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  • CLDE Requirements - Online Classes available for 27J Educators!

    • Starting September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020, six self-paced eWorkshops that WIDA developed will be available for Colorado public school employees to access. 
    • The eWorkshops are aligned to the English Learner Quality Standards. Please read the WIDA eLearning FAQs for a list of the eWorkshops and what standards they align to.
    • Certificates of completion can be printed and/or downloaded once an eWorkshop is completed. Participants are encouraged to download and/or forward certificates to their personal email as WIDA or CDE will not be able to reproduce certificates or verify participation.
    • For more information, please read the WIDA eLearning FAQs and visit the Self-Paced eWorkshops webpage on WIDA's website.


    Contact Lucia Gonzalez lagonzales@sd27j.net for your login to take advantage of these classes.

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Professional Learning

  • Welcome to Professional Learning in 27J!


    Teachers at table


    “The mission of 27J Schools, with the support of families and the community, is to ensure that ALL students have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for present and future competence and success.”

    To this end, as an organization committed to learning at all levels, it is important to make the most of the time afforded us within the new 4-Day School Week calendar for the 2018 – 19 school year.  A foundational belief we share is that students must receive high-quality learning experiences and, in order to do so, we must ensure that teachers learn and grow through a variety of collaborative, professional learning experiences.


    Create a 27J Schools culture of whole-organizational learning through systemic and systematic professional learning opportunities. 


    School improvement means people improvement in order to raise student achievement.  We must commit to building collective capacity, which requires District Learning Experiences and Environments where the professional learning of educators is: 

    • Ongoing and sustained rather than episodic.
    • Job-embedded rather than separate from the work and external to the school.
    • Specifically aligned with school and district goals rather than the random pursuit of trendy topics.
    • Focused on improved results rather than projects and activities.
    • Viewed as collective and collaborative as well as providing for individual reflection.


    The Learning Organization is defined through multiple ways in which it learns.  This is achieved through Whole-Group Learning, Small-Group Learning, and 1:1 Individual Learning.  A variety of learning environments can be offered through connections with and within the Six 27J Schools Leadership Skills:

    • Clarity
    • Responsibility
    • Facilitate/Coach
    • Action
    • Perspective
    • Emotional Intelligence
Name Title Phone Number Email
Melissa Fike Professional Learning Instructional Specialist 303-655-2804 mfike@sd27j.net
Beth York Department Secretary 303-655-2957 byork@sd27j.net