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Same Beliefs – New Format

July 22, 2020
We had two weeks from the time school closed to the re-opening fully online. Over those two weeks, several questions
Jennifer Brauner

Effective Remote Teaching

May 27, 2020
What a spring! We have worked alongside so many teachers responding and adjusting and revising our remote teaching in an
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Work done at the beginning of the year is paying off now

April 23, 2020
As the education community in Colorado has responded and adapted to the rapid changes necessitated by physical distancing in COVID-19

Virtual Mini-Lessons Foster Community

April 20, 2020
“Hi Writers! I am so excited to get to write with you today. I wish I could see you in
Laurie Wretling

“How in the world are we gonna do this?” Rural districts adapt to distance learning

April 15, 2020
As the education community in Colorado has responded and adapted to the rapid changes necessitated by physical distancing in COVID-19

Listening, Responding, Listening, and Beginning to Understand

April 8, 2020
Recently, we were asked “How do you know whether (or not) your students are understanding?” This was, of course, an

Online Learning? No Thanks.

April 1, 2020
As a 5th grade STEM teacher, I am comfortable with technology. My students complete assignments in google classrooms and I


March 30, 2020
Susan Chapla wholeheartedly believes in kids, families, teachers, and schools with every fiber of her being.  She is also a

Wondering: Finding Positivity in a Time of Unanswerable Questions

March 26, 2020
A typical day in the life of a teacher is carefully planned for, yet somewhat unpredictable. Each day there is

Math Workshop & Remote Learning

March 25, 2020
PEBC Staff Developer Laurie Wretling describes how teachers Shannon Arnold & Laurie Dalesio from Governor’s Ranch Elementary in Jefferson County


Community in the Classroom

August 10, 2020
Trust, shared purpose, interdependence, mutual support, and safety in taking risks are some of the features of an effective community.
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Taming Our Trauma Brain

July 22, 2020
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than two-thirds of children will experience at least one
Katrina Litzau

Same Beliefs – New Format

We had two weeks from the time school closed to the re-opening fully online. Over those two weeks, several questions
Jennifer Brauner

Riding the Wave: Managing Uncertainty Personally and Professionally

July 10, 2020
Now is a time when I’m grateful I’ve talked to my kids about mixed feelings. They like being home with
Tracy Wagers

Our Schools Are All About People Work

November 20, 2019
…and to move them, we’ve got to be really good at it! Let’s be clear.  We don’t run meetings.  We
Scott Murphy

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

September 9, 2019
As I gasped through the end of my workout recently, I reflected on the conversation I had with my coach

Three Ways to Show Teachers their Impact

February 12, 2019
I received this text message at 10:30 pm on a fall night from my freshman son at Colorado State University

Empowering Problem Solvers

December 20, 2018
Santi had some cookies. His mom baked him 9 more. Now he has 16. How many cookies did Santi have
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Cry for Meaning: Making Sense of Math

November 5, 2018
A literacy teacher shared with me about a recent reading conference with one of her second graders: the little girl
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Facilitating Groups is Really Hard

October 8, 2018
In schools we have asked people to coach and mentor individuals.  We work with one person and support her growth
Scott Murphy


Engaging Community…Literally Virtually

March 1, 2020
Language is powerful. Really powerful. And in this pandemic, we are beginning to use some terms that will have a
Scott Murphy

Shift Your Thinking and Brighten Your Life

December 19, 2019
By Tracy Wagers, Field Coach, Urban Residency We’re tired.  Our to-do lists are long and somehow, getting longer.  If you

On Becoming a Coach

October 10, 2017
Like many before me, I was a lead teacher who said goodbye to the classroom and hello to the front

Continuity from the Classroom to the Staffroom

September 1, 2017
Education Director, Scott Murphy Leading with Intention How often have you been involved in leadership training where you went through


“PEBC has been a consistent, vital tool”

May 4, 2020
Nicole Johnston always wanted to be a teacher. In fact, in high school, she chose to work at the on-campus

Teacher says PEBC saved her career

February 5, 2020
Keri Gordon’s first teacher training experience occurred early in her life when she was an elementary school student playing school

PEBC Teacher Residency Alumni Panel

November 10, 2019
PEBC Teacher Residency Alumni Brent Appelbaum, Kathleen Campbell and Meg Cypress share their thoughts about the importance of the PEBC

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

October 21, 2019
While some people are moved by a beautiful piece of art or well-crafted, stirring poetry, Nicole Snelgrove is inspired by

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

October 15, 2019
What does a bartender with a math degree do when they realize their true calling is to be a teacher?

“This is where I’m supposed to be”

September 17, 2019
As a math and science teacher at William Smith High School in Aurora, Colo., Brendan Harrison says he consistently utilizes

“Different from a traditional teacher program”

February 7, 2019
Autumn Wright’s life could have taken many paths, between IT, philosophy or teaching. A chance encounter with folks from PEBC,

Meet Audrey Gutierrez, a PEBC Teacher Resident!

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

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

January 23, 2018
Recently, I couldn’t help but be drawn into the space of work between my third grader, Jayden, and his dad

Creating Impact Through Skilled Facilitation

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,


Keystone Policy Center, PEBC Announce Initiative to Increase Education System Resiliency

July 21, 2020
Keystone Policy Center (KPC) and the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) announced Monday the launch of the Education System
Kim McGrigg

PEBC stands with those calling for action against racism

February 6, 2020
We are grieving. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Our hearts are also with the countless others who have been

2019 Colorado Legislative Session Update

January 14, 2020
PEBC supports SB19-010 Professional Behavioral Health Services For Schools. The bill allows grant money to be used for behavioral health care

PEBC Will Host Reciprocal Learning Event with Melbourne Graduate School

October 10, 2016
PEBC will host a 3-day unique reciprocal learning dialogue with John Hattie, Field Rickards and the team from the Melbourne

PEBC’s response to proposed ESSA Regulations

July 18, 2016
The United States Department of Education (USDOE) recently proposed regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting under the

Teacher Learning. Student Success.

August 20, 2015
We’d like to thank TNTP for raising the issue of the importance of high quality professional learning experiences for all


Shift Your Thinking and Brighten Your Life

December 19, 2019
By Tracy Wagers, Field Coach, Urban Residency We’re tired.  Our to-do lists are long and somehow, getting longer.  If you

What are you thankful for this year?

November 21, 2019
As we enter into the holiday season, there are many things to be thankful for. Here at PEBC, we’re thankful

Join us for An Evening to Elevate Educators

October 9, 2019
by Mike Neustedter We are doing great work and we can’t wait to show you more at An Evening to

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

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

PEBC Board of Directors Names New President & CEO

DENVER – In a unanimous decision, the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) Board of Directors has named Sue Sava

5 ways residency programs boost teacher preparation

June 11, 2019
Across the country, residency programs are growing in popularity to help address teacher shortages and in teacher preparation. These programs

PEBC Superintendent Forum

June 3, 2019
In a rapidly changing economy, Colorado students will need skills that they can apply across a range of fields. But

PEBC Trained Teacher Earns Milken Educator Award

February 11, 2019
SANTA MONICA, Calif., — Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill

Sue Sava Joins Kindergarten NOW Coalition

January 18, 2019
PEBC’s Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Sue Sava, has joined Governor Polis’ Kindergarten NOW Coalition. The Coalition’s goal is

PEBC Trained Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

October 30, 2018
Meg Cypress, a Stanley Teacher Prep. alumna and fifth-grade teacher from Bradley International School in Denver Public Schools (DPS), was


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