The translation and linguistic augmentation of the Common Core Standards in Spanish affords us the opportunity to re-conceptualize classroom practices by acknowledging the ways that students authentically use a primary and second language to organize higher mental processes, mediate cognition, and develop autonomy as they become proficiently biliterate.
The Spanish translation of the California Common Core State Standards for Language Arts, Literacy in History/ Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, also present a new opportunity for the leadership of students, parents, teachers, and school administrators to recognize the link between cognitive development and language, and embrace the responsibility for the continuous improvement of our educational system.
Special thanks to the Chula Vista Elementary School District for leading the pilot and implementation of the California Common Core State Standards en Español.
Dr. Francisco Escobedo, District Superintendent
Emma Sanchez, Executive Director
Dual Language and Bilingual Teacher Cadre