Complete Language Lens Toolkit: Planning, Teaching, Assessing, Collaborating
This comprehensive toolkit is comprised of four separate toolkits that each support the processes of planning, teaching, assessing and collaborating with a language lens. These toolkits are aligned to our go-to foundational book The Language Lens for Content Classrooms: A Guide for Educators of English and Academic Language Learners by Sarah Ottow, published by Learning Sciences International. We recommended using this toolkit as a stand-alone resource or for further learning the accompany the book. Each toolkit in this comprehensive kit provides key Confianza articles and protocols around infusing a language lens in your practice for self-study or for use in your professional learning community.
This timely book provides a host of highly practical insights for addressing one of our most important challenges faced by educators striving to meet the academic and sociolinguistic needs of all students: cultivating the powerful symbiosis of language development and content learning.
– Jeff Zwiers, Senior Researcher, Stanford University Graduate School of Education
Although comprehensive guidance comes in the form of a school-based or district-based Professional Learning Partnership with Confianza, this high-level guidance can help get educators started with or without additional support from a Certified Confianza Consultant.