Free Webinar Series:
Equity-Based Support for Multilingual Students & Families  

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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 and her team will share practical ways they support instructional leaders to develop their vision for equity and how they support teachers to enact equity-based practices in their multilingual classrooms.

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


Feb. 4th at 3 pm EST: 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 at 3 pm EST: 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 at 3 pm EST: 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.


Format: Zoom Webinar

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: Free

Meet Our 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

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.   



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7 Ways to Help You Reach Your Learning Goals

We've partnered with Confianza to offer you a series of courses designed to support teachers of English language learners. Confianza's 5-star rated courses are an affordable way to earn your continuing ed credits and invest in your own professional learning. Each course is self-directed, goal-driven, and facilitated by an ELL teacher leader.

Questions about Confianza's courses or additional professional development services? Please reach out to Confianza Director Sarah Ottow at

Get access to: 


In-depth content and knowledge in key areas of equity, language, and literacy


A wide-range of articles, videos, and fieldwork tools for immediate application


Guidance on implementing Confianza content to supplement your professional learning communities

Strong Home-School Connections for ELLs

All educators can tap into English learners' rich and diverse assets to improve student and family engagement and classroom performance. In this course, Confianza shares evidence-based strategies for uncovering students' and families' "funds of knowledge" for culturally and linguistically responsive schooling. 
Each 15-hour online course is $250 USD.
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In order to plan and deliver effective, meaningful instruction for ELs, educators need to understand deep features of academic language and provide targeted scaffolds for a language-rich classroom.  In this course, Confianza promotes evidence-based strategies for intentionally planning instruction with a language lens.
Each 15-hour online course is $250 USD.
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Analyzing ELL Data

Educators must have a deep understanding of multiple data sources and how to use this data to improve language and content instruction and assessment. In this course, Confianza shares practices and strategies to help educators analyze ELL data and design valid and reliable assessments that minimize cultural and linguistic bias.
Each 15-hour online course is $250 USD.

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Leadership Collaboration

Strong partnerships between EL specialists and content area educators are essential for high quality instruction and collaborative school cultures. In this course, Confianza shares strategies to deepen professional learning communities and support EL specialists in modeling effective collaboration built on mutual respect.
Each 15-hour online course is $250 USD.
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Evaluation Leadership

Leaders need to understand the competencies and skills that content and language teachers must have to effectively support English Learners. In this course, Confianza teaches evidence-based strategies for strengthening school culture, programming, and professional learning to benefit linguistically diverse students and families.
Each 15-hour online course is $250 USD.
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Confianza brings a Language Lens to everything we do, helping educators honor each student's identity, while supporting their academic language development and content learning. In this self-directed course, you will learn the strategies and best practices planning, teaching, and assessing for ELs with a Language Lens, through in-depth videos and resources.
Each 15-hour online course is $250 USD.
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Go deep on the why and how of elevating an equity-based mindset and anti-bias practices into your setting along with practical tools for implementation. In this course, participants explore tools and practices for infusing leadership, teaching, and school culture with critical social justice components. This course was designed by and is facilitated by Teaching Tolerance Certified Trainers and includes resources from Teaching Tolerance and Re-imagining Migration.
Each 15-hour online course is $250 USD.
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