CDE requires a course in "Advanced Infant Toddler Development" for Director Qualified that would be in addition to the 3 ECE Enhanced courses.The “Advanced Infant Toddler Development" course is not an APS requirement for Director qualification in the district.
Ece enhanced orientation (2) spring 2013
WelcomeECE Enhanced Cohort!
University of Colorado Denver ECE Enhanced: Early Literacy and LanguageDevelopment for Young English Language Learners ESEA & Title II Grant Project delivered by CU Denver in APS
Introductions Overview of Pertinent Cohort Information Future options with the CU Certificate Program Office of Continuing & Professional Education (CPE): CPE Support Structures; Registration Process; Agreement Form & Signature Page. Start-up of LCRT 5210: Early Literacy & Language Development for Young English Language Learners
Elizabeth Wall-Macht, CU Denver Lead Instructor & Faculty Mentor Anita Walker, CU Denver (also APS ECE Coordinator & ECE Enhanced Contact in APS) Alea Wojdyla, CU Denver (also APS ELA Consultant and ECE Enhanced Work Group Julie Branning, CU Denver (also APS district literacy teacher coach at Altura Elementary & ECE Enhanced Work Group ) Dahlia Mohammad, CU Denver (also APS teacher at Peoria Elementary & ECE Enhanced Work Group
Lindsay HarnOffice of Continuing & Professional Education(CPE) in CU Denver’s School of Education &Human DevelopmentLindsay is responsible for the general management ofoff-campus programs, facilitation of pre-registrationwith CU & course registration in CPE.
Sherry Taylor, Ph.D.Associate Professor in CU Denver’s School ofEducation & Human Development- Program Chair of the Literacy, Language & Culturally Responsive Teaching Program- Faculty Coordinator of the “ECE Enhanced: Early Literacy and Language Development for Young English Language Learners” Grant ProjectSherry is responsible for overall coordination of thegrant project & the curriculum and instruction inthe “ECE Enhanced” Grant Project.
The ECE Enhanced: Early Literacy and Language Development for Young English Language Learners; Federally funded by the 2012-2013 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Improving Teacher Quality and Title II; Approved by Colorado Department of Higher Education in the amount of $199,661.00; Funding for December 2012-Spring 2014.
Dr. Sheri Charles, Ms. Anita Walker & Dr. Sherry Taylor designed the ECE Enhanced grant project to support professional development of APS ECE staff for supporting ELL students; Funds support tuition costs, fees, and textbooks for cohort participants and compensation for university instruction, academic support and coordination of 3 courses in the CU Denver Certificate program, “Early Literacy.”
Courses topics include: Early Language & Literacy Development & Acquisition (LCRT 5210; Spring 2013) Assessment, Instruction & Routines (LCRT 5220: Tentative for Fall 2013) Effective Literacy Instruction for Young English Language Learners (LCRT 5230: Tentative for Spring 2014)
The “Early Literacy Certificate Program” consists ofthree courses (9 credits) with a specialized focus onaddressing the needs of young English languagelearners. The Certificate is “stand alone” &recognized on your CU transcripts by title.A certificate program offers graduate-level courses –and in this case, undergraduate courses -- thatprovide professional teachers with a strong workingknowledge about a central topic to help themaddress students needs.
The program was developed to provide ECEstaff in APS with high-quality professionaldevelopment that can "stand alone" or beapplied toward future studies.The course work is intended to give ECE staff athorough understanding of language & literacydevelopment and acquisition as well aseffective literacy instructional strategies, andprinciples of linking assessment to instruction.
Upon successful completion of eachcertificate course, each course title will be noted on CU transcripts; the certificate title, “Early Literacy Certificate Program” will also be noted on your CU transcripts; In general, courses will be offered with a blend of one evening per week and some online sessions (summer schedule detours slightly);
YES! The Certificate offers teachers with a strong working knowledge about early literacy with a specialized focus on addressing the needs of young English language learners. The Certificate provides high-quality professional development that can "stand alone" or be applied toward future studies.
The three CU Certificate courses can also be applied towardthe following CDE-approved endorsements offered at CUDenver: Reading Teacher Endorsement, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement, Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement, ECE Endorsement (if the individual has licensure already, this endorsement can be earned in concert with the CU Denver ECE MA degree).
YES! MA degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Literacy, Language & Culturally Responsive Teaching, MA degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Linguistically Diverse Education. MA degree in Early Childhood Special Education. MA degree in Early Childhood Education.
Licensed degree in Early Childhood Special Education, birth to age 8. (Note: Students completing this degree have to take & pass the PLACE exam in ECE SPED which will result in being recognized as “highly qualified” by CDE). CU Denver has a proposed Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Teaching, Learning & Development. In this undergraduate major, students can pursue a specialization/licensure track in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education (pending approval of BA anticipated by Fall 2013 or January 2014).
Certificate Program: “Stand-alone” value Nine (9) graduate or undergraduate credits, listed on transcript as 3 individual courses & title of completed certificate program MA Endorsement Degree (24-27 credits) (36 credits) Certificate Program (9 credits)
Completion of the CU Denver ECE Enhanced course work will take the place of the Director Qualified requirement within the Aurora Public School district; Completion of the CU Denver ECE Enhanced course work will count for the APS Condition of Employment required of K-12 certified employees.
You are responsible for your engagement in and completion of the CU Denver course work; maintaining a “B” average in the CU Denver courses or risk being dropped from the cohort; Paying your tuition and fees in full IF you drop the CU Denver course after the official “drop date” (for spring 2013, April 15th is drop date);
Confirm your acceptance to participate in the ECE Enhanced cohort; Confirm that you will check your APS email account regularly for communication from CU Denver. Complete the pre-registration process with CU Complete course registration with CU Complete online Survey #1 before April 8th and Survey #2 after completion of the 3rd CU course.
The survey is intended to access participants’ knowledge and skills with respect to addressing the You will be asked to needs of young English complete this survey language learners. again at the conclusion of the ECE Enhanced course work. Colorado Department of Higher Education requires All aspects of your that funded projects responses to the survey measure participant’s will be kept confidential professional growth and and will be used for the understandings as a result purpose of program of their involvement in the evaluation and faculty research at CU Denver. grant project.
Please know that if a cohort participant terminates employment with the Aurora Public School district, their involvement in the ECE Enhanced cohort will also be terminated.
Release of Educational Records and Information; This form gives CU Denver permission to release your records for use in the final report required as part of the grant project; Complete & sign. Return to Lindsay Harn, Office of CPE
CU Writing Center Inservice in each course: Support academic writing & writing academic papers; using APA style CU instructors differentiate their instruction and the graduate/undergrad assignments;
Regular Advising Session in each course: CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development Academic Advisors here Collaborative Support: CU’s ECE Enhanced Faculty Coordinator APS ECE Coordinator, CU Instructors & CPE staff work closely to support the grant project success & your positive learning experiences.
Elizabeth Wall-Macht, CU Denver Lead Instructor & Faculty Mentor Anita Walker, CU Denver (also APS ECE Coordinator & ECE Enhanced Contact in APS) Alea Wojdyla, CU Denver (also APS ELA Consultant and ECE Enhanced Work Group
• I have increased my awareness as to what appropriate language development looks like including stages of language development, components of language structures, and how these and impact the learner’s academic development.• Rather than seeing what my students are lacking, I now see what they know & I think about how to build upon their knowledge. This process has been a great learning experience & something that has made me a better teacher, both through the course of the CU Denver classes and well into the future.
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