Interested in Teaching Professional Learning Opportunities?

If you are interested in teaching a professional learning opportunities course, please read the information below and complete the proposal. Steps for the course approval process are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact  Adele Lind-Nichols, Department of Instruction Secretary at 970-686-8032.

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Staff interested in teaching courses that provide a continuing education unit or district credit must complete the Adult Learning Course in Canvas or have a face to face consultation with Emily Williams or Laurel Syring.

Instructor Compensation:

Instructors or Supervisors will determine the best format to offer professional learning opportunities.  This could include face to face, blended, or completely online formats.

Instructors may earn continuing education units worth twice the amount of hours of the course the first time it is offered, or a stipend. 

If courses are offered multiple times, instructors may earn continuing education units equal to the course, or a stipend.

Instructor Stipend:

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Steps for Course Approval:

  1. The potential facilitator or instructor will review the Professional Learning Facilitator/Instructor FAQs and Supporting Information document: Facilitator FAQs and Information.

  2. Fill out the Course Proposal Form for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here for to access the form. 
  3. The proposal is routed to the Department of Instruction for approval.

  4. Approval is given, or feedback is given to submitter for re-application.  Submissions may be discussed with professional learning opportunities team as part of the review process.

  5. Once a course has been approved, the Department of Instruction will create a course advertisement and will facilitate with registration, the addition of students into the Canvas course, and payment.

  6. During the course, documentation of attendance and participation must be recorded.

  7. After course is complete, names of participants are submitted to Adele Lind-Nichols in the Department of Instruction for processing.


Please contact the Department of Instruction at 970-686-8032.