Leading learning development platform Seesaw has launched an innovative expansion of its supplemental curriculum to include content in Spanish. With 70% of English learners in the US identifying Spanish as their home language, the expansion aims to increase access to engaging, grade-level content for students and families. By April 2023, over 260 lessons will be translated and added to the Seesaw Library. Seesaw’s supplemental curriculum engages pre-K–5 students with interactive activities that build foundational skills across subjects. Each lesson leverages Seesaw’s intuitive multimodal learning tools to promote student voice and creation, build meaningful connections to learning, and develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Every lesson is built on research-backed pedagogy such as gradual release of responsibility, and the resources are designed to supplement any existing curriculum.
Making its high-quality content available in Spanish creates true access points for students and helps build meaningful school–home relationships. Seesaw’s Spanish lessons cover a range of foundational content—including math, literacy, and phonics—to support students at various levels of language acquisition, including newcomers. Seesaw has ensured that all parts of lessons in Spanish, including demos, videos, activities, and lesson plans, are truly ready to assign. “We are so excited to now offer curriculum resources in Spanish to increase access to high-quality learning experiences in bilingual and dual language settings, where there are often gaps,” says Sara Romero-Heaps, chief product officer of Seesaw Learning. The lessons have been translated with the support of native Spanish speakers and professional translators. Using a transadaptive and culturally sustaining lens throughout the process, the content goes far beyond simple translation so as to resonate on multiple levels with native Spanish speakers. Over 80 lessons are available now, and the remaining will be gradually released over the next few months. To explore Seesaw’s subscription-required Spanish content, visit: https://app.seesaw.me/#/activities/library?seesaw&subject=LessonsSpanish