Ongoing Action Research Community for Change Agents of Equity, Language & Literacy
Our Virtual Professional Learning Network Providing Tools & Practices
What is the Confianza Cafe?
The Confianza Cafe is a closed online professional learning community for educators working towards equity, language & literacy for diverse learners in schools. Our inquiry-based Action Cycle approach supports educators who are continuously striving for change in their own school or district.
Members share ideas, ask questions, and support each other across schools, districts, and states.
Our virtual space is comprised of the following:
1) our regularly scheduled video chats facilitated by a Certified Confianza Coach
2) our closed Facebook group where we keep the conversation going
3) Confianza's Action Cycle Guide to Implementing Equity, Language & Literacy Practices in Schools is included
4) guidance towards key Confianza content to support you in your work as a change agent
Reduced Membership: Confianza Cafe for Change Agents of Equity, Language & Literacy
Join our ongoing Cafe conversation and support through our regularly scheduled video chats facilitated by a Confianza Consultant plus access our private Facebook group for ongoing support and community. Additional professional learning content and support available, incluing our online courses and one-on-one consulting to support you in your practice.
Confianza's Action Cycle Guide to Implementing Equity, Language & Literacy Practices in Schools
Included for all Cafe members, this essential guide can also stand alone as a professional learning tool for any educator interested in an inquiry-based process for improvement at the classroom level, the grade/department/team level, the school/distrct level. This is our core action research-based tool for improvement!
I would clearly and most enthusiastically recommend a Confianza course. Because the projects were active and meaningful and were set up for personal growth it was respectful for adult learners and professional teachers.
The Action Cycle was instrumental in guiding me through the process of pinpointing areas of concern, determining what could be done about it, developing an action plan with the teachers I coach so they could address those concerns, and I can support them with resources, tools, and modeled instructional practices to carry it out.
I loved the course, the community feeling you created, and the easy to use format. I quit the last online course I took with because it was so boring, tedious, and the discussions felt forced. Your course is very well designed and I loved the readings, personal feedback, and all of the resources.
I really like the Action Cycle. I think using the template can help me really focus as a teacher in order to better serve my students. Since I work with small groups I'm wondering if I can successfully analyze data in order to more accurately group my students and then create an Action plan specific to the needs of each group.