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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 with a mission to network and share best practices.

This first event hosted 86 educators from across Albuquerque. This national conference brings together the largestgathering of educators, parents, researchers, and practitioners supporting dual language, two-way immersion, one-way developmental bilingual, and one-way heritage language immersion programs from 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 

“Since this was my first time. It was an amazing experience. The number of sessions to select was amazing! As a Director of Multilingual Services, 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. - Administrator

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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