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Traveling Institutes

Professional Learning Institutes adapted to your goals

PEBC two or four-day institutes will be presented at your location and rejuvenate your staff with new instructional and leadership strategies. Because your needs are different, our expert facilitators will adapt the institute content to meet your unique goals.

For more information about bringing any of these institutes to your school or district, contact Craig DeLeone, [email protected] or 720-502-4325

Literacy and Comprehension Institutes

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Develop the strategies that teach for understanding

Investigating Thinking Strategies

What type of thinking do we want to see and hear in our classrooms? How can we teach for understanding?

In this two-day institute, participants will experience the process of deep understanding and learn how to integrate thinking strategy instruction in service of student understanding.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

Argument Writing Institute TI

Explore what it means to be a great writer, and to craft a compelling argument!

Argument Writing Institute

How are your students doing with writing a claim supported by quality evidence and clear reasoning (CER)?

In this two-day institute, participants will learn instructional strategies that engage students in high-level thinking and discourse that will translate to writing a strong argument. As participants practice crafting an argument, our facilitators will model how to support students in developing an evidence-based argument.

Perfect For: 6th-12th Grade Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

Foundations of Literacy TI

Unlock the power of reading for your students!

Foundations of Literacy

What cognitive processes do people use to read effectively?

In this two-day institute participants learn how to demystify the reading process, and examine the link between fluency, decoding, and the nuances of deep comprehension.

Perfect For: ECE-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Literacy Specialists, Assistant Principals and Principals

STEM and Social Studies Institutes

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Promote students’ confidence and competence as math and science learners by modeling a positive STEM Identity!

Cultivating STEM Identities Institute

In this two-day institute, participants will explore why learners’ STEM identities are important, and how we as adults can structure learning experiences to enhance students’ enjoyment of and engagement with thinking as scientists and mathematicians.

Perfect For: K-5 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

Minds on Math Institute TI

Become the math teacher you’ve always wanted to be!

Minds on Math Institute

Do you know how to address all eight of the common core standards for mathematical practice and promote deep understanding?

In this two-day institute, participants explore how explicit thinking strategy instruction can promote students’ deep mathematical understanding. Facilitators we will model how to facilitate classroom discussions that support all learners, preparing them with the problem-solving skills they need to make meaning of math, succeed on standardized assessments, and face life’s many mathematical challenges

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

Numeracy Institute TI

Cultivate mathematical confidence and competence!

Numeracy Institute

In this two-day institute, participants will develop their own growth mindset and positive mathematical identity, and learn strategies for passing those along to your students. Learn to facilitate math workshop that support all learners’ numeracy development.

Perfect For: K-5 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

Science Institute TI

Ignite students’ passion for and understanding of science!

Science Institute

Are you ready to create engaging, inquiry-based learning experiences that generate interest in and understanding of the big ideas of science?

In this two-day institute, participants explore how to design learning experiences that integrate the Next Generation Science Standards’ Science & Engineering Practices, along with thinking strategies, in order to increase student engagement and deepen understanding.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

Social Studies History Institute TI

Explore what it means to read, write, and think like a historian!

Social Studies & History Institute

In this two-day institute, participants learn instructional strategies that link inquiry of primary and secondary sources to deep reading and understanding of complex non-fiction texts.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

“We accomplished more in five hours than we had done over months…and that was the first session that we had facilitated by PEBC!”

– Laura, Colorado School District Director

Leadership Institutes

Adaptive Schools

Productive teams are developed, not born.

Adaptive Schools (SM)

The goal is to develop the collective identity and capacity of organization members as collaborators, inquirers, and leaders.

This four-day institute presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.

Perfect For: School or District Teams

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Promote educator growth throughout your learning system

Dynamic Leadership Series

This three-part series offers school/district leadership teams concrete ways to make a difference for all learners in an interconnected educational system. Based on a framework of nine essential facets of leadership, leaders will connect the expectations of standards, assessments, effectiveness and accountability while examining what it means to think critically when leading a system.

Perfect For: Teacher Leaders, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Great facilitation leads to authentic learning communities

Facilitative Leadership Institute

How does skilled facilitation magnify and catalyze our work, and deepen our impact?

In this two-day institute, explore the many facets of quality facilitation and how it helps maximize the impact of the work of teacher leaders and school leaders. We will explore how a facilitative stance and tools enhance school culture and student achievement by building teacher capacity and leading to improved collaboration.

Perfect For: Teacher Leaders, Assistant Principals and Principals, and District Leaders

Mentoring and Coaching Institutes

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Make decisions that drive great instruction!

Cognitive Coaching (SM)

In an atmosphere of high stakes accountability, decisions made by educators are the game changers for students and achievement.

In this eight-day institute, educators will learn a shared approach to professional communications which focuses on supporting colleagues’ thinking around planning, reflecting and problem-solving. Research has linked implementation of this approach to increased student independence, meta-cognition, and engagement, generating more confident and successful students.

Perfect For: Teacher Leaders, Assistant Principals and Principals, and District Leaders

Effective Mentoring and Coaching

Develop skills and strategies to effectively mentor, coach and lead adult learning that impact student growth.

Effective Mentoring & Coaching

In this two-day institute, participants learn how to refine their language to support novice to experienced teachers using coaching, collaborating, and consulting that best fits the situation. This flexible structure allows you to mentor a colleague by offering support, creating challenge, and facilitating professional vision, which leads to increased independence and confidence among teachers to support student learning.

Perfect For: Mentor Teachers, Student Teacher Hosts, Teacher Leaders, Assistant Principals, Principals, and District Leaders

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