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Department Overview
The Roaring Fork Schools’ Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) Department collaborates and communicates with colleagues and families to provide equitable, consistent, and high-quality instruction and programming that empower Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students to achieve academic excellence, become active members of our community, and thrive in a changing world.
CLDE Staff
English Language Development
The Roaring For Schools' approach to teaching English to emerging bilingual students includes four main elements: oracy, metalanguage, reading, and writing. Oracy and metalanguage are skills that students need in order to think, talk, and write about languages and complex topics.
World and Heritage Languages
The Roaring Fork Schools' goal is to ensure that students maintain their first language and add a second, including both native English speakers and native speakers of other languages. The world and heritage languages team is currently working to align their efforts K-12.
Dual Language Education
Dual Language Education is an approach that serves all children--both emerging bilingual students and native English speakers. All students learn all content areas together in both languages. The three pillars of dual language education are: bilingualism and biliteracy; grade-level academic achievement; and cross-cultural competence.