Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Services

  • Students work with a highly qualified CLDE teacher through various models. Schools accelerate the acquisition of academic language by providing a comprehensive support system, where they receive specialized, comprehensive English language instruction captured in the student's annual English Language Plan. The acquisition of English requires a collaborative effort between teachers, paraeducators, and the general education teachers, as well as professional development for all staff on how to deliver rigorous, grade-level content and provide language-rich, instruction for all students. 

     

    You can read a copy of our CLDE Handbook for the 2019-2020 School Year here

  • Middle school- English language learners who qualify are offered CLDE or resource support. Teachers offer this in the form of an elective class, but there are also co-teaching models and push-in support provided in the core content classrooms. Teachers monitor the progress of students in their core instruction and provide resource support when deemed necessary. In the elective CLDE class, students receive differentiated instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and listening depending on their specific language goals as identified in the English language plan. 

    The following skills are emphasized: social communication, academic vocabulary, grammar, reading strategies, writing skills, as well as the use of technology to better access curriculum.  Teachers have access to the Colorado Department of Education approved intervention programs Imagine Learning and Lexia Power Up to master reading and speaking skills on technology. Accounts can be accessed at home to help fill literacy gaps in students of all age groups. 

  • The CLDE teachers in our district-operated schools are required to attain their CLDE endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education. Through integration of the four domains of language, Colorado English Language Proficiency standards, collaboration with staff, and advocacy, our CLDE team is positioned to increase student achievement while ensuring language acquisition.  Click on the teachers below to go to their homepage and learn more about their school's CLDE program. 

     

    Sand Creek Zone

    Sand Creek High School- Jacklyn Kwon

    Horizon Middle School-  Jaclyn McKinney

    Evans International Elementary School-  Allison Weber

    Remington Elementary School-  Lisa Ulfers

    Springs Ranch Elementary School-  Linda Hagedorn

    Power Zone

    Vista Ridge High School-  Erica Machado

    Skyview Middle School-  Marianne Holt

    Inspiration View Elementary School-  Annamaria Miller

    Odyssey Elementary School-  Melissa Overton

    Stetson Elementary School-  Patsy Dowell

    Ridgeview Elementary School- Sandy Speer

    Falcon Zone

    Falcon High School-  Rosella Anderson

    Falcon Middle School-  Patrick Weber

    Meridian Ranch Elementary School-  Leslie Allen

    Bennett Ranch Elementary School- Leslie Allen

    Falcon Elementary School of Technology- Kathy Tarry

    Woodmen Hills Elementary-  Brooke Austermiller

     

    iConnet Zone

    Each charter school within District 49's portfolio of schools have unique methods of providing services for English learners. For teachers, programs, and additional information concerning Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, please reach out to the individual schools.