Culturally Responsive Teaching Fellowship

The CRE team and the Professional Learning team offer a fellowship focused on a cohort learning experience studying and practicing Culturally Responsive Teaching. Participants will learn from peers and facilitators in a coached, job embedded professional learning experience.

The Theory of Action for the CRT Fellowship is that if teachers engage in a cohort experience of study and practice around CRT Mindsets and practices, their classrooms and their teaching practice will transform and will impact student success.


  • Participate in a hybrid book study of Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain
  • Build skill and instructional effectiveness in culturally responsive teaching practices through reflection, coaching, and shared learning
  • Reflect on own identity and how identity impacts work as an educator; build cultural competence
  • Receive coaching around culturally responsive practices and share practices with cohort
  • Build community with educators across the district focused on CRE and best first instruction 
  • Build a community of education leaders committed to equitable instruction and outcomes for all students, especially students of color and other marginalized populations
  • Use PDSA cycles to protype of identified culturally responsive teaching practices, analyze and adapt in an effort to create the DPS framework for culturally responsive teaching  
  • Explore the history of oppression in the US and Denver, including the role of systemic racism, power, and privilege. Connect history to issues affecting race and class in today’s Denver
  • Optional engagement in day-long learning labs to see examples of excellent classrooms and learn practices

Participants commit to: 

  • A Fellowship Retreat July 25 and 26th, 2018
  • Two hours per month during the school year for virtual and in-person sessions for an approximate total of 35 out-of-school hours.
  • 6 In-person Sessions: September, November, December, February, April and May
  • 3 Virtual Webinars/Online Community Sessions: October, January, March
  • Additional optional opportunities to be announced

The Application Process is Closed. 


Event Dates Details TBD
Fellowship Kick-off 7/25 & 7/26 OR 8/11 (make-up)
In person meeting September 11th or 13th
Virtual meeting October 16th
In-person meeting November 13th or 15th
In-person Mid-year Celebration December 11th or 13th
Virtual meeting January 15th
In-person meeting February 12th or 13th
Virtual meeting March 12th
In-person meeting April 16th or 18th
Final Event/Celebration May 14th or 16th


Time Commitment/Stipend Information

Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend based upon full participation.  

CRT Fellowship = approximately 35 hours (out-of-school hours)


Please email for more information or questions.

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