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CO ASCD is the Official Colorado State Affiliate of ASCD


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Are you an educator dedicated to making a difference in Colorado's students? Do you have a passion for teaching and learning?  Then CO ASCD is the right organization for you. We create fresh ideas, fervor, and insight about teaching and learning in Colorado.


Founded in 1965, CO ASCD is one of the oldest affiliates with ASCD. All of our programs and resources are designed to help you advance in your professional career in any capacity within education. As a community of educators throughout the state of Colorado, we seek to promote educational practice that is results orientated and will ensure students reach their full potential.


Colorado ASCD will unite and influence the P-20 educational community to promote excellence for each Colorado learner.


Professional growth, voice and innovation for Colorado educators; advocacy and success for each Colorado learner.


Who is CO ASCD?

  • CO ASCD inspires passion and augmentation of the abilities of each individual involved with teaching and learning.  
  • CO ASCD devotes its time and resources to create superior professional development opportunities, support systems, and knowledge bases available to all persons interested in education, leadership, and learning.

Membership Benefits

Formulate: CO ASCD formulates opportunities that develop innovation through professional growth, your voice, and partnerships. 
  • Framework 2021: A P-20 Learning Vision for Colorado
  • Leadership Development & Institutes
  • Partnerships
        • State, Regional, and International affiliates
        • ASCD Headquarters
        • Advancement of Education Corporations
        • Gallery Gatherings 
        • Conferences & Events
        • FW Development


  • Your Voice 
  • Partners & Professional Education Partners
  • A Community of P-20 Educators and Learners
  • Whole Child Learning
  • Innovation

Ignite: CO ASCD ignites your voice to be heard within the P-20 educational community through innovation and professional growth.

  • Innovation
  • Professional Growth
  • Community
  • Your Voice


  • A Community of P-20 Educators and Learners
  • Whole Child Learning
  • Innovation
  • Your Voice


  • Your Voice through Your Stories
  • A Community of P-20 Educators and Learners
  • Whole Child Learning
  • Education Policy


  • Resources: Our resources illustrate classroom scenes of effective, P-20 research-based teaching practices in every subject to help you bring school improvement ideas and strategies to life.
    • Online Opportunities
    • Books
    • Professional Links
    • Framework 2021: A P-20 Vision for Learning in Colorado
    • Teacher Leadership Opportunities
    • Video Resources


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We love educators and our educational community!  That's why we have developed this section dedicated to thanking those educators in our lives who truly inspire and strive to encourage all of us to achieve our best, no matter our individual goals.  Without further ado, a well deserved Thank You to these incredible people:

Jill Lewis

President CO ASCD

Thank you for your countless dedication to all things.

Nominated by: E. Burnette

Amy Morgan

makes a difference in education in Colorado

Amy Morgan has been teaching at Discovery Canyon Campus since 2007. She has become one of the elementary schools most respected and admired teachers by both colleagues and families alike. Her dedication to both her students and her profession is apparent every day through her relationships, thoughtfulness, and community involvement. Mrs. Morgan has had a personal impact on more than 400 students through both her classroom instruction and the various clubs and extra curricular activities she has advised. I would like to thank Amy Morgan for sharing her time, talents and passions with me throughout the years.

“Thank you for investing your time, sharing your talents, and making a difference.”

Nominated by Autumn Cave-Crosby

Ceri Dean

ASCD Board Member

Thank you for your wonderful insight and drive.

Nominated by: J. Lewis

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who made/makes a difference in education in Colorado

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Nominations are needed for Giving Thanks: COASCD's Thank You Educator Recognition Segment. Any educator (active/retired) in Colorado can nominate an educator for a CO ASCD thank you. Entries should include the educator’s name, grade level (if applicable) and school/organization (or contact information), as well as the nominator's name, school/organization and grade level (if applicable), email address and phone number. Please include a written description and explanation of why the nominee made/makes a difference in education in Colorado. In addition to a written description and explanation please enclose a thank you sentence to be displayed in the giving thanks section. Nominations can be submitted by email to Submissions for Giving Thanks are ongoing. Please submit at anytime. Submissions will be posted in the order received.

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Did You Know?   When you buy a book from ASCD using our affiliate’s passcode, ASCD donates funds to our affiliate. The same is true if you join ASCD, take an online course, or attend a conference. When you buy something by calling 1.800.933.ASCD or visiting, just use our affiliate’s passcode, COAFF (Colorado Affiliate) in the space that asks for a promotional code. Or, if you have a print ASCD order form, just write our passcode on it.  

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