La Cosecha 2022 School Visits
We are excited to announce that La Cosecha School Visits for 2022 take place in both
in-person and virtual settings, featuring schools located in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. In this format, you will have the opportunity to visit an established dual language school and learn how they are providing quality instruction and learning opportunities in virtual, hybrid, and in-person contexts. 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.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
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 utilizing a 50/50 model. Students represent a diverse, multicultural, multilingual community with a strong parent component. The majority of students participate in the free lunch program.
b) 90:10 Model: In these programs the majority of instruction is delivered in Spanish in the earlier grades. There are both 90:10 and 80:20 program models in this group. 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:
a) In this Early Childhood/PreK - 6th grade the Pueblo Language and Culture is the central focus in providing instruction to students through Project Based and Land Based Learning. Through this approach, students are centered to understand where they are from, the importance of speaking and understanding, and developing a strong pride of being from their community.
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 Bilingual Seal process recognized by the New Mexico Public Education Department.
The following programs will be available for VIRTUAL school visits.
1. K – 5 Elementary Program:
a) In this program, students are instructed in English and Spanish with a strong academic focus on development of literacy in two languages. Instruction in all content areas is initially presented 80% in Spanish and 20% in English, English will be phased in until the amount of English instruction is equal to that of Spanish (this will occur in upper grades). Students represent a diverse, multicultural, multilingual community with a strong parent component, and consist of Native English speakers and non-native English speakers. The majority of students participate in the free lunch program.
2. K - 12 Program:
a. Founded in 2007, this school addresses socio-cultural gaps prevalent in a region struggling to cope with the balance between an agricultural and tourist economy. This school offers a forward thinking model of education. Here, students from all over the world join together to learn how to be creative, multilingual, compassionate and responsible global leaders while engaging in authentic learning experiences focused heavily on developing a students’ sense of place in the world. This is accomplished through experiential and hands-on curricular and extra-curricular initiatives. As an authorized IB World School (preschool to 12th grade) this program exposes students to a rigorous and meaningful academic program that is fundamentally rooted in peace practices and the IB community profile.