Professional Learning

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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 the 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.

Contact Us

Upcoming Meetings and Trainings

The Office of Professional Learning


Professional Learning and Conference Center

15771 E 1st Avenue, Aurora CO 80011

Phone: 303-326-2000 ext. 28720 Fax: 303-326-1954

The Professional Learning Team:

Jennifer Sheldon, Director of Professional Learning

Email: Phone: ext 25277

  • Coordinates district professional learning activities for APS Division of Equity in Learning
  • Develops professional learning opportunities for licensed APS staff

Justin Peterson, Professional Learning and Conference Center Site Technician

Email: 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