Reaching English Language Learners
Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer is a Boulder Valley dual-language immersion school where almost half of students are English language learners. The school worked with the TIME Collaborative to reconfigure the school day to add 45 minutes for personal learning time for each student. Pioneer also added an optional enrichment block at the end of every school day that gave students the opportunity to participate in Zumba, soccer, chemistry, knitting, and other activities. The school worked with 25 to 30 community partners to add those enrichments. Parents have embraced the changes and become much more active in the school.