Aída Walqui was part of Univision’s multi-platform education initiative, Es el momento (The Moment is Now) on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2 pm ET (1 pm Central). This one hour special is titled, "Ya viene: Elevando los estándares educativos" (It’s coming: Elevating educational standards). This special was hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist María Antonieta Collins outlining what these new Common Core State Standards mean for parents and students.
The special provided awareness to parents on significant changes in teaching and learning that their children will be experiencing in the near future and the role they will play. The program featured an exclusive interview with Aída Walqui, founding partner of Understanding Language as well as the Director for Teacher Professional Development at WestEd.
The special was broadcasted nationwide, with segments viewable online by following this link.
This Es el momento special, "Ya viene: Elevando los estándares educativos” underscores the importance of educational standards. The program provides information on how Common Core State Standards, a nationwide initiative, is providing a clear and consistent framework to prepare students for college and careers. The special aims at creating awareness for parents to ensure they are abreast on the educational resources available to them and to create an advocate to ensure their child’s academic success.