ELD Department News

Keeping you in the know!

Cheers to YOU!!

As we close this school year, I want to thank you for all you have done to support our students and their families. I have received many positive comments from parents at the 15+ family outreach events held throughout the district. Your impact is powerful.


Have a wonderful summer!!

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

For a full list of ALL summer Professional Development Opportunities, see the DCSD Website: Professional Development!


Timely Topics - July 20-21 at Rocky Heights Middle School


The following ELD specific sessions are open to all educators:


  • Essentials for the 21st Century ELD Provider. This course provides essential training for the administration of the W-APT, ELD Department processes, and necessary information and resources for new to DCSD ELD personnel.
  • Academic Conversations
  • Culturally Responsive Instruction
  • Introduction to SIOP


Registration Process:

  • Click on this Timely Topics 2016 event link

  • To register for the event click on the green “Register Now” button

  • Select the tab for the day you want to learn more about

  • Scroll down to identify what sessions are offered during each time

  • Click on the “View/Register” button for the session you want to enroll in

  • Click on the “Register Now” button for the session you want to enroll in

If you want more information click on the “View” button for the session

WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (WAPT) Update

If you receive WIDA's updates, you may already know this! WIDA will release the updated online WAPT soon. Colorado will receive access to the new WAPT on June 30th, and Cindy Close and I will review it, revise the Essentials for the 21st Century ELD Provider to include the most up to date version of the WAPT, and identify DCSD's transition date to the online WAPT. Stay tuned for more information at the beginning of July!


On July 20th during Timely Topics, Essentials for the 21st Century ELD Provider will be open to all ELD providers in order to provide an early opportunity for all ELD providers to be trained. This course is usually targeted toward new to DCSD ELD providers only. You may register for this course, and it is PGI eligible.

Reading Together

Are you interested in bringing Reading Together to your school? If so, please take a few moments to complete the Reading Together application. Due to Title III funding, additional Reading Together programs are available, and they will be allocated based on need. If you already house a Reading Together program, you do NOT need to apply.


Follow these links for more information about Reading Together:

End of Year Paperwork

We have received EOY Paperwork from most of you. If you need support with this, please contact your ELD Lead; they will be happy to assist you!!