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La Cosecha 2010

Santa Fe Convention Center (401 W. Marcy St) Concurrent Sessions 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ESTRELLITA: Bridging the Gap from Non­ Reader to Reader O’KEEFE

María Alma Teniente, Consultant, San Antonio, TX Sponsor: Estrellita Accelerated Beginning Spanish Reading

ESTRELLITA is a supplemental, phonics based, accelerated beginning Spanish reading program. It incorporates visual cues, chanting, kinesthetic involvement and whole language strategies. "Sonidos" teaches letter sounds, "blending" blends consonants and vowels. The program then helps students combine syllables to form words and sentences.

Level: Pre‐K‐2 Grades \ Spanish & English \ Strand: Curriculum

The Role of Advocacy in an Educational Program


David Briseño, New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education, Clovis, NM

Join us as we explore why advocacy is important and as we share some successful strategies at building strong community alliances and how these can be used to leverage political support for your program.

Level: All \ Spanish & English \ Strand: Family & Community

GLAD Meets Math: Enriching and Sheltering Math Instruction CORONADO

Erin Mayer, Wherry Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM Lisa Meyer‐Jacks, Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Ever wonder how or why math curriculum is often left out of the ESL/SSL instruction discussion? Come and see how to strengthen your math instruction in a way that will increase your students’ achievement in math and shelters your language learners at the same time. The presentation will include an overview of key GLAD strategies and how to incorporate them into a core math curriculum.

Level: 1‐8 Grades \ English \ Strand: Instruction GLAD PRESENTATION

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dual Language 301: Panel Session for Veteran Teachers and Administrators DE VARGAS

Mediator: David Rogers, Dual Language Education of NM Dora Ortiz, Dolores Gonzales ES, Albuquerque, NM Edward Tabet, Hillsboro School District, Hillsboro, OR Karen Beeman, Illinois Resource Center, Arlington Heights, IL Rita Bustamante, Valle Vista ES, Albuquerque, NM Susan Taylor, Hatch Public Schools, Hatch, NM Michael Rodríguez, Cien Aguas IS, Albuquerque, NM

Once we get pass the initial rush of excitement of a new program, the reality of the challenges and energy needed for maintaining an effective program implementation sets in. This panel of experts will discuss many of the issues that respond to challenges of maintaining a dual language program, including: authentic native language literacy, leadership, instructional rigor, special needs students, teacher support, building community, etc.

Level: K‐8 Grades, Higher Education \ English Strand: Program Structure

AMME: An Agenda for Advocacy and Leadership PERALTA

Paul Martínez, Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations , Española, NM

The session will outline AMME's efforts at promoting quality professional development through its own conference and by partnering with advocacy organizations. Discussed will be our efforts at strengthening the reauthorization of ESEA through policy recommendations that support multilingualism and multiculturalism.

Levels: Pre‐K‐Higher Education \ English Strand: Resources & Support


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