ELD Department News

Keeping you in the know!

As you support your ELs through PARCC, CMAS and their regular routines and classes, take some time to breathe, find time to see the humor, and enjoy your students!

Looking Ahead

Support Sessions: All Support Sessions are reflected on the ELD Calendar.
  • March 11, 2015, 12:00-4:30, ECC South
  • March 20, 2015, 9:00-3:00, West Support Center
  • April 9, 2015, 12:00-4:30, West Support Center
  • May 8, 2015, 9:00-3:00, West Support Center


ELD Department Meeting:


  • April 22, 2015, 12:00-3:00, HOPE Online Learning Center


ESL Family Outreach:


  • April 21, 2015, A Step Ahead Preschool Outreach: stay tuned!


ESL Celebration:


  • April 30, 2015, Rocky Heights Middle School


ACCESS Results:


  • Shipped to districts April 22-25, 2015

ELD Courses - be InspirED!

The following courses are open for all staff members. Feel free to pass this along to those who may be interested!


Course: English Language Development - Academic Conversations: Integrating Academic Talk into the Classroom.

Session: #602-1, Blended

Start Date: March 11. 2015

Course Link: https://pd.dcsdk12.org/mod/pdcourse/view_courses.php?page=1&startDate=&endDate=&searchString=602-1


Course: Professional Development Course English Language Development - Legislation and Requirements

Session: 201-1, Blended

Start Date: 04/06/2015

Course Link: https://pd.dcsdk12.org/course/view.php?id=1867

From THINK

Create Something Great 2015 Think Tank

Here is what you have been asking for! The Create Something Great 2015 Think Tank is scheduled for June 8 - June 11. This week of innovation kicks off with a panel discussion from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at Cielo in Castle Rock, featuring six distinguished panelists from education and industry.

There will be two concurrent conferences from June 9 - June 11 at the University of Denver.

The first conference is a three-day boot camp on Design Thinking, facilitated by Leonard Medlock of EdSurge and his staff.

The second conference will feature 19 learning sessions designed to allow teachers to explore and collaborate around innovative instructional models such as Challenge-Based Learning, Case-Based Learning, Robotics and STEM. Educators and thought leaders from school districts and organizations across the country will facilitate these learning sessions.

Registration for the Create Something Great 2015 Think Tank will begin on March 30 and close on April 17. Please contact Mary Murphy or Sandra Barrett in World Class Education for additional information. There are no traffic jams on the road less traveled. Travel the road of innovation and empower people to connect, take risks, share thinking, bring ideas and take action.


CITE 6 News

Follow this link to view the March 2015 CITE 6 Newsletter, or download a copy here.


Student Learning Objective Process Training
3.5 hr. Blended Course

Assessment & System Performance will be hosting 15 district-wide sessions of Student Learning Objective Process Training at schools throughout DCSD. Participants will receive 3.5 hours toward relicensure credit broken down as follows: 1 hour asynchronous work prior to the training + 2.5 hours face-to-face.

Prior to the training, teachers will need to enter an assessment they are using for CITE 6 into the Assessment Library. For those using third-party assessments (e.g., SEL/STAR, iReady, MAP/MPG, DRA2, etc.), please check with your administrator to ensure that the assessment has been added to the “My School” section under your Assessment Library.

In order to fully understand the Student Learning Objective Process, teachers will need to bring baseline data to work with during the face-to-face meeting time. This data can be in a spreadsheet, in Infinite Campus, in a gradebook or on paper.

The face-to-face session will walk teachers through understanding how to conduct the Student Learning Objective Process as they apply it using their own data to set goals, select success criteria and set targets for their students. By the end of the training, teachers will have completed the initial steps of the SLO Process including entering data into InspirED Innovation. Class size is limited, so be sure toregister in InspirED Innovation.

View list of course dates and locations here