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As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.



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Top 5 Blogs for Personalized Learning

posted by Melissa | May 19, 2017, 02:02 pm


Personalized learning has been a buzzword in education for a while now, but this week it seems to have hit new heights. It seems as if everyone who is anyone had something to say on the issue. Near the top of the pack is this blog by AAE Advisory Board Member Michael Petrilli warning about the dangers of doing personalized education wrong. Petrilli reminds us that education isn’t just about learning skills piecemeal, but about being able to use those skills in the appropriate context and advocates for a “wholesome” and “nutritious” curriculum.

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High Quality CTE Programs Across the Country

posted by Melissa | May 16, 2017, 02:43 pm


This morning, Rep. Virginia Foxx was at AEI speaking about the importance of career and technical education. She’s not the only one. This once demeaned field is getting new life in the 21st century, fueled by increasing reports of a skills/jobs mismatch. In other words, there are great jobs out there for students with a high school or associates degree in technical fields, however there aren’t enough people with the skills needed to fill all of those jobs.


Many schools and districts are attempting to fill that gap by revitalizing their career and technical programs. Read on below to see what districts across the country are doing to breathe new life into CTE.

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Songs in the Classroom: A YouTube Channel for Every Subject

posted by Melissa | May 09, 2017, 12:36 pm


Everyone knows the feeling of getting a song stuck in your head. There’s just something about the right mix of lyrics and melody that stays with us, which is why research shows that using songs in the classroom can be such a powerful pedagogical tool. Studies have shown benefits in using music to help teach reading and promote spatial reasoning. There have also been numerous studies that have tied the use of music to an increased ability to recall facts and/or text.

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