ESTAMOS UNIDOS: STRENGHTENED BY OUR DIFFERENCES
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Estamos Unidos: Unidos in the Fight for Social Justice: Now more than Ever!
Kathy Escamilla is a professor of education in the division of a social, bilingual and multicultural foundations. Dr. Escamilla's research centers on educational issues related to Spanish speaking language minority students in U.S. schools. She is specifically interested in issues related to the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in early elementary grades for this Spanish speaking population. Her recent research has also examined assessment practices and the impact of high stakes testing on these children. Dr. Escamilla is a member of numerous professional organizations in education and has served two terms as the president of the National Association for Bilingual Education. She has recently been appointed as a co-editor of the Bilingual Research Journal, and has served as the chair person of the Bilingual SIG for the American Education Research Association (AERA). Professor Escamilla serves on the Faculty Associate, Latino/a Research Center (a system-wide center designed to study issues related to the Latino community in Colorado) and the Boulder Campus Committee on Diversity. She also serves on the School of Education Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity. Professor Escamilla is actively engaged in improving teaching on campus.
(information from www.colorado.edu)
Friday, October 12, 2018
¡Lo que se dice, se hace!
At Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions our motto is lo que se dice, se hace.© This translates to, that which you say, you do. It started with Dr. Medina's maternal Abuelita Juanita. When she cared for José and his siblings while their parents were at work, Juanita would remind them that if they were not people of their word, then they would have nothing. Know that la chancla was sometimes involved in this sharing of information!
The formation of this educational consulting company comes from this heartfelt belief that we must honor each other, family, culture, traditions, language, and words. Moreover, we must never be neutral in our fight for equity and social justice. At Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions, we serve not as educational consultants, but as educational advocates. This is grounded in the foundational beliefs that Dr. Medina's family instilled in him and continue to drive his work as a servant leader.
(Information from www.drjosemedina.com)