Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, AUG 22, 2018

12:00 AM

BASIS Independent Manhattan PreK–8 Information Session
Join us at our upcoming Information Session to learn what exactly sets us apart from other private schools in New York City. At this event, you will learn about our acclaimed PreK–8 program, hear from our Head of School, meet faculty and staff, and get to know enrolled families. Don't forget to ask about our transportation options! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0cS5zH0
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Manhattan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(347) 305-4960

COST:

Free

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9:00 AM

Wilson Fundations – 2nd Grade
Wilson FUNdations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children.br> Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities. Furthermore, targeted small group intervention is available for students in the lowest 30th percentile. REGISTER HERE: https://nycsped.org/event/wilson-fundations-2nd-grade/
WHEN:

Aug. 22, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

NYC Charter School Center: 111 Broadway, Suite 604, NY NY 10006

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patrick Keyes

212-437-8336

COST:

269.00

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5:00 PM

Brooks Museum of Art Teacher Open House, Memphis
Join us for a free open house for teachers! Teachers of all grades and subjects are invited to explore the museum and pick up resources for your classroom. - Make your own art - Enjoy light refreshments - Learn how to schedule a free Brooks field trip - Explore the galleries using an interactive guide - Be entered into a prize raffle - Receive a special pass to return for FREE with up to five family members. No reservations required.
WHEN:

Aug. 22, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WHERE:

Brooks Museum of Art

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mary Webster

901-544-6215

COST:

Free!

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THURSDAY, AUG 23, 2018

9:00 AM

Wilson Just Words
Wilson Just Words is a highly explicit, multi-sensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4–12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The program is designed for students with below-average decoding and spelling scores and should be combined with other literature-rich programs. REGISTER HERE: https://nycsped.org/event/wilson-just-words/
WHEN:

Aug. 23, 9:00 AM to Aug. 24, 4:00 PM

WHERE:

NYC Charter School Center: 111 Broadway, Suite 604, NY NY 10006

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Patrick Keyes

212-437-8336

COST:

429.00

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9:30 AM

Early Childhood Leadership Commission
The Early Childhood Leadership Commission is Colorado's state advisory council for early childhood. Come learn from the presentations, connect with other early childhood stakeholders, and share your work during public comment!
WHEN:

Aug. 23, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WHERE:

303 E. 17th Avenue, 11th Floor; Denver

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kristina Heyl

303-866-5223

COST:

Free

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1:00 PM

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays at Spark!
August 2018 Drop-In Play Come inside and cool off with these drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on August weekends in our Studio. Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore art making materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Feel the summer vibes at SPARK as we soak up the sun and celebrate the last warm days of the season. Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5 Peacock fans Cool off at Spark and make an origami fan to beat the August heat! Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12 Shooting Stars Craft your very own shooting star out of paper and mixed media art supplies that keep your creativity soaring! Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18 Hot Air Balloons Make a textured highflying hot air balloon out of colorful paper and sensory-rich art supplies. Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25 Jellyfish Windsock Combine everyday recycled materials with a little imagination and create a colorful jellyfish windsock. All programs subject to change. info: brooklynkids.org/spark
WHEN:

Aug. 23, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Spark by BCM - 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum

7188522470

COST:

Pay What You Wish Thursdays!

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4:30 PM

UEA New Teacher Social, Memphis
United Education Association is hosting a social for new Shelby County Schools teachers. There will be free food and drinks, giveaways, raffles, and a scavenger hunt.
WHEN:

Aug. 23, 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Railgarten, 2166 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

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SATURDAY, AUG 25, 2018

4:30 PM

Sunset at the Farm
Growing Colorado Kids (“GCK”) is hosting its annual Sunset at the Farm event on August 25, 2018. Come watch the sun set and full moon rise out on the GCK farm. Event includes authentic food catered by Comal and SAME cafe, drinks, live music, farm tours, and an abundance of great auction prizes ranging from an African Safari to a bench hand -decorated with the artwork of GCK kids. Ticket information is available here: www.growingcolorado.org
WHEN:

Aug. 25, 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE:

30141 E 128th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Trish Krajniak

2243305779

COST:

100

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WEDNESDAY, AUG 29, 2018

7:00 PM

Free Webinar – NYC Public High School Admissions: Fall 2018 Keys to Success
If you are a middle school family or school counselor/leader/PTA member anticipating the Fall 2018 admissions season, this webinar is for you. In this FREE webinar, you will learn about: Your summer is over - now what? Timeline: What to expect and when, and how to keep track! Myths vs. reality Applying to specialized & selective high schools, and the SHSAT Practical next steps to put in place immediately Changes for this year Key resources you should be using Leveraging your school counselor How to avoid round 2 & appeals (content subject to change) Presenter: Maurice Frumkin is President of NYC Admissions Solutions and former Deputy Executive Director of High School Admissions with the NYC Department of Education (DOE). Maurice has counseled hundreds of families on the HS admissions process, and while with the DOE he supervised the SHSAT administration and trained and supported dozens of school counselors throughout NYC on all aspects of the HS admissions process. Maurice is a frequent lecturer at schools and PTA meetings across the city. NYC Admissions Solutions helps families and schools navigate K-college public and private school admissions.
WHEN:

Aug. 29, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Webinar

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Maurice Frumkin, NYC Admissions Solutions

3477092258

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, AUG 30, 2018

1:00 PM

Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays at Spark!
August 2018 Drop-In Play Come inside and cool off with these drop-in art projects and play opportunities taking place on August weekends in our Studio. Activities invite young artists to build fine motor skills, explore art making materials, and learn how to make new friends in a communal play space. Feel the summer vibes at SPARK as we soak up the sun and celebrate the last warm days of the season. Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5 Peacock fans Cool off at Spark and make an origami fan to beat the August heat! Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12 Shooting Stars Craft your very own shooting star out of paper and mixed media art supplies that keep your creativity soaring! Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18 Hot Air Balloons Make a textured highflying hot air balloon out of colorful paper and sensory-rich art supplies. Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25 Jellyfish Windsock Combine everyday recycled materials with a little imagination and create a colorful jellyfish windsock. All programs subject to change. info: brooklynkids.org/spark
WHEN:

Aug. 30, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Spark by BCM - 1 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Spark by Brooklyn Children's Museum

7188522470

COST:

Pay What You Wish Thursdays!

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6:00 PM

Frayser Community Meet & Greet, Memphis
The Frayser Community PTSA is hosting a back-to-school meet and greet with education leaders, parents, teachers, and students. Invited guests include Frayser-area elected officials and Sharon Griffin of the Achievement School District. There will be door prizes including a Chromebook tablet. For more information and to RSVP contact R. Dowell at (901) 601-8840 or fraysercommunityptsa@gmail.com.
WHEN:

Aug. 30, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins

COST:

Free

WEDNESDAY, SEP 12, 2018

8:00 AM

Colorado School and Public Employees’ Association Legislative Forum
In a Democracy...Your Vote Counts! Join us for a stimulating day of presentations and conversation about legislative issues effecting Republicans, Democrats and Independents. We will focus on our democracy and on our right to vote and the November election. CSPERA's Annual legislative forum will feature credible speakers on hot topics in our state and a state office candidate panel. Go to the CSPERA website at http://www.cspera.org to access the registration form. Registration deadline is August 27. Please call the state CSPERA office for questions at 303-326-1808.
WHEN:

Sep. 12, 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM

WHERE:

Radisson Hotel Denver- Aurora, 3155 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora CO 80014 (I-225 and Parker Road

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kay Shaw

303-860-8679

COST:

$35- includes lunch

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THURSDAY, SEP 13, 2018

12:00 AM

BASIS Independent Manhattan PreK–8 Information Session
Join us at our upcoming Information Session to learn what exactly sets us apart from other private schools in New York City. At this event, you will learn about our acclaimed PreK–8 program, hear from our Head of School, meet faculty and staff, and get to know enrolled families. Don't forget to ask about our transportation options! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0cS2LW0
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Manhattan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(347) 305-4960

COST:

Free

RSVP

5:00 PM

New Year Self Care: Back to School Wellness Event
Young Education Professionals (YEP) is hosting a New Year Self Care Wellness Event in partnership with the Wellness teams at Denver Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools, and Jefferson County School District. Join us for this FREE event to gain valuable self care resources, build new connections, earn raffle prizes, and enjoy two for one drink specials! -- YEP-Denver provides education policy, practice, and networking opportunities to develop and connect early-to-mid career professionals. For more information about YEP, visit us on our website at https://tinyurl.com/yepdenver
WHEN:

Sep. 13, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WHERE:

Gvnr's Park Tavern (672 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80203)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

YEP-Denver

COST:

FREE

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5:30 PM

Join Chalkbeat for a night of hilarious and heartbreaking storytelling by teachers
Listen to true stories from Indy area educators told live at this free event at the Tube Factory Artspace! Indianapolis' sixth Teacher Story Slam kicks of the school year with hilarious, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales from Hoosier teachers. Co-sponsored by Big Car CollaborativeChalkbeat Indiana, and Teachers Lounge Indy. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
WHEN:

Sep. 13, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

1125 S. Cruft St., Indianapolis, IN 46203

COST:

Free

FRIDAY, SEP 14, 2018

5:00 PM

Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning
Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning is a casual outdoor walk-about at which guests enjoy small plate tastings of garden-to-table fare. The garden-fresh theme of the event originates from the Clayton focus on the importance of health and nutrition in their comprehensive approach to early childhood education. Moonbeam Harvest features a collection of local chefs, each creating an original recipe including a fresh produce ingredient that is grown on the Historic Clayton Campus. Adding to the festive atmosphere, guests at Moonbeam Harvest will enjoy a special appearance by basketball legend, Chauncey Billups. A Denver native who grew-up in the Park Hill neighborhood, Billups rose to sports stardom with career highlights that include an NBA Championship and MVP honors.
WHERE:

Historic Clayton Campus, 3801 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Candice Leary-Humphrey

303.953.6759

COST:

$150 for individual tickets; sponsorship packages are available.

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TUESDAY, SEP 18, 2018

6:30 PM

The Succeeds Prize
Mark your calendar for the biggest night of the year for Colorado educators: The Succeeds Prize! A collaborative effort between Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and mindSpark Learning, The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators. This live, one-of-a-kind awards celebration is sponsored by Colorado's business community and kicks off a year-long effort to strengthen our state’s public schools. Colorado educators are the night's VIPs and will have access to our exclusive Teachers' Lounge with signature drinks, snacks, and party favors. Join us for another year of celebrating the best in public education and rewarding Colorado's top schools & educators.
WHERE:

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jamie Trafficanda

8184291144

COST:

FREE

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THURSDAY, SEP 20, 2018

8:30 AM

PD Workshop: Instructional Coaching That Works
Learn an effective approach to instructional coaching that's focused on strengths-based peer coaching. Get protocols and strategies for coaching teacher teams, building on bright spots, and strengthening teachers' collective efficacy. Learn how data can drive coaching decisions for positive effects.
WHEN:

Sep. 20, 8:30 AM to Sep. 21, 4:00 PM

WHERE:

McREL - 4601 DTC Blvd, Denver, 80237

CONTACT INFORMATION:

McREL International

303.337.0990

COST:

$399 per participant

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WEDNESDAY, SEP 26, 2018

9:30 AM

WE Day U.N.
WE is hosting its second annual WE Day U.N. at the Barclays Center on September 26th, 2018. WE Day U.N. is a free, full day event that will bring together over 15,000 students from across the NY Tristate region to celebrate public service and inspire civic engagement. Local youth will take the stage along with world renowned humanitarians, celebrities, and musicians. In the past we've had people such as Prince Harry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Michelle Obama, Charlize Theron, Selena Gomez, and Alicia Keys on the WE Day stage, just to name a few. These celebrity figures all come together to inspire students to take action on issues they're passionate about and celebrate positive change in their communities. Registration for this inspiring event is currently open to schools in the New York Tri-State area who have taken part in service activities over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. For more information and to register, please visit the WE Day U.N. registration page here: https://www.we.org/2018/04/09/we-day-un-fall-2018/
WHERE:

Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

WE (we.org)

347-633-1609

COST:

Free for middle and high school students (and their educators) who participated in service-learning activities.

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THURSDAY, SEP 27, 2018

8:30 AM

PD Workshop: Move Your School from Improvement to Innovation
A two-day strategic and practical session for principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders to learn how to use the power of curiosity for school improvement and innovation. Gain an understanding of McREL's inside-out, curiosity-driven approach to school improvement and learn how to identify and focus on high-leverage strategies for action. Bring your school's 2018-19 action plan and optimize your strategies for success.
WHEN:

Sep. 27, 8:30 AM to Sep. 28, 4:00 PM

WHERE:

McREL: 4601 DTC Blvd, Denver 80237

CONTACT INFORMATION:

McREL International

303.337.0990

COST:

$399 per participant. Team discount available.

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6:00 PM

Scholars Unlimited’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
We're celebrating! In the summer of 1993, one dedicated volunteer at Hallett Elementary School put together a literacy tutoring program for 20 young students who were struggling readers. The success of that program spurred the creation of Summer Scholars. And now, we're celebrating 25 years of creating brighter futures of children in our community. So much has changed in Denver over the past 25 years -- but what has remained constant at Scholars Unlimited is that we are unlimited in our commitment to helping young students build foundations for academic and personal success. Unlimited in our belief that the children we serve can reach their full potential. Unlimited in our gratitude for all of the community partners and donors who have helped thousands of scholars over the past 25 years. And unlimited in our excitement as we look forward to our future. JOIN US on September 27, 2018 at History Colorado to celebrate the success of this program and help us look forward to elevating the future for children in our community! Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available: https://bit.ly/2uWpnsf
WHERE:

History Colorado Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kelly Craugh

303-381-3743

COST:

$250 for individual tickets; sponsorship opportunities available

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TUESDAY, OCT 2, 2018

5:00 PM

Bright by Text’s Early Childhood Technology Symposium
Bright by Text is hosting the Early Childhood Technology Symposium as a precursor to the Zero to Three Conference in Denver. We will convene education, healthcare and technology leaders from across the country for an exciting evening of innovation featuring Lisa Guernsey, co-author of "Tap, Click, Read" as keynote speaker. The event will involve local cuisine from four Colorado restaurants, craft libations and a Denver-based jazz band.
WHEN:

Oct. 2, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Alex Buis

8603245696

COST:

Free Registration

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THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018

5:30 PM

Denver Scholarship Foundation Annual Gala 2018
Join us for the Annual Gala 2018 – Supporting DPS students on their journeys to and through college Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has changed the life trajectory of more than 6,300 Scholars since its founding in 2006. Our strategic investment in the community has provided $36 million in scholarships to graduates of Denver Public Schools who are enrolled in Colorado’s universities, colleges, and technical schools. Join us to celebrate and connect with DSF Scholars, learn more about our nationally-recognized programs, and hear inspirational remarks from Former US Senator Hank Brown. Brown’s longstanding commitment to the state of Colorado and our education system provides unique context for his presentation on the role of education in revitalizing America. Tickets and sponsorships are available at denverscholarship.org/gala.
WHEN:

Oct. 11, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Latia Henderson

COST:

Varies

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WEDNESDAY, OCT 24, 2018

5:30 PM

Back to School Night 2018
Join us at the annual Back to School Night fundraiser benefitting Colorado Youth for a Change at Comedy Works South! The event will feature a live comedy show by John Tole, as well as a silent and live auction. Heavy appetizers and wine provided.
WHERE:

Comedy Works South

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Hillary R

6156868524

COST:

$50

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THURSDAY, OCT 25, 2018

9:00 AM

2018 NYSED Parent Academy
Working Together to Support ELLs/MLLs on the Road Towards High School Graduation Audience: Assistant Principals, ENL/Bilingual Coordinators, School Leadership Teams, Parent Advocates, PTA Members, CBOs, Adult Education Staff, Parent Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Teacher Assistants, Parents/Families and other personnel that work with English Language Learners (ELLs)/ Multilingual Learners (MLLs) PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9ubmEUkc27MgUYJ&Q_JFE=0
WHEN:

Oct. 25, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE:

New York University

CONTACT INFORMATION:

James F. Rodriguez

866-509-5921

COST:

FREE

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SATURDAY, NOV 10, 2018

6:00 PM

Gingerbread & Jazz for Early Connections Learning Centers
The party of the holiday season, Gingerbread & Jazz, returns with extraordinary jazz music, signature cocktails, elegant buffets, delightful desserts and dancing in a unique venue - the Historic Day Nursery in Colorado Springs. The evening also includes the crowd-pleasing Gingerbread Masterpiece Challenge; a two-hour live “battle of the chefs” for the most incredible giant gingerbread house! The spectacular houses are offered at live auction immediately after the competition. Join us in ensuring all children in our community, regardless of family income, have access to high quality early education.
WHERE:

Historic Day Nursery 104 E Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Melissa Willers

719-381-4805

COST:

$150 per ticket

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THURSDAY, NOV 29, 2018

11:30 AM

City Year Denver Business Luncheon
This networking event engages and honors business leaders in our community who are uniquely making a difference in education.
WHEN:

Nov. 29, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (1350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ashleigh Arnall

3032264882

COST:

Sponsorships Available

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