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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. 

For more information about the WIDA Screener Certification process, please open this link

  • August 15, 2019 - Colorado Springs
  • August 20, 2019 - Glenwood Springs
  • August 22, 2019 - Longmont
  • August 27, 2019 - Aurora
  • August 29, 2019 - Lakewood

ELD Program Requirements Trainings

These trainings will provide an understanding of state and federal requirements for ELD programs/services for English Learners in Colorado.

Intended Audience - District Directors, Coordinators, and Administrators

  • September 19, 2019 - Colorado Springs
  • September 25, 2019 - Greeley
  • October 9, 2019 - Carbondale

Implementing District Systems to Support Quality ELD Programs

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 District-Level Quality English Language Development (ELD) Program Implementation Rubrics to use as a tool in developing, modifying, and/or evaluating systems in support of English learners. In this workshop, participants will learn the background and methodology of the study, as well as the utility of the rubrics within a school/district context. Participants are encouraged to bring local district-level data that will support them in engaging in conversations regarding improvement of systems to support ELD programs.

This workshop is designed for a team of educators from a school or district. In order to obtain the most benefit from this workshop, it is highly recommended that at least two educators from a school or a district attend as a team. One member of the team should register all members of the team.

Intended Audience - District Directors, Coordinators, and Administrators. Teacher leaders are encouraged to attend with principal approval.


2019-2020 Professional Learning Opportunities for Content and Classroom Teachers

WIDA Workshops (face-to-face format)

New WIDA Self-Paced eWorkshops available September 1st! 

  • Starting September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020, six self-paced eWorkshops that WIDA has developed are available for all Colorado school district employees to access. 
  • There is no limit to the number of participants, and participants can log in at any time, from any place where they have access to internet services.
  • To participate, educators must have a WIDA Secure Portal account. To assist with this process, districts must create and send a bulk upload list with educators' names and email addresses to the WIDA Client Services Center (CSC) at help@wida.us. Once the WIDA CSC receives and processes the bulk upload, an automatic email will be sent to the educators on the list inviting them to create an eLearning account through the Secure Portal.
  • The eWorkshops are aligned to the English Learner Quality Standards. Please read the WIDA eLearning FAQs for a list of the eWorkshops and what standards they align to.
  • Certificates of completion can be printed and/or downloaded once an eWorkshop is completed. Participants are encouraged to download and/or forward certificates to their personal email as WIDA or CDE will not be able to reproduce certificates or verify participation.
  • For more information, please read the WIDA eLearning FAQs and visit the Self-Paced eWorkshops webpage on WIDA's website.
 

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.

Scheduled Trainings:

To inquire about hosting a session, please have your principal or district coordinator contact the trainer and include the name of the requested workshop.


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.

To inquire about hosting a session, please have your principal or district coordinator contact the trainer and include the name of the requested workshop.


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.)