AFDC 2020 has ended

We have been closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak to ensure the safety of the participants and staff members attending AFDC. Your health is our top priority and we will continue to make decisions according to the recommendations of the CDC. At this point, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s annual conference. We are optimistic that we will be able to proceed as planned next year with AFDC 2021.

This year, Creative Learning Systems will be providing an alternate opportunity to engage in professional development this summer. Please join us on June 23rd from 8 AM to 4 PM (MST) for our online conference, SmartLab eLearning for Facilitators.

Please visit the event web page for our online conference to learn about available sessions and to register for the event. We hope to "see" you there!

For more information, please email us at academics@clsonline.com.

What is AFDC?
Designed for new and veteran SmartLab™ Facilitators, the Advanced Facilitator Development Conference prepares STEM K-12 educators to support and facilitate student learning and skills development for career and college readiness. AFDC participants gain experience and knowledge of instructional strategies and the principles of project-based learning, develop expertise with a variety of advanced technologies, participate in authentic STEM practices, and learn to integrate cross-cutting concepts and content.
 Workshop Outcomes

  • Increased expertize with project-based, student-driven learning.
  • Development of performance-based assessment rubrics and methodologies.
  • Ability to integrate STEM disciplines and practices along cross-cutting concepts.
  • Demonstrated advancement in proficiency with STEM technologies.
Call us at 800-458-2880 option 2 or email support@clsonline.com

Book Your Room

Book before May 19th, 2020. Marriott will hold rooms until May 19th at a group rate.
Room availability after May 19th is not guaranteed.

Residence Inn
7050 West Hampden Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80227

Book at our conference rate by using this link!

$149 per night for a studio with kitchenette
  • Newly renovated
  • Includes hot breakfast
  • Complimentary evening social Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • BBQ & picnic area
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Fitness center

Courtyard by Marriott
7180 West Hampden Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80227

Book at our conference rate by using this link!

$139 per night for a 1 king bed or 2 double bed
  • Newly renovated
  • Breakfast NOT included
  • On-site Bistro restaurant
  • BBQ area
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Fitness center & basketball court

Maps & Directions

DIA to Residence Inn
7050 West Hampden Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80227

DIA to Courtyard
7180 West Hampden Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80227

Hotels to The Englewood Campus
3800 S. Logan St., Englewood, CO 80110

Hotels to the Bowling Venue

945 S Kipling Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80026

Denver International Airport to Hotels
The distance is approximately 35 miles and 1 hour in duration. Super Shuttle and similar companies offer ground transportation from DIA to all points in Colorado. Follow this link to check current rates with Super Shuttle: www.supershuttle.com

Hotel to Campus
Carpooling is recommended. Ask around each morning to hitch a ride! Someone generally has a free seat. Expect the morning drive to take over 15 minutes due to traffic.

Exploring CO After Hours
For those who want to explore the Denver metro and surroundings, we recommend carpooling with colleagues. County, state, and national parks offer great experiences. Downtown Denver is about a 20-minute ride.