Call for Proposals

La Cosecha 2021 Call for Proposals is now closed! If you submitted a proposal you will receive notification on the status of your submission by June 15, 2021. Please contact if you have any questions.


Submission deadline April 30, 2021,  all submitted proposals will receive notification of proposal status via e-mail by Friday, June 18, 2021.


Workshop Proposal 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.


Proposal submissions 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 community members, and;

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

La Cosecha 2021 Program 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 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. 


Lead presenters receive a special registration rate of $140.00. 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 13, 2021. Click here to complete your application. Applications will be reviewed, selected and recipients contacted by September 1, 2021. We are only accepting applications electronically. No scholarships will be awarded after September 1st.  Note: due to COVID19 and the updated pricing for La Cosecha, we are no longer offering discounted rates for Co-presenters. Click here for more information on current registration rates. 




  • April 30, 2021 – All proposals must be completed and submitted online with registration.

  • June 18, 2021 – Selected proposals will receive notification of proposal status via email.

  • July 16, 2021 ­– Deadline to Accept/Decline offer to present.

  • August 27, 2021 – Program draft posted for review and confirmation at:

  • September 10, 2021 – Deadline for updates/changes to accepted presentations

  • September 10, 2021 – Deadline for Lead Presenter registration

  • October 1, 2021 – Deadline for Co-Presenter(s) registration


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.

  • 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 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 (400 characters/~50 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.

  • 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) 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.