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. We do offer some of the following offerings for individual educators or groups on line. Inquire about bulk purchasing or licensing Confianza content for your school/district/organization here.
Tap into students' and families' "funds of knowledge" for strong social-emotional support. Our Free Articles on this topic
Deepen teaching partnerships and empower teacher leaders and co-teaching teams to be ambassadors for students. Our Free Articles on this topic
Deepen leadership practices to strengthen school culture, educator feedback/evaluation and improve outcomes all students. Our Free Articles on this topic
Promote biliteracy with a strong ideology in order to design, implement and reflect upon dual langauge programs and practices.
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. Our Free Articles & 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.