“Nuestras Recetas de Familia Writing Project” is the name of the project envisioned by Caitlin Goodson who is a fourth grade Bilingual teacher at Godsman Elementary in Denver Public Schools. Goodson, along with fellow fourth grade Bilingual teacher Janet Cedillo will be conducting after-school workshops with students from both of their fourth grade classroom and their families. They have already recruited 2 parents to help conduct the workshops in which families will come together to write recipes and the family stories behind them. The final product will be more than a cookbook. It will be both a collection of recipes that carries the stories and culture of the participating families. The $1,300 grant from CABE will allow the teachers to provide the workshops and to publish the books so that each family can have a copy of their writing project. This is how las maestras Goodson y Cedillo are promoting Bilingualism, Biliteracy, and Biculturalism with CABE’s support.
Courtney Gluski-Rangel, second grade teacher at Dupont Elementary Adams 14 School District in Commerce City, has received one of two grants awarded by the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education for projects that improve the education of Emerging Bilingual students in Colorado.
$500-$1000 grant opportunity targeted to develop/implement classroom based methods to promote and support emerging bilingual learners’ bilingual and bicultural development. Competition is open to all CABE members. Learn more
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