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.

COLLAB 2021 Feedback 

184 of 491 participants responded to the post-even survey- which is roughly 37% of participants and is a very strong response rate based on industry metrics.

Feel free to review the survey results via this link to the survey results in raw form and a link to the survey results in spreadsheet form, which includes data sorted by district.

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Begins June 1 2022!

The CDE approved ELL Pathway will be held in June and July in a virtual, condensed format. Registration will be available in early 2022, but the dates for the meetings have been set for those needing to note them in their calendars: Wednesday 6/1/22, Mondays 6/6/22, 6/13/22, 6/20/22, 6/27/22, 7/11/22 all from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Click HERE to register and for more details.

If you would like more information about this licensing requirement, please navigate to CDE's website for more details: English Learner PD Requirements.  


Record of Recertification Contact Hours

Over the last few years, the NW BOCES has moved away from sending individual certificates stating recertification contact hours to a transcript model.  CDE accepts these transcripts and they allow for one single document in the license renewal process as opposed to collecting certificates. Follow these instructions to access your transcript. If you need a record of Colorado Mesa continuing education graduate credit, please reach out to CMU directly by following these instructions


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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