Claudia Rivas - Spanish
Preparing for a Global Future
There are many benefits to being bilingual, including accelerated cognitive abilities such as increasing the brain's capacity for attention, memory, and creativity (Marian, V., & Shook, A. 2012). Ms. Rivas is expanding opportunities for students. Students who take classes from Ms. Rivas have an opportunity to obtain the Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma. This high honor is awarded to students in the state of Colorado who reach high expectations in English and a second language by obtaining high test scores. Ms. Rivas encourages her students to aim for these honors in English and Spanish. Ms. Rivas prepares students for participation in the global world beyond high school.