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All new DPS teachers receive ELA designations
We value our diverse student body, and are committed to improving instruction and student achievement outcomes for every student by providing a rigorous, enriching educational experience. We want teachers to uphold that same commitment by valuing the unique contribution of each student, helping to ensure their success by embracing their language and culture. In order to meet the needs of our diverse learners, all teachers who are new to DPS will receive an ELA designation. No matter the designation (ELA-T, ELA-E and ELA-S) all teachers are strongly encouraged to complete the Basic ELA Teacher Qualification Training their first year.
ELA teacher qualification training program
What strategies and resources would help build on your existing skills to even better and more efficiently interact and instruct English language learners in your classroom this school year?
ELA training opportunities have been expanded to meet your specific training and classroom needs. Schedules have been built with you in mind to ensure flexibility and support during the school year.
Questions about ELA qualification requirements? Email HRConnect or call 720-423-3900.
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Course waiver information
In some situations, teachers who are required to obtain ELA-E or ELA-S qualifications may request a waiver of all or part of the required ELA advanced training. Teachers may request waivers in the following situations:
For more information on whether you are eligible to submit an ELA training waiver request and/or submission requirements, email ELA_WaiverRequest@dpsk12.org.
Requests are normally processed within 10 business days, with some exceptions. For questions about whether you are eligible to submit an ELA training waiver request and/or submission requirements, email ELA_WaiverRequest@dpsk12.org.
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