New - Remote Learning Resources (ISA Teams)
DPS is committed to Equity, which includes providing high-quality services and programs for English Learners. ELA recognizes that this is a challenging and unprecedented time for the DPS community. In the face of this unique circumstance and its demands, we want to support you and your hard work for our students as much as possible.
ISA Team Resources
The Instructional Services Advisory (ISA Team) is a school-based group that makes decisions to support the needs of each of the school’s English Learners at key points throughout their life cycle in the ELA program; from identification as an English Learner, to evaluation to ensure that they are progressing toward proficiency in English, to the decision to exit a student from ELA services because she or he is able to participate meaningfully and equally in a mainstream classroom.
ISA Team Guidance
- ISA Team Handbook
- ISA Team Year at a Glance
- Beginning of Year Planning Guide
- August / September
- October / November
- December / January
- February / March
- April / May
- Infinite Campus Upload Instructions
- Critical Questions: ELs and the MTSS Process
- Monitoring of In-Program ELs and MTSS Point of Contact
- Consideration of Student Data
ISA Team Newsletter
Parent Meeting Guidance
District-run ISA Team Incentive pay
ISA Team members in district-run schools are eligible for ISA Team Incentive Pay if they have successfully completed the ISA Team Moodle course, attended the face-to-face ISA Training and are an active participant in all ISA Team functions. ISA Team Incentive Pay is paid at the end of January and May.
Number of ELs at School
Stipend per Semester
Stipend is per school per semester. The amount is split among all teachers (administrators / leadership excluded) on the team. For example, if a school has 100 ELs and there are 3 teachers on the ISA Team, each ISA Team member would receive a stipend of $186.67 per semester ($560 divided by 3 members).
In addition to their portion of the ISA Team incentive pay above, the ISA member who is nominated as the MTSS Point of Contact for the ISA Team will receive an additional $100 per semester.
English Language Learners Lists
Department of English Language Acquisition
Emily Griffith Campus
1860 Lincoln St., 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Nubia Ponce Orozco
Elementary ISA Coordinator
Secondary ISA Coordinator
ELA Hotline: 720-423-2040
Nicole Carlson Harris
BOE Upload Cover Sheets
Rubrics for Identification
Rubrics for Monitoring