Jornada Pedagógica Internacional para la Educación Plurilingüe:
an International Multilingual Education Professional Development Conference

The Jornada conference is designed for bilingual educators in bilingual or dual-language immersion programs, bilingual teacher education faculty, professional developers, and Spanish speakers and families who want to promote the use of Spanish in their homes and communities.

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for our upcoming Jornada on February 8, 2025!

DEADLINE: September 20, 2024 
Submit your proposal here!

Keynote sessions and workshops to be focused on:

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

Please see below for pictures and presentations from our 2024 conference.

2024 Jornada Highlights
CEEL welcomes our 2024 Jornada Pedagógica attendees at the sign-in desk.
2024 Jornada Highlights
Attendees welcome the opening remarks from Dr. Roberta Espinoza from Loyola Marymount University and Lydia Acosta Stephens from the Los Angeles Unified School District.
2024 Jornada Highlights
Opening remarks were given in part by Dr. Roberta Espinoza, Vice-Provost for Global-Local Initiatives at Loyola Marymount University.
2024 Jornada Highlights
Morning keynote presented by Dr. Margarita Machado Casas from the University of California, San Diego on 'Bridging Literacy-Based Asset Assessment & Bilingual Literacy'.
2024 Jornada Highlights
"The Kite Dance" performed by students of Humphreys Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District.
2024 Jornada Highlights
Congratulations to the 6th Annual Alma Flor Ada Award for Social Justice winner, Natividad Chavarin.
2024 Jornada Highlights
Afternoon keynote presented by Dr. Socorro Herrera from Kansas State University on 'Con Consciencia: Corazón, Querer y Herencia'.
2024 Jornada Highlights
The Center for Equity for English Learners team thanks all of our partners and attendees for helping to make our 2024 Jornada Pedagógica a resounding success.


Winner of the 2024 Jornada AFA Award

Alma Flor Ada Award

We are proud to announce Natividad Chavarin as the proud recipient of the 6th Annual Alma Flor Ada Award for Social Justice. We offer her our congratulations and encouragement to continue her fantastic work supporting English Learners.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our application for the 7th Annual Alma Flor Ada Award for Social Justice, which will be presented at the 2025 Jornada Pedagógica conference on February 8, 2025!

View the application form here!

Previous Keynote Presentations & Slides

To learn more about previous Jornada Pedagógicas please see selected videos from our archives below.