Welcome to the Colorado PTA Live Forum Events!

Thank you to all those individuals that participated in our first ever Live Forum Events!  Be on the look out for more to come!


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Forum Registration:

 Our Colorado Academic Standards forum will be hosted online on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Member participation will only take place via the Live Stream.  Please submit your questions via the email process listed to the right.  

Colorado Academic Standards (Common Core) Forum

Welcome to our third Live Forum Event!  Tonight we will be discussing the Colorado Academic Standards (More commonly known as Common Core Standards).  Our panel experts included Bruce Caughey, Executive Director of website link: Colorado Association of School Executives; Brian Sevier, Ph.D., Standards Implementation Project Director with the Colorado Department of Education and Leslie Colwell, Vice President, K-12 Education Initiatives with the Colorado Children’s Campaign

To watch the recorded forum Event please Click Here!

For Additional Forum Resources Please Visit:

  1. The Family and Community Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards.
  2. Download the Instructional Priorities of the Colorado Academic Standards
  3. Download your Introduction to the Colorado Academic Standards
  4. Download a copy of the Grade Level Specific Standards Booklet

School Funding Forum

Our second Forum Event was held on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  The Colorado PTA hosted this forum to discuss School Finance in Colorado.  Our panel experts included Kathy Gebhardt, Attorney and Executive Director of Children’s Voices and Lisa Weil, Director of Communication and Policy for Great Education Colorado. 

To watch the recorded forum Event please Click Here!

For Additional Forum Resources Please Visit:

  1.  Hick proposes big K-12 spending increase – for a year
  2. Great Education Colorado: Public Education Funding FAQS
  3. Colorado Department of Education: Public School Finance
  4. Amendment 23 and Public School Funding
  5. Amendment 23: A Brief Overview
  6. Denver Court Rejects Dismissal of Education Funding Lawsuit

 Childhood Immunization Forum

Our first ever Forum Event was held on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7:00 pm-8:30pm.  The Colorado PTA hosted this forum to discuss Childhood Immunizations.  Our panel experts included Lynn Trefren, RN, and Immunization Branch Chief for the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division (filling in for Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Deputy Director for the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division); Stephanie Wasserman, MSPH, Executive Director, Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition; and Diana HerreroDeputy Branch Chief, Immunization Branch, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division.  

To watch the recorded forum Event please Click Here!

For Additional Forum Resources Please Visit:

Keeping Colorado Kids Healthy! www.ChildrensImmunization.org | www.ImmunizeforGood.com

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Do you have a question for the panel experts?

Submit an email to legislative@copta.org with the Subject – Colorado Academic Standards Forum; please include the following information:

Name: Local Unit: (School or Organization Name)

Title: (Position within School or Organization)

Phone Number: (In the event that clarification is needed.)

Question: (Please make sure your questions are respectful and pertinent to the current topic.)

 SCHOOL FUNDING FORUM DOCUMENTS

To view the PowerPoint Presentation or Hand Outs from tonight’s forum please click below.

School Finance in Colorado – Kathy Gebhardt, Attorney and Executive Director of Children’s Voices and Lisa Weil, Director of Communication and Policy for Great Education Colorado

 

CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION FORUM DOCUMENTS

To view any PowerPoint Presentations or Hand Outs from tonight’s forum please click below.

Why Vaccinate Presentation – Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Deputy Director for the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division (UpdateLynn Trefren, RN, and Immunization Branch Chief for the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division is filling in for Dr. Rachel Herlihy, who was unable to attend.)

Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition– Stephanie WassermanMSPH, Executive Director, Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition

CDPHE’s Role in Implementing HB-1288 – Diana HerreroDeputy Branch Chief, Immunization Branch, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division

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