Mission DNA (Deploying Numeracy Achievement): The Building Blocks of Mathematical Minds
El Paso County School District 49 will meet the goal of increasing military-connected student performance by providing professional development to elementary teachers. To achieve this, 12 district level, coordinated elementary schools will be invited to participate in a two-tier support training. This training will allow School District 49 elementary teachers to benefit from programs that will develop and cultivate a collective teacher efficacy for mathematics growth mindset, followed by a focus on developing teachers’ content knowledge with an emphasis on building student understanding.
Operation World Language (OWL) Grant
El Paso County School District 49 will meet the goal of increasing primary and secondary students’ knowledge of world languages and cultures in order to demonstrate biliteracy. To achieve this, a Dual Language Immersion Program at Stetson Elementary School will be opened, and the Spanish programming at Horizon Middle School will be expanded.
Operation World Language will create a collaborative community of excellence that provides a clear pathway for students to become biliterate citizens, develop a deep appreciation for diverse cultures, and acquire the skills necessary for success in today’s interconnected world.
Through thoughtful planning, collaboration, engagement, and reflection, Operation World Language will create students who demonstrate success in two or more languages, honor all cultures, and deepen sociocultural competence, creating a biliterate and globally-minded community of learners.