Colorado Empowered Learning recognizes that there are a lot of amazing resources already available to Colorado educators to support the combined use of technology, strong instructional practices, and student-centered learning. Often the greatest challenge these non-profit providers have is awareness - no one knows that their resources exist. Please find a listing of those the Colorado Empowered Learning community has identified as most helpful below. Have a new resource that you would like to see added to this list? Please contact us.
Open Education Resources
iLearn Collaborative is helping districts across the state pool their resources to create full length, digital curriculum aligned to Colorado State standards. The repository currently covers all core classes and will have both electives and foreign languages in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
Ready To Use Projects
PBL Works, formerly The Buck Institute for Education, has created over 60 projects aligned with their gold standard for project-based learning. These are freely available and ready to be used - an excellent tool for supporting student-centered learning.
Discounted Access to Technology
The Colorado BOCES Association has negotiated discounted access to a variety of technologies, as well as other services, on behalf of Colorado districts. By pooling demand across the state, they make it possible for you to get better prices.