Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals is now closed, thank you for you submission and  we look forward to seeing you in November!  

Notifications will be sent out in accordance to the schedule below. 

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The La Cosecha Conference Planning Committee invites you to share your teaching strategies and dual language expertise with your colleagues by presenting at this year’s conference. The Planning Committee is particularly interested in having classroom teachers share instructional best practices with our conference attendees.

Workshop Proposal Submission Guidelines:

La Cosecha conference presentations should align with the seven strands of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education document. To assist you in articulating how your proposal aligns with the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, below you will find a list of guiding principles and document strands.


In order to maximize your proposal's chance of being selected, your submission should:

  • specifically, address dual language education,

  • align with the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education,

  • respond to a need or interest of classroom teachers, and

  • consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion.


Click here to download the La Cosecha conference proposal outline. Looking for more information? Click here to download a copy of last year's program. 


La Cosecha Conference Strands:

Important Notes: The Planning Committee does not score proposals from companies or individuals who wish to demonstrate a product or service for sale or are considered commercial. Click here for benefit information on becoming a La Cosecha Sponsor.


Submission, Selection, and Registration:

All proposals will be evaluated and chosen by a committee of dual language educators. Not all proposals will be accepted. Historically,

La Cosecha receives more proposals than there is room to accommodate. 


Lead presenters receive a special registration rate of $240.00. Additionally, there are a limited number of complimentary registration scholarships given to lead presenters who do not have a school or institution that can support their participation. If you would like to apply for a registration scholarship, you must complete the online scholarship application. Complimentary registration scholarship applications must be submitted by August 14, 2020. Click here to complete your application. Applications will be reviewed, selected and recipients contacted by September 1, 2020. We are only accepting applications electronically. No scholarships will be awarded after September 1, 2020. All Co-Presenters must register for the conference by September 25, 2020 to receive a discounted registration rate. Note: there is a limit of 2 Co-Presenters per presentation. Any additional presenters must pay regular registration rates. 




  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 – All proposals must be completed and submitted completely online with registration.

  • Friday, June 19, 2020 – Selected proposals will receive notification of proposal status via email

  • Friday, July 17, 2020 ­– Deadline to Accept/Decline offer to present.

  • Friday, August 28, 2020 – Program draft posted for review and confirmation at:

  • Friday, September 11, 2020 – Deadline for updates/changes to accepted presentations.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 – Deadline for Lead Presenter payment in order to receive special registration rate of $240.00

  • Friday, September 25, 2020 – Deadline for Co-Presenter(s) registration in order to receive the Co-Presenter registration rate of $380.00.


Tips to strengthen your proposal/session:

  • Plan for best use of time.  All sessions are 90 minutes. Participants appreciate opportunities to interact with the content and to ask questions of the presenter and/or facilitator(s). Please plan accordingly.

  • Explain how your topic relates to dual language education. Don’t assume the selection committee will clearly understand the connections – explain!

  • Topics relevant to classroom instruction are highly desirable.

  • Be as specific as possible regarding the targeted audience (i.e. grade level, position, etc.). Targeted audience=educators who will benefit the most from your session. 

  • Respect the limited space for session title (100 characters/~10 word max) and descriptor (400 characters/~50 word max). 

  • The title and the description must be in the language of the presentation. Note: special consideration given to presentations in non-English program languages.

  • There are NO juried commercial presentations. Presentations that promote a specific “product” are rarely selected. Commercial presentations slots are limited and reserved exclusively for conference sponsors.

  • Align your topic with the most appropriate Guiding Principle strand. 

  • Choose the most appropriate Conference Strand(s) your session fits into (Note: there may be more than one appropriate topic strand). This will assist the committee in selecting sessions for the program and assist participants in choosing the sessions they will attend.

  • Notification will be sent via email (ie. accepted, accepted with changes, or not accepted) by Friday, June 19, 2020.

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Contact Us

La Cosecha is hosted by Dual Language Education of New Mexico, an educational nonprofit. For more information visit us online at  Questions? Contact us via phone or email below. 


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Albuquerque, NM 87102




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