Professional Development Opportunities

Mindfulness and Positivity Project 

Educator Wellness Retreat (In-Person at The Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave.)

  • Interactive and experiential 
  • Learn the science and research supporting mindfulness and positive psychology 
  • Gain practical skills to tame the wandering mind and regulate emotions 
  • Spend time applying new strategies, engaging in well- studied practices to improve life-satisfaction and promote a sense of ease 
  • Enjoy the beauty of nature in a serene setting 
  • 9am-3pm 
  • Stipend provided OR 7.5 contact hours
  • Lunch provided 



Register for ONE day ONLY: 

5/31/23 Retreat Registration

6/1/23 Retreat Registration

6/2/23 Retreat Registration

We have added teacher retreats on 7/27 (almost full), 7/28, and 8/2.  Please feel free to share this with any educators who might be interested.



CDE Evaluation and Supervision Training (In-Person at D49 Creekside Success Center) 

This training is for teachers and/or administrators to become Approved Teacher Evaluators on CDE's current rubric. Principals can send any leader from their school to become an approved Teacher Evaluator in order to support the evaluation process in their school. Participants will review the Colorado teacher and service provider rubrics, review Colorado law for teacher evaluation, learn about the timelines for evaluation, understand key components of effective feedback and better understand best practices. The goal is to be an impactful evaluator with an understanding of the continuous improvement model concerning teacher’s on-going growth and supervision. Participants will earn a certificate allowing them to serve as a teacher evaluator in their school.  Certificate is good for two years after completion.  


Monday April 3rd 8:30am to 3:30pm (Full Day)

Friday May 12th 8:30 to 11:30am (Half Day) 

**Must attend both days** 




Adaptive Schools Training: (In-person at PPBOCES)

This is a four-day training and in order to receive credit, participants must be able to attend all four days.  It is recommended that at least two participants from a school attend together.  This training supports the creation of strong school community groups through the development of effective leadership in all stakeholder groups.  


Winter Cohort

Monday, February 6, 2023
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Monday, March 13, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 

All days are 8:30 to 4pm 


Winter/Spring Cohort

Monday, February 27, 2023
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Monday, May 8, 2023
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 

All days are 8:30 to 4pm 





The Adaptive Schools Foundation and Advanced Seminars present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. 


The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the “how” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.