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Sustaining Student Engagement: Moving from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Classrooms

By PEBC / October 4, 2017

Three teachers. Three stories. Many invitations. In the heart of the San Luis Valley, Center School District teachers—Jan, Linda, and Kindra—discussed moving from a teacher-centered to a student-centered classroom in hopes of achieving a higher level of student engagement. Their stories captured my heart throughout the year as we explored […]

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Launching Readers’ Workshop

By PEBC / September 19, 2017

You’ve decided this is the year to create a readers’ workshop where all learners can flourish and develop into their truest reading selves.  You’ve studied the research about providing long blocks of time to read.  You’ve filled your classroom library with texts that reflects who your students are and what […]

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Setting the Stage for Successful Group Work

By PEBC / September 13, 2017

How do we set the stage for group work? Too often, we assume that our students come to us knowing how to work in groups, so we simply place them into groups and provide them with an assignment to complete together. And then we wonder why it doesn’t work. Collaborative […]

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Using Children’s Books to Build Classroom Community

By PEBC / September 13, 2017

“Remember, when you treat others with love and kindness, you are doing the right thing.” Courage, kindness, empathy, problem solving, risk taking—the list goes on of all the characteristics we want our students to embrace through the school year. So how do we build a culture that fosters these characteristics? […]

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Boettcher Teacher Residency: Resident and Alumni Spotlight

By PEBC / September 7, 2017

In order to showcase the diverse talent and experiences of Boettcher Teacher Residents and Alumni statewide and provide a glimpse into the residency experience, we are proud to start a new monthly series spotlighting an alumni and resident each month. Resident: Autumn Wright Mentor: Danielle Gibbs School: Monte Vista Middle […]

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Engaging Secondary Students through Community

By PEBC / September 6, 2017

New school year, new student mindset School wasn’t Carlos’ thing but he promised himself that this year he’d do better: he’d really listen, get his work done on time, stop ditching. As he walked into first period of his 9th grade year, he looked for a seat near the back […]

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Classroom Norms Synergized through Awareness as Learners

By PEBC / September 5, 2017

Moments that change your thinking I was sitting on a cold aluminum bleacher watching a tied third quarter high school football game where both teams seemed to be running full throttle and creating sounds like cans being crushed. I turned my gaze, from the action-packed game to see my youngest […]

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Continuity from the Classroom to the Staffroom

By PEBC / September 1, 2017

Education Director, Scott Murphy Leading with Intention How often have you been involved in leadership training where you went through Powerpoint slide after slide listening to the hum of one person’s voice explaining the virtues of collaborative learning? When have we, ourselves, been guilty of providing professional development on the […]

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How Do You Keep Teachers In Rural Ignacio? You Grow Your Own

By PEBC / August 15, 2017

Jenny Brundin/CPR NewsBoettcher teacher resident Dusty Mars says he’s amazed by what’s expected of teachers and how rigorously they’re evaluated compared to his former life in the oil field. “It’s a huge difference in the compensation level and what’s expected – between industry and being a teacher.” Colorado needs teachers. […]

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Measures to improve how Colorado prepares future teachers

By PEBC / August 13, 2017

Colorado’s natural resources – from our abundant natural gas to unparalleled open spaces – have fueled the state’s most recent economic boom. The only way to sustain this growth over the long term, however, is investing in Colorado’s human resources. The Centennial State’s new economy needs skilled workers to help […]

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PEBC collaborates with Colorado Higher Ed and Districts to Study Effectiveness of Teacher Residency

By PEBC / July 11, 2017

The Colorado Consortium of Residency Educators (CO-CORE), a unique group of partners across higher education and non-profit organizations in Colorado, has received a $400,000 federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to study what makes teacher residencies effective as a teacher preparation strategy and how to sustainably fund their […]

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PEBC welcomes Jocelyn Stephens, M.Ed. as the new Executive Director of Education

By PEBC / June 23, 2017

Jocelyn Stephens, MEd We are proud to announce that PEBC’s new Executive Director of Education will be Jocelyn Stephens, M.Ed.  Jocelyn will lead all of the professional learning and preparation work of the organization.  Formerly Learning Community Director of Aurora Public Schools, Jocelyn brings years of experience and expertise in teaching […]

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Teacher shortage in Colorado reaches critical condition

By PEBC / March 5, 2017

DENVER –Public school teachers are in high demand in Colorado, but efforts to increase their numbers have so far fallen short by about 1,000 a year. And the overall decline in salaries, when adjusted for inflation, over the past decade isn’t helping. The teacher shortage is becoming critical as a […]

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Equipping students for success

By PEBC / January 3, 2017

Eric Ball, the assistant principal at Collins Elementary (Boone County) takes notes during a visit to Grandview Elementary (Bellevue Independent) to observe teaching methods from the Public Education & Business Coalition. Educators have been flocking to the small district the past two years to see how those methods have created […]

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PEBC Will Host Reciprocal Learning Event with Melbourne Graduate School

By PEBC / October 10, 2016

PEBC will host a 3-day unique reciprocal learning dialogue with John Hattie, Field Rickards and the team from the Melbourne School of Education. The guiding question for this visit is: How do we ensure that we are developing highly effective teachers in all contexts? During the visit, the team from […]

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