Return to School - Quarter 2
When it is not possible to match virtual students with virtual teachers and in-person students with in-person teachers, live streaming instruction may meet the demands of both in-person and virtual student groups. In this model, a mixture of in-person and virtual students receive instruction from an in-person teacher. Teaching and learning will look mostly similar with in-person learning staying in alignment with health guardrails, and with virtual students joining the classroom remotely. Class sizes of virtual and in-person students combined will not exceed what is allowed in the DCTA Contract.
DPS has developed guidance for Live Streaming.
Sign up for asynchronous professional learning on Live Streaming guidance. This training will be available on Sept. 21.
About Multilingual Education
At DPS, the many diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds that our students bring to the classroom enrich our schools. DPS believes every student’s home language and culture are assets that, combined with English language skills, help students achieve success in school and life.
The Multilingual Education (MLE) department works with schools to create programs in which all students graduate valuing cultural and linguistic diversity and are able to use their native languages and cultures as assets.
In alignment with DPS' vision, our team's vision is to ensure every Multilingual Learner succeeds by providing the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our diverse society. We believe that every single Multilingual Learner can thrive -- not by accident, but by design.
What we do
Through our Accountability and Data Management, Program Design and Development, Program Implementation and Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives teams we provide guidance, resources, training and support to ensure that all schools can provide equitable, rigorous learning environments for their Multilingual Learners (MLLs).
We recognize the unique stories and voices of our multilingual students and honor them by calling them Multilingual Learners. We believe that developing home language skills help students stay connected with their family, culture and community. We support our students in further developing their native language proficiency both at school and at home, and honor this through the Seal of Biliteracy.
DPS has over 35,000 MLLs with home languages other than English in ECE to 12th grade. These students enrich the linguistic palette of our city with the sounds of more than 200 languages spoken across our district. Spanish is the home language for the majority of MLLs in DPS. Other top languages include Arabic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Somali, Nepali, French, Russian, and Burmese.
Over 17,000 students are enrolled in world languages at DPS schools. Languages taught include Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Lakota.