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Forty-three Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 28 - 31, 2018

Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California 

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Thursday, March 29 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Writing Family Knowledge into Curriculum: Students Create Scaffolds for Success

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This session interweaves participant discussion, culturally responsive pedagogical theory, and a story of second-grade emergent bilinguals who wrote family knowledge into the curriculum, literally creating their own scaffolds for high-level achievement. Utilizing their funds of knowledge increased engagement, output, and independence, shifted learner mindsets, and ultimately provided an important counter-narrative to school-wide deficit discourse which stated that these students couldn’t handle the rigor of Common Core, nor the independence of the writer's workshop model.


Sarah Fonte

Harris Bilingual School

Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
Royal - Sheraton Grand Hotel