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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Last Day to submit your application for PLSD Program

Today is the last day to submit your application for imaginarium's 3rd cohort of Personalized Learning School Design  Click here to get in on the FUN and Funding!

Design Thinking Sampler Event

Samplers are a little taste of this and a little taste of that.  Samplers are hour-long sessions that allow participants to immerse in a specific innovation or design thinking habit, mindset or skill, such as problem definition, user validation, or rapid prototyping. We will spend the time practicing together so participants can bring the skill directly back to work, team or personal life.  

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Desigin Thinking Sampler Event Location TBD

Design Thinking POP-up Event (Problem of Practice)

Design Thinking POP-up Event (Problem of Practice)

Digital Educator Personalized Learning Academy

Join us for the annual digital educator personalized learning academy! High Tech Elementary

 

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imaginarium Design Challenge

What educational problem do you want to solve? Pitch an idea to design new edtech and the top 4 ideas will win up to $20,000.

 

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PL Cohort National School Tours

Our School Design Teams hit the road to tour personalized learning models in Chicago, San Diego and Wisconsin. #takeitpersonaldps

Compact Blue End of Year Celebration

The Peer to Peer program will celebrate the year's highlights and we'll give a sneak peek of Compact Blue 2.0.

LightSail Demo

For educators and administrators: check out a LightSail demo and classroom visit at Ashley Elementary.  Join us if you are interested in learning more about LightSail.  Please RSVP by May 4th - lunch will be provided!

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CEI Showcase: Accelerating Innovation in Education

The 2015 Showcase in Snowmass, Colorado, will provide Colorado educators with a professional learning experience that builds a community around innovative practices to develop next generation learners. Register!

Imaginarium Admissions Launch

The imaginarium will begin taking online applications for our 2015-2016 programs. Check our programs page to learn more!

4.0 Schools Essentials Workshop: NYC

Essentials is a multi-day experience designed to help support 4.0 community members to move their ideas forward. Participants will practice the skills of empathy, unbundling and prototyping as they work to define their user, the problem they’re working to solve and the solution they’re testing. If you’re working on an idea for a school, product, or service, check out our Winter 2015 workshop dates and apply here: http://4pt0.org/programs/essentials/

Denver Mini Maker Faire

The 2nd annual Denver Mini Maker Faire inside the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  They are pulling out all the stops for this one – put it on your calendar! iTeam will be there!

Startup Weekend Boulder Youth, Boulder

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Register!

Denver Startup Week

 

Since 2012, the most creative and well-connected innovators from Colorado and beyond have come together for a week of learning, discussion, networking, and more. In 2013, 5,500+ startup community members and over 650 companies engaged in over 125 community-driven events all with the goal of celebrating everything entrepreneurial in the Mile High City.

 

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

 

Business Models in Education: Atlanta, GA

Student Learning Platform Demo Day

Hosted by CEI and CDE, this event provides an opportunity for district leaders and vendors to demonstrate some of the software options for tracking student progress over time and providing online access to content and assessments that are available to Colorado schools and districts. Location: History Colorado: MDC Room, 1200 Broadway, Denver 80203 For more information, contact Christina Jean at CDE.
 

Summer Lab Academies

Teachers can sign up to test out personalized learning environments and plan for their fall classrooms. There are 45 kids enrolled in the summer lab academies for enrichment. Learn more on the Programs page.

Student School Design Club Presentation

The Student Design Club will present their school model for feedback at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) conference in New York. We'll be tweeting about it for sure! #studentsfirst @imaginariumdps

InnEdCo

Janus Blended Learning Schools will attend InnEdCo, a conference focused on innovation and use of technology in education. See more HERE.

Trailblazer Conference, Boulder CO

How can school leaders lead within an environment where there are so many questions, the answers are not clear and the stakes are high? Find out at this conference that will be held at The Watershed School. Learn More.

Serious Play Conference

The leadership conference where people who design, manage and implement serious games network.
The Serious Play Conference provides a forum for visionary educators, chief learning officers and heads of training programs in health care, government and the military a chance to learn how to improve the effectiveness of their serious games programs. Attendees rub shoulders with and talk one-on-one to the experts, hear about the latest measurement and assessment strategies and see how game mechanics are moving across the various serious games sectors, revolutionizing how training and education is done. Serious Play is also a gathering where creators can have critical conversations about game design, sharing their knowledge with peers. The focus of the conference is on exploring the opportunities, challenges and potential of these 'serious' games.

When:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

Where: 

Cohon University Center

Carnegie Mellon University

5032 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

iNACOL

iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning. Experts, practitioners, educators, policymakers, and researchers gather and work to transform education.

Attendees will find unprecedented networking opportunities and gain access to expertise, analysis, and trends in online, blended and competency education. Through thought-provoking sessions and information sharing, these leaders shape the future of education. The symposium includes more than 200 sessions, each with a specific track to guide attendees to choose the right sessions.  Click here for more information

SXSWedu

The SXSWedu program is a combination of various elements, each designed to create a powerful and unique experience for your time at the event.

Whether you are looking for skill development or a new perspective, there’s sure to be something on the program to facilitate your desired learning outcome.

Take a look at this year’s themes and the program overview below and then visit the various program pages to learn even more!

 

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BETT Conference Excel, London

Bett is the only event that has continuously inspired the education market for over 30 years, making it an integral part of the present and future landscape. Once a year, Bett facilitates the sharing of best practice and experience, leading to the fuelling of ideas, resulting in investment in the most innovative education technology.

Bett provides an environment that supports innovation, highlights quality and gives the UK a reputation for showcasing cutting edge products.

National Summit on Education Reform

 

As ExcelinEd’s flagship initiative, the National Summit on Education Reform annually convenes the best and brightest from around the world to share strategies to improve the quality of education for all children, everywhere. This one-stop shop of policies and practices offers an opportunity for lawmakers, policymakers and advocates to learn the nuts and bolts of reform.

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National Charter Schools Conference

The National Charter Schools Conference delivers exceptional learning and networking opportunities for every participant. With inspirational keynote speakers, more than 150 engaging sessions and unique networking events, this national event has something for everyone.

 

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CoSN 2016 Annual Conference

Join your colleagues to engage in the best dialogue about K-12 education technology.

Maximize your tech investment and stretch your dollars.

  • Content – Discover and explore relevant interest areas and topics in K-12 education technology to find what you need

  • Speakers – Hear from experts in the field to expand awareness of challenges and identify opportunities to affect change at your school district

  • Networking – Explore the program developed by the higher education IT community and sort by themes and domains, speakers, and relevant interest areas to find what you need

  • Community – Engage in a powerful, nationally recognized, solution-oriented member community  through a variety of discussion groups, impromptu meetings, special programming, and pre- and post- conference events

  • Solutions – Stay up to date on emerging technologies @InnovationCentral, where companies showcase their products and services

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SETDA Leadership Summit and Education Forum

The Leadership Summit brings state educational leaders to the Washington D.C. area to participate in this unique professional learning opportunity. Leaders from more than 40 state departments of education, including leaders in educational technology, assessment, instructional materials and professional development, along with SETDA’s Private Sector Partners attend. The event is designed to foster in-depth dialogue coupled with collaborative work. As part of the Summit, SETDA hosts the one-day Education Forum, an event to shine a spotlight on the full scope of the digital transformation of policy and practice underway in K-12 education. The Ed Forum includes VIP guests from the executive leadership from national educational organizations, policy makers and representatives from think-tanks and various federal agencies to attend and participate as keynote speakers, panelists and working group participants.

 

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TCEA 2016 Convention & Exposition

The TCEA Annual Convention and Exposition brings together campus and district-level educators to explore best practices for engaging students, increasing productivity, and innovating teaching and learning through the use of technology.
 

TCEA 2016 Highlights

  • More than 900 industry expert and peer-led presentations on technology integration across all curricula areas for PreK through higher education
  • Over 450 companies in the exhibit hall displaying the latest products and resources to support your teaching and leadership efforts
  • A flexible five-day schedule that allows you to customize your learning experience based on your needs and schedule
  • Stimulating keynote and featured presentations to inspire change for classroom, campus, and district-wide success.

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IntegratED Portland for Educators

Educators who want the latest strategies and ideas, join us for this years active learning conference. View IntegratED PDX 2016 conference details

IntegratED Portland will once again be pushing the envelope of education innovation, integrating instructional strategies to improve instruction and provide a device independent space to discuss active learning.

 

 

Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference

From its modest beginnings in 2007, the Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to become a nationally recognized forum for education reform. Each year, the ELC challenges hundreds of students, educators and administrators to think critically about the biggest questions facing education reform

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Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference

The Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor & Partnering Conference will bring together leading investors, emerging companies and senior executives to cultivate partnerships within the life science industry. Thirty of our region’s most innovative private and public life science companies will present to a targeted audience of biotech, device, diagnostic and pharmaceutical investors.

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Colorado’s Largest Maker Faire

Join over 200 inventors, creators and fabricators at Colorado’s Largest Maker Faire!

A maker revolution is happening across the country and the NoCo Mini Maker Faire is the place to experience the diversity and excitement of all things Maker. As the longest running and largest maker faire in Colorado, this event is the premier place for makers to showcase their creations, be inspired by others and celebrate with collaborators across the spectrum of makers – from inventors to artists, scientists to crafters, entrepreneurs and more. The faire will take place at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology in Loveland Oct. 9-11, 2015 and the Call for Makers is Open!

About the NoCo Mini Maker Faire: The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the celebrated Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com) created in the San Francisco Bay area that draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!”

About the Colorado Maker Hub: The mission of the Colorado Maker Hub, a project of Making Progress, an educational nonprofit 501c3 organization, is to advance the overall maker movement. We connect Colorado makers, a vibrant community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, youth makers, inventors, hobbyists, science clubs, students and entrepreneurs, to the public and each other through events, education and online collaboration.

2015 Rocky Mountain Entrepreneurial Summit

The 2015 Rocky Mountain Entrepreneurial Summit (RMES) is built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, providing an exclusive educational experience for innovation-minded start-ups to multi-million dollar revenue generators. The event seeks to unite the state’s diverse entrepreneurial community; giving you the opportunity to connect with and learn from Colorado’s best and brightest entrepreneurs who are relentless, driven and dedicated to improving your business and the economy.  Registration is open and you can find more information here.    

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The 27th Annual Colorado Capital Conference

Rocky Mountain Ventures Club announces The 27th Annual Colorado Capital Conference on October 12-13, 2015.  This year’s conference will center around the concept of early exits. Early exits are defined as liquidity events that happen within 1-3 years as opposed to usual angel exits that typically happen between 3-5 years.  Rather than batting for home runs every time, angel investors are doing very well, and some would argue that they can do better overall, by hitting consistent singles and doubles. …

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Colorado STEM Summit 2015

Denver Marriott Tech Center

Did you know there are two jobs for every STEM graduate in Colorado, or that 98% of STEM graduates find employment.  Learn about this and more when you attend the Colorado Stem Summit.   Leaders in the Colorado STEM community are hard at work creating programs to develop top STEM talent. These programs are providing knowledge for the educational system; supporting businesses in attracting and keeping top STEM talent; informing policy makers on how to best serve those organizations; and keeping…

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Hacking Medicaid in Colorado Springs

October 23 - October 24
Hotel Elegante,

2886 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, 80906 United States

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Community Health Partnership (CHP) is hosting the nation’s first medical hackathon focused on the challenges related to Medicaid. Community Health Partnership (CHP) is a community collaboration of local health providers with the enduring purpose to improve the health of the Pikes Peak region through collaboration. Health care reform drives communities to take ownership of health care delivery and outcomes, and CHP’s model of collaboration is a stellar example of how organizations can work together for common goals. Learn more here…

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NREL’s 2015 Industry Growth Forum

NREL’s 2015 Industry Growth Forum

November 3 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Grand Hyatt,

Denver, CO United States

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The Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for clean energy innovators to maximize their exposure to receptive capital and strategic partners. The 2015 Forum will showcase 30 competitively selected emerging companies, provocative panels led by thought leaders, and facilitated networking sessions.

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iSquad: Girls Code Kick Off!!

Tiny GIANT Denver

When & Where

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Galvanize Denver – Platte
1644 Platte Street Denver CO 80202

Tickets

 Register Today!  for $249

Purpose

GIANT Conference exists because creativity and community go together like a guitar and amp. GIANT is for people who do rad work. We’ll talk about rad work at a technical level, and we’ll talk about rad work in abstract levels. We rely on our unique venues and diverse speaker lineups to set the tone for GIANT. Happy hours and social time are as much a part of what we do as the speakers’ sessions. We want people to come to GIANT and learn from the best. But we also hope they get an opportunity to meet their next business partner, mentor, or creative hero. That RAD work we always talk about is a lot easier to do in community. We’ll have a diverse group of speakers, who you’ve heard of along with new faces, talking about rad work. That’s because we think inspiration comes from all over, and rad work happens in all kinds of professions.

Includes your all access pass to Tiny GIANT Denver 2015

Personalized Learning School Design Boot Camp

Last Day to submit your application for Girls Code

Last Day to submit a video for Houghton Miffin Harcourt Curious Classroom Project

 

Teachers are often the driving force behind innovation in teaching–due to both experience and need. We're looking for collaborators to share their ideas.
Your entry should be about a teaching resource that is:
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    Are you a passionate educator that loves to design and create your own content?

    What resources have you made that make a difference for the learners in your classroom?
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    What file, template, document or guide would be needed for another teacher to implement your idea or use your resource?

    Do you own a powerpoint, lesson plan, printable game, quiz, chart, poster, sign, clip art, white board activity, or other resource that can be shared electronically?
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    How would your teaching resource help students, families, or other educators learn a new concept or skill?

    In what way does it improve teaching and learning, foster curiosity, create an engaging environment or inspire others?

Our Clients

We have served over 90 schools, 15 design challenge winners and a small group of central office teams. We work with students, educators and administrators, central office staff and a variety of community partners. See our list of imaginarium clients and cohorts.

Our Team

Students first! The iTeam plays for Team DPS. We are in the Office of Academics and Innovation and we show up every day for 85,000+ students and 5300+ teachers in DPS. We believe that the Denver 2020 Plan is incomplete without innovation and that effective innovation needs strategy, process and facilitation. Our team includes a host of school design coaches, field managers, knowledge management specialists, researchers and project specialists who create space in the district for bold pursuit of a new paradigm of teaching and learning where equity is real and every child succeeds.