Directory of Civic Education Programs in Colorado

Colorado Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
Curriculum
Staff Development
Special Student Event
The Campaign does not promote a particular curriculum; rather, it promotes awareness and use of the six practices outlined in the CMS report. Professional development is provided through CMS coalition members. No.


Grade Level: K-12

Description:
The Colorado Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, a bipartisan coalition of education, community, and policy leaders statewide, aims to increase the quantity and quality of civic learning in Colorado schools, grades K-12. The Campaign engages educators, policymakers, business leaders, students, and others in building public support and leadership to renew the civic mission of our schools. Colorado is one of six states working nationally to renew civic learning. The Colorado Campaign began in November 2004 and will expand over the next two or more years. Strategies include:

Building a statewide coalition to give strategic direction, stewardship, and voice to the campaign.
• Supporting several local sites to participate in a collaborative, community engagement process that leads to local policy and practice changes.
• Implementing communications, information, and outreach plans to expand the constituency of supporters and understanding of a more comprehensive K-12 approach to civic learning.
• Identifying statewide priorities (if any) and create a shared agenda for improving civic learning across the state.
• Developing and linking with strategic partnerships and networks to increase effectiveness and success of the Campaign.
• Develop resources to implement the Campaign plans.


Contact:
Jill Conrad, Director
Colorado Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
c/o Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 650
Denver, CO 80204
303-556-6664; 720-289-2886 (direct)
Fax: 720-528-8215
jill@co-civicmissionofschools.org
Website CMS Campaign