AP, and dual credit offerings. Students typically access COL courses from their local schools and only take one or two online courses in a semester www.coloradoonlinelearning.org/
Council on 21st Century Learning A nonprofit organization, C21L is Colorado’s professional development affiliate of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills – the leading national advocacy organization focused on infusing 21st century skills into education.
Denver Art Museum Check out the Denver Art Museum’s “Creative Resource for Teachers Website”. Launched in November 2008, this free website provides more than 600 adaptable lesson plans written by teachers in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum for more than 130 objects from the museum’s world-class art collection. The website includes professional and student development tools such as teacher workshops and webinars, virtual classroom courses, career videos, educator blogs, and creativity tools.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
GIS Colorado GIS Colorado is a non-profit organization represented by members of the GIS community throughout Colorado. We started as a group of GIS professionals wishing to help each other to better use GIS technology. With the rapid growth of GIS nationwide, Colorado’s GIS community has exploded. Therefore, GIS Colorado has grown to do much more. Besides maintaining a resource directory of GIS users throughout the state, we also host a very popular listserv where GIS professionals can ask thousands of users for assistance or advice. And, GIS Colorado acts as a unified industry advocate for GIS at the state and federal levels.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up our nation’s central bank. We believe that students who learn about economics and personal finance at a young age will become better consumers, making wiser decisions that benefit our economy. Our mission in economic education is to provide high-quality, meaningful resources and programming for educators, students and the general public related to economics and personal finance.
The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is a national network of digital envirionments dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for all learners, in both formal and informal settings. NSDL is the locus of activity for the National Science Foundation‘s National STEM Distributed Learning program. NSDL receives the majority of its funding through the generous support of NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).
History Colorado As the designated steward of Colorado history, we aspire to engage people in our State’s heritage, through collecting, preserving, and discovering the past in order to educate and provide perspectives for the future. History Colorado, the new name for the Colorado Historical Society, was established in 1879. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education, History Colorado offers the public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers, services related to preservation, archaeology and history, and the Stephen H. Hart research library.
Historic Denver As one of the nation’s premier non-profit urban historic preservation organizations, Historic Denver, Inc. works to maintain the integrity of the historic neighborhoods that make Denver unique. Through grant funds and easement donations, Historic Denver has invested over $20 million dollars into our community and neighborhoods, heightening awareness of our architectural heritage and educating and empowering neighborhoods to positively affect quality changes in our developing city. Almost four decades into our journey, we continue to advocate for Denver’s identity as a city that remembers and respects its past as it plans for the future. Historic Denver was founded in 1970 through extraordinary citizen effort to save the 1889 home of Titanic survivor, Margaret “Molly” Brown, which the organization continues to operate as the
Molly Brown House Museum The project became a catalyst for preservation throughout the city and Historic Denver has continued to lead the way, supporting projects such as the restoration of 9th Street Historic Park, the rehabilitation of the Curtis Park neighborhood, the rescue of the Paramount Theater and the significant technical assistance provided through the Sacred Landmarks and Urban Living Programs.
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for K-12 students which focus on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice. JA’s programs are always free to schools thanks to the 3,500 volunteers and the generous support of donors. JA-Rocky Mountain, Inc.’s Mission: To prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy. For more information, visit www.jacolorado.org.
Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado, Inc. Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Since 1954, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado’s purpose has been to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise and understand business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. During the 2012-2013 school year, JA of Southern Colorado will involve 1,230 business professionals in partnerships with local teachers to present Junior Achievement’s business, economics, financial literacy and entrepreneurial education programs to over 25,000 K-12 students. These volunteers use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement curricula practical and realistic and provide children with positive adult role models. JA of Southern Colorado operates in the 46 counties from west to east, south of Denver or Douglas county. For more information, go to www.southerncolorado.ja.org.
Rocky Mountain PBS Rocky Mountain PBS offers more than eight hours of educational, commercial-free children’s weekday programming and over five hours on weekends. RMPBS also partners with universities and colleges, as well as with public school systems, libraries, museums and arts organizations across the state to offer innovative, creative and effective educational tools and resources.
Special District Association of Colorado The Special District Association of Colorado (SDA) was formed in 1975 to serve the interests of the special district form of local government in Colorado. SDA exists to preserve and enhance the legal and political environment for the existence and successful operation of special districts. The association offers training and educational opportunities, technical assistance in a variety of areas, represents special districts before state agencies and the Colorado General Assembly, and works with members to maintain a positive public image for all special districts.
Technology in Education Colorado, Inc (TIE) TIE is a Colorado-based organization founded in 1986 by a group of teachers with a vision of hosting a conference focusing on the increasing role technology plays in education.
Today, TIE organizes the premier statewide conference helping teachers integrate technological tools with 21st Century skills, including technology and information literacy standards, into all content areas. TIE is organized and managed by a governing board of nine volunteers. Its major objective is to organize a four-day, hands-on, technology-focused conference each summer that models and promotes the use of technology integration into the classroom. Last year’s conference highlighted 100+ different workshops, featured speaker sessions, and round-tables with more than 170 different presenters and co-presenters, primarily classroom teachers.