Tom Hierck is an acclaimed educator, best-selling author, and a compelling presenter, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from a career that has spanned all grade levels and many roles in public education. His belief that “every student is a success story waiting to be told” As educators who work with students every day, we know firsthand the sharp increase of incidents of students experiencing trauma and mental health challenges due to the pandemic. The pressures and mental health challenges posed by students in crisis require an enormous amount of time and energy, and often range from students who seem withdrawn and disconnected, to those who disrupt the learning of others. We are not returning to the old normal, nor should we plan for a move forward to any sort of new normal. Instead, this session will show educators how we can plan for a move to a new better.
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Colorado Department of Education
As a dynamic service agency, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) provides leadership, resources, support and accountability to the state’s 178 school districts, 1,888 schools, over 53,000 teachers and over 3,200 administrators to help them build capacity to meet the needs of the state’s approximately 905,000 public school students.
CDE also provides services and support to boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), early learning centers, state correctional schools, facility schools, the state’s libraries, adult/family literacy centers, and General Education Development (GED) testing centers reaching learners of all ages. CDE operates the Colorado Talking Book Library which provides supports for people who have vision, print, and reading disabilities.
In addition, CDE provides structural and administrative support to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind and the Charter School Institute.