Confianza and Teaching Channel:

Equity, Language & Literacy

15-Hour Book Study: Ensuring Equity Through Language and Literacy

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Study The Language Lens for Content Classrooms* and complete associated videos, discussions, articles, and more.

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Work individually or with your colleagues to begin to develop your school or district's equity-based support strategy.

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Explore ten asynchronous modules that provide a clear set of practices to support multilingual students

The Language Lens for Content Classrooms bookConfianza and Teaching Channel have partnered to bring you Ensuring Equity through Language and Literacy, a 15-hour book study course designed for individuals or a team of colleagues to identify and understand best practices for enacting equity-based practices in all classrooms. Course designer Sarah Ottow has over twenty years of experience in teaching, training, and coaching for multilingual learner success. She is also the author of The Language Lens for Content Classrooms*, the key text in this course. Your team will complete 10 modules that will teach you concrete practices to help champion multilingual students and ALL students in any teaching environment.

Complete this course to: 

  • Learn strategies to be more effective, inclusive, and responsive in your teaching and leadership practice
  • Discover tools for supporting language and literacy practices in any classroom and grade level
  • Watch videos, participate in discussions, read articles and begin to develop your own classroom-based, team-based or school/district-based set of equity-based supports and scaffolds
  • Earn a certificate for 15 PD hours upon completion

Confianza's 15-hour course features specific and practical ideas that participants can adapt and immediately apply to their own schools to ensure they lead with equity as the goal. 

*Purchase the book directly from the publisher at this site and use the code TCHLLC10 for 10% off. Contact the publisher directly for bulk ordering.


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Individual Access - $149.99

In addition to the 15-hour course, you'll also get a one-year subscription to Teaching Channel.

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School or District Access

Get access to the 15-hour course as well as one year of Teaching Channel Plus access.

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Watch Our On-Demand Webinar Series

Schools are becoming more and more diverse as equity gaps for historically underserved groups grow wider. Discover how school leaders, district leaders, instructional coaches and teacher leaders can effectively refine their equity-based mindset and corresponding set of practices when supporting educators in their local communities. Confianza Founder Sarah Ottow shares practical ways to support instructional leaders to develop their vision for equity and how to support teachers to enact equity-based practices in their multilingual classrooms.

Each 45-minute webinar models and explain ways to lead with equity as the goal so that viewers can leave with specific and practical ideas to bring into their practice. 


Feb. 4th, 2021

Equity-Based Approach for Leaders

Learn how to create your own vision for equity with your team and community by involving all stakeholders and creating action steps for success.

Feb. 11th, 2021

Equity-Based Teaming & Collaboration Strategies

We'll explore the work of building effective teams that focus on students’ and families’ assets and needs plus embedded professional development strategies to keep inquiry and improvement going.

Feb. 18th, 2021

Leading & Evaluation for Equity

Get strategies to articulate your “look for’s” for high leverage coaching and evaluation cycles that make your equity vision come alive.

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Meet Our Webinar Speakers


Sarah Ottow

Director and Founder of Confianza

Sarah Ottow focuses on reinforcing relationship skills and value-identification of the ever-growing multilingual learner population while improving student outcomes and profitability within organizations. With Sarah’s extensive and diverse background supporting educators coupled with her education in curriculum and social justice, she creates programs and tools tailored to the needs of each organization.


Wendy Amato

Moderator & Chief Academic Officer

Wendy is an active teacher education specialist and uses her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction to develop and facilitate professional development and continuing education.