For 40 years, the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education has been conducting research focused on bilingual, multicultural, and special education; as well as facilitating comprehensive professional learning for educators, and advocating for culturally and linguistically diverse learners.


Join the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education in this thought-provoking and enlightening two-day institute designed to build knowledge and skills about the education of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The institute is designed for both novice and experienced K-12 teachers and school administrators, so that they may expand their knowledge of how to serve culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

Faculty, researchers, and professors from the BUENO Center and University of Colorado Boulder will deliver research-based, engaging, and participatory sessions addressing some of the following topics related to culturally and linguistically diverse learners: biliteracy instruction; English language development; special education; and family and community engagement.

Participants will have the opportunity to select from a variety of workshops that best meet their interests and needs. There will also be a panel of experts that will discuss current policy issues that parents, teachers, and schools may be encountering in relation to ESSA and the recent election. The institute focuses on culture and language practice-oriented strategies. It is recommended that participants attend in teams. Some of the sessions will be delivered in Spanish.


Day 1
  • Breakfast
  • Opening Keynote Speaker
  • Concurrent Morning Sessions
  • Networking Luncheon
  • Concurrent Afternoons Sessions
  • Networking Cocktail Hour
Day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Opening Keynote Speaker
  • Concurrent Morning Sessions
  • Networking Luncheon
  • Concurrent Afternoons Sessions
  • Policy Panel
  • Closing Remarks
View the schedule and descriptions of morning and afternoon sessions


Early bird registration by March 30, 2017: $295/person
Standard registration: $350/person

1 University of Colorado Boulder Master's credit offered for the additional fee of $125.
Cost includes training materials, breakfast and lunch each day.
Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
Space is limited.

Payment Information

Check should be made payable to:
University of Colorado

Mail to:
University of Colorado
School of Education
Attn: BUENO Institute
UCB 247
Boulder, CO 80309

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Cancellation Policy

Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund by contacting info@buenocenter.org by May 31, 2017. After that date, no refunds will be available. Registrants may choose to transfer the registration to another individual up to 3 days prior to the course start date.


All inquiries concerning workshop registration, payment, cancellation, or to be added to the waiting list for future professional learning opportunities should be directed to info@buenocenter.org.