Elementary Education Information Session @ CMC in Edwards
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you interested in a teaching career? Colorado Mountain College is holding an information session for those interestedPhoto of elementary school teacher working with students. in its elementary education bachelor’s degree program.

Information sessions are scheduled for the bachelor’s degree in elementary education program:

  • Tuesday, August 2, 5:30 p.m., Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Avenue, Room 209
  • Thursday, August 4, 5:30 p.m., Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards, 150 Miller Ranch Road, Room 204

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education provides a pathway leading to dual licensure in Elementary Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education. There is currently a national teacher shortage and the CLD endorsement is in high demand. This dual endorsement prepares future teachers to be highly effective in working with children in our schools, as these children reflect the rich diversity of our beautiful mountain communities.

While the bachelor’s program is based at Colorado Mountain College locations in Glenwood Springs and Edwards, many classes at the associates level are available at most CMC campuses.

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education information meetings:

For more information, go to  or you may apply for admission to the program at

You may also schedule an individual appointment with Dr. Barbara Johnson, Director of Teacher Education, by contacting her at

3rd Annual Art & Jazz Opening Reception @ CMC in Edwards
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the opening reception of the 3rd Annual Art & Jazz show on August 12, 6-9pm.  Enjoy an evening of jazz music from the Jeremiah Johnson Jazz Ensemble, view the artwork lining our halls and meet the artists. This special art show features local and student art.

Art show ends: September 29, 5pm.

Providing Feedback Digitally Workshop @ CMC in Edwards, Lecture Hall 118
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Faculty, are you still writing feedback with pen and ink on your students’ printed papers? Want to learn how to streamline the process so you can provide richer feedback, more efficiently, digitally–without having to haul around stacks of essays? Want to learn how to provide audio, video, or screencast feedback, as well, and on other types of assignments?

Join us for this presentation in Lecture Hall 118 at CMC Edwards on Wednesday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm!

First we will take a brief look at some best practices for course design, such as adding a personal greeting to your home page, modifying your navigation buttons, and letting students know how to get started. We’ll give you a copy of the “Quality Matters” standards. This common sense, tried-and-true list of best practices really helps to “demystify” course design! Then we’ll look at 2 options you can use to provide “written” feedback on your students’ papers digitally:

  • GradeMark
  • Crocodoc

Both of these tools are already in your Canvas course, waiting for you. Students can upload their papers to your Canvas course assignments, you provide feedback digitally online, and students can view your feedback there. In your feedback, you can even provide clickable links to grammar tips or other websites.
What about other types of assignments? We will also show you ways you can provide audio or video or screencast feedback to students on many types of assignments (essays, photo or video projects, live or recorded speeches…) using one of these options:

  • Canvas media recorder for creating audio or video feedback
  • Jing or Camtasia or QuickTime (Mac) for creating screencast feedback
  • WebEx webinars for live one-on-one feedback or WebEx recordings for creating audio, video or screencast feedback.

We will take a look at rubrics in Canvas and how to use them with your assignments.

We will demo how a Wacom Slate or other brand of stylus allows you to add your own handwriting (instead of typing) onto your students’ digital papers with Crocodocs.

We will discuss ways to help students become comfortable with the revision process and how we can best encourage them to consider incorporating feedback in their future writings. We will close with a discussion of best practices for ensuring that students read and understand your feedback and incorporate revision and continuous improvement into their learning.
Come see how technology can make feedback quicker and more meaningful. No more worries about spilling coffee on your students’ essays or projects.  Your students won’t have to keep up with their printed versions of your feedback—they can access their work and your feedback any time in Canvas.

This presentation is part of the series “Teaching the Journey of Writing.”  The goal: encourage our students to consider the entire journey of writing, not just the destination.

WebAdvisor Registration Information
16/FA TRN901 CS35 (SYN: 01581). Please register for this training via WebAdvisor. Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 01581.
Problems registering? Check out our Registration Video Tutorial or contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.

Culinary Arts Orientation @ CMC in Edwards
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts – Vail Valley program will want to attend the Orientation on August 25, from 1pm-5pm in room 230.

  • Meet fellow classmates
  • Receive your uniform, knife kit and textbooks
  • Tour classrooms, the kitchen and garden
  • Receive individualized help with financial aid and registration
  • Receive a CMC student ID badge

New students should submit a $600 deposit by August 10 to ensure their uniform is the right size.

The Perils of Human Trafficking @ CMC in Edwards
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

It is approximated that there are between 20 and 30 million slaves in the world today and, according to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year. Of these people, 80% are female and half are children. With an exhibit and panel, this program affords you the opportunity to learn a lot about this very important and dangerous subject.

Tour a powerful mobile exhibit presented in Vail by the Freedom Drivers Project. The exhibit is designed to educate the public on the dangers of domestic sex trafficking with actual artifacts from trafficking cases that connect people to the backstories of so many who end up enslaved in our own country. Follow a tour of the exhibit with a lecture from three expert panelists.

Janet Drake is a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Special Prosecutions Unit at the Colorado Attorney General’s office where she investigates and prosecutes organized and complex, multi-jurisdictional crimes, including human trafficking.

Katie Kurtz heads the Human Trafficking Unit in the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The Human Trafficking Unit works to create programs to prevent and protect victims of trafficking and prosecute offenders who exploit vulnerable individuals in the community.

Candace M. Joice is the Education Manager at iEmpathize. She provides trainings and workshops regarding human trafficking and exploitation prevention for groups such as educators, parents, youth, faith communities and social workers.

6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program