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COpilot Monthly Learning Guide – June 2024

Posted on: May 24, 2024
Posted By: CEA Communications
Posted in: COpilot

The summer term for COpilot has always been the busiest time for enrollments as educators use the summer as the perfect time to take lots of classes to fulfill licensing requirements and earn graduate credits for salary advancement. In fact, the amount of enrollments we see in the summer is typically double what we see in the fall semester. Thankfully, this summer, we’re offering 35 brand new courses and over 200 class sections so that Colorado educators have tons of choice when it comes to the professional learning they want to pursue. So far this summer, nearly 800 educators have already enrolled in a COpilot class and overall, there have been over 2,300 enrollments. In other words, if you’re a Colorado educator who hasn’t yet signed up for a COpilot class, now is the best time to do it!

Class Spotlights

This June, CEA COpilot is offering over a 100 different class sections, and nearly half of those start on June 3. Here are a few of the new courses from some amazing educators who work with kids every day:

Featured Facilitator

 Brittany OsbornEvery month, CEA wants to recognize one of the many union members who facilitate COpilot classes. This month, that member is Brittany Osborn, an online public school teacher and member of the Poudre Education Association.

How long have you been facilitating COpilot classes and what made you want to do it?

I have been a COpilot facilitator since 2019 and what drew me to it was the applicable learning opportunities from other teachers just like me! We share similar passions, highs and lows and I always felt heard as a participant. I had the opportunity to start sharing skills, philosophies and resources that really supported me as an educator and what I felt every teacher should have the access to! 


Why are you OR why did you become an educator?

I always grew up claiming “I wanted to be a teacher” as I naturally felt drawn to kids, helping others learn and bringing joy and encouragement to those who needed a little push! I’m a firm believer in “all can do”! My sister and I always loved playing school as kids, creating grade books, lessons, and implementing them pretending to be each other’s students, and here we both are, teachers in PSD and COpilot facilitators! I have really found my place in middle school and love learning with and from kids these ages!

When you’re not working with kids or facilitating COpilot classes, what is your favorite thing to do?

I love spending my time with my family, traveling, singing the alphabet forwards, and backwards, with my 3 year old, Noah, and exploring with my 1 year old, Micah! My husband, Troy, and I both have a secret passion for social media and writing recipes for a local restaurant in NOCO, Jim’s Wings, and we’re equally as passionate about the Iowa Hawkeyes! Definitely no dull moments around our house, especially because we’re just coming up on our one-year anniversary of moving in, and I’m extremely thankful to be part of the CEA COpilot community!

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