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La Cosecha 2024 Call for Proposals

NEW DATE: Call for Proposals notifications will be emailed by June 27, 2024 

Call for Proposals for La Cosecha 2024 is now closed. We look forward to seeing you in November! If you have questions regarding timelines for your submission, CLICK HERE. All other questions please contact

Presentation Submission Guidelines

La Cosecha Conference Presentations will align with the seven strands of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education document. 

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, lectures, demonstrations, and/or discussions.

Conference Strands

CLICK HERE to download the La Cosecha 2024 Conference Strands with descriptions.

  • For participants interested in the design and implementation of effective DLE programming in

     new and veteran programs.

  • For participants interested in program design and instruction delivery for students with learning disabilities in dual language education programs.

  • For participants interested in learning about program model design and instructional practices in programs

    that support the revitalization and reclamation of Indigenous languages and cultures.

  • For participants looking for effective materials, strategies, and activities that support academic language development and content instruction.

  • For participants seeking ways to navigate federal,

    state, and local literacy mandates with approaches,

    strategies, and activities that support EL/ML students

    to develop second language literacy and biliteracy.

  • For participants looking for effective uses of technology to inspire and engage students.

  • For participants interested in relevant research, and policy and advocacy initiatives that inform and strengthen community efforts for effective dual language program implementation and instruction.

  • A particularly competitive strand: for participants looking for a better understanding of the third (and fourth) pillars of effective dual language programming.

  • For participants looking for ways to engage

    school families and communities in partnering

    for effective DLE programming.

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 $ 290.00! Copresenters and panelists register at the regular conference registration rate. All presenters must register by September 27th.

There are a limited number of complimentary registration scholarships offered to those lead presenters and copresenters 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, 2024.   All applicants submitting by the deadline will be notified of the committee’s decision by September 2nd, 2024.

Critical Timelines:
April 26, 2024 – All proposals must be completed and submitted online.
June 27 , 2024 – Selected proposals will receive notification of proposal status via email.
July 15, 2024 – Deadline to Accept/Decline offer to present.
July 15, 2024 – Deadline to submit an application for registration scholarships.
August 23, 2024 – Program draft posted for review and confirmation at:
September 13, 2024 – Deadline for updates/changes to accepted presentations
September 27, 2024 – Deadline for Lead Presenter registration
September 27, 2024 – Deadline for Copresenter(s) registration to receive the regular registration rate

Tips to strengthen your proposal/session:

  • Plan for the 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!

  • 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.). 

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

  • We welcome presentations in non-English languages.

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

  • Please make sure to align your topic with the most appropriate Guiding Principle strand. 

  • Choose the most appropriate Conference Strand for your session. This will assist the committee in selecting sessions for the program and participants in choosing what they will attend.

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