Upcoming Topics

   December    Workforce Development
   January    Digital Literacy & Technology
   February    Advocacy
   March    Corrections
   April    Work Based Instruction
   May    Reading

Upcoming Webinars

Digital Curriculum to Support the Whole Learner: Custom Courses, Intervention, and Social and Emotional Learning

DATE: Friday, December 13, 2019
TIME: 12:00PM (Eastern Time)

To best meet these needs of adult learners, a digital curriculum provides the flexibility to build learning experiences tailored to an individual, and then allows each learner to work at their own pace. In this webinar, participants will learn more about how digital curriculum can provide a flexible approach to supporting adult learners, including core content customized to individual needs, intervention content for learners building foundational skills, and social emotional learning curriculum to build other important skills. Learn more about how programs using content from Edgenuity and Purpose Prep are driving success for adult learners.


Dr. Karen DeSchryverKaren’s career spans over 26 years with experience as a psychologist, co-designer of blended leaning plans for educational settings, U.S Department of Education/WestEd monitor, and Colorado Department of Education consultant for At-Risk/Alternative Ed school. She is an award-winning presenter on how edtech can help an educational setting meet its goals and has been recognized for her outstanding collaborative performance. Her presentations are lively, humorous and engaging, and she is a firm believer that no two partners are similar, thus no two discussions and strategic plans are similar. Her collaborative style and ability to mine data, listen for pain points, trends, identify achievement gaps and position solutions that address the root causes have made Karen a sought-after consultant. Karen lives in Denver, CO. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy and Design from University of Denver. She and her husband are owned by 2 teenage daughters and a Golden Retriever.


Daniel J. BudzinskiDaniel J. Budzinski is a serial entrepreneur of several innovative tech companies and founder of Purpose Prep, a premier content and solution provider for social and emotional learning for K-12 schools and districts. Daniel has spoken in 1,200 events in 30 countries on six continents in eight years to a diverse set of audiences and well over 250,000+ young people in K-12 schools. He is a respected board member of two charter schools in Detroit, Michigan serving thousands of students. He is the author of the Purpose Workbook and the host of The Dreamcast and The Art of Success Podcast. Daniel’s personal mission is to motivate, influence, and empower people to discover their purpose, unlock their potential, and live out their most unimaginable dreams. Daniel is also the founder and CEO of Compassionate Touch, a global nonprofit advancing equality and access to meaningful education for learners around the world. He resides in Macomb, Michigan with his wife Elizabeth and their three children Everly, Ivy and Daniel. Follow Daniel’s personal journey on DanielBudzinski.com. For more information on Purpose Prep and Compassionate Touch please visit PurposePrep.com or Ctinternational.org.

This webinar has been generously sponsored by Edgenuity + Purpose Prep.

Work Ethic: The Critical Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

DATE: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
TIME: 2:00PM (Eastern Time)

Work ethic—sometimes called soft skills, workplace readiness, or foundational behaviors —are emerging as critical skills for the future. Students with strong non-cognitive skills graduate college at nearly double the average rate. Nearly 9 out of 10 hiring managers nationwide say work ethic is their most important factor in hiring. The challenge is that fewer than 1 in 5 students have these basic skills, and almost all education is focused on academic and cognitive skills. However, new strategies in developing work ethic are making a huge difference with diverse populations across the country.


Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, giving more than 75 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually. For the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Josh led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40.

Davies is currently the CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing workplace skills in the global workforce. Partnering with organizations in 49 states and 6 countries, they equip trainers and teachers to build the workforce of the 21st Century. A graduate of American University, Josh has been awarded the Mile High Energy Award by Visit Denver, and an honorary Doctorate of Foodservice by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for his contributions to the industry. He finished serving his second term on the Executive Board of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, where he chaired the State Education and Training Steering Committee. He also led the P-Tech Selection Committee for Colorado and served on the board of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. In addition to his work in the public sector, Josh also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, was President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and co-chaired the Colorado State Youth Council.

Burlington English

This webinar has been generously sponsored by Burlington English.