PEBC

B.E.S.T. Conference

Immerse yourself in a community of BIPOC educators, administrators and community members working in STEM. Join us June 29-30 to explore opportunities for belonging, awareness, healing, and change.

Become a Teacher

The PEBC Teacher Residency program prepares college graduates to embark on exceptional teaching careers through an experiential licensure program.

Professional Learning

PEBC supports teachers in all content areas and at all levels to become the educators they aspire to be. PEBC staff offer customized, contextualized professional learning targeting teaching for understanding.

Policy

Education Policy

Local, state, and national leaders trust PEBC to inform the development of sound education policy that profoundly impacts success for students and teachers alike.

Who We Are

Each and every child deserves a great teacher. As a nonprofit, we collaborate with schools, districts, legislators, and communities nationwide to recruit, train, develop and support educators who, in turn, support learners at all levels.

What We Do

We prepare outstanding new teachers, help good teachers and leaders become exceptional, and shape systems and policies that foster vibrant growth and lasting success for all students and teachers.

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How We Do It

The experts at PEBC are lifelong learners who celebrate independent thinking and work to foster agency for both teachers and students, culminating in deep understanding. Our Teaching Framework is based on 30 years’ learning alongside teachers – the approaches are not new, and yet they are not outdated. Educators at all levels can adapt this Framework to their own context and effectively strengthen students’ confidence and competence as problem solvers and makers of meaning.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thinking Strategies Institute (Spring 2025)

In this institute, educators will learn how to explicitly teach, support, and plan for deeper thinking with the thinking strategies within in the context of instructional best practices.


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Writing Institute: Teaching Argument Writing (2025)

Teaching argument is more than offering students a persuasive prompt and a formula; it’s about teaching students to analyze the data in order to form a claim, to back that claim with valid and reliable evidence, and to create an essay that a reader wouldn’t want to put down.


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Math Achievement for All (2025)

We will explore the urgent need to adjust our math instruction to create onramps for historically underserved learners to increase their access to high quality math understanding.


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Minds on Math Institute (December 2024)

In this institute you will learn how to address all eight of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice within workshop model instruction.


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Thinking Strategies Institute (Fall 2024)

In this institute, educators will learn how to explicitly teach, support, and plan for deeper thinking with the thinking strategies within in the context of instructional best practices.


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Facilitation Institute (Fall 2024)

In this engaging, expertly facilitated two-day workshop participants learn to craft quality questions, deepen listening skills, wield protocols effectively and navigate group dynamics with intent.


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Leadership that Matters: A Framework for Leading Schools and Districts

Leaders will examine the PEBC Leadership Framework through reflective and collaborative learning experiences in order to strengthen the impact of leadership on your school or district.


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Effective Mentoring & Coaching Institute (September 2024)

In this institute you will learn a collaborative and inquiry-based approach to professional communication which focuses on supporting colleagues’ thinking around planning, reflecting and problem-solving.


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BIPOC Educational STEM Thinkers = B.E.S.T. Conference Affinity Groups (2024-2025)

Did you miss the conference but still want to join the affinity groups? Register here for monthly affinity group meetings that are tailored to participant capacity, needs, and collective goals.


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BIPOC Educational STEM Thinkers = B.E.S.T. Conference

A two-day summer conference in Denver for BIPOC STEM educators from across Colorado and beyond to come together and name systemic changes needed for sustainability and retention of BIPOC STEM educators. We will create a sense of belonging, cultivate change and heal in order to best support our students and communities.


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New and Notable

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FORWARD Initiative

The FORWARD Initiative strives to improve the education environment by equipping educators and leaders with skills in positive conflict resolution, including curiosity, respect, and bridge-building. It seeks to counteract polarization and drive positive change in education and decision-making. 

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Colorado Safer Schools Initiative

CSSI is expected to be a multi-year initiative that will provide added capacity and perspectives to work already underway at the state level and to support state and local leaders across a wide spectrum of efforts that relate to student and educator wellbeing.

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BEST Conference

We invite you to immerse yourself in a community of BIPOC STEM educators. Join use to explore opportunities for belonging, awareness, healing, and change.

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