34th Annual Courage to Risk Conference 2023
A Collaborative Conference for Special Education
January 20 - 21, 2023  ·  Broadmoor Resort

Welcome!

 

The Courage to Risk Conference is a collaborative conference comprised of a variety of organizations committed to the educational success of students with diverse learning needs. The mission of the CTR conference is to provide quality educational experiences to parents, students, teachers, and community members; to provide networking experiences for participants; to motivate those working with students with diverse learning needs. The CTR committee seeks to accomplish this by planning a conference in Colorado for educators and families of students with diverse learning needs.


We are pleased to announce that the 34th Annual Courage to Risk Conference will be held in-person at the beautiful Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs on January 20-21,2023.


Agenda
Friday, January 20
8:00 AM - 9:25 AM
8:00 AM - 9:25 AM
Sam will highlight and equip attendees with the essential tools needed to develop a courageous attitude and make a positive impact on every aspect of their daily lives.
10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
10:15 AM - 11:25 AM
Caron A Westland, Ph.D. and Holly Brazzle Rocky Mountain D
Dr. John Christopher Hicks and Monica Lujan Champions
Adrienne Sarff and Jessica Bodden Rocky Mountain A
Danica Vincent, Bill Moore, Denise Abts and Kenna Urwiller Louis Stratta
Dr. Kara Hailey, Charlie Buckley and Rebecca Canges, Michelle Trujillo, Jeanne Connelly, and Janelle Johnson Rocky Mountain B
Lynn Knight, Tim Peters and Karen Krepps Cheyenne/Bailey
LEAD Students Divide 1
Rhonda Conger Academy/Carnation
11:50 AM - 1:15 PM
11:50 AM - 1:15 PM
Daily Obstacles Turned Into Opportunities
Education Can Be Transformational in our Student's Lives
Anthony's Story of Learning: What we can & should learn from students
1:45 PM - 2:55 PM
1:45 PM - 2:55 PM
Mikayla Storey Rocky Mountain C
Nicole Crawford, Ph.D. and Toni Grishman, BSN, RN Rocky Mountain D
Emily Harvey and Sara Pielsticker Divide 2
Jenny Nordman, Ph.D. and Justin Adcock, Ph.D. Rocky Mountain A
Cristina House and Kiki McGough Divide 1
Heather Kilburn-Lyons and Ginette Auton Rocky Mountain B
Designed for people 10 years or less from retiring. Champions
Maribeth Resnickick and Stephanie Deker Academy/Carnation
Heidi Rettig Cheyenne/Bailey
Kallie Haritopoulos Cripple Creek
3:15 PM - 4:25 PM
3:15 PM - 4:25 PM
Kimberly Neely, MM MS, CCC-SLP Cheyenne/Bailey
Debora Davidson Divide 1
Tammy Curran and Gay Carlson Academy/Carnation
Katrine Gosselin and Aimee Massafra Champions
Leslie Gaiser, Michelle Brenner, and Kelly Miller Louis Stratta
Ann Symalla, Robin Singer, Annie Haskins, and Casey Daley Cripple Creek
Cyle Feingold Rocky Mountain A
Tara Butler Rocky Mountain B
Saturday, January 21
8:15 AM - 9:25 AM
8:15 AM - 9:25 AM
JonPaul will introduce a different perspective ensuring IEP goals are attainable, ambitious in light of the student’s circumstances and designed to close achievement gaps and to prepare students to achieve post-secondary goals.
The experts in mental health have missed the mark. The only factor in mental health is to protect it before it wanes. Forget everything you know, there are 5 things in our daily lives that sustain energy & amp; drive mental health.
Implicit bias and concerns related to racial inequity exist at every level of society.
10:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Frankie Kietzman Divide 2
Kathryn Archer and Kristin Duncan Rocky Mountain B
Trude Burnett, M.A. Ed. and Dana Burton M.Ed. Rocky Mountain C
Dr. Tara Mason and Dr. Jill Choate Rocky Mountain D
Pre-retirement Planning: designed for people 10 years or less from retiring. Champions
Dr. Scott Schwartz Rocky Mountain A
Jennifer Moriarty and Jace Smykil Louis Stratta
Jeanine Coleman, Gloria Miller, and Rashida Banerjee Cheyenne/Bailey
11:45 AM - 12:55 PM
11:45 AM - 12:55 PM
Robert Frantum-Allen Rocky Mountain C
Tina Herring and Tami Urbanek Rocky Mountain B
Samantha Richardson Champions
Laura Hess and Gina Trujillo Academy/Carnation
Dr. Jacque Phillips and Stacey Holland Divide 1
Mollie Pitrone Cheyenne/Bailey
Sarah Covey and Karen Davidson Divide 2
Speakers

Sam Glenn

Learning Points: * It’s not all about what you know, but what drives what you know. * When we care, we earn trust. * How to find the good when things aren’t so good. * Why excellence is never an accident.

Rosemarie Allen

Implicit bias and concerns related to racial inequity exist at every level of society.

Kim Bevill

The experts in mental health have missed the mark. The only factor in mental health is to protect it before it wanes. Forget everything you know, there are 5 things in our daily lives that sustain energy & amp; drive mental health.

Jon Paul Burden

JonPaul will introduce a different perspective ensuring IEP goals are attainable, ambitious in light of the student’s circumstances and designed to close achievement gaps and to prepare students to achieve post-secondary goals.

Cyle Feingold

Daily Obstacles Turned Into Opportunities

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Hotels
LOCATION
Broadmoor Resort, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Map
Location: Broadmoor Resort, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Venue Maps main floor west
Venue Maps main floor west

The Keynote will be in the Ballrooms past the registration pickup. Other sessions will be in Ballrooms, A, B,C and D.

lower level west
lower level west

For sessions on the lower level at Broadmoor West, go down the stairs, to the right, past the exhibit hall and before the hallway to registration.

Parking

The Broadmoor has a parking garage adjacent to the resort ($15.00 per day, no in-and-out).


Valet parking is also available for $27.00 per day. You may be ticketed or towed if you park on the street or in residential lots.


Carpooling is recommended as parking is limited. 


For those staying at the Broadmoor Resort: Overnight Self-parking is $25 per night and Overnight Valet parking is $35 per night.