Wednesday, November 4, 2020

9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST


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. These institutes will take place on a complete VIRTUAL platform and due to the level of interaction in each institute space is limited.

Note: Pre-conference institute fees are IN ADDITION to the regular La Cosecha Conference Registration.  You can register for this year's Pre-conference institutes as a stand alone conference activity.

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)


Lisa Tabaku – Center for Applied Linguistics

Joel Gómez – Center for Applied Linguistics

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 GLAD® instructional routines and strategies and participate in modeled virtual GLAD® instruction. Participants will also consider various approaches to effectively bring GLAD® training to their schools and districts to elevate teaching and learning for all students. (max 50 participants)


Diana Pinkston – Dual Language Education of New Mexico 

Kathleen “Kat” Salgado – Dual Language Education of New Mexico


Applying a Can Do Lens to Multilingual Development (9:00 am - 12:30 pm MST)

This interactive institute from WIDA will explore ways to use WIDA’s Standards Frameworks for Spanish, WIDA’s Performance Definitions, and other related tools that can be used for determining students’ linguistic strengths and planning language instruction and assessment in the bilingual classroom. \(max 100 participants)


Yvonne Williams, WCEPS Director of MLL Educator Engagement

Tim Boals, WIDA Senior Research Scientis

Making Math Accessible During Online and Blended Instruction

Join us to address the challenges we are facing across our country with math instruction in our virtual and hybrid realities. This pre conference institute will include an online classroom demonstration with concrete ideas for delivering virtual instruction making it accessible and engaging for all students, especially our language learners and dual-language students. Learn new ideas on how to maximize your current materials to provide low-floor high-ceiling tasks that allow all students an entry point as well as a space for productive struggle. The institute targets kindergarten through secondary district and school-based mathematics teachers and leaders. An overview of DLeNM’s powerful mathematics framework, Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success (AIM4S3™) will be included.  (max 40 participants) 


Lisa Meyer – Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Erin Mayer – Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Evelyn Chávez – Dual Language Education of New Mexico 

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) 


Dr. Marialuisa Di Stefano - University of Massachusetts

Dr. Idalias Villanueva - University of Florida

Dr. Alberto Esquinca - San Diego State University 

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)


Dr. Susana Ibarra-Johnson – New Mexico State University

Natalie Olague – Dual Language Education of New Mexico

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)


Martha Mata Ramírez – Instituto CILAC Freire

Francisco Ibarra – Instituto CILAC Freire

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)


Michael Rodríguez – Dual Language Education of New Mexico 

José “Azul” Cortés – Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Special Guests:  Drs. Wayne Thomas & Virginia Collier

Optimizing Instruction for Multilingual Learners with 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 :

  • Practice instruction and intervention approaches for both young and adolescent students

  • Survey classroom-based research that optimizes learning

  • Review multilingual resources and supporting research pertaining to the benefits of bilingualism for learners with special educational needs (max 125 participants)


Cristina Sánchez-López – Paridad Education 

Theresa Young – Sound Communication

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