• Literacy Team

     

    Overview

    The Literacy team is part of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) within the Academics Division.  The literacy team oversees and supports the development and implementation of curriculum, instruction and assessment for literacy in Denver Public Schools.

    Oversight

    In service of our district-wide Instructional Improvement Priority for literacy, the literacy team is responsible for the following to support our community, parents, administrators, teachers, and students in Denver Public Schools:

    • Coordinate shared vision and practice in literacy learning and instruction across the District to ensure all students are proficient readers, writers, and communicators;
    • Align instructional materials for Language Arts to the Colorado Academic Standards K-12, ensuring a rigorous, guaranteed & viable curriculum for all students;
    • Support the effective implementation of instructional materials for Language Arts K-12;
    • Support the design, implementation, and interpretation of District-wide Language Arts assessments;
    • Customize support for school-based improvement goals based on identified needs in Language Arts achievement;
    • Identify, design, and coordinate professional development opportunities in Language Arts for District educators;
    • Communicate with the Board of Education, District staff, and the public regarding the district Language Arts program