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Honoring Our Story: Reclaiming Our Past

Through Empowerment and Action

Presented by

Dual Language Education of New Mexico

La Cosecha Dual Language Conference 

Conference for Teachers, by Teachers!

In 1996, teachers from Dolores Gonzales Elementary School in Albuquerque, NM organized the first La Cosecha Dual Language Conference. That year, 86 educators came together to explore, share best practices, and strengthen their professional networks.

Nearly three decades later, La Cosecha has become the largest dual language conference in the country. Each year, we bring together educators, parents, researchers, and practitioners who support dual language, two-way immersion, one-way developmental bilingual, and one-way heritage language immersion programs across the US.

What our attendees say...

"My favorite thing about this year's La Cosecha was the consistent message of the multilingual lens (versus the monolingual lens). I also liked that the rhetoric was consistent in having an asset mindset, understanding that our students come with a rich language repertoire."

Nataly R. - Administrator

“¡Las presentaciones en diferentes idiomas y estrategias para implementar en el salón de clases – muy buenas!”

Cecilia G. - Teacher

“Loved the variety of session selections tailored to the needs of all areas of dual language education.”

Fina R. -Teacher 

“The number of sessions to select was amazing, it was more than what I expected it to be. A wonderful experience that I recommend to all staff, not just educators of dual language. Anyone who serves students should attend!”

Betty M. - Director of Multilingual Services

Featured Speakers

X̱’unei Lance Twitchell

Professor of Alaska Native Languages

University of Alaska

Shera Simpson

Author, Educator

Dual Language Connections

José Medina

Chief Educational Advocate

Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions

Zhongfeng Tian

Assistant Professor

Rutgers University, Newark

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