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 Planning Retreats
    Dual Language Education of New Mexico offers two-day program planning retreats for schools/districts wanting to ensure that their dual language programs are on the right track. Although thoughtful program development is a necessary first step to choosing and designing a program model that will be implemented, program development also requires the constant care of and reflection on best practice, implementation and continuous improvement. Our focused planning retreats help schools/districts understand that program sustainability is only…
  • La Siembra™ - Planting the seeds for effective dual language implementation
    DLeNM’s La Siembra™ is a two-day self-evaluation planning retreat for leadership teams from newly formed or novice dual language programs. It provides an in-depth facilitated overview of essential components that will help prepare participants to understand the foundations of quality program planning, design, and implementation. Teams will be guided to reflect on their readiness for implementation based on ideals presented in the Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Dual Language Programs as…
  • El Enriquecer™ - Nurturing the continued growth of quality dual language programs
    DLeNM’s El Enriquecer™ is a two-day self-evaluation planning retreat designed for leadership teams from existing dual language programs to reflect on their current foundations, structures and practices in order to identify next steps.  Facilitators guide leadership teams through the process of action planning  to strengthen and improve specific areas of program implementation based on using the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. The goal is for school teams to leave El Enriquecer™ with a clear…
  • Leadership Support
    DLeNM Program Planning Retreats Dual Language Education of New Mexico offers two-day program planning retreats for schools/districts wanting to ensure that their dual language programs are on the right track. Although thoughtful program development is a necessary first step to choosing and designing a program model that will be implemented, program development also requires the constant care of and reflection on best practice, implementation and continuous improvement. Our focused planning retreats help schools/districts understand that…
  • 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…