¡Recursos creados auténticamente en español para el salón bilingüe! We are Laura and Berenice, two teachers from Washington D.C. who have a strong commitment to dual language education and bilingualism. We've always taught in Spanish classrooms of bilingual programs and know the impact that a lack of Spanish resources has on student achievement. For almost a decade, we've been learning about the unique needs of the Spanish component teachers in bilingual education programs across the country. Our products are a one-of-kind culmination of our research!
We are strong supporters of the following educational pillars: Balanced Literacy, Project-Based Learning, Responsive Classroom, and Sustainability Education. Thus, in our products you will see an alignment with our educational beliefs. For example, all of our illustrations are hand drawn and colored. We believe that students learn best when they are surrounded and inspired by materials that are hand created with love, dedication and a great deal of craftmanship.
Every time we witness our students speaking in Spanish and feeling proud of being bilingual, it is like receiving a gold medal!
We are Expeditionary Learning teachers and receive and provide ongoing professional development in language immersion and Spanish literacy instruction. We have degrees from Swarthmore College and Teachers College at Columbia University in Bilingual/Bicultural Education.
Laura began studying Spanish in elementary school and has taught in bilingual schools in both Spain and Washington, D.C. Berenice is a native Spanish speaker from Caracas, Venezuela and has been a Spanish bilingual teacher since 2005.