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Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education sponsors an annual Conference for Dual Language Programs in Southern New England!

MABE Conference for Dual Language Programs of Southern New England

Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE)

Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Pawtucket, RI

MABE Conference for Dual Language Programs of Southern New E...

Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual Registration
Individual registration includes MABE Membership for 2012-2013.
31 Registrations Ended $60.00 $0.00
Discount for Groups of 5 from a Dual Language Program
Purchase a packet of 5 and save $5 per ticket. $25 total in savings on the order! Registration for each individual of the group includes MABE membership for 2012-2013.
40 Registrations Ended $55.00 $0.00
Registration for Presenters of Breakout Sessions
Complimentary registration for keynote speaker and for two presenters for each workshop session.
6 Registrations Ended $0.00 $0.00
Registration for Presenters of Poster Sessions
Discount for two presenters for each school electing to present in the poster session. $35 savings for each presenter on the order! Registration for each individual of the pair includes MABE membership for 2012-2013.
40 Registrations Ended $25.00 $0.00
Registration for Newest MABE Members from January 2012
Registration for the 22 new MABE members who attended the Encouraging Collaboration event on Developing Oral Language for Young Dual Language Leaners in February 2012 at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA.
19 Registrations Ended $25.00 $0.00

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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

Associate Professor ESOL/Bilingual Foreign Language Education
School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, 
University of Florida

 Author of 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:

  1. Networking (breaking the isolation) of Dual Language Program teachers
  2. Community Advocacy
  3. Professional Development for teachers of Dual Language Programs
  4. Encouraging the Creation of NEW Dual Language Programs

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.

Format:

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 massmabe@gmail.com


 “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



Have questions about MABE Conference for Dual Language Programs of Southern New England? Contact Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE)

When & Where


334 Pleasant St
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE)

Vision

Bilingualism and multiculturalism are assets that provide cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students.

 

 Mission

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


www.massmabe.org
A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers supporting bilingualism and multiculturalism for educational success.


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  News and Updates
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:37 AM

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

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 4:58 PM

Attention all MABE participants. 

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 (MABE’s keynote speaker). 

Rebecca Freeman Field will be at the conference selling de Jong’s book for $40 cash or check (no credit cards, please; the book retails for $59.95). 

Please let us know if you would like to buy a copy at the conference so that Rebecca knows approximately how many books to bring.  Thanks so much. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 3:02 PM

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.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 8:21 AM

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 massmabe@gmail.com. In the subject line please include: HOTEL INFORMATION REQUESTED

Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Interested in learning more about Ester de Jong? 

Presentations from 2011 New Mexico’s Dual Language Conference La Cosecha:

  • Liz Howard, UConn, research and practice on vocabulary instruction through cognates
  • Diana Pinkston-Stewart and Mishelle L. Jurado members of the Board of Dual Language Education New Mexico (DLENM)

Presentations by researchers and consultants:

  • Claudia Rinaldi, EDC, Inc on Response to Intervention at the Hurley School Dual Language Program
  • Anne Campbell and colleagues from Fairfield University on Identification and Instructional Strategies for Special Needs Bilingual Students
  • Bob Measel, Rhode Island Department of Education on WIDA
Presentations on starting a new dual language program:
 
  • Celia Glick, Retired Administrator from Texas Dual Language Programs
  • Dania Vázquez, Headmaster, Margarita Muñiz Academy
  • Maria Campanario, Interim Principal, Rafael Hernandez School   

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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