Welcome to the Summer Learning Academy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Cherry Creek School District Summer Learning Academy will take place from June 5th through June 9th, 2017 at Thunder Ridge Middle School and the Instructional Support Facility (ISF).

The featured workshop on Thursday, June 8th will be located at the Instructional Support Facility (additional information below). This academy includes half day and full day sessions in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English Language Acquisition, Technology, and World Language. Targeted themes will be Colorado Academic Standards, Inclusive Excellence, Instructional Technology, and Data Analysis.

Please use the Schedule link in the upper right corner to preview class offerings each day and to register for classes. For multiple day sessions you only need to register once. Courses are free to attend, unless you are seeking horizontal credit.

Credit Information:

CCSD horizontal credit available in the fall upon completion of required follow-up assignment (due Monday, September 18th, 2017 - you must also register in ERO the week of June 5th, 2017 ). Not all classes are available for credit - this will be noted by the time of the class.

  • Horizontal credit fee is $65 per credit hour
  • 1 full day = .5 credit, 2 full days = 1 credit, 3 full days = 1.5 credits, 4 full days = 2 credits, 5 full days = 2.5 credits
  • All courses available for horizontal credit unless noted by the time of the class.
  • All courses are available for re-certification hours. Certificates will be delivered at the end of each session.

Featured ​Workshop with Maggie Beattie Roberts

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​Please join us on Thursday, June 8th during our featured workshop with distinguished guest, Maggie Beattie Roberts. Maggie will be leading a practical, hands-on and energetic session on DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence. This session is available to K-12 teachers, coaches, administrators, differentiation coaches, and support staff.

Maggie will help participants make teaching tools and create strategies to help students read and write with greater independence. This workshop will share a variety of teaching tools that can help students work more independently, with increased engagement, and towards purposeful goals. Maggie will also share ways teaching tools can bring more shape and effectiveness to small group instruction and conferences.

Maggie Beattie Roberts is an internationally recognized expert in elementary and secondary literacy, content area literacy, and digital and media literacy.

Maggie began her teaching career in the heart of Chicago and then pursued graduate studies as a Literacy Specialist at Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked as a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project for nearly ten years, where she led research and development in digital and media literacy, as well as differentiated methods of teaching.

Maggie is currently a national literacy consultant, author and frequent presenter at state and national conferences. She is committed to helping teachers tap into the power of their own deep engagement in reading and writing, and leads school-wide staff development around the country.

She is co-author of the popular new book, DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence (with Kate Roberts), and authored several Heinemann TCRWP Unit of Study books on the teaching of writing. Her latest article, Thinking While Reading: The Beautiful Mess of Helping Adolescents Learn and Celebrate How Their Minds Work (co-authored with Kristen Robbins Warren), is featured in the December 2016 issue of Voices from the Middle. You can learn more about Maggie’s work, as well as access videos and other resources, at kateandmaggie.com.


Follow Maggie online.

Twitter: @MaggieBRoberts

Pinterest: /IndentBlog

Blog: KateAndMaggie.com

Questions? Please call Jennifer Preskorn @ ext. 45010 or email her at jpreskorn2@cherrycreekschools.org