CLDE Professional Development

  • Current Professionally Licensed Educators

    http://www.cde.state.co.us/educatortalent/elpdeducators

    To help better support students in Colorado who are English language learners, the State Board of Education adopted new rules in June 2018 requiring educators with elementary, mathsciencesocial studies and English language arts endorsements to complete Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education training or professional development (PD). Educators holding these endorsements must meet the new licensing requirement:

    • Within their next five-year license renewal period
      (For example, teachers holding a professional license that expires in September 2018 would need to meet the requirements by September 2023. See below for more examples of the timeline for meeting this requirement.)
    • Only once over the course of their professional licensure as a teacher in Colorado.

    What is the English Learner PD requirement

    Educators must demonstrate completion of training or professional development activities equivalent to 45 clock/contact hours or three semester hours in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education. Educators with previous CLD training or past experience can count it toward meeting their:

    1. new English Learner Professional Development requirement,
      and
    2. their 90 clock hours of professional development requirement for renewing their educator license.

    Required areas to address in CLDE (Quality Standards)

    • 5.09 Quality Standard I: Educators are knowledgeable about CLD populations
    • 5.10 Quality Standard II: Educators should be knowledgeable in first and second language acquisition.
    • 5.11 Quality Standard III: Educators should understand literacy development for CLD students.
    • 5.12 Quality Standard IV: Educators are knowledgeable in the teaching strategies, including methods, materials, and assessment for CLD students.

    CDE Matrix and "How To" video

    This is a 15 minute video that CDE has provided to help walk you through filling out the matrix for license renewal.

    https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/pf03hzzcj601/  

    Colorado Department of Education Professional Learning Opportunities 2020-2021

    The Colorado Department of Education provides free workshops throughout the year, including WIDA facilitated eWorkshops, "Language, Literacy, and Access to Content 101", "Teaching Science to English Language Learners through Colorado English Proficiency Standards", and "Teaching Math to English Language Learners through Colorado English Proficiency Standards". 

    https://www.cde.state.co.us/cde_english/professionaldevelopment

     

    In District Professional Learning Opportunities 2020-2021

    https://www.ahanet.org/

    Wednesday, October 14th,  2-hr virtual

    WIDA - Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

    Thursday, October 15th, Virtual 

    38 Great Academic Language Builders, with Nancy Motley, Seidlitz Education

    Thursday, October 22nd, Virtual

    7 Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom with Dr. Stephen Fleenor, Seidlitz Education

    Monday, January 6th, Creekside

    Talk, Read, Talk, Write with Nancy Motley, Seidlitz Education

    January 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2-hr virtual

    Scaffolding Learning Through Language presented by WIDA Consortium

    March 15th - 17th, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Formative Language Assessment presented by WIDA Consortium

    May 14th, Creekside

    Motivating ELLs, with Nancy Motley, Seidlitz Education

    May 14th, Pro Day

    Various oportunities throughout the day ranging from full day to 2 hours.

    June 7th and 8th, Creekside

    WIDA Collaboration, presented by WIDA Consortium

    July 26th and 27th, Creekside

    Formative Language Assessment presented by WIDA Consortium

    Various

    CLDE Coaching Cycles - Up to 10 hours of work with CLDE Coach may be counted. 

     

    UCCS Professional Development Academy

    Sponsored by UCCS College of Education NEDU 5595: Foundations of ESL. Participants learn about the population of students learning English and are introduced to the theories, concepts, and research to support students learning English.

    https://outreach.uccs.edu/professional-development-CLDacademy 

     

    Online Professional Learning Opportunities

    SPARK Authentic Assessment of CLD Students

    SPARK Surprise You Have An English Language Learner

    SPARK Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners - Part 1, 2, and 3

    SPARK course can be accessed via https://www.ahanet.org/

     

    ICMEE eWorkshops through University of Nebraska or UC Denver. eWorkshop is free to earn graduate credit there is a fee.

    eWorkshops for:

    All eWorkshops are about improving teaching and learning for bi/multilingual students across K-12 grade levels and classroom contexts. They were developed for professional learning communities of educators to engage in collaboratively and typically are ideal for groups of 3-10 educators interested in learning together.

    Each eWorkshop is divided into six units, and each unit takes about three hours to complete. eWorkshop participants may start and end their eWorkshop on any date of their choosing. eWorkshop participants collaborate to select the eWorkshop they would like to take and plan the timeline and approach for their participation.

    ICMEE workshops can be accessed via https://cehs.unl.edu/icmee/eworkshop/

     

    New WIDA Self-Paced eWorkshops available September 1st!

    WIDA e-Learning Flyer

    • Starting September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020, six self-paced eWorkshops that WIDA has developed will be available for educators to access. 
    • There is no limit to the number of participants, and participants can log in at any time, from any place.
    • To participate, educators must have a WIDA Secure Portal account.
    • Certificates of completion can be printed 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.

    If you have further questions please contact Inés Stabler at istabler@d49.org or ext. 3225