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Ari Carol

  • ​RISK TAKING FOR EDUCATORS 101:  TRADING COMFORT FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Ari Carol has been working in schools since 1986 as a school-based therapist, trainer facilitator, and as a counselor since 1999.  He strives to help people discover their passion for life and their own unique gifts.  As the foundation for his life and work, Ari values respect, humor, and an unwavering desire to bring people together to create compassion and understanding. As a mental health professional Ari is a LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with training and certified expertise in brief therapy, models of change and conflict resolution.  A leader in challenge course programs since 1994, he has brought the power of humor to diverse groups of people in the U.S., Russia, Kenya, and the Philippines.  Ari offers extensive experience working with corporations, families, and schools emphasizing the value and power inside each person.    Contact Ari at wildernessboy@msn.com to learn more about his experiential based courses.

Kay McNeill

  • CREATIVE LESSON PLANNING
  • RESPONDING TO GRIEF AND LOSS NEEDS
  • THE POWER OF NO
  • THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD AND HOW THEY GOT TO BE THAT WAY
  • TNT TEACHING:  DYNAMIC INSTRUCTION LEADS TO DYNAMITE RESULTS
  • UNSTOPPABLE CONFIDENCE
  • USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR STUDENTS

Kay has been a music/drama teacher for grades K-6 in Colorado Springs School District #11 since 1975.  She owns her own training company, Education Resources, and has taught teachers nationwide for several universities, including Lesley U., Chapman U., the Univ. of Phoenix, Cal State U Hayward.  She has staged many theatrical productions for both schools and local communities and has been cited in Who's Who in American Education.  Upon joining CCS in 1989, she brought her creative talents in music, drama, and dance to her course offerings.  Her creative energy is infectious.  You will complete one of her classes feeling more excited and energized about teaching than when you enrolled.  To request a packet of registration materials, contact Kay at 719-761-4778 or email her at musicalkay@yahoo.com 

Kristen Kennedy

  • BEST PRACTICES FOR LOWERING TEST AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ANXIETY

  • CONSTRUCTIVISM IN THE CLASSROOM
  • DIFFERENTIATION:  TEACHING TO ALL STUDENTS AT ALL LEVELS
  • SMART STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING
  • STRATEGIES TO MOTIVATE THE UNMOTIVATED STUDENT
  • TEACHING THE ADVANCED LEARNER

Kristen graduated in 1996 with a BS degree in education from Kansas State University.  During her first seven years of teaching, she taught social studies at a junior high school in Kansas City, Kansas.  She received her masters in 2007 through Lesley University in teaching through the Arts.  She teaches middle school social studies for the Cherry Creek School District. She also teaches 7th grade Pre-AP social studies classes for advanced learners seeking to take AP classes in the future. Call 720-982-8712 for more information on Kristen's courses.

Diane Craft

  • BRAINED INTEGRATION FOR STRUGGLING LEARNERS
  • TEACHING THE RIGHT BRAINED STUDENT IN A LEFT BRAINED WORLD
  • THE BIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR

Dianne is a nationally recognized authority in the treatment of special needs children.  She brings a unique combination of intelligence, intuition, and exhaustive professional research to the challenges special needs children face.  She has taken her outstanding traditional contact format courses and re-designed them for independent learning purposes.  Learn through excellent instructional videos; receive additional written support materials; benefit from her reliable monitoring of your instructional progress.  Instructional materials are provided and  included in tuition fees.  Contact Dianne at 303-437-4014 or craft@ecentral.com to learn more about her courses and receive information about procedures for registration, payment, and transcript requests. 

  • FOUR GOOD CLUBS PROGRAM
  • THE GOOD BOOK REVIEW CLUB PROGRAM
  • YOU DESERVE CREDIT PROGRAM

 

Andre Shaw

  • ETHNICITY AND ACADEMIC DISPARITY

A teacher in the Denver Public Schools for many years, Andre taught Physical Education at the elementary school level; Social Studies at the Middle School Level; and was a Social Studies/Administrative Assistant at the high school level.  He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado [ B.A. in 1977; M.A. in Education in 1986 ].  He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado's Urban Education Program in Denver where he teaches Multiculturalism. 
Andre also enjoys his role as a professional speaker/storyteller with " Defining Moments " being the main theme of his speeches.   CCS believes that his extensive background in education will bring a wealth of information and insights to you.
Andre can be contacted by phone at 303-321-5811 or by email at ajoaquin@q.com

 

Tess Callard

  • ANCHOR ACTIVITIES AND LEARNING EXTENSIONS
  • BACKWARD DESIGN LESSON PLANNING
  • GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
  • LITERACY STRATEGIES FOR EVERY CLASSROOM
  • TEACHING LITERACY THROUGH CREATIVITY
  • TEACHING THE GIFTED LEARNER​

While in the Cherry Creek School District, Tess taught 7th and 8th grade earth science, chemistry, physics, and biology classes, and also teaches Pre-Advanced Placement Science to 8th grade advanced learners seeking to take AP classes in the future.  Her undergraduate degree is in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Colgate University and her graduate degree is in Math, Science, and Technology Education from St. John Fisher College.  Tess offers classes that focus on literacy strategies, anchor activities, graphic organizers, writing poetry, teaching to advanced and gifted learners, teaching tolerance, and poetry writing in the classroom.  Call 585-734-8064 for more information on Tess's courses.  


“What an awesome way for teachers to earn credit outside of the classroom! Ari Carol is a fantastic instructor who offers a unique outdoor experience that can be translated right into the classroom. His rock climbing course is exhilarating, challenging, and is geared for all levels of physical ability. Thank you for a wonderful, positive and successful day.”
Amy Gimenez, Spanish Teacher, August 2014

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​"Colorado Consulting Services is incredibly helpful in constructing classes that allow teachers to continue learning about pertinent subjects that deal with our growing and changing classrooms. CCS enabled me to construct my own classes and learn at my own pace in an affordable and timely manner. In addition, with individual assistance from the CCS staff, I was able to receive my necessary credit and increase my pay.
Ann Kay Smith, Lang Arts teacher at Arapahoe High School, Littleton, CO

OUR JOB DOES NOT END
UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE CREDITS
THAT YOU BOTH EARNED AND HAVE PAID FOR! 

 Alyn Park and Jay Wissot are lifetime educators and the principal partners of Colorado Consulting Services, Inc. 

Alyn’s area of expertise is in health education. She is a registered dietician and holds an M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University.  Alyn is a former Director for the Human Services Section of the Colorado Department of Health. Contact her by email at alynspark@mac.com or 303-819-8012 to order a course packet for The Good Book Review Club Program.

Jay began his career in education as a high school English teacher in 1966. He holds a Ph.D. in Foundations of Education from the University of Illinois. Jay has taught for numerous universities across the country in his 45 plus years in education.  Contact Jay at 303-819-8012 or jayhwissot@mac.com to order course packets for the Four Good Clubs Program or the You Deserve Credit Program.

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Meet the Rest of Our Staff

Robin Gilchrist

  • ​​BRAIN BASED TEACHING FOR LONG TERM RETENTION
  • EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
  • FOSTERING RESILIENCE IN STUDENTS
  • MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF WORKING WITH DIFFICULT ADULTS
  • MOTIVATING STUDENTS WITH CREATIVITY
  • OPTIMIZING INTELLIGENCE:  NINE WAYS TO BE SMART
  • PROMOTING WELLNESS FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES
  • STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING TROUBLE STUDENT BEHAVIOR
  • TEACHING TODAY'S TEENAGERS
  • WELLNESS WILL NOT WAIT

Robin has 20 plus years of teaching in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. She has taught grades 3-8 and is currently teaching 8th grade Language Arts at Rocky Top Middle School in Thornton, Colorado. Aside from working with students, Robin has also taught Continuing Education courses for the past nine years. She loves working with students and adults alike and is passionate about instilling a love for learning in those that she works with.  Robin earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Northern Colorado (1995) and her Masters degree from The University of Colorado, Boulder (2005). Robin is committed to bringing technology into her daily lessons and works hard to help others see the benefits of technology integration. She has also done extensive research on Brain-based teaching and learning and offers a variety of courses that bring to light the most relevant and current research findings in this area.  To learn more about Robin's courses, please contact her at robinagilchrist@gmail.com or via phone at 303-913-1479.

Sheryl Hutchings

  • TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  • TEACHING KIDS TO FIND THEIR STRENGTHS
  • TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING
  • TIPS FOR TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

Sheryl is a life long teacher who spent the majority of her teaching career exploring ways to implement and integrate technology in the classroom.  She has been teaching technology-based classes for CCS since the 1990's, and following retirement from the Cherry Creek School District in 2001, she has dedicated herself to finding ways to help teachers use technology in their classrooms.  The holder of  a BA in English Education and an MA in Education from Colorado University, plus  over 70 graduate hours in technology-related classes, she brings 30 years of classroom teaching experience to the CCS courses she offers.  She also writes curriculum materials for Learning Together, a company that offers a unique student mentoring program for struggling learners nationwide.  You can contact Sheryl at 303-204-4682 or sahutch@me.com for more information about any of her class offerings. 

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