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Professional Learning Opportunities

Attendees must register for Professional Learning Opportunities through the registration link associated with each date below. Space is limited to 35 people. In the event that there are fewer than ten people registered, the professional learning opportunity will be rescheduled and those registered will be notified. To obtain presentation materials or attendance certificates associated with each training, please click on Request Materials or Certificates.

2019-2020 Professional Learning Opportunities for Administrators

WIDA Screener & Data Coding Trainings

Intended Audience - District Directors, Coordinators, and Administrators -  WIDA Screener and Data Coding for English learners: training presented by CLDE and Data Services offices at CDE


2019-2020 Professional Learning Opportunities for Content and Classroom Teachers

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Teaching Science to English Learners

This full-day, face to face, hands on workshop provides science and classroom teachers a foundational knowledge of English language development and explores tools and strategies for making science more accessible to English learners through teaching the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards.

Additional offerings are available upon request for groups of 10 or more participants. If you would like to have this workshop brought to your school or district, please have your principal or district coordinator contact the trainer and include the name of the requested workshop, proposed location, and a list of possible training dates.


Teaching Math to English Learners

This full-day, face to face, hands on workshop provides math and classroom teachers a foundational knowledge of English language development and explores tools and strategies for making math more accessible to English learners through teaching the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards.

Additional offerings are available upon request for groups of 10 or more participants. If you would like to have this workshop brought to your school or district, please have your principal or district coordinator contact the trainer and include the name of the requested workshop, proposed location, and a list of possible training dates.


What's Different About Teaching Reading to English Learners

This participatory session provides foundational knowledge about the differences between English learners and native speakers when learning to read and explores tools and strategies for making reading instruction more accessible for English learners.

Additional offerings are available upon request for groups of 10 or more participants. If you would like to have this workshop brought to your school or district, please have your principal or district coordinator contact the trainer and include the name of the requested workshop, proposed location, and a list of possible training dates.


Archived Professional Learning Opportunities


Linking Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) to Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards

Intended Audience - K-12 Teachers, Content/Classroom teachers as well as ESL/bilingual educators

The standards session provides instructional staff (content/classroom teachers as well as ESL, bilingual educators) a foundational knowledge of English language development and the connection between academic standards and the CELP standards.


English Language Proficiency (ELP) Growth Across State and Federal Accountability

Intended Audience - District Directors, Coordinators, and Administrators

This session will compare and contrast State and Title III accountability calculations based on English language proficiency (ELP) growth. Presenters will provide guidance and support on how districts can use these accountability results to inform local programming.


EL Data Dig Tool

Intended Audience - District Directors, Coordinators, and Administrators

This session will provide attendees training and support on the structure, logistics, and intended use of the EL Data Dig Tool. Additionally, presenters will demonstrate where districts can obtain data that is available through CDE resources. Mock data will be used to engage attendees in experiential learning and practical application.


District ELD Program Rubrics: A Self-Assessment to Improve ELD Programs

Intended Audience - District Directors, Coordinators, and Administrators

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) researchers studied fifteen districts and identified nine leading indicators for quality English language development (ELD) programs. Using these nine leading indicators, researchers developed the ELD Program Rubrics for districts to use as a tool in developing, modifying, and/or evaluating systems in support of English Learners. In this session, participants will learn the background and methodology of the study, as well as the utility of the rubrics within a school/district context.


Progress Monitoring Language Development through Formative Assessments

Intended Audience - Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams

This session will focus on progress monitoring for language development through formative assessment. Participants will utilize the WIDA performance definitions to review student work samples for language development. All attendees should bring at least one sample of student work. Samples can be in any format (exit tickets, essays, videos, etc.)

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