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PEBC Executive Director of Education to Join 2019 Class of Colorado Governors Fellows

By PEBC / June 8, 2018

Jocelyn Stephens, PEBC’s Executive Director of Education, will be inducted into the 2019 class of Colorado Governors Fellows by Governor Hickenlooper on June 28, 2019. Now in its third year, the Colorado Governors Fellowship Program is a nonpartisan public sector leadership program inspired by the White House Fellows Program and […]

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PEBC Featured in Washington Post

By PEBC / May 18, 2018

A recent report by the nonprofit Learning Policy Institute in California found that longstanding teacher shortages were becoming more acute in some states, and that teacher education enrollment has been dropping significantly in recent years.  Colorado is one of those states with a big problem — especially in its rural areas. […]

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PEBC Featured in Chalkbeat Colorado

By PEBC / March 28, 2018

Russell Patton, hand raised high, waits to be called on during Ines Barcenas’ sixth grade math class in March 2018 at East Middle School in Aurora. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post) Students in Aurora schools are less likely to be expelled or suspended than they were five years ago, […]

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PEBC Announces Partnerships with Five Colorado Institutions of Higher Education

By PEBC / March 27, 2018

PEBC’s Teacher Residents to Receive Credit for Participation in Alternative Teacher Licensure Program DENVER, Colo., March 27, 2018—The Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) is pleased to announce partnerships with five Colorado-based institutions of higher education to offer masters-level credit hours to participants in its Boettcher Teacher Residency. PEBC’s residents […]

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PEBC Featured in The Connector Magazine

By PEBC / March 15, 2018

PEBC’s Associated Executive Director of Education Sarah Glover had a piece featured in the March issue of The Connector Magazine. In her piece, Sarah shared five traits that define a great teacher. “Great teachers cultivate curiosity, embrace failure, focus on all students, believe in their value, and seek work-life balance […]

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Meet Audrey Gutierrez, a PEBC Teacher Resident!

By PEBC / March 13, 2018

Resident Name: Audrey Gutierrez Region: Denver Metro Cohort Placement School/District: Creativity, Challenge, Community (C3), Denver Public Schools Mentors/Grade: Robin McCarthy & Linda Durgin, 1st Grade With a background in cultural anthropology and nonprofit administration, Audrey Gutierrez knew she wanted to work in a nonprofit with kids. When she came across […]

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Planning Reminders for Professional Learning: Part Two

By PEBC / March 5, 2018

Before reading this entry, be sure to check out Part One for additional reminders when planning professional learning, as well as Creating a Predictable Structure for Professional Learning. Michelle Morris Jones In addition to establishing clear standards for both agendas and routines—it is important to create an environment throughout all […]

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Planning Reminders for Professional Learning: Part One

By PEBC / February 26, 2018

Be sure to read Creating a Predictable Structure for Professional Learning by Michelle Morris Jones as a precursor to this blog entry. By 4:05 in the afternoon, everyone had formed groups and started to respond to the question, “How are you feeling about being here today?” Within minutes, the groups […]

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PEBC Featured in WorkingNation

By PEBC / February 21, 2018

Boettcher resident teacher Nycole Bradshaw works with mentor teacher Emmy Yosikawa at Aurora Middle School in 2015. Photo – Public Education & Business Coalition. Colorado has become a prime relocation spot for people seeking new job opportunities and its scenic splendor. However, the state is at a crossroads with its booming […]

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Creating a Predictable Structure for Professional Learning

By PEBC / February 12, 2018

Fueled with coffee and the remaining adrenaline from wrapping up the academic year, I gathered with a partner school’s Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) for an annual end of school year reflection and planning retreat. A fourth-grade teacher started things off by asking, “So what went well this year—and where are […]

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Boettcher Teacher Residency Alumni Spotlight

By PEBC / January 29, 2018

Recently, we caught up with Stanley Teacher Prep alumna Ashley Bromstrup. Ashley is a PEBC Learning Lab Host and also serves as a Mentor Teacher in the Boettcher Teacher Residency. Below, Ashley shares her experience as an educator and advice for those thinking of joining the teaching profession! Name: Ashley […]

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Learn How to Lift the ‘Voice of Reason’ and Engage in Decision Making

By PEBC / January 23, 2018

Recently, I couldn’t help but be drawn into the space of work between my third grader, Jayden, and his dad as they were elbows deep in daily math homework. The intensity and voice pitch erupting from the other room is what caught my attention. “Dad! I know what I’m doing,” […]

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Recognize How Hard it is to Teach: Don’t Dismiss the Importance of Teacher Licensure

By PEBC / January 10, 2018

By Karen Lowenstein, Ph.D. Director of Policy, PEBC Some policymakers would have us all believe that anyone with specific content knowledge can be a teacher—but, anyone who has taken a college math class with a professor lecturing on derivatives and tangents knows this is certainly not the case. Most of […]

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Communicating with Parents and Families: An Opportunity for Collaboration

By PEBC / December 18, 2017

I vividly remember the first parent who was furious with me—the expression on his face, the adrenaline rush I felt, and the shakiness in my hands after he left the meeting. The experience resonated with me because only later could I see his perspective and understand his frustration. I had […]

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Creating Impact Through Skilled Facilitation

By PEBC / December 6, 2017

In education, it is often said, “It’s all about the kids.” And that is right. To ensure that’s the case, though, leaders have to be exquisite in the work and support given to the adults charged with student learning. Leaders have to facilitate teachers, teams and staff with the same […]

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