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2023 Featured Speakers

La Cosecha Conference will feature  practitioners and academic experts in the field of dual language education who will provide you with the latest research and information and instructional best practices as it relates to emerging bilinguals and biliteracy programs. La Cosecha Conference works to celebrate the contributions and work of these valued individuals who support and benefit dual language education instruction and practice, as well as the communities it serves.

Rebecca Blum Martínez

Author, Professor Emerita

University of New Mexico

Karina Chapa

Executive Director

Texas Association for Bilingual Education

Samuel Aguirre

Director of WIDA Español

Assistant Director of Consortium Relations

123 Andrés

Grammy Winning

Music Duo

 Mi Amigo Hamlet and Alina Celeste

 Artists/Producers/ Songwriters/ Musicians

 Being Bilingual Rocks!

Susana Ibarra Johnson

Assistant Professor College of Education
New Mexico State University

Jody Slavick

Research Associate/Literacy Squared

University of Colorado, Boulder/Bueno Center

Joan Lachance

  Associate Professor

  University North Carolina, Charlotte

X̱’unei Lance Twitchell

Professor of Alaska Native Languages

University of Alaska

Juliana Urtubey

Educator, 2021 National Teacher of the Year

José Medina

Chief Educational Advocate

Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions

Zhongfeng Tian

Assistant Professor

Rutgers University, Newark

Carla España

ssistant Professor, Author

Brooklyn College

Luz Yadira Herrera

Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education

California State University


Musicians & Cultural Performers

Shera Simpson

uthor, Educator

Dual Language Connections

Elizabeth R. Howard

Associate Professor of  Bilingual Education

University of Connecticut

Claribel González

Resource Specialist

Regional Bilingual Resource Network

Victoriano De la Cruz

Researcher, Linguist, Activist

Native Speaker of Nahuatl Language

Guero Loco

Educational Hip-Hop Artist

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