Professional Organizations for Educators


Professional Organizations for EducatorsTeachers are Learners

Learning Forward (formerly NSDC) – Learning Forward is an international membership association of learning educators focused on increasing student achievement through more effective professional learning. Learning Forward’s purpose is ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves.

Learning Forward Colorado The mission of Learning Forward Colorado is to ensure that all educators in all schools will experience high-quality professional learning as part of their daily work for the purpose of increasing student learning.

Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) – The mission of CASE is to serve as the dynamic voice for education leadership in all Colorado public schools.

Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics (CCTM)CCTM provides networking, advocacy and support for mathematics teachers across the state of Colorado. All Colorado mathematics teachers are welcome to join the organization to connect with colleagues across the state.

Colorado Association of Science Teachers (CAST) – It’s CAST’s goal to support, stimulate, and improve science education for students of all ages in Colorado.

Colorado Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) – It is the mission of CCSS to engage in activities supporting educational work, which shall also include the coordination, promotion, development and maintenance of quality social studies programs at all levels of educational instruction in the State of Colorado.

The Colorado Affiliate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CoTESOL)  

Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS)

Colorado Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (COAHPERD) – Providing leadership, professional development and advocacy for Colorado Health and PE teachers.

Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) The mission of CMEA is to serve the educational needs of our members and to provide growth opportunities to music educators regardless of their experience in the profession.

Colorado Art Education Association (CAEA)

Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT) –  CCFLT is organized for the purpose of the advancement of the study and teaching of foreign languages in the schools, colleges and universities of the State of Colorado.

Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) – The Colorado Council of the International Reading Association is a professional organization of educators and community members dedicated to the promotion and advancement of literacy.

Colorado Council for Economic Education (CCEE) – The Colorado Council for Economic Education provides economic and personal financial literacy programs for Colorado K-12 schools.  CCEE offers professional development classes for teachers, the Stock Market Experience (an investment simulation for grades 3-12) and a free online lending library.