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Greetings Colorado Educators!  Please enjoy these free trainings to assist in your ELL/CLDE requirements!

We are still adding courses!  Please check back every week to see what new items are available:

The newly released courses are (as of September 29, 2020):
  • Teaching Math to ELs Part 1
  • Teaching Math to ELs Part 2
  • Teaching Science to ELs Part 1
  • Teaching Science to ELs Part 2

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  • These courses are free to any Colorado educator.
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Available courses

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will discuss how to engage families of students at your school in a culturally responsive fashion. This includes looking at internal and external bias and understanding how to engage families of different cultures and languages and creating a welcoming environment for all families.

This course includes:

  • Video: 2 hour 13 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will discuss how to engage families of students at your school in a culturally responsive fashion. This includes looking at internal and external bias and understanding how to engage families of different cultures and languages and creating a welcoming environment for all families.

This course includes:

  • Video: 1 hour 42 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 2.5 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will discuss what is equity and how we work towards equality in the classroom.  This includes looking at internal and external bias when working in a classroom. 

This course includes:

  • Video: 2 hour 30 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3.5 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will discuss what is equity and how we work towards equality in the classroom.  This includes looking at internal and external bias when working in a classroom. 

This course includes:

  • Video: 1 hour 34 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 2.5 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will go into detail how (CLDE) student expectations are tied to student success.  This includes understanding perceptions and using models of success to assist in student achievement.

This course includes:

  • Video: 1 hour 50 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will go into detail how (CLDE) student expectations are tied to student success.  This includes understanding perceptions and using models of success to assist in student achievement.

This course includes:

  • Video: 1 hour 50 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This session will go into detail in the process in how students are identified as an English Learners (EL) at the school level, requirements of notification, the process of screening for ELs (including WIDA and W-APT), the connection to the CDE Data Pipeline, and the steps of progression for language proficiency.

This course includes:

  • Video: 30 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 1.5 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: K-12 teachers, Content area teachers, coaches, District Directors, Coordinators, and Administrators

Course Description: This session will explore the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the future of individuals that are under this status.  This course will discuss the law, guidance, and resources for DACA students, immigrant students, and other marginalized students. 

This course includes:

  • Video: 50 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 1.5 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will discuss trauma and the affect it has on children in a learning environment.  How the effects of trauma are seen in the classroom and how they affect the child physically and psychologically (especially for immigrant students). Lastly, how you can perform self care in the face of trauma and stress.

This course includes:

  • Video: 2 hour 30 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3.5 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Content area teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This course will discuss trauma and the affect it has on children in a learning environment.  How the effects of trauma are seen in the classroom and how they affect the child physically and psychologically (especially for immigrant students). Lastly, how you can perform self care in the face of trauma and stress.

This course includes:

  • Video: 1 hour 51 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 2.75 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Math teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This session provides math and classroom teachers a foundational knowledge of English language development and explores tools and strategies for making math more accessible to English learners through teaching the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards.

This course includes:
  • Video: 1 hour 43 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 2.75 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Math teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This session provides math and classroom teachers a foundational knowledge of English language development and explores tools and strategies for making math more accessible to English learners through teaching the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards.

This course includes:
  • Video: 1 hour 58 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3 hour PD certificate aligned to this course

Intended Audience: Science teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This session provides science and classroom teachers a foundational knowledge of English language development and explores tools and strategies for making math more accessible to English learners through teaching the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards.

This course includes:
  • Video: 1 hour 47 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3 hour PD certificate aligned to this course


Intended Audience: Science teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, co-teaching teams, grade level teams, and school teams.

Course Description: This session provides science and classroom teachers a foundational knowledge of English language development and explores tools and strategies for making math more accessible to English learners through teaching the Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards.

This course includes:
  • Video: 1 hour 46 minutes - must be viewed in full
  • 3 hour PD certificate aligned to this course