We are excited to announce that La Cosecha School Visits for 2023 will take place in-person, featuring schools located in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. You will have the opportunity to visit an established dual language school and learn how they are providing quality instruction and learning opportunities.
School visits will begin with a program overview, followed by demonstrations and celebrations and will conclude with a Q & A with a focus on leadership. When you select your program below, you will be assigned to either Session I or Session II. Notifications of your exact school assignment and information on your visit will be sent to via email the week of October 14th. NOTE: If you are attending a school visit as part of a group, we cannot guarantee placement for participants at the same location. School visitors will be bussed from the Albuquerque Convention Center to the school sites and busses will begin to leave the convention center as early as 6:30 am on Wednesday, November 8th, please plan accordingly with your travel arrangements.
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
8:00 am - 3:30 pm (MST)
The following programs will be available for in-person school visits:
1. K – 5 Elementary Programs:
a) 50:50 Model: In these programs, students are instructed in Spanish and English. Students represent a diverse, multicultural, multilingual community with a strong parent component. The majority of students participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
b) 90:10/80:20 Model: In these programs the majority of instruction is delivered in Spanish in the earlier grades. The majority of students participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
2. K – 8 Programs:
a) In these K-8 programs, the majority of instruction is delivered in Spanish in the earlier grades, reaching a 50:50 model approach as the students reach the intermediate grades and move into the middle school program. These programs have a culturally and linguistically diverse student population where the majority participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
3. Indigenous Language Program
4. Middle School Dual Language Programs:
a) These middle school programs are dedicated to diversity, differentiation, teaming, middle-level philosophy, and learning for all. These schools have a dual language bilingual education model that has gained a reputation as some of the best developed and implemented Spanish-English dual language programs in New Mexico.
5. High School Dual Language Program:
a) These programs function as a strand within the school. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Spanish. Students complete their experience by participating in the New Mexico State Seal of Bilingualism - Biliteracy recognized by the New Mexico Public Education Department.