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Educator Talent Division

Welcome to the new Educator Talent website! Our mission is to develop, deploy and support talent management and human capital development strategies for districts and schools so that the most effective educators are in every school and classroom and all students are prepared for college, career, and life. Visit our About Us page to learn more about the Educator Talent Division.

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Colorado State Model Performance Management System

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Current Educators include:

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Future Educators include:

  • Prospective students of university/college approved educator preparation programs
  • Educator preparation program students
  • Career changers/individuals in the workforce interested in entering the teaching profession

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Educator Preparation Programs include:

  • Universities/Colleges
  • Districts/ BOCES

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Districts & BOCES include:

  • Superintendents, assistant superintendents
  • Human resources directors, licensure coordinators
  • District/BOCES leaders and administrators 
  • Charter leaders and administrators


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 a couple of focus group sessions scheduled for the month of October.  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


Educator Talent launches Policy Updates webpage

Visit the Educator Talent Policy Updates webpage to learn more about policy, rules, and educator shortage grants being implemented by the Educator Talent Division.


Teacher shortage grant opportunities available

To help school districts and BOCES review and identify teacher shortage grant opportunities that resulted from the 2018 legislative session, the Educator Talent Unit created a Teacher Shortage Funding Opportunities Overview highlighting the primary initiatives. The document allows for the review of available grants, timelines, funds and eligibility requirements for potential combining of opportunities.


Helping educators teach English language learners

During its February meeting, the State Board of Education directed CDE to create new, flexible professional development pathways for new and current teachers to better serve students with English language education needs. Learn more about the increase in professional development for all teachers and learn how to meet those requirements.


Learn about district, BOCES and charter school parent notification requirements, House Bill 18-1269

House Bill 18-1269 was passed during the 2018 legislative season with an effective date of August 15th, 2018. The law creates a new section, 22-1-130 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). This statute requires public school districts, Board of Cooperative Services (BOCES) and charter schools to notify parents of students anytime a school employee is charged with certain crimes.


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