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For guidance on implementing Dedicated ELD across in-person and remote settings including guiding principles for unfinished learning and sample schedules please visit ELA Programming & Instructional Guidance for Fluidity Across In-Person and Remote Learning Settings (Elementary ELD and Secondary ELD).
English Language Development (ELD)
Students enrolled in English Language Development (ELD) courses are more likely to be on track to English proficiency, according to the ACCESS Trajectory. Extensive research both within DPS and nationwide has shown that explicit language instruction should be sustained through the advanced levels of language proficiency to ensure academic success for English Learners (ELs).
DPS requires that all schools, at both the Elementary and Secondary level, schedule a daily dedicated 45-minute ELD block for all eligible ELs.
This page contains resources to assist with effective implementation of ELD.
Resources for DPS ELD curriculum can be found in the Dedicated ELD Schoology Group.
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Dedicated ELD: Modules to Build Capacity
These six modules on Schoology include research, resources, tools and turnkey facilitator slides for Dedicated ELD at the Elementary and Secondary levels. Each module is open to all educators, including teachers, school leaders, central support staff and observers of ELD, for on-demand learning, instructional tools, coaching, PD, etc. The modules include:
- Assessing for Language in ELD
- Guidance for Writing
- Language Rigor
- 5 Elements of ELD (PERMS)
- Planning and Pacing
- Student Talk
Access the modules through Schoology here.
Instructional Resources (K-12)
Dedicated ELD Reference Guide (English version)
Dedicated ELD Reference Guide (Spanish version)
ELD Reference Guide (translated) - This is page 2 from the Dedicated ELD Reference Guide, translated into Spanish, Arabic and Vietnamese. Great for explaining ELD to diverse audiences.
Elementary & K-8 Schools
Middle Schools and High Schools
LEAP Handbook ELD Appendices
Department of English Language Acquisition
Emily Griffith Campus
1860 Lincoln St., 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
ELA Hotline: 720-423-2040
ELD Co-Teaching and Rigor ELD
Nicole Carlson Harris