In partnership with our families and the community, 27J Schools EMPOWERS EVERY student today to take control of their future


    Program Details 


    Join us at the Denver Museum of Nature &Science for a day of "Mind & Brain Education" presented and attended by local K–12 educators and university researchers with a common interest in applying psychology and neuroscience to their practice as they learn about things like:   

    • How do we learn?  
    • How do we regulate emotion?  
    • Culturally responsive teaching and the brain  
    • What motivates and demotivates learners?  
    • The science of belonging and agency  

      We are bringing together local facilitators who will present some evidence-based strategies that you can walk away and use tomorrow. In addition to our nationally recognized keynote presenter, choose between several 90-minute concurrent breakout sessions held in 3 rounds.  

    Saturday, September 30
    8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    For practicing K–12 grade educators 

    Registration Information 


    Registration Only $85 (includes coffee, snacks, featured presenter and a copy of the book Powerful Teaching.)
    Optional University Credit (Add On) $45  


    Option A: (No cost) All participants will receive a certificate of hours for 7.5 hours upon checking out at the end of the day.   

    Option B: Optional University Credit is available (0.5 hr) for an additional cost (see above) if you attend all sessions and complete a one-page written reflection about a brain-based strategy, suggested by a conference presenter, that you implement and evaluated after implementation. The evaluation can be anectdotal but should include evidence from student performance or class culture.   

    Registration is required
    Click this link to "Register Now" or call 303.370.6000. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail 

    Coming from outside the Denver Metropolitan Area? 

    The museum has worked with the nearby DoubleTree Hotel to arrange discounted hotel rooms and waived parking fees for our conference guests. The discounted room rate is $119/night for a room with two double beds. (approx. $137.74 after taxes). To book your room at this rate simply click the link below and make your reservation.  

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About US



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    “The mission of 27J Schools, with the support of families and the community, is to ensure that ALL students have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for present and future competence and success.”

    To this end, as an organization committed to learning at all levels, it is important to make the most of the time afforded us within the new 4-Day School Week calendar for the 2018 – 19 school year.  A foundational belief we share is that students must receive high-quality learning experiences and, in order to do so, we must ensure that teachers learn and grow through a variety of collaborative, professional learning experiences.


    Create a 27J Schools culture of whole-organizational learning through systemic and systematic professional learning opportunities. 


    School improvement means people improvement in order to raise student achievement.  We must commit to building collective capacity, which requires District Learning Experiences and Environments where the professional learning of educators is: 

    • Ongoing and sustained rather than episodic.
    • Job-embedded rather than separate from the work and external to the school.
    • Specifically aligned with school and district goals rather than the random pursuit of trendy topics.
    • Focused on improved results rather than projects and activities.
    • Viewed as collective and collaborative as well as providing for individual reflection.


    The Learning Organization is defined through multiple ways in which it learns.  This is achieved through Whole-Group Learning, Small-Group Learning, and 1:1 Individual Learning.  A variety of learning environments can be offered through connections with and within the Six 27J Schools Leadership Skills:

    • Clarity
    • Responsibility
    • Facilitate/Coach
    • Action
    • Perspective
    • Emotional Intelligence
Name Title Phone Number Email
Melissa Fike Professional Learning Instructional Specialist 303-655-2804
Beth York Department Secretary 303-655-2957