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Educator Recruitment and Retention

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Educator Recruitment and Retention

Educators play a crucial role in the life of every child.  Research confirms that teachers are the single most important school-based influence on how well students learn.  "Educator quality is the single most important school-level contributor to student learning and achievement" (Leithwood, Louis, Anderson, & Wahlstrom, 2004; Rivkin, Hanushek, & Kain, 2005). 
 
Our team provides service to education candidates by providing preparation, licensing and placement assistance to current and future educators.  Details regarding professional development opportunities, including Licensing 101, Educator Boot Camp and Substitute Boot Camp, are listed below.

Licensing 101

Register to attend a virtual professional development seminar to learn about the requirements to become teacher in Colorado, including various licensure pathways, the Colorado K-12 landscape and overview of high-need areas.  All seminars will be held virtually, via Zoom from 6 to 7:30 pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 24
  • Thursday, July 29
  • Thursday, August 26
  • Thursday, September 23 

Register for Licensing 101 today!  Zoom details will be sent with registration confirmation separately.

Educator Boot Camp

The Educator Boot Camp is a free virtual and/or in-person seminar specifically designed to support, assist and encourage first year educators, first- to third-year educators desiring additional pedagogy supports, and educators in alternative licensing programs.  Participants will learn about their roles and responsibilities as an educator, including:

  • Classroom management and identification of challenged and high-needs students
  • Curriculum mapping and preparation of lesson plans
  • Differentiation of instruction and exposure to teaching strategies
  • Educator evaluation process and Teacher Quality Standards
  • Educational values and ethical standards
  • Cultural diversity and school culture
  • Administrative expectations
  • Maintaining appropriate student records, including recording grades
  • School policy and emergency response

Registration is now open!  Register for a virtual or in-person option:

​VIRTUAL

  • Thursday, July 15, 9 am to 5 pm
  • Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20, 4:30 to 7 pm each night

IN-PERSON

Substitute Boot Camp

The Substitute Boot Camp is a free, virtual seminar specifically designed to support, assist and encourage substitute teachers with starting their first day on the job.  This seminar is an excellent resource for currently authorized substitute teachers and individuals who are in-process of obtaining their substitute authorization.  Participants will learn about their roles and responsibilities as a substitute teacher, including: 

  • Understanding and executing academic lesson plans
  • Preparing lesson plans when lesson plans aren't available
  • Classroom management and identification of challenged and high-needs students 
  • Maintaining appropriate student records, including recording grades
  • School policy and emergency response  

Participants will also have opportunities for networking and connecting with experienced educators.  Substitute Boot Camps will be led by experienced educators and will feature guest speakers currently working in Colorado's K-12 classrooms.  Visit the Be a Sub webpage or Substitute Boot Camp flyer for details.

Register for a Substitute Boot Camp today!  NOTE:  Boot Camps fill up quickly, so  be sure to register early!  Registration for each scheduled Boot Camp will close 3 days prior to the event.

  • Thursday, July 22
  • Thursday, August 5
  • Thursday, August 26
  • Thursday, September 9
  • Thursday, September 23

Learn more about becoming a substitute/guest teacher, the different authorizations available, and resources available to support you in this pathway!  


Questions?

Please contact Korey Brown, 303-945-5537 or John Scheuer, 720-670-0882