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PEBC’s Statement on the Gaza Conflict

By PEBC / November 13, 2023

Empathy in Education: Navigating Complex Perspectives and Supporting Our Educators Through Challenging Times We believe great educators are committed to preparing students to navigate a complex world made of multiple perspectives. We’re keenly aware of the polarization, stress, and heavy emotional toll the conflict in Gaza has created for members […]

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Overview of the PEBC Teaching Framework

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / September 27, 2023

PEBC’s Teaching Framework represents over three decades of research and practice in classrooms across the country in pursuit of teaching each and every student for agency and understanding. Reflective, humble, and striving teachers have led the way in pioneering the instructional approaches described here. It’s not magic, and it’s not […]

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Teacher Leadership

Continuity from the Classroom to the Staffroom

By PEBC / July 24, 2023

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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Why get licensed to teach ECE?

By Teacher Preparation Team / February 23, 2023

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a child’s first exposure to the classroom and a critical foundation to develop a love of learning. Children who enter kindergarten behind are likely to remain behind as they continue their schooling. All that to say – ECE is an essential building block for our […]

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How Businesses Can Help Stop the Teacher Shortage

By PEBC / February 20, 2023

The teacher shortage in Colorado has reached crisis levels – but there is hope, especially with the support of Colorado’s outstanding business community. The teacher shortage affects the entire Colorado economy, even for those who work outside of education or don’t have children in school. Fewer teachers means fewer opportunities […]

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Denver Capitol

PEBC’s Legislative Priorities in 2023

By Policy Team / January 9, 2023

Colorado’s state legislature is back in session! Our legislature is in session from January 9 to May 8 this year – and there is a lot of work to do in the next 120 days. Local, state, and national leaders trust PEBC to inform the development of sound education policy […]

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Colorado Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workforce Coalition Releases Recommendations to Improve Recruitment, Support and Retention of Colorado’s ECE educators

By PEBC / December 15, 2022

Improving pay and professionalizing careers in early childhood education – including providing clear paths for career growth and professional development – are key to hiring and retaining ECE teachers, according to recommendations released today from the Colorado Early Childhood Education Workforce Coalition. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature passed a […]

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PEBC Receives First in Nation Pay for Success Financing that Supports Training More High-Quality Colorado Teachers

By PEBC / September 26, 2022

Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a Denver-based national education nonprofit, announced today that it has received commitments for more than $1.4 million in investments for a first-of-its-kind Pay for Success financing to scale its Teacher Residency program. The PEBC Teacher Residency trains high-quality, new teachers at a time when […]

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PEBC Teacher Residency Recruiting Coloradans to Get Licensed as Teachers in 23-24 School Year

By PEBC / September 13, 2022

Program Participants Earn Up to $42,000 During One-Year Training Program Applications are now open for Public Education and Business Coalition’s (PEBC) Teacher Residency for the 23-24 school year. The Teacher Residency is a one-year program in which participants train to become teachers and earn a Colorado teacher license without requiring […]

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Assessment: Rubrics and Trackers

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / July 25, 2022

Written trackers can be useful in communicating success criteria to students as well as to invite learners to be agents in their own progress monitoring; they might be used for specific tasks or for unit- or yearlong targets. The table below is an example of a self-assessment, self-report tool. Elementary […]

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Assessment: Additive Rubrics

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / July 19, 2022

An additive rubric is a tool for task design that scaffolds students’ success. Beginning in the first column, we can describe what we expect all students to do to get started, then build with more detail, rigor and complexity towards the right hand side of the page. In this way, […]

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Learning through Discourse

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / July 19, 2022

I met a special education teacher who shared a story about a boy with autism who had not spoken a word all year. Then one day she gave the group a uniquely challenging math problem. This boy figured it out before all his peers; everyone saw his solution and believed […]

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