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June 13 - 14

June 13: Program Overview

7:30 am - 8:30 am – Checkin and Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:15 am – Welcome and Plenary - Karla Lomeli

9:30 am - 10:45 am –  Concurrent Session I

11:00 am - 12:15 pm –  Concurrent Session II

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm –  Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm –  Concurrent Session III

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm – Concurrent Session IV​

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm – Opening Reception 

June 14: Program Overview

7:30 am - 8:30 am – Checkin and Breakfast

8:15 am - 9:15 am – Welcome and Plenary - José Medina 

9:30 am - 10:45 am –  Concurrent Session I

11:00 am - 12:15 pm –  Concurrent Session II

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm –  Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm –  Plenary Session - Ofelia García

1:55 pm - 3:10 pm – Concurrent Session III​

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm – Closing Celebration

We are excited you are joining us for this year's institute. Please select below to access the overview for each day and detailed descriptions for our 2024 program.

Dr. Karla Lomelí

Assistant Professor

Santa Clara University

Karla Lomelí joined Santa Clara University, School of Education and Counseling Psychology as Assistant Professor of Education in 2020.  She earned her Ph.D. in Race, Inequality, and Language in Education and M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University. Before pursuing her Ph.D. at Stanford University, she was a High School English Language Arts teacher. She has a long connection to Jesuit education tracing back to her parent’s commitment to social justice and their work with Archbishop Monseñor Romero in El Salvador and her own personal teaching experience at Latino College Preparatory Academy, one of SCU’s East San Jose partner high schools.  During her tenure as a High School English Teacher, she was a language and literacy coach and led a highly successful reading and writing initiative in which the bilingualism and biliteracy. Karla's teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in a generative model that encourages dialogue and reflection centering the student’s lived experiences and funds of knowledge at the core of the learning experience.

June 13, 2024

Keynote Speaker

Dr. José Medina

Chief Educational Advocate
Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions

José Medina is the founder and Chief Educational Advocate for Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions. Prior to establishing the boutique consulting firm, Dr. Medina served as Research Scientist and Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC. José provides dual language technical assistance, professional development, and job-embedded support to dual language programs across the United States and globally. He is a former dual language school principal and district leader. José has served as an administrator/educator/advocate at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Medina is a co-author of the third edition and widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.

Dr. Ofelia García

Professor Emerita

University of New York 

Ofelia García is Professor Emerita in Urban Education and Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures. She is internationally known for her work on bilingual education and the education of racialized students, language policy, multilingualism, and the sociology of language. Her concepts of dynamic bilingualism and translanguaging have had a significant impact on understandings of the complex language practices of bi/multilingual students and have been the topic of her numerous publications.
García came to the Graduate Center from Columbia University’s Teachers College and was previously dean of the School of Education at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University.

June 14, 2024

Keynote Speakers

Click each SESSION below for the detailed session information.

Session I • 9:30 am - 10:45 am (MST)

Session II • 11:00 pm – 12:15 pm (MST)

Plenary • 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm (MST)

Session III • 1:55 pm – 3:10 pm (MST)

Closing Celebration • 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm (MST)


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