Founded in 2015 by Sarah Ottow, Confianza is Boston-based consulting organization with the mission of increasing access to high standards and to improving outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs) through evidence-based practices in language, literacy and equitable schooling. Confianza manifests its meaning in Spanish (mutual respect + trust) with roots in teacher research that starts with students’ strengths and funds of knowledge (Gonzalez, Moll, & Amanti, 2005; Moll, 1992).
ELLstudents.com is Confianza’s e-commerce site for sharing our professional learning tools, modules and courses both nationally and internationally, in response to the growing need to provide educators with anytime, anywhere professional development for serving ELLs.
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Confianza envisions an educational landscape where teachers, administrators and support staff are offered personalized coaching and engaging professional learning opportunities that support effective classroom practices and collaborative learning for students and educators. We build on strong relationships between students, teachers, leaders and advocates to promote a multicultural democracy for all.
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