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Virtual Discourse

October 22, 2020
Yes, things are different. Everything is harder, and there are more loops than ever to go through to do the...
Sathya Wandzek

What do my students really understand? Building a Bridge from Virtual to In-Person Learning

October 19, 2020
In an in-person classroom, teachers can walk around and take a look at student work, listen in to learners’ conversations,...
Annie Patterson

Five Ways to Get Students to Turn on their Video During Classes

September 3, 2020
There they are – the boxes on the video-conference screen, empty but names or images uploaded. We are hearing from...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

What is Virtual Coaching?

August 18, 2020
How can instructional coaches be of service during remote & hybrid learning? We all want to get better. The role...
Michelle Morris Jones

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...


Why Arguments Matter

October 8, 2020
As I watched the debate, I heard both candidates call each other names and question the patriotism and intelligence of...
Stevi Quate

Supporting English Language Learners’ Success as Remote Learners

September 24, 2020
“In today’s educational climate, English Learners are expected to develop deep content knowledge, engage with complex texts, and interact with...
Moker Klaus-Quinlan

Community in the Physical and Virtual 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

PEBC Teaching Framework

April 27, 2020
We miss you and our work in schools and hope everyone is keeping safe and taking good care. This blog...

What Does Mathematical Discourse Sound Like?

January 9, 2020
Almost like a great song, top-notch mathematical discourse is something you know when you hear. Yet, to cultivate quality, you...
Wendy Ward Hoffer

The Writing Workshop in Elementary Classrooms

December 9, 2019
Stevie Townsend, PhD “How many of you have made bread? Or, tasted homemade bread?” Five of my twenty seven new...

Phenomenal Teaching

December 2, 2019
We are happy to introduce you to Wendy Ward Hoffer’s fifth book, Phenomenal Teaching, forthcoming from Heinemann in 2020. This...
Wendy Ward Hoffer


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,...


PEBC Supports Amendment B and Proposition EE

October 21, 2020
PEBC is proud to support two ballot measures on Colorado’s ballot this November that would provide important support to the...
Evan Kennedy

Teacher, Principal, and Leader Residency Access Act

October 12, 2020
Teacher residency programs are growing throughout the United States as research continues to demonstrate their ability to diversify the education...
Evan Kennedy

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...
Evan Kennedy

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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