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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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Recruiting more teachers of color

By PEBC / October 23, 2015

Colorado State of Mind Re-segregation in southwest Denver schools Elevating the teaching profession, and recruiting more teachers of color, are critical for student success and reimagining the future of education in Colorado. PEBC’s Boettcher Teacher Residency, which recently combined with Stanley Teacher Prep, discusses the importance of these goals and […]

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PEBC Announces Formation of Colorado’s Largest Residency-based Teacher-Preparation Program

By PEBC / September 23, 2015

DENVER –Sep. 23, 2015–Two of the nation’s most highly regarded teacher-preparation programs have agreed to combine, creating a statewide pipeline of highly effective teachers as well as a new state and national model for teacher preparation. PEBC, a nonprofit that cultivates highly effective K-12 educators to increase student growth and […]

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Colorado teacher residency programs merging to prepare more teachers

By PEBC / September 23, 2015

Two of Colorado’s longtime teacher residency programs are joining forces to expand their reach and prepare at least 50 more teachers each year to help fill a declining workforce. The Boettcher Teacher Residency, which has been around for 12 years, and the 24-year-old Stanley Teacher Prep program are making the […]

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PEBC’s Approach to Teacher Learning: Lab Classrooms

By PEBC / September 18, 2015

Honoring student thinking, promoting teacher innovation and fostering communities of adult learners – these principles described in Emily Hanford’s article, A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson Study are also integral to the professional development work of PEBC. Similar to Lesson Study, PEBC engages deeply with educators through job-embedded professional […]

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Curriculum As A Smörgåsbord

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / September 14, 2015

When I talk with math teachers about shifting their instruction toward math workshop, one common concern arises: How do I cover everything if I dive into only one or two juicy problems a day and spend all this time talking about our thinking? My answer: You won’t. You won’t cover […]

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Teacher Learning. Student Success.

By PEBC / August 20, 2015

We’d like to thank TNTP for raising the issue of the importance of high quality professional learning experiences for all educators. One thing we know that research indicates is that investment in high-quality professional learning experiences directly correlates to student achievement. Research demonstrates that among other outcomes, the following professional […]

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Dr. Cynthia Stevenson Joins PEBC as Senior Consultant

By PEBC / February 5, 2015

DENVER – Feb. 5, 2015 – PEBC, a nonprofit that works with teachers, school leaders and districtsuperintendents to cultivate highly effective K-12 educators to elevate student achievement, announced the addition of Dr. Cynthia Stevenson to its staff as a senior consultant. In this role, Stevenson will provide support to school […]

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Teacher Residency Aims to Prepare Great Educators in Colorado

By PEBC / January 7, 2015

PEBC’s Boettcher Teacher Residency, which prepares people to have exceptional teaching careers through a hands-on master’s degree program, is now accepting applications.

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Colorado Superintendents: Too much testing, not enough dollars

By PEBC / October 30, 2014

Public school superintendents across Colorado say the time spent testing is cutting into teaching time in the classroom.

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Superintendents vent on testing and about the legislature

By PEBC / October 29, 2014

A group of district leaders criticized excessive testing and had some frank comments about legislators Wednesday during the annual PEBC Superintendent Forum.

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Public Education & Business Coalition Wins $2.9 Million Teacher Preparation Grant

By PEBC / September 25, 2014

Grant to Help Train STEM Teachers in Rural Colorado

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