The America Achieves Educator Networks work, in targeted locations, to increase the number of students who have access to and complete a quality education pathway that leads to career and life success.
Our team is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and help you elevate your voice to advance college and career readiness initiatives in Colorado. This page will be updated on a regular basis to include information and resources to utilize throughout the program.
July - September Task Development Timeline
We reviewed the claims and evidences that were submitted and adjusted format and ensured consistency across the different sector submission. Please review the edits and suggestions and incorporate feedback as appropriate by June 6. Please review documents labeled as Claims-Evidence followed by industry name (e.g. Claims-Evidences IT). This is the final step in your industry research groups, and it’s important to complete as this information will help inform the work of new groups and the development of our performance tasks. During our first session, each group will share out. Please select a member of your industry research group to be the presenter.
As we prepare for the June convening, you’ll want to come armed with up-to-date knowledge of trends related to your new group and industry sector. Please familiarize yourselves with the industry research and claims and evidences as prepared by the now former industry teams. Please note that the claims and evidence documents are in the review process as you review.
The purpose of your industry research is to share with one another to inspire your thinking as you prepare to build relevant, real-world tasks for students. They will help provide a shared knowledge base, trigger additional avenues for investigation, and propel your group forward as you begin to consider potential performance tasks during the June convening. As you comb through resources, consider these highlights:
As you read, prepare to come to Fort Collins armed with questions and ideas that might inform performance task development.
In preparation for our visit to Tolmar, please review the Tolmar website, read this two-pager, and watch this video. Additionally, please read, sign, and bring with you this nondisclosure agreement. The tour will last a little over an hour and will be followed up by an informal conversation with Tolmar employees. Please come prepared to ask questions that will help you better understand the industry and develop related performance tasks.
We have a lot of exciting work ahead of us, including our first convening, March 15-17 in Denver. To prepare for the convening, we ask that you complete a few tasks:
America Achieves is pleased to cover travel, ground transportation, lodging, and meal costs for educators while attending Fellowship meetings. America Achieves is not able to reimburse for incidentals, alcohol, unapproved flight/train changes or cancellation fees, and internet service on flights/trains.
America Achieves is happy to book your travel for you or, if the total cost of your round-trip travel is within the parameters below, you may book your travel without consulting us. By choosing to have America Achieves book your travel, you will be responsible for reimbursing America Achieves for the cost of the ticket and any change fees, if you do not attend the meeting. If the cost of travel is above the amounts listed below, please contact us for approval before purchasing.
America Achieves will cover your mileage when driving to Fellowship meetings at the 2018 federal rate of 54.5 cents/mile. This mileage allowance is in lieu of actual expenses for gasoline, oil, repairs, tags, insurance, and depreciation. Please attach a screenshot of your route to your reimbursement form to receive compensation for the use of your personal car.
America Achieves will cover your taxi/cab/subway ride to the train station or airport and to and from the meeting venue. Please ensure you retain all receipts when taking a ground transportation. Private cars/drivers, are not eligible for reimbursement.
America Achieves will cover your parking during Fellowship meetings. Please lookout for specific parking instructions prior to the meeting.
America Achieves will cover your own (individual) hotel room for the duration of the Fellowship meeting, including tax. Please be sure to bring your ID and credit card for incidentals, as we will cover the room and tax only. Unless pre-approved by staff, any additional items (movies, snacks in your room, bar or restaurant, etc.) purchased by you during your stay is your financial responsibility. If you encounter any unforeseen circumstances or last-minute emergencies, and do not think you will be staying at the hotel after all, please contact us as soon as possible. We want to be sure you are okay as well as cancel any unused hotel rooms to avoid a penalty.
America Achieves will cover your meals whiling traveling to Fellowship meetings and any meals designated as "on your own". We are unable to reimburse for alcohol or meals that are already provided at the convening. Total daily meal expenses should not exceed the following: Breakfast - $10, Lunch - $20, and Dinner - $30.
America Achieves will process reimbursements for pre-approved travel, mileage, ground transportation, and meals after the meeting. All eligible reimbursement forms must be accompanied by an itemized receipt and, if requesting mileage reimbursement, a screenshot of the route driven must be provided. All items purchased are subject to the Fellowship’s discretion and if deemed unacceptable may not be reimbursed. If you are in doubt, please check with us first. Please note that reimbursements are deposited directly into Fellows' bank accounts and typically arrive within 4-6 weeks after the submission deadline. Please download, complete, and send this reimbursement form along with your itemized receipts to email@example.com after the meeting.
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