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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.

Dr. Christine Sims

Associate Professor, Educational Linguistics/American Indian Education, University of NM

123 Andrés

Grammy Winning Music Duo

Mayra Canizales Cruz

Educator, Founding Partner of The Canizales Group

Leroy (Buster) Silva

Executive Director

Laguna Community Foundation

Dr. Carmen Ayala

Retired State Superintendent of Education state of Illinois

Dr. José Medina

Chief Educational Advocate

Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions

 Dr. Glenabah Martinez

Associate Professor, Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies. Associate Dean for Educator Preparation & Development, University of NM

Dr. Aradhana Mudambi

Director of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Bilingual Education, and World Languages Department, Framingham Public Schools 

Ray Taken Alive

Lakota Language and Culture Community Coordinator

Dr. Juan Freire

Researcher, Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

Dr. Joan Lachance

Associate Professor of Education

UNC - Charlotte

Dr. Christina Alfaro

Associate Vice President for International Affairs at San Diego State


Diné Nation Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Artist

Dr. Sue Hopewell

Directora del Lecto-escritura al cuadrado

Profesora asociada en el departamento de Equidad, Bilingüismo, y Biliteracidad

Universidad de Colorado Boulder

Dr. Monica Lara

CEO Seidlitz Education

Jody Slavick

Research Associate 

University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Susana Ibarra Johnson

Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University

Dr. Elisabeth Howard

Associate Professor

NEAG School of Education

University of Connecticut

Claudia Norez

PhD Student

School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

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