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  • Demystifying Entrepreneurship Rural Colorado Workshop Series Demystifying Entrepreneurship workshops, hosted across the state of Colorado, are an interactive certificate course for anyone interested in launching his or her own business or improving upon an existing business. It provides a fundamental framework and toolset that helps entrepreneurs develop sought-after products and services, avoid pitfalls and succeed at entrepreneurship...
  • Demystifying the Genres of Schooling: Engaging Elementary Bilingual Teachers and Learners in Genre-­Pedagogy Study and Practice Given the importance of writing for success in school and beyond, and English learners’ (ELs) continued underperformance on national assessments of writing, our project aims to reduce inequalities in youth outcomes and teacher preparation by improving writing instruction for Spanish-speaking Latino ELs through a university/district professional development partnership...
  • Dennis Small Cultural Center The Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) exists to serve underrepresented student groups on the CU-Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe space for cultural expression and community gatherings. DSCC serves the campus community as a whole by providing opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. The center is committed to facilitating programs and resources that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical, and personal growth of all students...
  • Designing STEAM Kits for Children in Hospital Settings This project will work to design meaningful Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) experiences for children who are patients in long term hospital settings. This development of STEAM Kits will engage young patients in interesting and informative activities while meeting hospital standards regarding infection control and safety. The project is a partnership between the CU Boulder Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), CU Science Discovery, Idea Forge, and Children's Hospital Colorado (CHC) Volunteer and Risk Management Staff...
  • Developing Critical Consciousness through Dialogue with our Neighbors: Uni Hill and SOE Partnership for Equity This partnership brings School of Education (SOE) students and faculty together with University Hill Elementary School teachers, parents, and students to build more equitable spaces for teaching and learning. We focus on developing critical consciousness through dialogue, engaging in two primary activities: (1) Targeted professional development for and with teachers related to language ideologies in the implementation of their dual language bilingual education (DLBE) program...
  • Dialogue and Deliberation for Enhanced Disaster Relocation Recovery At the nexus between climate change-intensified natural hazards, informal urbanization, and poverty, permanent community relocation emerges as a protection measure after disaster events. However, relocation is not necessarily a panacea for vulnerability; a growing body of literature has highlighted worrisome development practices and outcomes, underscoring the negative social and economic consequences of relocation projects...
  • Dig In! to Local Food Community Literacy Campaign In 2014, "The Shed: Boulder County Foodshed" formed as a working board comprised of local leaders, to educate the public about local food and encourage increased supply and consumption. They have asked CU faculty to help them gather data and create a countywide food-literacy campaign. The project goal is to create a multifaceted food-literacy campaign, called Dig In! to Local Food, that helps: residents to understand what aspects of local food they support (e...
  • Digital Library for Earth System Education Researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research are working with 124 middle and high schools in the Denver Public School system to provide a new online resource system. The system, called the Curriculum Customization Service, offers teachers access to about 13,500 resources, including lesson plans, scientific data, visualizations, interactive computer models and virtual field trips...
  • Discover Fossils Guided Program (Recommended for PreK - 2nd grades) Discover different types of fossils and explore prehistoric plants and animals through observing, identifying, and comparing. This program includes time to explore the museum's Discovery Corner. Guided programs at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect...
  • Discovery Kits The University of Colorado Museum loans portable kits for in-class and home use. Discovery Kits are carry-on sized suitcases and contain authentic museum specimens, casts, and models. The kits can be used as a free-standing study unit or as pre- and/or post-visit activities when combined with a trip to the museum. Kits are available for a rental fee of $10/week...
  • Discovery Kits and Bird and Mammal Cases The University of Colorado Museum loans portable kits for in-class and home use. Discovery Kits contain authentic museum specimens, casts, models, and activity ideas. The kits can be used as a free-standing study unit or as pre- and/or post-visit activities when combined with a trip to the Museum. Kits are available for a rental fee of $10/week. Please contact the Education Office to schedule a rental and pick-up time...
  • Diverse Scholars Program The Office of Diversity Affairs, established in 2001, supports an inclusive learning environment for the diverse student body at the Leeds School. The office maintains a focus on underrepresented undergraduate experiences and is dedicated to fostering and maintaining partnerships with alumni and businesses through outreach efforts and programs. The Office of Diversity Affairs supports: Outreach/Pipeline Initiatives -CU-Boulder/Leeds Diversity Symposium: the premier facilitation and leadership forum -open to all designed to address regional and national economic and workforce development challenges -Business Leadership Program: a one week business intensive program that exposes high school students, who are juniors and seniors to the full experience of being a CU-Boulder student within Leeds -Junior Business Leadership Program - five day business leadership experience designed to create a pathway toward our Business Leadership Program and provide access to higher education Undergraduate Student Development -Diverse Scholars Program: provides academic advising, peer mentoring, professional networking and community building events to foster individual growth and strong relationships building...

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