John Muir Elementary School, San Francisco

This project serves to enhance our professional capacities as teachers by providing us with the requisite knowledge and skills to instruct emergent biliteracy students effectively. We will cultivate our content expertise through engagement with prominent literacy experts at conferences. Through participation in practice-based inquiry cycles, we will also translate theoretical insights into actionable strategies. Sustained guidance from biliteracy consultants will orchestrate coaching cycles wherein we systematically evaluate, reflect upon, and refine our instructional methods. The deliberate advancement of our project fosters a culture of professional cooperation and cultivates inclusive learning settings, particularly as we address the intricacies inherent in teaching two languages within a Title 1 school setting, characterized by a significant population of newcomer students.