CBOL 2017 - Breakout Session Detail


Learning Model Design

Discover resources available to support the transition to blended and personalized learning


Blended and Personalized Learning: Understanding Essential Practices, Conditions, and Supports

An exploration of high quality blended learning implementations across the country and how educators can learn from them to improve their blended and personalized teaching and learning practices.

Speaker:  Daniel Owens, The Learning Accelerator

Colorado Empowered Learning: Strategy, Planning, and Collaboration

Join 15 Colorado districts across the state-Colorado Empowered Learning has been charged with articulating the blended learning vision for Colorado. This session will update participants on the status of this work and ask participants to extend their voice in the conversation.  

Speakers:  Judy Perez, Troy Lange.  Judy Perez is CEO and Founder of iLearn Collaborative.  Judy has been identified as a national level expert in K-12 online and blended learning by the U.S. Department of Education. She has over 25 years of experience in education with 14 years in online and blended learning. Prior to founding the iLearn Collaborative, she directed district-level blended learning at Jeffco Public Schools and led their online school from turnaround status to Performance accreditation.  Troy Lange is the Director of the Western Regional Services Center for Mountain BOCES.  

Expanding Access to Personalized and Blended Learning Course Opportunities Based on Student Needs

View “blended” and “personalized” online delivery models being used in school districts to expand the number of elective, career/technical education, AP, concurrent, and credit recovery courses in partnership with Colorado’s funded supplemental online program. Over 200 courses are available.

Speakers:  Dan Morris, Dr. Teresa Yohon.  Dan Morris is the Marketing and Development Specialist for Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS).  Dr. Yohon serves as Content and Professional Development Specialist for Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS). 

Increasing AP Access and Equity with Personalized Learning

Explore how providing AP access and equity for all students contributes to student growth and improvement in turnaround and begin planning for increasing access for all with personalized learning.

Speakers:  Sarah Woodard, Martha Gustafson.  Sarah Woodard serves as a co-director of the Denver Writing Project, is an adjunct instructor in the Teacher Education Program at the University of Denver, and teaches 11th grade AP Language and Composition at Collegiate Prep Academy in Denver Public Schools.  Martha Gustafson is principal at Collegiate Prep Academy. Ms. Gustafson was the 2011 Colorado Principal of the Year and has lead school improvement initiatives in numerous turnaround schools including moving CPA from a priority improvement school to a school that meets expectations in two years.

The Libratory: Creative Spaces in Schools

Subtly, unintentionally, students have been robbed of opportunities to create. Simple tools and techniques are readily available to restore this lost art into the schoolhouse. Session presents practical solutions for schools in search of creativity.

Speaker:  Benjamin Jacobson, Educator/Media Specialist/Project Based Learning Resource Coordinator, Thompson School District

What Can Blended Learning Do for You and Your Students?

New to Blended Learning (BL) or want to see BL in action? You will experience two BL structures in this hands-on session, while exploring other BL structures and digital resources that support BL. Visit http://bit.ly/blendedcbol prior to our session!

Speakers:  Brad Avery, Patrick Forster, Jessy Lloyd.  Brad Avery is the Assistant Principal & Blended Learning TOSA at PSD Global Academy, Poudre School District. Patrick Forster is the Teacher & Technology Coordinator at Olander School for Project Based Learning, Poudre School District. Jessy Lloyd is a K-1 Teacher at PSD Global Academy, Poudre School District.