Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
The Literacy Practicum
The Literacy Practicum (LING 1900) is an outreach program that works with members of the Boulder community to provide resources and support to improve literacy skills. We work with elementary school children learning to read as well as English language learners of all ages who need assistance in reading, writing, and speaking English. Students enrolled in this service-learning course have the opportunity to earn an extra credit hour while helping their “reading buddies,” many from immigrant families where English is not spoken as the native language...
Biological Sciences Initiative
The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) envisions scientific literacy among all citizens, increasing their understanding of the relevance of science to their lives and empowering them to make informed health, environmental and political choices. To promote diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences and scientific literacy, BSI provides research, classroom and professional development experiences to those interested in the biosciences at many levels, while particularly serving those with limited opportunities and/or from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences...
Boulder County Latino History Project
The Boulder County Latino History Project is a community-based initiative to document and make known the previously invisible experiences of Latinos in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder over the past century. It is particularly concerned with getting material about local Latinos into PreK-12 classrooms in this region and elsewhere in Colorado. Understanding the past and preparing students to become good citizens in a multicultural society requires knowing about and honoring everyone who has been part of our history...
BUENO Center for Multicultural Education
The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education is an integral part of the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through a comprehensive range of research, training, and service projects, the Center strongly promotes quality education with an emphasis on cultural pluralism. The Center is deeply committed to facilitating equal educational opportunities for cultural and language minority students...
Building LGBTQ-Inclusive Capacity Through University-District Partnership
A Queer Endeavor is a grassroots, queer-led initiative housed in the School of Education. Through deep partnerships with researchers, education leadership, and teachers, our work aims toward creating safer, more inclusive school communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, families, and staff. We work in direct partnership with CU’s teacher preparation program and local school districts and also provide training and materials to a national audience...
Center for Asian Studies - Campus and Community Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies encourages and supports Asian area scholarship across disciplinary and university boundaries. Our mission is to support faculty research and teaching initiatives related to Asian Studies and to disseminate knowledge of Asia in the community and schools. As part of this mission, the Center for Asian Studies hosts numerous symposia, talks, performances, and presentations each year...
Center for Asian Studies K-12 Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support Asian scholarship across disciplinary and college boundaries.
Through its three principal K-12 outreach programs, CAS annually offers opportunities for teachers ranging from Saturday workshops to credit-bearing professional development courses to summer study tours...
CIRES - Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
The CLEAN Network supports educators in teaching about climate and energy topics. We provide a collection of peer-reviewed, scientifically accurate resources and background information as well as access to a community of practitioners.
To provide students with accurate information about climate and energy science, educators require scientifically and pedagogically robust teaching materials...
CIRES - Education and Outreach
CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our dynamic planet. CIRES strongly supports and encourages education outreach. Programs exist for K-12 school districts, teachers and students, undergraduates at CU and elsewhere, and other community groups...
CIRES - Education and Outreach Evaluation Services
Evaluation and assessment methodologies are designed and implemented for programs and proposals on an individual basis. Various tools and approaches are developed to assess how well a program's goals and objectives have been met. This often includes front-end (e.g., user needs assessments), formative (e.g., quarterly evaluation reports), and summative (e...
Classics 101 with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Learn all about the plays in CSF's 2018 season from the experts - our dramaturgs. A dramaturg is a theatre scholar who researches a play. Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival dramaturgs for behind-the-scenes discussions on the productions presented. This informal lecture series is a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of the plays...
Climate Change in Our Backyard
As the Earth warms, it becomes increasingly important for citizens around the world to understand the impacts and consequences of climate change on both the global and local scale. However, most climate change communication today focuses on distant locations like Greenland and Antarctica that have little apparent relevance to people living around the Rocky Mountains...
Climate Education and Resiliency for Denver Public Schools
This project extends climate and energy education research of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the School of Education into diverse schools in the Denver Public School District (DPSD) and Denver charter schools to develop Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) congruent units of climate education focused on sustainability and resiliency...
Collaborative Strategic Reading-Colorado (CSR-CO)
Principal Investigator: Janette Klingner
Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director: Alison Boardman
CSR-CO is an Investing in Innovation (i-3) project in collaboration with Denver Public Schools. We are working with science, social studies, and language arts middle school teachers and their students to teach them how to use CSR to support reading comprehension and content learning...
The ability to create and express oneself with technology is important for full participation in today’s digital society. However, troubling participation gaps still persist among underrepresented groups such as African-American and Latino-American youth. Communities Code aims to create high quality computing experiences for young people and to strengthen their social support by engaging their peers in after school programs, supporting their teachers through professional development, and inviting their families to learn alongside them...
Continuing Education - ACCESS Program (Fall, Spring, Summer)
ACCESS (Available Credit Courses for Eligible Special Students) enables non-degree students to take Boulder main campus undergraduate or graduate courses for personal or professional development. Some students will use the ACCESS program to work toward enrolling in a degree program in the future, to "test out" the university, or to learn from some of the best faculty in the country...
Continuing Education at CU Boulder
Established in 1911, the Division of Continuing Education's mission is to provide quality, innovative lifelong-learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder. Since learning needs are unique and don't always follow the traditional college student path, Continuing Education offers a variety of programs--from individual courses and degree programs to science education for elementary and secondary students...
CU Boulder Peak to Peak
Magicians, mystics, mischief-makers and messiahs take center stage in the brand new CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture series, a program that brings CU Boulder humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives on historical figures, events and enduring questions. It is offered through the Program in Jewish Studies, a non-religious academic program that explores Jewish culture, history and society, in partnership with the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative.
CU Dialogues Program
The CU Dialogues Program engages diverse audiences of the CU Boulder community in open conversation across differences of all kinds. Housed under CU Engage: The Center for Community-Based Learning and Research within the School of Education, the CU Dialogues program serves the campus at large. Through facilitated dialogue we promote communication across social, cultural and power differentials and foster mutual understanding through the open sharing of experiences and perspectives...
CU GOLD - Gaining Opportunities Through Leadership Development
CU GOLD provides free leadership development programs open to all CU-Boulder students to inspire students to create positive change in their communities. The programs range from semester-long weekly seminars (Core Leadership Program) to a half-day intensive conference (Annual Leadership Conference). It also provide services for student groups (Workshops in a Box and Event Planning 101) and valuable resources for student involvement and recognition...