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Development Office

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Educator Development Unit 

The Educator Development Unit supports the growth of Colorado educators and leaders.  Primary focuses include the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI), induction, and professional development.


The Educator Development team can help with questions around PLI, induction, ELPD and general PD requirements. Email

For questions about an individual teaching license, please visit the Licensing website, log into the COOL online licensing system, or submit a Licensing Support Request.


Updated Induction Rubric and Resources

Updated induction rubrics for teacher, SSP, and principal/administrator induction are available now as well as updated directions on induction approvals and renewals.  Details can be found on the induction webpages.

Reviewers Needed

We are recruiting induction program reviewers for program renewals that are due in January.  If you have two or more years of experience as an induction leader or teacher mentor, we could use your help!  It's a flexible 5 hours commitment between January 18 and February 23, 2024.  You can also serve as a reviewer if your program is due for renewal.  Learn more and sign up.

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Induction Programs 

Induction programs help set the stage for continuous growth and support of educators at the beginning of their careers or as they transition to new organizations or new roles within an organization.

​Principal Leadership Institute

The Principal Leadership Institute is a two-year program focusing on developing the leadership capacity of principals.  There are three pathways a principal can choose for a coaching focus – Distributive Leadership, Early Literacy (Science of Reading) Implementation, or First-Year Principals. Principal participants work alongside exemplary principal coaches using a Cognitive Coaching℠ framework. The program framework consists of job-embedded, actionable leadership seminars, monthly workshops, site visits and bi-weekly coaching sessions with principal coaches. The philosophy of this model builds in high levels of support for leaders (via principal coaches) throughout the program to sustain and integrate the skills and behaviors learned during the seminars.  Visit the PLI webpage.