21st Century Teaching and Learning

Our members know that in order for Jeffco students to compete in the global economy they need to graduate high school with 21st Century skills. JCEA and CEA are committed to helping members provide a 21st Century education to their students through resources, conferences and trainings.

Quality Teaching Resources

Center for Teaching Quality
Learning Forward
International Education Research Database
National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
Colorado Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Initiative (TELL Colorado)

CEA Resources

Visit CEA's Teaching and Learning page to get information on education policies and trends, resources and tips for good teaching, and state licensure requirements.

NEA Resources and Programs

NEA Tools and Ideas– NEA has some valuable resources for members. Their Tools and Ideas program includes lesson plans, help with classroom management, identification of best teaching practices, instructional tools on the web and in print, and a place to share and discuss.

NEA’s Works4me: Sign up to receive weekly instructional email with tips and resources.

NEA’s Read Across America- an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. NEA's Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year.

National Board Certification

National Board Certification is a renewable, advanced teaching credential good for 10 years. It complements, but does not replace a Colorado teacher license and is designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards. You can earn the certification after successful completion of a voluntary assessment program. For more information download the National Board Certification flyer.

In Jeffco, teachers can earn 3.5% of Step 1, Level 1 of Base Teacher Salary for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification.  All candidates must be registered by December 1, 2011 and scholarships may only be available for the first 100. Contact JCEA President John Ford for information on setting up a district cohort of teachers at 303-232-6405 or jford@coloradoea.org