Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM MDT
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM MDT

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McREL International
4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 500
Denver, CO 80237

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Free parking available.

Airport Shuttle

Super Shuttle: For more information, call 800.258.3826 or go to supershuttle.com.

Recommended Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of McREL, and they also provide free shuttle service within designated hours.

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S. Ulster Street
Denver, CO 80237
When booking, please mention that guests will be attending a McREL event in order to receive a discounted rate. 

Hyatt Place - DTC
8300 E. Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

About the Presenter

Kris Rouleau – McREL International

Kris works with schools, districts, and state departments of education as they navigate change and implement practices and structures to reduce variability and increase student achievement. Through consulting, coaching, and facilitation of workshops, she provides services, strategies, and technical assistance to support change efforts. Kris is a licensed school administrator and brings more than 20 years’ experience in education, working in a variety of racially and culturally diverse communities. She has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, elementary school principal, and district-level curriculum administrator. As a district reading/language arts specialist, she worked with classroom teachers and principals to improve instruction, assessment, and intervention practices to improve student achievement in reading.

Presenters subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing via email to Madonna Shafer.
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to event: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made 31 to 60 days prior to event: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made 11 to 30 days prior to event: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to event: No refund
  • Contact McREL for refunds


Madonna Shafer 
McREL International 

Unleashing Student Curiosity to Learn  

October 25-26, 2018

Denver, CO

Explore why and how curiosity can be sparked and sustained within your students, helping them become engaged, motivated, self-directed learners who “own” their educational journeys. Participants will also receive extended virtual coaching during 2018-19 school year. 

Get tools, tips, and ideas for:

  • Creating challenging learning tasks and higher-order questions that push students to deeper levels of content understanding and application.
  • Providing students with feedback that motivates them to improve and expand their learning. 
  • Creating learning intentions, narrative, and pacing that engage students with lessons. 
  • Providing students with opportunities for inquiry-based cooperative/group learning. 
  • Using formative assessments and data to make key adjustments to teaching and learning.

Registration fee:

$399 per person. Includes 2-day workshop and extended virtual coaching, plus lunch and refreshments. 

Registering a group of three or more from the same school or district? Contact Madonna Shafer to receive a 10% discount.

Questions? Need More Information? Ordering by P.O.?
Contact Madonna Shafer at McREL International, at 303-632-5507.


Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Check in/Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Agenda Topics:

  • Understanding the Power of Curiosity to Engage and Motivate Students
  • Sparking Interest, and Keeping it Aflame
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • 6 Teacher Theories of Action
  • Reflection and Application: Developing a Plan of Action

*Agenda subject to change.