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Welcome to our Educator Talent News page! Stay up to date on all things Educator Talent including news on Preparation, Licensing, Development and Educator Effectiveness.

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Our monthly e-newsletter includes resources and tools for districts/BOCES and ed prep programs to support educator preparation and development efforts.

Colorado State Model Principal Rubric focus groups 

The Educator Effectiveness (EE) Office is in the process of revising the Colorado State Model Principal Rubric.  During the summer of 2018 a Technical Working Group worked to create a draft of the principal rubric.  Significant changes have been made at the standard, element, and processional practices levels.  The EE Office is seeking feedback from around the state on the principal rubric draft and invites superintendents/principal managers, principals, and teachers to register and attend a focus group session.

There are still focus group sessions available next week.  Please register today!  Registration fills up quickly and we ask that interested individuals only sign up for the audience to which they belong (Superintendents/Principal Managers, Principals, Teachers), and that you sign up at least one week in advance to each focus group session.  Registration is limited to 12 participants per session.

Focus Group Sessions:

  • 10-11:30 am, Oct. 25, Denver (Principals)
  • 11:30 am - 1 pm, Oct. 25, Denver (Superintendents/Principal Managers)

For questions or more information, contact Educator Effectiveness at or contact your EE regional specialist


Model Code of Ethics (MCEE)

The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) presents the Model Code of Ethics (MCEE), a common language of ethics developed by educators for educators.  The MCEE is the first common language of ethics that can support and guide decisions regarding professional practice.  Educators and administrators are encouraged to include the following listed resources in a future training or Professional Learning Community (PLC).  For questions or comments contact NASDTEC at

  • MCEE video featuring the educators who helped develop the MCEE, speaking to the importance of the code and its application in the classroom

  • DistruptEd two-part video conversation with Troy Hutchings and Phil Rogers about the Code of Ethics (Part 1 and Part 2)


Educator Talent launches Policy Update webpage

The Educator Talent - Policy Updates webpage offers an overview of legislation passed in 2018 by the General Assembly and State Board of Education rules updates that will be implemented by Educator Talent.  We invite you to visit this webpage regularly to obtain up-to-date information on rules, policy, and grants related to educator shortages.


Educator Talent seeking feedback on the Rules for the Administration of Retaining Teachers Grant Program, 1 CCR 301-102

The State Board of Education noticed rulemaking in September 2018 for the Rules of the Administration of Retaining Teachers Grant Program.  This is a new grant program authorized during the 2018 legislative session under House Bill 18-1412 to assist local educator providers in retaining teachers by implementing one more more initiatives designed to improve the ability of local education providers to retain teachers.  Please submit feedback online no later than Wednesday, October 31.  CDE will also accept written comments via email to through Wednesday, November 7.

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