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.

Episode 3:  50th Anniversary of BMEA – Bilingual Education a través de las voces de los niños y niñas de Nuevo México 

Understanding New Mexico’s history means knowing who we are and celebrating the richness of our languages and cultures.  With articles on teacher preparation and the use and celebration of our entire linguistic and cultural repertoires in the classroom, come listen to Dr. Elisabeth Valenzuela and Saasha Lambson discuss a student-led publication on 50 years of New Mexico’s history with bilingual multicultural education. They also discuss the excitement many students experience becoming a new teacher in bilingual education. ¡Bienvenidos al MITOTE!

 Further Information:  On the Bilingual Education a través de las voces de los niños y niñas de Nuevo México project and/or the purchase of the student book with the same title, contact or Saasha Lambson at

On the Bilingual Educators Rising Collegiate Club and/or how to enroll in NM Highland University’s teacher preparation program, contact Dra. Elisabeth Valenzuela at

Mitote (mə̇ˈtōtē)
Aztec – an ancient and modern secular round dance; Nahuatl – gathering; Spanish – disturbance, informal = charla/chat

The National Committee for Effective Literacy

NCEL was formed to uplift research, policies, and practices to ensure that English learner and emergent bilingual students leave school as proficient readers and writers in English, and preferably more languages, and who thrive and succeed in school and their communities.

To access their website and join their advocacy efforts, please click here.

To read their article in the winter issue of Soleado 2022, click here.

To access their latest podcast featuring Alexandra Güílamo, please scan the QR code:

Welcome to School Year 23-24! The Fall Issue of Soleado is here!

Soleado: Promising Practices from the Field! Featured in this issue: An inspiring account of how one educator in the Austin Independent School District recentered the focus of one school’s dual language program on emerging bilingual students; Embracing Equity’s work with educators across New Mexico, one teacher’s successful experience using Project GLAD® strategies with her 2nd-grade students, and Southern California school districts’ commitment to provide high-quality professional development for their Mandarin-English dual language immersion educators!  Click here to access the fall issue of Soleado.

Bilingual Multicultural Education 50th Anniversary Listening Tour

As New Mexico celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 1973 Bilingual Multicultural Education Act, the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations (CESDP) at New Mexico Highlands University was inspired to conduct a listening tour in five regions of our state.

Click here to access a published report detailing the structure and findings from this tour.

The National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards

Click here to learn more.