Strong Home-School Connections

Educators can tap into English learners' rich and diverse assets to improve family engagement and classroom performance. Confianza promotes evidence-based strategies for uncovering students' and families' "funds of knowledge" for culturally and linguistically responsive schooling. 

Objectives of this professional learning (online course or blended on-site):

  • Examine belief systems and research-based practices for serving culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Explore research-based strategies for tapping into ELL student and family “funds of knowledge” by completing an Individualized Language Plan
  • Articulate and implement culturally responsive classroom practices, including assessing students’ acculturation and readiness to learn
  • Ensure a positive classroom culture and climate for culturally and linguistically diverse students and families by completing a Family Engagement Plan
  • Incorporate cross-cultural communication methods for a strong home-school connection
  • Apply and share new strategies through fieldwork and an Action Plan for each participant’s classroom context

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