Professional Development Opportunities


English Language Learner Trainings (Virtual, Asynchronous)

Meets the CDE required 45 contact hours (CDE Information

Aligned with CDE’s Standard Matrix

Approved CDE training provider 

Asynchronous online sessions (self-paced) 

 Each of the 5 online courses awards 9 PD hours

(Free to Registrants)

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Teaching Multilingual Learners to read and write is challenging. This course presents research-based practices, aligned to the expectations of the CCSS that will support all teachers. Our goal is to provide a framework to use to think about your literacy instruction and strategies that can be readily implemented to support all Multilingual Learners to become fluent readers and writers.


This course is designed to meet standard  5.11 Quality Standard III: Educators should understand literacy development for CLD students, of the CDE English Learners PD Requirement Matrix.

5.11(1) ELEMENT A: Educators are knowledgeable in, understand, and able to apply the major theories, concepts and research related to literacy development for CLD students

5.11(2) ELEMENT B: Educators understand and implement strategies and select materials to aid in English language and content learning.

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Teaching Multilingual Learners requires the use of rigorous, standards-based content instructional strategies and supports for language development. This course will give you powerful strategies to integrate Content and Language instruction to support your students’ learning.


This course is designed to meet standard 5.12 Quality Standard IV: Educators are knowledgeable in the teaching strategies, including methods, materials, and assessment for CLD students, of the CDE English Learners PD Requirement Matrix.

5.12(1) ELEMENT A: Educators are knowledgeable in, understand and able to use the major theories, concepts and research related to language acquisition and language development for CLD students.

5.12(2) ELEMENT B: Educators are knowledgeable in, understand, and able to use progress monitoring in conjunction with formative and summative assessments to support student learning.

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February 23, 2024 8:30AM – 11:30AM 


Join us for an enriching experience as our seasoned trainers guide you on a journey to boost your self-assurance and enhance your communication skills with clarity, authenticity, and unwavering passion every time you step into the spotlight or facilitate public interactions.

During this session, you'll gain valuable insights and practical techniques that are both user-friendly and geared towards elevating your confidence whenever you find yourself presenting, facilitating, or speaking before an audience. We empathize with the challenges that arise when addressing a group, and in this session, we will unveil readily applicable strategies that will undoubtedly boost your confidence each time you step up to present or speak before an audience.

Join us in the pursuit of making learning not just informative, but genuinely exciting and engaging. Your journey towards enhanced communication and confidence starts here!

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Spring Book Study and Implementation Group


PPBOCES is offering a FREE learning opportunity to earn 12 contact hours. Join us in learning about a different model for supporting students with challenging behaviors. The Collaborative Problem Solving Method (CPS) is an evidence based approach & is appropriate for use with General Educational & Special Education Students from PK-12th Book Study 


January Monday 22 OR Friday 26

February Monday 12 OR Friday 16
March Monday 4 OR Friday 8
April Monday 1 OR Friday 5 

All Days are 3:30 to 4:45


Implementation and Practice Opportunities (In Person at PPBOCES)

3:00 - 4:30 -- February 2nd & 23rd, March 15th, April 12th


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Tier 1 Classroom Management and De-escalation (In-Person at PPBOCES)

February 26, 2024

8:30 to Noon 


Teach with credibility and confidence as you incorporate current, research-based practices into your classroom routines. Start with antecedent interventions such as setting up the classroom environment and behavioral boundaries. Use tried and true techniques to monitor and hold students accountable in a manner that maintains the learning focus. Redirect unwanted behaviors before they escalate.  Track and document student behaviors and script communication home. 

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Multiple Response Strategies as formative assessment and student engagement (In-Person at PPBOCES)

April 12, 2024

8:30 to Noon


Keep your students engaged and learning, and with the data to prove it! Research based practices from thought leaders in the field will be presented. You will experience strategies as a learner as well as in a learning lab with your peers. This is a great opportunity to plan with grade level teams or content area departments. Please bring any relevant curriculum or resources you plan to use. 

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CDE Teacher Effectiveness, Evaluation and Supervision Certification (IN PERSON at PPBOCES) FREE TRAINING 


1st Option

Monday, April 8th 8:30-4:30  AND  Friday, May 3rd: 8:30-11:30


2nd Option

Monday, August 19th 8:30-4:30  AND   Friday, September 20th: 8:30-11:30
IMPORTANT: You MUST attend BOTH dates of your selected option to get a certificate of completion.

This training is for teachers and/or administrators to become Approved Teacher Evaluators on CDE's current rubric. Principals can send any leader from their school to become an approved Teacher Evaluator in order to support the evaluation process in their school.
Participants will review the Colorado teacher and service provider rubrics, review Colorado law for teacher evaluation, learn about the timelines for evaluation, get better acquainted with RANDA, understand key components of effective feedback and better understand best practices.
The goal is to be an impactful evaluator with an understanding of the continuous improvement model concerning teacher’s on-going growth and supervision. Participants will earn a certificate allowing them to serve as a teacher evaluator in their school.
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Adaptive Schools Training: (In-person at PPBOCES)

This is a four-day training and in order to receive credit, participants must be able to attend all four days.  It is recommended that at least two participants from a school attend together.  This training supports the creation of strong school community groups through the development of effective leadership in all stakeholder groups.  


Cohort 1

Monday, October 23, 2023
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Monday, December 11, 2023
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 

All days are 8:30 to 4pm 


Cohort 2

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Friday, February 9, 2024
Monday, March 4, 2024
Tuesday, March 5, 2024  

All days are 8:30 to 4pm 



Cohort 3

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2024
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Friday, April 26, 2024

All days are 8:30 to 4pm 


Cohort 4

Monday, June 10, 2024
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Thursday, June 13, 2024

All days are 8:30 to 4pm 





The Adaptive Schools Foundation and Advanced Seminars present 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. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. 


The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.