Welcome to SPEAK at CA!

SPEAK is an ongoing program of Colorado Academy,  a dynamic liberal arts and sciences private school that challenges PK-12 students in academics, athletics, and the arts. SPEAK stands for Series for Parent Education About Kids. Join us throughout the school year for these informative, entertaining, interactive and free lectures featuring a variety of speakers from across the country. RSVP to attend via the links below.
Questions? Please contact our Admission Office at 303-914-2513.

U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong: Running for My Life: From the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Dining Hall in the CA Campus Center
Lopez Lomong has achieved what many might consider the impossible. From a boy of six taken from his parents by the Sudanese Rebel Army to competing in the Beijing and London Olympics, Lomong's life and career have shown that the capacity to achieve in the face of extreme adversity can be indomitable. Lopez shares his remarkable story of what it took to accomplish his American dream, while spreading the word about what can be done in the Sudan to give hope and opportunities to people who started out just like him. Dinner provided. Students welcome and encouraged.  Click here to RSVP now.

David Mochel: Mindfulness Goes Mainstream: Where Focus, Character, and NeuroScience Meet

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
Sadler Room of the CA Campus Center
Don’t miss this insightful and entertaining presentation by David Mochel, a veteran educator and coach who applies the latest scientific research on brain function and performance to his work with students, teachers, and parents. Simple, practical techniques can help you and your children focus your attention and achieve results. Find out how to meet challenges with persistence and resilience, regulate emotions, choose healthy behaviors, and build fulfilling relationships. Division meetings in advance (LS: Dining Hall, MS: Macy’s Place, US: Sadler).
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Grant Lichtman: What 60 Schools Can Tell us About Teaching

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
Sadler Room of the CA Campus Center
A year ago, Lichtman packed up his car and set off on a solo, nation-wide research tour to discover what schools are doing to prepare students for an evolving future. Find out what he learned from visiting 21 states, 60 schools (including CA!) and the great ideas of 500 educators. Lichtman is a Senior Fellow at the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence, as well as an experienced school educator and administrator. No division meetings in advance.  Click here to RSVP now.

Carlotta Walls LaNier and Greg Moore: Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dining Hall in the CA Campus Center
Denver Post Editor and CA Parent Greg Moore conducts a live interview with Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little RockArkansas. LaNier was the first black female to graduate from Central High School. In 1999, LaNier and the other people of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal presented by President Bill Clinton. The talk precedes by a few months the 60thanniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision. Light dinner included. Special CA Red & White event for the community.  Click here to RSVP now.

Dr. Joshua Sparrow: Setting Limits: Second Only to Love

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
Knowles Lecture Hall, Upper School
Find out how boundaries and rules make children feel safe and loved. Dr. Joshua Sparrow is the father of two children and is co-author with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton of eight books, including Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development and the Brazelton Way Seriesof books on common parenting challenges. He writes a weekly New York Times column titled “Families Today,” and he holds joint appointments at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital in Boston.  Division Meetings in advance.  Click here to RSVP now.

Martha Adams CA ‘86: Girl Rising

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Knowles Lecture Hall, Upper School
Join CA alumna and Senior Producer Martha Adams, for a screening of the documentary, Girl Rising, highlighting the stories of nine unforgettable girls around the world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming impossible odds to achieve their dreams of education. Girl Rising is directed by Academy Award-nominee Richard E. Robbins, with narrations by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington.  Click here to RSVP now.

David Pogue: The Digital Generation Comes of Age

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Knowles Lecture Hall, Upper School
Don’t miss this entertaining and thought-provoking event with David PogueNew York Times technology columnist and Emmy Award-winning technology correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and for PBS’s NOVA. For the last 20 years, computers and technology have been part of the everyday curriculum for a generation or two of kids—and, as they become the majority, it's show time! As computer-literate children become America's new leaders, visionaries, and designers, how will their digital upbringing affect society and culture? What we'll gain, what we'll lose, and how beliefs and approaches will shift into something we've never seen before.  Click here to RSVP now.
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