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English Language Acquisition
Division of Equity in Learning

Educational Services
Center 2
15751 East 1st Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-340-0859
Fax: 303-326-1966

ELA Teacher Leaders

In Aurora Public Schools, our core beliefs include:

Students, families, staff and community members share the responsibility for student achievement.



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In APS, ELA teacher leaders are site-based and promote building-level leadership by providing professional development to teachers, as model teachers of demonstration classrooms, and as advocates for identified English Language Learners (ELLs).  

To grow as learners, leaders and advocates, ELA teacher leaders have multiple opportunities to attend professional development. Through monthly ELA teacher leader meetings and weekly coaching with their ELA Consultant, ELA teacher leaders receive ongoing professional development to cultivate their own understandings and build teacher capacity within their buildings around:

  • Identification, Assessment, and Placement of English Language Learners 
  • Instructional models and culturally relevant pedagogy for English Language Development and sheltered instruction 
  • Classroom environment and the Conditions of Learning 
  • Using the Teaching-Learning Cycle for the collection and evaluation of assessment data to drive planning and instruction 
  • Professional development and effective co-teaching and co-planning models.

Teacher leaders maintain ongoing action plans in order to build reflective practice and guide their professional learning.

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English Language Acquisition
Division of Instruction