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Upcoming Events

FIRE Foundation Denver invites you to join or support these upcoming events.

Bonfire 2023

Friday, August 23, 2024

5:30-9:00 PM

The Cable Center at DU

2000 Buchtel Blvd. S, Denver, CO 80210                                                                                                                           

It only takes a SPARK!

It only takes a spark to ignite inclusive Catholic education for the children of the Archdiocese of Denver. Because of you, children with disabilities have been thriving at new levels in Catholic schools for three years now. Because of you, FIRE Denver’s impact has grown to reach new schools, new communities, and new children. Because of you, Catholic schools students with disabilities are welcomed, supported, and valued. But there is so much more to do… can you join us August 23 and be the spark to ignite the next chapter of inclusion for children with disabilities in Catholic schools?  

Buy tickets today . . . this event has sold out the last 2 years!

 

Sponsor BonFIRE 2024

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UPCOMING FRIENDS OF FIRE EVENTS

 

Sep 19, 2024: Friends of FIRE Back to School Social (location TBD) – 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

 

 

2024 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

FIRE Foundation of Denver is pleased to sponsor the following professional development for school staff.

March 8, 2024:

In partnership with the Office of Catholic schools, FIRE Denver will sponsor a day long inclusive education training for all teachers, staff, and principals by Inclusion Solutions, LLC. 

 

July 29, August 5, and August 7, 2024:

Join us from 9am-10:30am on Zoom for a 3 part webinar with Nicole Eredics on “Opening Doors: Curriculum Modifications for Students with Disabilities”. 

Nicole Eredics is an elementary teacher, Board Certified Inclusion Specialist, and holds a Master’s degree in Special Education. Nicole is passionate about creating inclusive spaces for students with disabilities in the general education classroom. She draws upon her years of experience and on-the-job insight to write, speak, and consult on the topic of inclusive education to various local and national organizations. In addition, she is the author of a practical guidebook for teachers and parents called, Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum.  You can also find helpful articles, resources, and tips for inclusion on her blog, The Inclusive ClassFor more information, you can email Nicole at theinclusiveclass@gmail.com.

 

October 1, 2024:

FIRE Denver is offering a leadership training for partner school leaders (Pastor, principal, assistant principal, and lead SPED teacher) with renowned researcher and educator, Michael J. Boyle, Ph.D., Director of Content and Partnership Development for Inclusion Solutions, LLC. Dr. Boyle will also provide partner schools with eight (8) follow-up zoom meetings, one each month, to address specific coaching at the school level throughout the school year.

Dr. Boyle has worked in education in a variety of settings and roles. Most recently, he served as the superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Joliet-Illinois. Before this position, Dr. Boyle served as the director of the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education at Loyola University Chicago. As a school psychologist at both the high school and elementary levels, he worked with students across a broad range of areas of exceptionality. He has also served as a special education administrator in several public school districts and as principal of a Catholic elementary school.  Dr. Boyle serves as the board chair of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. He also serves on the board of directors of Loyola Press. Additionally, he served on the governing board of the Journal of Catholic Education.

Inclusion Solutions, LLC is a company that assists private religious schools in meeting the needs of all learners through ongoing, sustainable professional development efforts in strong partnerships with schools. Through this unique opportunity, our schools will be able to identify their school’s system strengths and weaknesses, create a plan to develop/strengthen systems and protocols, and identify ways to build capacity among faculty and staff.

 

Please reach out to kyle@firefoundationdenver.org for more information and to register.

Past Events

Dr. Jackie Joseph's Keynote Speech on Belonging

High Quality Inclusion for early childhood education 

January 20, 2023: In partnership with the Office of Catholic schools, FIRE hosted a professional development training on Pivotal Practices of High Quality Inclusion for early childhood education given by The RISE School of Denver.  We had 14 schools represented!
Watch Dr. Jackie Joseph’s Keynote Speech on Belonging 
 

This video offers a perspective on RISE School Executive Director, Dr. Joseph, and her daughter’s experience with belonging in an early childhood setting as a child and family with a dis/ability.

“Gifts to Give” Christmas Market and Luncheon

December 2, 2023 Gifts to Give Christmas Market and Luncheon raised close to $50,000 for inclusive Catholic education throughout the Archdiocese of Denver.

Charity Dodgeball Tournament

Catholic Sports Denver hosted a charity dodgeball tournament to raise funds to include children with disabilities in our Denver Catholic Schools.

Contact FIRE Foundation of Denver

Contact FIRE Foundation of Denver via the brief form below:

Call Us

(720) 464-7411

Mailing Address

40 W. Littleton Blvd, Suite 210-283   Littleton, CO 80120