Strengthen your system through long-term engagement with PEBC. PEBC customizes support for client schools and districts, providing professional development to growth effective instruction, develop teacher mentors and instructional coaches, as well as foster leadership throughout your system. Our goal is to foster agency and understanding for students, teachers and leaders.
In order to best develop a plan to address your unique needs and goals, PEBC projects begin with deep conversations about what you have already achieved and where you aim to grow next. Data gathering might include leader interviews, focus group conversations, classroom observations and collective self-assessments using the PEBC Teaching Framework. With this, we collaborate to design a project that will draw on existing strengths and provide targeted support as needed.
PEBC staff developers work across the curriculum and at all grade levels offering engaging, effective educator learning experiences that target teaching for understanding. These can include professional learning Institutes in Denver or at your location, lab classroom visits, customized inservices, book studies, individual and group coaching centered around the PEBC Teaching Framework. Our professional learning experiences are deigned to provide inspiration as well as information that translate into classroom successes.
“My school district sends only a few people to PEBC for coaching and professional development each year, so a lot of my colleagues have “PEBC Envy.” I get to bring back the information and resources to share with my peers. The fact that I’m able to interact with PEBC and have training at this level is an incredible and magical opportunity.”
Fifth Grade Teacher
PEBC STEM Mentor program participant
Mentors and coaches play key roles in supporting the ongoing growth of colleagues. PEBC provides institutes tailored to draw forth the mentoring and leadership capacities of teachers and school leaders. While you are learning those skills, our staff developers are ready to coach for or with you, modelling a stance of inquiry and providing insight through intentional conversations.
Principals who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for their schools inspire excellence in teaching and learning; they establish cultures with high expectations, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and relational trust. PEBC’s work draws forth the best in leaders at all levels, both those in formal roles, such as principal, instructional coach, or department chair, as well as those in informal roles, including voluntary mentors or veteran teachers. By sharing responsibility for student achievement, and holding themselves and others accountable for the quality and results of professional learning, leaders collaborate with others to create a collective vision for academic success.
To support you in your role as an instructional leader, PEBC offers principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, facilitators, department chairs and teacher leaders professional development focused on strengthening instruction, creating a culture of collaborative learning, and cultivating leadership in others. PEBC supports leaders as they calibrate observations, formulate and share growth-focused feedback, and facilitate enhancements.
In additional, PEBC facilitates the development of site-based leadership teams to collaborate towards shared school improvement goals. Teacher leaders, department heads, coaches and administrators work together to take action, provide insight and school-wide to initiatives.