Professional Learning

Professional Learning

People - Transformational Goals for APS Instruction

The APS 2020 Strategic Plan provides the framework to achieve our vision that: Every student shapes a successful future. We achieve this vision through our mission:  In partnership with our community, we accelerate learning for all students to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to shape successful futures.

The quality of a student's instruction has the largest effect on his/her achievement and continually improving every staff member's effectiveness is a priority in our district. We believe that the achievement of each and every student can be brought to the highest level through the following transformational goals:

  • Ensure all employees are highly qualified and skilled for their positions
  • Develop and nurture a professional culture of leadership, integrity and creativity throughout the district

Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning seeks to provide every educator with opportunities to become an even more effective agent for success for our students. By promoting opportunities for study within our own district, through universities in our area, and through online learning, we seek to match our talented staff with professional learning experiences that will transform their instruction.

The Office of Professional Learning (instructional)
Location: Professional Learning and Conference Center (PLCC), 15771 E 1st Avenue, Aurora CO 80011
Phone: 303-326-2000     Fax: 303-326-1954

The Professional Learning Team:

Dr. Bev A. Clemens, Director         Email:        Phone: ext 28703

  • Coordinates district professional learning activities for APS Division of Equity in Learning
  • Develops and coordinates APS induction programs (including administrator induction)
  • Develops professional learning opportunities for licensed APS staff

Patricia Cranney, Secretary to the Director       Email:        Phone ext 28701

  • Correspondence and clerical support for Director
  • Support for LDE courses and facilitators
  • Tracks the Professional Learning Budget and expenses
  • Coordinates Article 21

Justin Peterson, Dept. Secretary         Email: interim      Phone ext 28720

  • Coordinates facilities for instructional professional learning (APS internal requests for PLCC scheduling)
  • Oversees Professional Learning Program SABA; provides official transcripts for license renewal/salary advancement, district-offered course attendance, district-offered course development,  new avatar accounts/access, avatar site-administrator training
  • Agreement for Services (AFS) and time cards for district-offered course facilitators

Gloria Preciado, Dept. Secretary      Email:     Phone ext 28730

  • Oversees professional learning website updates
  • Monitors APS induction programs: participation,  collect and process mentor paperwork (log & checklist), issues completion certificates
  • Mentoring: agreement for services (AFS), time cards, mentor classes

LDE as COE for 2015-2016

All Licensed APS staff who were hired during the 2014-2015 school year, and have completed their first year in APS, must complete the Linguistically Diverse Education as Condition of Employment by December 2017.

Information about the class schedules can be found at<

For more information, please contact Patricia Cranney

 Professional Learning Links

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8:00 am MTSS Monthly Seminar
MTSS Monthly Seminar
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
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Jan 20 all-day
Learning Communities will be meeting every Friday during the school year. Please contact your LC director/assistant for location and times. Required Attendees: Support team members (MTSS (Multi- tiered system of support) partner, PWR (post-secondary workforce[...]
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