Colorado Legacy Foundation

          

Colorado Legacy Foundation 

Purpose and Overview

 

The Colorado Legacy Foundation’s Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) program seeks to create learning experiences for students that are reflective of how today’s students learn and extend beyond the expertise of the adult in the classroom. This work connects deeply to the work of Colorado’s ELO Commission, focused on fostering collaboration and partnerships among teachers, schools and community and national partners to effectively use the school day so that it is unrestricted by walls, clocks, calendars or tradition. In addition to the Colorado Department of Education and the ELO Commission, key partners in advancing this work include the Ford Foundation, Rose Community Foundation and district and school leaders.

 

 Direction 38! readers may find these subjects of interest.  These topics are presented by the Colorado Legacy Foundation on their web page.  We provide the links below as a focus on matters that have been of interest to D38 during the past year.

 

 

 

EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS

Teacher quality has been a focus of the Colorado Legacy Foundation (CLF) since its inception in 2007. As with all of its work, CLF’s Educator Effectiveness activities focus upon identifying local examples of excellence, incentivizing “proof points” of success in implementing new activities, and supporting capacity at CDE to implement and sustain activities that reflect the most promising and proven practices available across Colorado and the nation. Following is a summary of how CLF has advanced those goals in the area of educator effectiveness.

 

BULLYING PREVENTION INITIATIVE

Bullying – once considered an inevitable adolescent rite of passage – is a widespread issue that has serious and negative impacts on the academic achievement, educational aspirations, and psychological well-being of all students.  According to the 2009 Colorado Healthy Kids Survey, 19% of students in our state reported being bullied in school. Nationally, an overwhelming majority of students report being bullied due to their race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, or disability. Over a third of the students who did report an incident said that school staff did nothing in response (Harris Interactive and GLSEN, 2009).

EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

The Colorado Legacy Foundation’s Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) program seeks to create learning experiences for students that are reflective of how today’s students learn and extend beyond the expertise of the adult in the classroom. This work connects deeply to the work of Colorado’s ELO Commission, focused on fostering collaboration and partnerships among teachers, schools and community and national partners to effectively use the school day so that it is unrestricted by walls, clocks, calendars or tradition. In addition to the Colorado Department of Education and the ELO Commission, key partners in advancing this work include the Ford Foundation, Rose Community Foundation and district and school leaders.

 

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