Inaugural Translanguaging Institute

Hosted by DLeNM and Velázquez Press
Institute’s Purpose is to provide a professional learning event exploring effective use of translanguaging as an instructional practice across different grade levels, content areas, program models, and languages through a translanguaging perspective. 

The Institute will bring together diverse group of educators who serve emergent bilingual students and families. The Institute will bring together educators across the state of New Mexico and US. The idea for a Translanguaging Institute comes from:

Areas of support:

Understanding Translanguaging Pedagogy and its effectiveness in the classroom by leadership
An identified need for more translanguaging support in all school classroom
Supporting the Translanguaging “Movement” for social justice by educators, families, and publishers

Dr. Susana Ibarra Johnson

Dr. Susana Ibarra Johnson is an assistant professor in bilingual education and TESOL in the School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership. Dr. Ibarra Johnson is one of the co-authors of The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning along with Ofelia García and Kate Seltzer.

Dr. Danling Fu

Dr. Fu is a Professor from the College of Education, University of Florida, USA. Her research is in the area of literacy with a specialty in writing and literacy instruction for new immigrants. She has had extensive experience of working in high poverty low performing K-12 public schools across the US in new immigrant communities.

Dr. Laura Ascenzi-Moreno

Dr. Laura Ascenzi-Moreno earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education at the Graduate Center CUNY with a focus on bilingual education. She is currently a professor and the bilingual program coordinator in the Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education Department at Brooklyn College.

Dr. Allison Briceño

Dr. Allison Briceño is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at San José State University, where she coordinates the Multilingual and Multicultural Literacy Education MA program.


Nelson Flores is an associate professor in educational linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research examines the intersection of language, race, and the political economy in shaping U.S. educational policies and practices.

Natalie E. Olague

Natalie E. Olague is a project coordinator and a Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) Trainer at Dual Language Education of New Mexico (, where she designs and leads professional learning for dual language educators.

Mariana Castro

Mariana Castro serves as Deputy Director for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. She is also a lead developer and researcher at WIDA and a curriculum designer and instructor for The Discussion Project.

Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Date: June 8-9, 2023
Hotel Albuquerque is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town Albuquerque and the Sawmill District. Hotel Albuquerque is only a few blocks from the historic Old Town Plaza, San Felipe Missions Church, and only steps away from Sawmill Market: a 25,000 square-foot food hall with various local vendors featuring an array of culinary experiences.
Special Pricing offered to all participants for 149.00/night
Schedule At A Glance
Inaugural Translanguaging Institute 
In-Person Event 
June 8-9, 2023
8:30 a.m.
Early: $450.00 per person
Late: $500.00 per person

Groups of 3 or more will receive a $50 discount per registration

Call 626-448-3448 or
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