Wednesday, November 4, 2020

La Cosecha Pre-Conference Institutes respond to specific topics and needs of DLE classrooms and programs. These one-day intensive institutes permit time for professional engagement and exploration of a particular topic/need. Space is limited.

Note: Pre-conference institute fees are IN ADDITION to the regular La Cosecha Conference Registration. 

CAL SIOP for Dual Language Programs: Developing Language and Content in Two Languages

This interactive institute from the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is designed to provide participants with an overview on using SIOP methods in DL instruction. K-12 DL teachers and coaches will learn about the eight components of the SIOP Model while addressing the three pillars of DL programs: bilingualism and biliteracy, high academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence. The Institute will include a variety of activities, including demonstrations, simulations, explanations and small-group tasks and will encourage reflection needed for each teacher to adapt the CAL SIOP methods to their own unique circumstances. No prior knowledge of the SIOP Model is required for participation. School teams are encouraged to attend together. (max 100 participants)


Overview of Project GLAD®

Come learn about Project GLAD®, a model of teacher professional development from the Orange County Department of Education's National Training Center. This model is dedicated to building academic content knowledge and literacy for all students, especially language learners, in a classroom environment that promotes collaboration, risk taking, equity of voice and accountability.  During this one-day institute, participants will experience an overview of the big ideas behind Project GLAD® instructional strategies and protocols and participate in modeled Project GLAD® instruction. DLeNM provides the 6-day Project GLAD® Tier I Certification training for teachers as well as a customized Leadership Training for instructional leadership teams. Th (max 50 participants)


Math Problems from the Inside Out:  Real-world Application at the Core

oin us for a hands-on, interactive institute addressing math instruction and how we can best meet the needs of our language learners and struggling students. This session targets K-8 district and school-based mathematics teachers and leaders. Experience the exciting Inside-Out Problem that deepens students’ mathematical thinking and makes CCSS Mathematical Practices a reality.  Take an assessment or textbook problem and turn it inside out, so students are asking questions about a real-life application of math. The institute will include an overview of DLeNM’s powerful mathematics framework, Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success (AIM4S3™).  (max 40 participants) 

Teaching Science and Engineering in the Dual Language Classroom  

This five-hour workshop is designed for K-5 Spanish dual language (DL) teachers who teach or may be interested in including science and engineering concepts in their classes. First, we will explore science and engineering in the context of bilingual instruction.  Next, we will discuss strategies for incorporating science and engineering problem-solving and inquiry-based activities in dual language classrooms. The workshop will culminate in a collaborative hands-on activity that connects bilingual instruction in science and engineering to the Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) and the Common Core Standards (CCS). (Max: 30 participants) 


Implementing a Translanguaging Space

This interactive pre-conference will provide examples of multiple dual language classrooms implementing a translanguaging space. Participants will explore how to design and plan for a classroom space for instruction and assessment, and strategies to be used with bilingual students. 


The 1-day workshop will address topics such as:

  • translanguaging core beliefs 

  • multilingual ecology 

  • translanguaging unit plan 

  • translanguaging strategies

(max 100 participants)

Español Académico en CILAC Freire:  Enseñando y Aprendiendo

En este Instituto, compartiremos a nuestra experiencia como facilitadores del la enseñanza del Español en el Centro Internacional de Lenguas, Arte y Cultura Paulo Freire, desde la perspectiva Freiriana que existe entre la Lengua, Cultura y la Realidad.  Revisaremos algunos errores communes en el uso del Español hablado y escrito, así como algunas estrategías para reforzar su aprendizaje en el aula y en la vida cotidiana.  La intención final después de este Instituto, es que cada participante tenga una perspectiva más sensible de sus estudiantes.  (max 40 participants)

DLE Secondary Institute: Essentials for Planning and Implementation

This institute explores the essential components of a secondary (7th – 12th grade) dual language education program model, including the instructional expectation and accountability of the dual language secondary classroom. The institute will be facilitated by veteran dual language teachers, educational leaders, researchers and students, who will speak to their experiences in implementing and sustaining a successful DLE program. Together we will explore the challenges and potential responses as well as celebrate the promising practice we have identified TOGETHER.  Facilitators will include contributors of Transforming Secondary Education:  Middle and High School Dual Language Programs, published by Fuente Press - (max 100 participants)

Optimizing Instruction for Multilingual Learners: Focus on Special Educational Needs 

In this institute we will examine key components of effective instruction for multilingual learners with special educational needs including:  peer interaction, oral communication, comprehension and bilingualism.  During the day we will explore:

  • Interactively practice instruction and intervention approaches for both young and adolescent students

  • Survey classroom-based research that optimizes learning

  • Multilingual resources and supporting research pertaining to the benefits of bilingualism for learners with special educational needs 

(max 100 participants)

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La Cosecha is hosted by Dual Language Education of New Mexico, an educational nonprofit. For more information visit us online at  Questions? Contact us via phone or email below. 


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