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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Mentors! 6 Tips for Connecting with New Teachers

By PEBC / August 19, 2016

Sarah Glover, MA Associate Executive Director of Education, Residency Build the Relationship Effective mentor teachers work to build relationships with their students, and with the new teachers they are mentoring as well.  Meaningful relationships are built intentionally, and through shared experience.  Here are six tips for building relationships with the […]

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PEBC’s response to proposed ESSA Regulations

By PEBC / July 18, 2016

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) recently proposed regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 31. These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with […]

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Identify and Recruit More Teacher Candidates in Colorado

By PEBC / May 26, 2016

For those who have been following recent education news, it should come as no surprise that the topic of conversation on Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol was around teacher recruitment. It has become a national crisis and one that Colorado has been acutely impacted by. At a press conference in […]

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Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful

By PEBC / April 21, 2016

New teachers are leaving the profession at alarming rates, and colleges are graduating fewer licensed teachers, leaving many schools hurting for qualified instructors. Southwest Colorado is one of four areas in the state particularly hard-hit by the shortage. Nationwide, about one-third of new teachers leave the classroom in the first […]

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What should school leaders know about ESSA?

By PEBC / February 17, 2016

David Bahna, Director of Assessment & Accountability, Adams 12 Five Star Schools With bright, sunny skies and an impending storm of one million Broncos fans descending on the city, local district and agency leaders joined PEBC last Tuesday to unpack the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new education […]

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My bottom lines

By PEBC / January 29, 2016

Stevi Quate, Author and PEBC Consultant I was challenged to write my professional creed/belief statement, so this is what I wrote: Teachers and students deserve respect. “To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary […]

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