MABE Conference for Dual Language Programs of Southern New England
Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education
(MABE) sponsors the FIRST
Conference for Dual Language Programs of Southern New England
“Making Connections - Celebrating Dual Language Education”
The Mass. Association for Bilingual Education, along with Dual Language Programs and affiliate organizations in MA, CT, and RI, is delighted to host this conference for teachers, school and district leaders, support staff, and all those interested in and dedicated to Dual Language Education.
Keynote speaker: Ester de Jong
Foundations of Multilingualism in Education: Principles to Practice
Caslon Publishing is pleased to offer a special discount on Foundations for Multilingualism in Education: from Principles to Practice (2011) by Ester J. de Jong
LAST DAYS TO REGISTER FOR THE DUAL LANGUAGE CONFERENCE!
Download the Conference Program at https://sites.google.com/site/confforduallanguageprograms/home/conference-program
Join registered colleagues from the following dual language programs:
Connecticut: North Windham – Companeros, Jennings Elementary School, Veterans Elementary School, Kelly School – Amigos Program
Rhode Island: International Charter School
Massachusetts: Barbieri School, East Somerville Community School, Dever-McCormack School, Rafael Hernandez School, Amigos School
There is a discount for groups of 5 teachers from the same dual language program! Select the group registration and BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO REGISTER NAMES please select "show other payment options" which is located under the large word "Register".
The purpose of the conference will be:
Date: Saturday. May 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: International Charter School, 334 Pleasant St, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Intended Audience: School and district leaders, classroom teachers and support staff (reading specialist, curriculum specialist, special educators, etc.) working in Dual Language programs
A Certificate of Attendance (6 hours of PDP's) will be earned at the conclusion of the day.
8:30 am Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 am Welcome and Introduction
9:15 am Keynote Speaker: Ester de Jong, University of Florida
10:15 am Transition
10:30 am Morning Workshop Sessions
12:00 am Transition, Poster Session, Resource Room
12:00 am Networking Luncheon
1:15 pm Transition
1:30 pm Afternoon Workshop Sessions
3:00 pm Transition
3:15pm Culminating Closing Activity
Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
Certificates of Attendance will be provided (PDP's/CEU's).
Street parking available in the surrounding area of the school.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
“The district and state should heed the strong research evidence that students who learn L1 and L2 simultaneously have stronger outcomes and develop more Transitional Bilingual Education and Two-Way Bilingual Programs for the district.” Gaston Report, November 2011
Bilingualism and multiculturalism are assets that provide cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students.
We identify, promote and disseminate research-based programs and practices that support bilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.
Visit www.massmabe.org and learn more about Dual Language Programs
MABE Membership Rate: $40.00
A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers supporting bilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.
Please enter the International Charter School on Saturday by the entrance on TOWER STREET. Look for colorful balloons to direct you to the entrance.
There is parking in the streets around the school, especially on Taft Street, the street behind the school and parallel to Pleasant St.
Download the conference program and draft of the Two-Way Teacher License at https://sites.google.com/site/confforduallanguageprograms/home/conference-program
For groups from a dual language program BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO REGISTER NAMES, please select "show other payment options" which is located under the large word "Register". Then begin to add the information for each individual person in the group. This allows you to then pay by invoice as your payment option. You will then receive a response that says "Please mail the district's purchase order to MABE, c/o Laurie Zucker-Conde". The notice will include the specific address of where to send the purchase order.
Looking for a hotel close to the conference location? The Comfort Inn is the closest hotel located at 2 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 Phone: 401-723-6700 http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-pawtucket-rhode_island-RI010
For a complete listing of hotels close to the airport or in Providence, please contact us at email@example.com. In the subject line please include: HOTEL INFORMATION REQUESTED
Interested in learning more about Ester de Jong?
Presentations from 2011 New Mexico’s Dual Language Conference La Cosecha:
Presentations by researchers and consultants:
Workshop sessions from Dual Language Colleagues at the Dever School (Boston), Amigos School (Cambridge), Barbieri School (Framingham), and CAPELL programs (CT)
Presentation recently made at the National NABE Conference in Dallas, Texas by The Rafael Hernandez Dual Language School, PS/MS 218 Bronx NY on “A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Bilingual Student Writing in a Dual Language School”
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