The PEBC Teacher Residency program prepares college graduates to embark on exceptional teaching careers through an experiential licensure program.
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.
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.
UPCOMING COURSES AND EVENTS
Thinking Strategies Institute (Spring 2023)
April 24-27, 2023
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.
Reading and Writing Connections in the Literacy Workshop with Ellin Keene and Dan Feigelson
June 14 - 15, 2023
Join us to discuss ways to enhance student engagement by integrating reading and writing. When teachers make these connections apparent, students comprehend more deeply, write more meaningfully, and develop individual identities as readers and writers in the world.
Leadership Lunch Series: Culture & Context
Friday, May 12 & Friday, June 9
Gather with education leaders for networking and an insightful discussion on the culture and context of leadership.
New and Notable
PEBC's expert facilitators are skilled at individual coaching as well as facilitating whole-staff, all-district sessions for teachers and leaders around a wide range of topics.
Registration is now open for many of our fall events. We are also pleased to offer many online courses.
Wendy Ward Hoffer’s fifth book, Phenomenal Teaching, provides a wide range of examples and ideas to foster phenomenal thinking and learning in classrooms at all levels.
Reading & Writing Connections in the Literacy Studio with Ellin O. Keene & Dan Feigelson
How might we integrate whole class lessons, small group work, and individual conferences to support students’ growth as readers and writers? Listen in as literacy leaders, Ellin O. Keene and Dan Feigelson, join the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to discuss ways to enhance student engagement and agency by integrating reading and writing. When teachers make…
Unlearning the H.U.S.H. with Dr. Marlee Bunch & Brittany Collins
Listen in as Dr. Marlee Bunch and Brittany Collins join PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching Podcast with Michelle Morris Jones to discuss planning for anti-bias/anti-racist (ABAR) and social and emotional learning (SEL) pedagogy. Both Marlee and Brittany value the importance of telling and understanding one’s own story as well as the stories of others. Oftentimes the stories of history…
Grow the Good via Asset-Based Responses with Julie Wright
What happens when we focus on assets rather than deficits? Listen in as Julie Wright shares strategies for “growing the good” with Michelle Morris Jones on PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching Podcast. Identifying and leveraging student and teacher assets allows us to, “Size-up what students can do and use that to lift their learning.” This episode of…
Cultivating Spaces That Promote Agency, Equity & Connection with Nicole Tucker-Smith
Nicole Tucker-Smith joins Michelle Morris Jones on PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to share ways teachers and school leaders can cultivate spaces that promote agency, equity and connection for all learners. Nicole encourages us to confront how and why school spaces encourage assimilation, compliance, and conformity and to envision how we might transform our classroom…
Tilting Classrooms Towards Love: Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning into our everyday practices
Lily Howard Scott joins Michelle Morris Jones on PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to discuss how a focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) isn’t simply a nice-to-have, a perk, but a need-to-have, a prerequisite for meaningful learning. How children feel in the classroom is inextricably linked to how they do in the classroom. Emotionally literate…
Using Diverse Texts to Build Understanding, Empathy & Joy with Gita Varadarajan
Gita Varadarajan joins Michelle Morris Jones on the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to talk about the ways in which diverse texts allow students to develop empathy for others, explore challenging topics, find joy and deepen their comprehension skills. Gita brings years of classroom experience to spark conversation and scaffold opportunities that guide students toward a variety…
Cultivating Confident & Engaged Writers Through Responsive Scaffolding with Crystal Hughes
Listen in as Crystal Hughes shares how she developed scaffolds to support her 8th graders shift from passive online learners to engaged historians and writers on PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching Podcast with Michelle Morris Jones. When school began last year, Crystal’s students were quite reluctant to engage in writing, yet Crystal knew that her students were…
Supporting Students in Their Journeys of Healing with Marlee Bunch & Brittany Collins
Marlee Bunch and Brittany Collins join the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to discuss the intersection of Grief-Responsive Teaching and Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist (ABAR) Teaching with Michelle Morris Jones. Developing our collective understanding of how to support students who have experienced trauma and loss increases our ability to develop classroom and school communities that support agency, equity and understanding…
PEBC Teacher Residency: Professionalizing & Energizing the Teaching Profession
How might we support vibrant, diverse, passionate individuals to become teachers? Listen in as John Kearney, Director of Recruitment and Alumni Engagement for the PEBC Teacher Residency Program, shares the ways in which a career teaching is more accessible than ever before, and recent graduates, Nicole Herrera & Char Brock share their stories of their…
Advocates… Fill Your Cups! with Dr. Kimberly Muñoz by Phenomenal Teaching with PEBC
We can’t give what we don’t have! Educators more often than not play the role of advocate on behalf of their students, and this work can be equally rewarding and exhausting. Listen in as Dr. Kimberly Muñoz and Michelle Morris Jones dive into the realities of equitable education advocacy and suggestions for sustainable advocacy. Dr….
Why get licensed to teach ECE?
Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a child’s first exposure to the classroom and a critical foundation to develop a love of learning. Children who enter kindergarten behind are likely to remain behind as they continue their schooling. All that to say – ECE is an essential building block for our children, our communities and our…
How Businesses Can Help Stop the Teacher Shortage
The teacher shortage in Colorado has reached crisis levels – but there is hope, especially with the support of Colorado’s outstanding business community. The teacher shortage affects the entire Colorado economy, even for those who work outside of education or don’t have children in school. Fewer teachers means fewer opportunities for students to learn critical…
PEBC’s Legislative Priorities in 2023
Colorado’s state legislature is back in session! Our legislature is in session from January 9 to May 8 this year – and there is a lot of work to do in the next 120 days. Local, state, and national leaders trust PEBC to inform the development of sound education policy that profoundly impacts success for…
Colorado Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workforce Coalition Releases Recommendations to Improve Recruitment, Support and Retention of Colorado’s ECE educators
Improving pay and professionalizing careers in early childhood education – including providing clear paths for career growth and professional development – are key to hiring and retaining ECE teachers, according to recommendations released today from the Colorado Early Childhood Education Workforce Coalition. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature passed a bill that created universal preschool…
PEBC Receives First in Nation Pay for Success Financing that Supports Training More High-Quality Colorado Teachers
Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a Denver-based national education nonprofit, announced today that it has received commitments for more than $1.4 million in investments for a first-of-its-kind Pay for Success financing to scale its Teacher Residency program. The PEBC Teacher Residency trains high-quality, new teachers at a time when school districts are facing a…
PEBC Teacher Residency Recruiting Coloradans to Get Licensed as Teachers in 23-24 School Year
Program Participants Earn Up to $42,000 During One-Year Training Program Applications are now open for Public Education and Business Coalition’s (PEBC) Teacher Residency for the 23-24 school year. The Teacher Residency is a one-year program in which participants train to become teachers and earn a Colorado teacher license without requiring additional college coursework. The PEBC…
Assessment: Rubrics and Trackers
Written trackers can be useful in communicating success criteria to students as well as to invite learners to be agents in their own progress monitoring; they might be used for specific tasks or for unit- or yearlong targets. The table below is an example of a self-assessment, self-report tool. Elementary teachers designed it to promote…
Assessment: Additive Rubrics
An additive rubric is a tool for task design that scaffolds students’ success. Beginning in the first column, we can describe what we expect all students to do to get started, then build with more detail, rigor and complexity towards the right hand side of the page. In this way, the rubric can serve as…
Learning through Discourse
I met a special education teacher who shared a story about a boy with autism who had not spoken a word all year. Then one day she gave the group a uniquely challenging math problem. This boy figured it out before all his peers; everyone saw his solution and believed that it was correct, but…
Thinking Strategies: Readers’ Workshop
Into the Classroom: Mrs. Blake’s Fifth Grade Readers’ Workshop Mrs. Blake’s students have been fifth graders for seven days. This time of year is all about growing independence and learning the rituals and routines of readers’ workshop. But Mrs. Blake’s fifth graders are also knee-deep into an inquiry of how monitoring for meaning and envisioning…