28th Jornada Pedagógica Internacional para la Educación Multilingüe:
an International Multilingual Education Virtual Professional Development Conference

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage and dialogue in Spanish in academic contexts! This conference is designed for bilingual teachers working in bilingual or dual-language immersion programs, bilingual teacher education faculty, professional developers, as well as for Spanish speakers and families who want to promote the use of Spanish in their homes and communities.

Co-sponsored by 
Los Angeles Unified School District
California Association for Bilingual Education

Event Information
Saturday, February 6, 2021
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Dr. Margarita Calderon (updated photo)
Dr. Margarita Calderón, Professor Emerita Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Margarita Calderón, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University
Keynote Speaker sponsored by Velázquez Press

Dr. Margarita Calderón, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University serves on national preschool-12th literacy panels and advisory boards (National Research Council, ETS, WIDA, National Center for Learning Disabilities, National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth). She is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights. Her research interest focuses on professional development, effective schools, and language and literacy development of English language learners.  Dr. Calderón was also principal investigator in a 5-year study in middle and high schools called ExC-ELL funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York that developed a program to train secondary teachers on integrating academic language, reading comprehension, writing skills and content knowledge.  She was Co-PI with Robert Slavin on the 5-year randomized evaluation of English immersion, transitional, and two-way bilingual elementary programs funded by the Institute for Education Sciences/U.S. Dept. of Education.

Dr. Calderón has been a middle and high school teacher, has taught bilingual and educational leadership courses at the University of Texas, El Paso, San Diego State University, University of California, Santa Barbara.  She has over 100 publications, is an international speaker, is invited to do keynote speeches at major conferences, and conducts comprehensive professional development programs throughout the country.

Jornada Pedagógica Group Session Themes

  • Interdisciplinary Instruction in Dual Language Classrooms
  • Distance Learning
  • Family and Community Engagement
  • Spanish Literacy Development

Jornada Pedagógica Informational Flyers
Jornada 2021 Flyer (English)
Jornada 2021 Flyer (Spanish)

We are now accepting applications for our 3rd AnnualAlma Flor Ada Award en pro de la Justicia Social to be presented at the conference.  For more information please click here.