Dual Language Education of New Mexico has been hosting their La Cosecha Dual Language Conference since 1997.  This year’s conference theme is “Honoring Our Story: Reclaiming Our Past Through Empowerment and Action.” The event will take November 8 – 11, 2023 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM and downtown partner hotels. SEAL is a proud partner and will offer two workshop sessions for educators and school administrators. See below for details and times. We look forward to seeing you there!

Effective, Integrated, and Responsive ELD for Dual Language Classrooms

Heather Skibbins, Ana Marisol Sánchez & Patricia Montes-Pate | Friday, November 10, 2023 | 1:30 – 2:50 p.m. | Clyde – Enchantment C/D

Are you struggling to design student-responsive ELD that builds upon what students are learning in Spanish? Through SEAL’s model of language functions, graphic organizers, differentiated sentence frames, and transfer lessons, bilingual teachers will explore how to bridge what their students are learning in Spanish into content-based ELD. We will examine classroom artifacts and videos to show how you can connect what you are doing throughout your day in a way that develops academic language and literacy in both languages.

Strengthening Family Partnerships to Promote Bilingual Pride at Home and in the Classroom

Adriana Diaz & Judith Alcalá | Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 9:10 – 10:30 a.m. | Albuquerque Convention Center – Ballroom C

This workshop offers effective practices and strategies to build family partnership at your sites through an assets-based approach, offering ready-to-go workshops to foster community engagement and empower families to take an active role in students’ learning. With a strong emphasis on celebrating and cultivating bilingualism/biliteracy in the home, our goal is that both parents and children will share in their pride of being bilingual and bicultural and utilize these skills in the classroom.