Professional Development

DLeNM offers a variety of high quality program and professional development opportunities. It is part of DLeNM's mission, through these opportunities, to build instructional leadership capacity and support individual programs in the development of the on-site expertise needed to fully ensure program implementation success. With this end in mind, DLeNM is always looking to collaborate with individual schools and/or school districts to plan school and/or district hosted events. These events would be planned in addition to a regular calendar of events that DLeNM maintains. For questions regarding DLeNM's professional development fees, please contact our office at (505) 243-0648.

Below is a list of Professional Development services and programs DLENM provides.

  • Program Retreats
    Let DLeNM Facilitate Your Next Program Retreat! Planting the Seeds of Strong New Dual Language Programs Two days of intensive training and planning for key stakeholder groups from schools that are planning to start a dual language program in the next two years. Retreat organized around the Dual Language Program Planner:  A Guide for Designing and Implementing Dual Language Programs, available at www.cal.org.  Training and facilitation by veteran dual language teachers. Ultimate goal for each…
  • La Siembra
    La Siembra is a retreat designed to facilitate planning, preparation, and design of new dual language programs. The retreat consists of two days of intensive training and planning for key stakeholder groups from schools that are planning to start a dual language program in the next two years. The work of the groups is organized around the Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Dual Language Programs. The ultimate goal is for…
  • El Enriquecer
    El Enriquecer is a retreat for existing programs to self-evaluate, identify areas of improvement, and develop action plans to strengthen and improve program implementation. The retreat consists of two days of intensive training and planning for school teams based on using the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. The goal is for school teams to leave El Enriquecer with a clear idea of where their program is with respect to best practices and the next…
  • Leadership Support
    New Mexico Bright Spots Initiative (W.K.Kellogg Grant) The Bright Spots Initiative focuses on building instructional leadership capacity within six school communities in New Mexico. These schools are serving  linguistic and cultural minority student populations. The ultimate objective of this 3-year project is to develop dual language program bright spots across New Mexico that demonstrate the power of multilingual, multicultural enrichment education, which builds on New Mexico’s cultural and linguistic capital, narrows the achievement gap between…
  • Eight Components of Sheltering
    Sheltered instruction refers to the specific supports and scaffolds teachers must provide second language learners and/or emerging bilinguals in order to develop the complex and multidimensional skills necessary to access grade level content instruction and participate fully in the learning of the class. Thanks to our collaboration with dedicated educators and multiple organizations that support important work with second language learners and/or emerging bilinguals, Dual Language Education of New Mexico has identified eight components of sheltered instruction,…
  • AIM4S3™
    Dual Language Education of New Mexico continues to support the development of an instructional framework to deepen students’ mathematical learning. Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success (AIM4S3) is designed to provide a framework of instructional components that shelter mathematics content to make it comprehensible and accessible to all students, with a specific focus on English language learners (ELLs) and academic language learners (ALLs). AIM4S3 supports CCSSM implementation and can be used with any mathematics…
  • Project GLAD® Workshops and Training
    About Project GLAD® Project GLAD® is a model of professional development dedicated to building academic language and literacy for all students, especially second language learners.  For over 20 years, Project GLAD® has provided exemplary training for educators both nationally and internationally resulting in students’ access to quality instruction and high-levels of success.  The Guided language Acquisition Design model enhances teachers’ design and delivery of standards-based instruction through an approach that integrates the development of content knowledge…
  • Literacy Squared®
    What is Literacy Squared®? In its entirety, Literacy Squared® is a comprehensive biliteracy program that has been designed to accelerate the development of biliteracy in Spanish-English speaking children attending schools in the U.S. The Literacy Squared model is both research-based and research-tested. Its conceptual framework draws on research positing that a dire need exists for a new theory about literacy instruction for bilingual children (Bernhardt, 2003; Grant & Wong, 2003), and that second language literacy acquisition…