Culturally Responsive Education

Opportunity Gap Cohort


The Professional Learning Team (PLT) is committed to its role in making an impact on the Denver Plan 2020. Part of this goal is to close the opportunity gap and provide all students access to educational opportunities that allow them to achieve at the highest levels. In partnership with other DPS teams, the PLT offers an Opportunity Gap Cohorts focus on peer-to-peer learning for school leadership teams based upon a problem of practice for a targeted group of underserved students.

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CRT Fellowship

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Applications are now being accepted for the Culturally Responsive Teacher Fellowship Program and Year Two of the Opportunity Gap Cohort. This fellowship is focused on providing teachers with exceptional tools, resources, and opportunities. The goal of this program is to create our Framework of Culturally Responsive Instructional Practices from the on-going efforts and sharing from teachers accepted into this fellowship. Learn more by clicking on the button below. 

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Equity Based Math

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In partnership with Curriculum & Instruction and Learning Forward, the Professional Learning Team invites math teams who have an interest in learning more about how to implement equity-based practices in mathematics through a in a year-long, job-embedded Community of Practice. The intended audience includes 8th, 9th, or 10th-grade math teams interested in exploring the equity-based practices in mathematics to meet 2017-18 DSE goals.

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Foundational PDU in CRE


This training is an introductory exploration of culturally responsive teaching practices. We will cover how teachers can begin to meet the needs of diverse learners by building relationships with students and families, creating a caring environment and providing relevant and rigorous content to ALL students. LEAP Framework Indicators include L.E. 1-4, 1.3, P.1, and P.4-P.6. Register now to save your spot in this great professional learning experience!

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Design Team

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Denver Public Schools has launched a multi-year strategy to support building Culturally Responsive Teaching practices across the district. The goal of this initiative is to close the opportunity gap for our students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. The Culturally Responsive Teaching Design Team will be vital in this work. The group will convene several times over the course of Spring 2018 to help develop and pilot Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices in their classrooms.

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Workshop Opportunity: Teaching Tolerance

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Presented by the Teaching Tolerance, this workshop helps teachers learn how to effectively implement culturally responsive instruction in their classrooms. Participants will explore practical strategies for accomplishing academic and social-emotional goals side by side. This workshop will also focus on how to sustain learning conditions that honor all identities and reflect diversity, equity and justice. Workshop takes place Friday, May 11, 2018 from 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM MDT in Denver. 

Workshop Opportunity: Teaching Tolerance »

Danielle Harris, Ph.D.

Program Manager

Culturally Responsive Education

Professional Learning Team