Equity, Language & Literacy
Work individually or with your colleagues to begin to develop your school or district's equity-based support strategy.
Explore ten asynchronous modules that provide a clear set of practices to support multilingual students
Confianza 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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is an active teacher education specialist and uses her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction to develop and facilitate professional development and continuing education.