Confianza's components for improving practices for equity, language and literacy are grounded in evidence-based tools and resources. When we engage with our partner schools and organizations, we customize a professional learning system based on the components below. Partners receive Confianza's comprehensive Success for ELs Toolkit comprised of protocols, resources, tips and videos to support their work. CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT CONFIANZA'S PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SYSTEM FOR SCHOOLS >
Tap into students' and families' "funds of knowledge" for strong social-emotional support. Our Research & Tips on this topic
Deepen teaching partnerships and empower teacher leaders to be ambassadors for students. Our Research & Tips on this topic
Plan and teach with a "language lens" to targeted scaffolds for a culturally responsive curriculum. Our Research & Tips on this topic
Deepen leadership practices to strengthen school culture and improve outcomes all students. Our Research & Tips on this topic
Improve data literacy and use multiple measures that minimize cultural and linguistic bias. Our Research & Tips on this topic
Promote biliteracy with a strong ideology in order to design, implement and reflect upon dual langauge programs and practices.
Our Research & Tips coming Summer 2018.
While all of the above components are essential for serving English learners, we also believe that all educators need to foster school communities that reflect diversity, equity and social justice. To that end, we have partnered with Teaching Tolerance to align our work to the Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education to help bring values for a diverse democracy to life. Resources & Tips on this topic
Confianza Coaches Amy Melik and Sarah Ottow are Certified in Teaching Tolerance Curriculum and offer workshops and mini-courses on anti-bias/social justice education topics.