Teacher Scholarship Program
Be the first to know about our 2023 Teacher Scholarships for curricula and professional learning. K–12 educators are encouraged to apply!
The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (Colorado READ Act) focuses on early literacy development for all K–3 students. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) provides districts with the READ Act Advisory List of Instructional Programming, which is rigorously vetted for alignment with the Science of Reading and evidence-based practices in literacy instruction.
Center for the Collaborative Classroom is proud to have Being a Reader and SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) on the CDE’s READ Act Advisory List of Instructional Programming.
Approved by CDE in 2022, this updated version of Collaborative Literacy provides everything necessary to launch our youngest learners as fluent, confident, and thoughtful readers.
Approved by CDE for the third time, the SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) K–12 research-based program provides a structured literacy approach to foundational skills through explicit instructional routines.
Paula Kavalec is your Collaborative Classroom partner.
Paula began her career as a Title One Interventionist and earned her principal licensure and second Master’s degree in educational leadership through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Prior to joining Collaborative Classroom in 2022, Paula served as assistant principal and principal at Falcon Elementary School, where she led the implementation of Collaborative Classroom programs: Collaborative Literacy, SIPPS, and Caring School Community (Read an Interview with Paula here). At Collaborative Classroom, she is continuing her commitment to ensuring that all students become critical readers, writers, and thinkers through supporting and empowering teachers with the tools for success.
Contact Paula anytime at Pkavalec@collaborativeclassroom.org