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Professional Learning

NW BOCES is committed to offering professional learning that is meaningful, flexible, personalized, and effective to meet the needs of the educators in our member districts. The NW BOCES believes high-quality professional learning directly impacts student learning and growth. NW BOCES supports professional learning by:

  • Designing and offering courses and conferences
  • Facilitating professional learning communities
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  • Curating an online professional learning resource library
  • Providing license recertification hours and continuing education graduate credit
  • Staffing a Professional Learning Coordinator & Coach
  • Organizing an online registration and credit tracking system
  • Coordinating additional professional learning opportunities based on member district needs.

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    COLLAB 2021 Planning

    COLLAB 2021 will be happening in a hybrid format, kicking off with a virtual keynote speech (speaker TBD) and job-alike meetings on the morning of Friday, October 1st. Optional breakout sessions will take place over the month of October and will feature a variety of topics, modalities of delivery (virtual and in-person), and opportunities to choose your own professional learning path. 

    Please reach out to your Professional Learning Advisory Group representative if you would like to contribute ideas or feedback on COLLAB 2021 format or content:

    • South Routt- Rim Watson
    • Steamboat- Jay Hamric
    • North Park- Chrissy Carlstrom
    • West Grand- Laura Gore
    • Hayden- Vicki Bloomquist
    • East Grand- Jenny Rothboeck


    Image if i3 SEED logoi3 SEED Final Evaluation Report


    In January 2015, the NW BOCES received a five-year Investing in Innovation (i3) grant to develop and implement the System for Educator Effectiveness Development (SEED) program—an innovative professional development (PD) system designed to provide geographically isolated educators an impactful tool to improve teacher effectiveness. McREL International (McREL) was contracted by NW BOCES to conduct an independent evaluation of SEED. The purpose of this executive summary is to highlight key findings from the evaluation.
    Click HERE to read the report.










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