Splash 2021 Speakers:
Dr. Alma Flor Ada & Dr. F. Isabel Campoy

Session Title:
Bridges towards bright futures: Home-School Collaboration

Language and concept development requires a motivated family engagement program led by the school. Bilingual students show a positive social-emotional development when parents and teachers create bridges through literature, music and culture. A strong understanding and collaboration between them will benefit the strong foundation needed for initial literacy and effective learning.

Isabel’s & Alma’s Bios:

F. Isabel Campoy, Ph.D. is the author of over 100 children’s books. She is a recognized scholar devoted to social justice and to promote diverse books in diverse languages. The recipient of the Ramón Santiago and Tomás Rivera Awards, she is a member of the American Academy of the Spanish Language.

Dr. Alma Flor Ada, Ph.D. a leading figure in Latino children’s literature, is an award-winning author of over 200 books. A leading mentor and philosopher of bilingual education in the United States, her writing expands from poetry for the very young, to adult novels. Awarded numerous national and international awards.