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2015 Professional Development Trainings

Attend the 2015 Language, Culture and Equity Academy on April 30

The Language, Culture and Equity Academy is an annual conference for English language development directors and coordinators hosted by the English Language Development Office and the BUENO Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The conference boasts national keynote speakers as well as a full day agenda of English language development specific presentation sessions. The conference is limited to two English language development directors/coordinators from each district.


A full-day session on Thursday, April 30 is limited to two district contacts. Registration closes at 5 p.m., Friday, March 27. If after March 28 there are still available spaces, registration will reopen for additional participants.

There is a half-day session from 1 - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 for new district English language development directors/coordinators and includes: designing, delivering and evaluating quality English language development programming.


A block of rooms is available at the Marriott Denver West Hotel, 1717 Denver West Blvd., in Golden for April 29, at a rate of $163. Due to limited space, please make reservations before April 8 by calling 1-800-228-9290 or reserve rooms online.

More Information

Please contact Christine Deines,, 303-866-6198.

CDE's Office of Language Development WIDA 2015 Trainings

Two professional development opportunities for Colorado educators, including ELD and general content teachers, ELD coordinators, and district staff.

WIDA will be offering three, two-day sessions of the following topics:

The Assessment office at CDE will also present* during lunch on ACCESS for ELLs Teacher Report Interpretations.*Except the June 9-10 Workshop

The workshops will be held from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Participants must attend both days. CDE will provide lunch, as well as coffee in the morning and water throughout the day.

Participation is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today!

Use of Formative Assessment to Drive Instruction Workshops – Max.30 participants

    • May 4-5 – Centennial BOCES Boardroom, 2020 Clubhouse Dr., Greeley, CO 80634 FULL
    • May 21-22 – Northwest BOCES Boardroom, 325 7th St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
      Click here to Register
    • June 3-4 – Clayton Early Learning Center, Wade Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 3801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

ELD Standards in Action: Collaboration Workshops – Max. 40 participants

    • May 7-8 – Montrose School District Boardroom, 930 Colorado Ave., Montrose, CO 81401
      Click here to Register
    • May 27-28 – Pueblo City, Paragon Alternative School PD Room 14,3000 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003
      Click here to Register
    • June 9-10 – Clayton Early Learning Center, Wade Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 3801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver, CO 80205


More Information

Please contact Lindsay Swanton,

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