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Monthly Co-Literacy Conversations

The visual used here depicts conversations by adults in a room.

CDE is hosting monthly virtual conversations for leaders, teachers, and other classroom practitioners who support literacy in grades four thru 12. The conversations include a problem of practice, a presentation from a district, school, or CDE team, breakout sessions with guided questions, and additional resources to help educators and leaders implement evidence-based practices in their schools and districts. All past recordings and upcoming topics are listed below. 

  • January 2023
    • Spotlight: Mountain Vista Community School in Harrison District 2 
    • Problem of Practice:
      • Designing and Implementing a District Literacy Plan
      • Secondary teachers seeing themselves as literacy instructors through their content areas.
      • Schoolwide systems and structures to support disciplinary literacy practices
  • February 2023
    • ​Spotlight: Boulder Valley School District
    • Problem of Practice: Supporting Emerging Multilingual Students in Secondary Literacy
      • ​Creating and implementing systems and structures at the district, school, and classroom level through collaborative and cross-departmental efforts to build an intersectional infrastructure that brings together MTSS, CLDE, Reading, Special Education, and GT. 
  • March 2023
    • ​​Spotlight: Colorado educators and leaders
    • Problem of Practice: Addressing Roadblocks and Strengthening Adolescent Literacy
      • What are some of the biggest challenges in your district's or school's systems and structures that:
        • ​Support literacy and language development for multilingual learners?
        • Support literacy instruction for students with disabilities?
        • Administrator knowledge and supports related to literacy?
        • Systems and structures that support effective instruction across the content areas?
  • April 2023
    • ​Spotlight: St. Vrain Valley School District
    • Problem of Practice: Family Literacy Engagement in Secondary Schools