Founded in 2015 by Sarah Ottow, Confianza is Boston-based consulting organization with the mission of advancing achievement, equity and opportunity for multilingual/bilingual students through professional learning partnerships with schools.
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). Read more about The Confianza Way.
- We provide evidence-based tools and resources for reaching, teaching and nurturing ELLs using an inquiry-based approach (Confianza’s Action Cycle) that make professional learning practical and personalized for immediate application in the classroom
- We address systemic issues of equity and access by encouraging continuous reflection of educators’ belief systems and promoting strong professional learning communities for teachers and leaders that model transparency of practice and 21st century teaching and learning
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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