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PEBC Teacher Residency Alumni Panel

By PEBC / November 10, 2019

PEBC Teacher Residency Alumni Brent Appelbaum, Kathleen Campbell and Meg Cypress share their thoughts about the importance of the PEBC Teacher Residency model.  Online and in-person information sessions are being held right now, so please share this video with someone who would make a great teacher! PEBC Teacher Residency Alumni […]

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Workshop as a Vehicle for Agency

By PEBC / November 4, 2019

By Sathya Wandzek, Director of Field Staff Collaboration When I was a teacher in the classroom, my number one goal was for students to see the why behind the math. Before teaching middle school, I literally didn’t understand the expression π r2 and always mixed it up with the other one, you […]

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Student Talk Clarifies Thinking

By PEBC / October 29, 2019

by Mary Korte and Ana Mettler, Jefferson County Open School Teachers The Loch at Andrews Tarn This past weekend I stood at the bottom of Andrews Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park staring into Andrews Tarn, an aqua-marine pond filled with melting glacial ice. Though I could not see beyond the surface […]

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“Even if I had all the money in the world, I’d be teacher.”

By PEBC / October 21, 2019

While some people are moved by a beautiful piece of art or well-crafted, stirring poetry, Nicole Snelgrove is inspired by science, saying her connection to science is “almost spiritual.” Even when she was a little girl – living in poverty – she knew science was her way out, and she […]

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‘Where the Wild Things Are’ in Practice

By PEBC / October 21, 2019

By Nancy Meredith, Senior Staff Developer for PEBC Pumpkins landing on front steps morphing from ordinary farm pumpkins to Halloween pumpkins of the scary variety. Scary faces lurking behind a lighted candle casting an aura of eeriness, leaves rustling across the landscape emptying trees transforming them into skeletal shapes in […]

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“I am so grateful to PEBC for opening that door.”

By PEBC / October 15, 2019

What does a bartender with a math degree do when they realize their true calling is to be a teacher? For Sathya Wandzek the path was revealed through her work with PEBC’s Teacher Residency program. “The application was long, and I was just proud to finish it and turn it […]

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Join us for An Evening to Elevate Educators

By PEBC / October 9, 2019

by Mike Neustedter We are doing great work and we can’t wait to show you more at An Evening to Elevate Educators this fall. Over the last several months I’ve been working with the rest of the PEBC team to develop this new event. We created An Evening to Elevate […]

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“This is where I’m supposed to be”

By PEBC / September 17, 2019

As a math and science teacher at William Smith High School in Aurora, Colo., Brendan Harrison says he consistently utilizes the training he received from PEBC. He credits PEBC with giving him the courage to step outside the box, from incorporating geometry to build a chicken coop with his class […]

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What does it mean to coach? Consider the 4 A’s

By PEBC / September 9, 2019

As I gasped through the end of my workout recently, I reflected on the conversation I had with my coach prior to the start.  We were using kettlebells, and I was unsure of which weight to select.  His feedback to me added clarity as to the purpose of the kettlebell.  […]

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Boettcher Foundation Makes Five-Year Commitment to the PEBC Teacher Residency

By PEBC / July 17, 2019

DENVER –On June 26, 2019 the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees approved a five-year, $2.75 million commitment to the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) teacher preparation.”We are thrilled about our continuing commitment to a program that has demonstrated success in preparing teachers for the demands of teaching,” said Boettcher […]

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PEBC Board of Directors Names New President & CEO

By PEBC / July 17, 2019

DENVER – In a unanimous decision, the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) Board of Directors has named Sue Sava as the new President & CEO of PEBC. “The Board of Directors determined that Sue Sava is the right leader for PEBC. She is well‐respected in education, extremely well‐versed on […]

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5 ways residency programs boost teacher preparation

By PEBC / June 11, 2019

Across the country, residency programs are growing in popularity to help address teacher shortages and in teacher preparation. These programs provide alternative licensure for educators who are often changing careers to work in high-need schools–particularly in rural communities–and in hard-to-fill subject areas. While some larger districts may run their own […]

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PEBC Superintendent Forum

By PEBC / June 3, 2019

In a rapidly changing economy, Colorado students will need skills that they can apply across a range of fields. But state systems don’t always encourage schools to provide career training or the so-called soft skills that will help students adapt over time. That was the message from five rural, urban, […]

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Three Ways to Show Teachers their Impact

By PEBC / February 12, 2019

I received this text message at 10:30 pm on a fall night from my freshman son at Colorado State University (CSU). In a flash, my husband and I were on the phone with Noah, who described the event as surreal. His buddies volunteered him to go out on the field […]

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PEBC Trained Teacher Earns Milken Educator Award

By PEBC / February 11, 2019

SANTA MONICA, Calif., — Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill Elementary in Frankfort, KY, and it all starts with reading. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but in the contemporary classroom you could add that data helps get the […]

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