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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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Student Solving a Math Problem

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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Boettcher Teacher Residency Spotlight

By PEBC / December 4, 2017

Resident Name: Michelle LaPaz Mentor Name: Chrisie Gray School Name/District: Kemper Elementary School, Cortez School District Re-1 Boettcher Teacher Residency teacher of record, Michelle La Paz, grew up in a village in South Central New Mexico named la Luz, which means “The Light.” La Luz is a very small community […]

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PEBC featured on CBS Denver

By PEBC / December 4, 2017

DENVER (CBS4)– A new study lays out a blueprint for solving Colorado’s teacher shortage, but voters may still have to decide if they’re willing to solve it. The study, published last week, suggests a new marketing campaign to change the perception of teaching, retaining current teachers, attracting new talent, and […]

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PEBC in The Denver Post and Denver Business Journal

By PEBC / December 1, 2017

Katie Wood, The Denver Post Teacher Mandy Rees talks to her middle school students at Bruce Randolph School on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Students from the school tweeted messages to U.S. President Donald Trump about how their friends and families make America great. Starting teacher-cadet programs at local schools, forgiving […]

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PEBC featured in Chalkbeat Colorado

By PEBC / December 1, 2017

Stephanie Wujek teaches science at Wiggins Middle School , on April 5, 2017 in Wiggins, Colorado. Rural areas are having a hard time finding teachers in areas like math and science. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) To combat a shortage of teachers in Colorado, state education officials on Friday […]

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Why General Literacy Matters: Part Two

By PEBC / November 27, 2017

The following is an adapted excerpt from the book Developing Literate Mathematicians: A Guide for Integrating Language and Literacy Instruction into Secondary Mathematics, written by PEBC’s Wendy Ward Hoffer. The first part of this entry can be read by clicking this link. How can it be possible that in a […]

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Why General Literacy Matters: Part One

By PEBC / November 16, 2017

The following is an adapted excerpt from the book Developing Literate Mathematicians: A Guide for Integrating Language and Literacy Instruction into Secondary Mathematics, written by PEBC’s Wendy Ward Hoffer. **Click here to read part two of this series.** As a mathematician, let the following statistics propel you to take up […]

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Encourage and Promote Student Thinking

By PEBC / November 13, 2017

I often think back to the Great American Eclipse of 2017—what an exciting event! This was the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse crossed the contiguous United States. Most of us adults realize the significance of this scientific phenomenon—however, to elementary students this was not only […]

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An Interview with Katy Anderson, Colorado Teacher of the Year Finalist

By PEBC / November 3, 2017

This year, Katy Anderson, a Stanley Teacher Prep alumna, was a finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year. Below we catch up with Katy and talk about her teaching experience to date. Name: Katy Anderson Residency Year: 2012-2013 Residency Year School/District: Fall 2012 Eagleton Elementary (Mentor: Emily Fenske); Spring 2013 Stanley […]

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Tips for Connecting with Families

By PEBC / October 18, 2017

When I look back on all of my years in the classroom the thing I remember most is to never underestimate the power of pizza. I had been teaching for six years and was feeling more comfortable with classroom management and teaching content—thus, I was looking for a new way […]

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