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Call for Proposals

Honoring Our Story:

Reclaiming Our Past Through Empowerment and Action

Submission Deadline April 28, 2023

All submitted proposals will receive notification of proposal status via e-mail by Friday, June 16, 2023.

 

Presentation Submission Guidelines

La Cosecha Conference Presentations will align with the seven strands of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education document. To assist you in aligning your proposal with the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, please see the list of document strands and guiding principles.

Download Presenter Expectations and Responsibilities

 

Proposal Submissions Should:

  • specifically, address dual language education;

  • when possible, show alignment with the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education;

  • articulate how the presentation content responds to a need or interest of classroom teachers and community members, and;

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

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 enterprises. CLICK HERE for information on La Cosecha Sponsorship.​

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. 

 

Registration:

Lead presenters receive a special registration rate of $ 290.00! Co-presenters and panelists register at the regular conference registration rate.  All presenters must register by September 23rd.


There are a limited number of complimentary registration scholarships offered to those lead presenters and co-presenters who do not have a school or institution that can fully support their participation.  If you would like to apply for a registration scholarship, you must complete the presenter scholarship application here. The deadline to complete the complimentary registration scholarship applications is July 14, 2023.   All applicants submitting by the deadline will be notified of the committee’s decision by August 11, 2023.

 

Timelines:

  • April 28, 2023  – All proposals must be completed and submitted online with registration.

  • June 16 , 2023 – Selected proposals will receive notification of proposal status via email.

  • July 14, 2023 – Deadline to Accept/Decline offer to present.

  • July 14, 2023 – Deadline to submit application for registration scholarships.

  • August 25, 2023  – Program draft posted for review and confirmation at: www.lacosechaconference.org

  • September 15, 2023  – Deadline for updates/changes to accepted presentations

  • September 23, 2023  – Deadline for Lead Presenter registration

  • September 23, 2023  – Deadline for Co-Presenter(s) registration to receive the regular registration rate

 

Tips to strengthen your proposal/session:

  • Plan for best use of time.  Session times are 75 minutes. Participants appreciate opportunities to interact with the content and to ask questions of the facilitator(s). Please plan accordingly.

  • The committee is always looking for classroom teachers, instructional specialists, instructional coaches and/or academic coaches.

  • 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.  The committee is always looking for presentations by Classroom Teachers

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

  • Respect the limited space for session title (100 characters/~10 word max) and descriptor (600 characters/~85-100 word max). 

  • The title and the description must be in the language of the presentation. Note: Presentations in non-English program languages are highly encouraged.

  • Session spots that promote a specific product or demonstrate a service for sale, or is considered a commercial enterprise, are reserved for sponsors only. CLICK HERE for more information. 

  • When possible, align your topic with the most appropriate Guiding Principle strand. 

  • Choose the most appropriate Conference Strand(s) for your session (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.

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