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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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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

posted by Melissa | September 20, 2017, 06:59 am


This blog was written by Julie Coiro and originally posted on Edutopia.org on August 29, 2017.


An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to assess its level of accuracy, reliability, and bias. In 2012, my colleagues and I assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, and the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of the students’ responses suggested that:

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Weekly News Round-Up for September 15th

posted by Melissa | September 15, 2017, 01:27 pm


Each week, PACE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, AAE finds the news our members really want to see. This week, Idaho has named their teacher of the year and it’s a member! Also, the ESSA deadline looms as teachers strike and DeVos urges educators to rethink schools.

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Artificial Intelligence: The Next Lesson Plan Revolution?

posted by Melissa | September 14, 2017, 01:15 pm


I always relied heavily on online lesson plan banks when I was still in the classroom. I was among the first generation of teachers that was comfortable online, and looking up ideas and inspiration online only seemed natural. Plus, since I worked at a small school, I had five preps each day meaning I had less than 10 minutes planning for each 45 minutes of content with some subjects out of my area of expertise. Turning as much planning over to someone else was a necessity just to keep my head above water.

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