Literacy Squared Summer Institute 2015

Announcing this year’s summer institute in Puebla Mexico June 14th – 19th! Participants will embark on a six-day journey focused on Spanish literacy and will compare and contrast how literacy is taught in Spanish in Mexico to the U.S. practices.


Literacy Squared is bringing together like-minded colleagues from around the nation to enhance our capacity to work together, so that we can all become better bilingual, biliterate and bicultural educators!   Registration Cost: $2,500

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Lt. Governor Garcia observes CU’s ‘Literacy Squared’ bilingual model for Literacy Week

Monday kicked off Colorado Literacy Week, led by Lt. Governor Joe Garcia each May to encourage continued reading through the summer and to learn about best practices. Throughout the state, Garcia is visiting early childhood through secondary programs, after-school programs, special education programs, home interventions, libraries, and book giveaways, and meeting with educators and superintendents.

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New Book Released! “Biliteracy from the Start: Literacy Squared in Action”

Biliteracy from the Start: Literacy Squared in Action shows bilingual education teachers, administrators, and leadership teams how to plan, implement, monitor, and strengthen biliteracy instruction that builds on students’ linguistic resources in two languages, beginning in kindergarFrontCoverten. Escamilla and her team present a holistic biliteracy framework that is at the heart of their action-oriented Literacy Squared school-based project. Teachers learn to develop holistic biliteracy units of instruction, lesson plans, and assessments that place Spanish and English side by side. Educators also learn to teach to students’ potential within empirically based, scaffolded biliteracy zones and to support emerging bilinguals’ trajectories toward biliteracy.

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