Beyond Instruction: Tackling Equity in the Classroom

Teacher Summit

Tuesday, March 17, 3:45 pm–5:00 pm
Long Beach Convention Center - Seaside Ballroom A


While instructional strategies are important access and equity also have a big impact on student learning. In this interactive session, participants will explore both the social-emotional and instructional needs of language learners. We will discuss the importance of a balance between teachers that exhibit a warm demander and addressing the language needs in lessons. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of culturally responsive teaching as well as strategies to implement in the classroom.

Topic: Educate - In the Classroom
Additional Audience(s): Charter School Leaders, Teachers, Teachers/Administrators
Level: All
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School, Multiple Grade Levels

Presented by

Rocio Figueroa Rocio Figueroa, Ensemble Learning

Rocío Figueroa serves as the Director of Equity for English Learners at Ensemble Learning. Rocío helps school staff identify and address the needs of English learners using the latest research-based instructional strategies. Rocío holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Azusa Pacific University. Previously, Rocío served as an instructional coach and district-level administrator overseeing the English learner program for a large urban school district. Rocío specializes in understanding and supporting all language learners, particularly long-term English learners and those in dual-language immersion models.