Spring Soleado 2024

The latest issue of Soleado—Promising Practices From the Field includes an article outlining DLeNM partner, Transform Education New Mexico’s legislative priorities for 2024, Project GLAD® in Early Childhood: Oracy is Key; a summary report from NSF: Mathematical Growth Among English Learners at Risk and Not at Risk for Math Difficulties, and a detailed account from a dual language school in Zion, IL that used the alignment between OCDE Project GLAD®’s big ideas and best practices from the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education (2018) to support their transition from an established language arts curriculum to  teacher-developed GLAD® units. Learn also about DLeNM’s upcoming 2024 Summer Institutes and a call for proposals for La Cosecha 2024. Click here to access the issue.

Dual Language Education of New Mexico Presents:

DLeNM’s MITOTE Podcast: Multilingual Instructional Talks on Transforming Education
Purpose: To capture and share essential information and promising practices and resources with our dual language leadership and communities.

Natalie Olague – Project Coordinator – Dual Language Education of New Mexico
Evelyn Chávez – Project Coordinator – Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Episode #6: English/Multilingual Learner Students Need Structured Literacy AND So Much More

Expert practitioners explain how Structured Literacy-SL (Science of Reading-SOR) was developed and researched with monolingual English-speaking children in mind, with NO context for multilingual learner-ML students in dual language bilingual education programs.

While there have been some positive outcomes with SL/SOR, more is needed to ensure effective literacy for the ML Student in DLBE. In dual language bilingual education, effective literacy instruction needs structured literacy in English AND:

  • a focus on the language comprehension strand of Scaraborugh’s Rope;
  • a focus on a culturally and linguistically responsive classroom environment;
  • a focus on biliteracy – reading development in the partner language, the importance of oracy, intentionally bringing the two languages together for metalinguistic and sociocultural purposes, authentic assessments for multilingual learners developing bilingualism, and biliteracy.


DLeNM 2024 Summer Institutes

Join us at our summer institutes with bilingual multicultural education practitioners to further explore the topic of effective literacy for ML students in the context of NTC Project GLAD®, AIM4S³™, and Translanguaging.  More info at: or