ECHO-DU networks or partnerships are opportunities for educators, mental health professionals, social justice advocates, and other professionals to connect and collaborate effective best practices. These networks provide support and professional development for ECHO participants through engaging and interactive learning.

Benefits of Joining 

  • Collaborative problem-solving amongst other professionals statewide. 
  • Professional development and training from any location using a smartphone, tablet, or computer at no cost. 
  • Build your support network statewide. 
  • Support, training, and empowerment to implement best practices.  
  • Interactive case study discussion and recommendations from fellow colleagues.
  • Potential for CEU or other professional credits. 

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Early Childhood Education

The purpose of this ECHO, hosted by the Positive Early Learning Experience Center, was to help early care and education practitioners reduce the challenging behaviors of young children by using Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC) protocol. After meeting for 8 weeks, participants implemented the Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC) process to reduce the challenging behaviors of young children in their classrooms and programs. 


Schedule & Topics 

Date Topic
04/09/19 Let’s Start at the Beginning
04/16/19 Teaming & Goal Setting
04/23/19 Data Collection
05/07/19 Functional Behavior Assessment
05/14/19 Behavior Intervention Plan
05/21/19 Using Data and Next steps
05/28/19 Group Problem Solving
06/04/19 Group Problem Solving


Meeting Time: Wednesdays 4:00pm  5:00 pm (MST) 

Includes: The Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children Book and Certificate of Completion 

Facilitator: Jackie Joseph, PhD, BCBA, Research Assistant Professor, Morgridge College of Education, Positive Early Learning Experiences Center

Jeanine Coleman, Ph.D.

Supporting Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Environments ECHO is based on best practices for working with young children with disabilities in early childhood environments (preschools, child care centers, home child care environments). Every environment is a learning environment for a young child with and without disabilities. This ECHO will bring practitioners together to discuss positive inclusion practices and potential problems of practice related to working with young children with disabilities and their families in early childhood environments.


 Schedule & Topics 

Date Topic
05/05/20 Managing Powerful Emotions: Social & Emotional Skills
05/12/20 ECE Teacher’s Role in Special Education
05/19/20 Partnering with families that have children with developmental delays
05/26/20 Assessing young children in EC environments


Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 4:30 – 5:45 pm (MT)

Includes: Certificate of Completion.

Facilitator: Dr. Jeanine Coleman, PhD, University of Denver, Early Childhood Special Education Program

K-12 Schools

This Social-Emotional Learning ECHO, hosted by mindSpark Learning, explored best-practices surrounding conflict resolution strategies, preventing and addressing bullying, self-care, and relationship-building strategies through empathy in schools. They met every other Wednesday from 4:30pm-6:00pm to complete eight total sessions. The series was open to Colorado rural school professionals such as school counselors, psychologists, social workers, librarians and athletic & after-school coordinators.



Schedule and Topics 

Date Topic
11/20/19 Empathetic accuracy, active listening, and perspective-taking
12/04/19 Positive self-talk, self-regulation, and self-care techniques
12/18/19 Empathizing and building agency through local and societal problems
01/08/20 Healthy relationship-building and inclusion across lines of differences
01/22/20 Empathy as the foundation of conflict resolution and frustration management
02/05/20 Empathy to address bullying prevention and response
02/19/20 TBD based on participant requests and case study submissions
03/19/20 TBD based on participant requests and case study submissions

Facilitator: Ashford Duffy, Director of Education Opportunity, mindSpark Learning 

This BHSRS ECHO series, hosted by the Center for Rural School Health & Education, looked to increase rural school mental health professionals’ knowledge, skills, and evidence-based practices to better meet students’ emotional needs through Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework.  

 This ECHO was open to all school mental health professionals including school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other school professionals in rural Colorado. Participants were able to choose to attend on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10:00am – 11:00am (MST).   


Schedule & Topics 

Date Topic
09/09/19 Trauma Informed Care
09/16/19 Suicide Prevention
09/23/19 Self-Harm
09/30/19 Depression & Anxiety
10/07/20 Cultivating Strong School Community Mental Health Agency Partnerships
10/14/19 Bullying
10/21/19 School Disengagement & Resilience
10/28/19 Review, Discussion, and Resources


Meeting Time: 10:00am – 11:00 am   

Includes: An opportunity for CE credit and a Certificate of Completion 

Facilitator: Elaine Belansky, Ph.D., Center Director and Research Associate Professor, Center for Rural School Health & Education, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver 

 The Wellness Coordinators Make It Happen! ECHO series, hosted by the Center for Rural School Health and Education, is designed to support the work of wellness coordinators in rural school districts as they implement best practices in the following areas of their comprehensive health and wellness plans: general health policies and practices; nutrition; physical education and activity; health education; family, community, and student involvement; and staff health promotion. Benefits of participation in this ECHO series include: 1) regular participation in a network of other rural wellness coordinators without having to travel, 2) learning about implementation successes and challenges from content experts and peers,  and 3) the increased ability to promote health and wellness in their districts through the exchange of ideas and knowledge and skill development.

By the end of this Wellness Coordinators Make It Happen! ECHO series, wellness coordinators will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast districts’ efforts to implement the following areas of their CHWPs: general health policies and practices; nutrition; physical education and activity; health education; family, community, and student involvement; and staff health promotion
  • Apply and/or adapt implementation methods or tactics that other school districts have used
  • Analyze implementation barriers districts have encountered, and learn about or offer advice about how to overcome those barriers
  • Analyze supports for implementation at other districts, and learn how to get these supports in place

Identify and access resources that might help with the implementation of evidence-based practices


Schedule & Topics 

Date Topic
01/24/20 Coordinating District Health Advisory Committee meetings and work
01/31/20 Addressing Food Scarcity and Promoting Healthy Eating
02/07/20 Practices and policies that promote and protect physical activity
02/14/20 Engaging Families and Communities in School Health Programs and Activities
02/21/20 Promoting Staff Health and Wellness
02/28/20 Coordinating Comprehensive Health Education Implementation – Part 1
03/06/20 Coordinating Comprehensive Health Education Implementation – Part 2
03/13/20 Comprehensive Sexual Education in a Rural School District


Meeting Time: Fridays, 10:00 am to 11:00 am (MST)

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Facilitator: Shannon Allen, PhD, Director of Community Services & Resources, Center for Rural School Health & Education, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver

This Emotional Intelligence ECHO series, hosted mindSpark Learning, will address how to equitably and sustainably strengthen teachers’, students’ and parents’ emotional intelligence to ensure everyone has the emotional skills and strategies needed to thrive in personal, academic and professional relationships.


Schedule and Topics 

Date Topic
04/08/20 Emotions as Information
04/15/20 Emotional Intelligence + Resiliency
04/22/20 Theatre Arts as Therapy
04/29/20 Connection between Creativity & Emotions
05/06/20 RULER as a SEL program
05/13/20 Emotional Intelligence + Bullying
05/20/20 Embracing Emotional Intelligence School-Wide
05/27/20 TBD – Based on participant needs


Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (MST)

Includes: Certificate of Completion – Completion of ECHO counts toward 8 teacher recertification hours

Facilitator: Victoria, MSEd – Johns Hopkins University, Virtual





Dr. Elaine Belansky, Director

Nancy O’Sullivan, Program Manager

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