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There are three (3) Regional Representative positions open and each one will serve a three-year term in office (2019-2022). Newly elected candidates will be expected to attend the swearing in and re-organization of the Executive Board of Directors in Puerto Rico on July 1, 2019.
The Election will be conducted by online voting beginning May 1 through 8, 2019. The election results will be announced and posted on the NABE website on May 9 and elected candidates will be notified of their election to the board by the Executive Director.
Click here to view the ballots.
NABE 5th Annual Dual Language Symposium
In partnership with:
Carolina, Puerto Rico
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the NABE 5th Annual Dual Language Symposium. This is a great Professional Development opportunity for teachers, researchers, school system and university administrators and Title III Directors from across the country and from Puerto Rico.
There will be presentations from experts in the field of Dual Language Education, a panel discussion, cultural immersion activities, and exhibitor offerings, as well as networking opportunities during breakfast, breaks and lunch.
Participants will also receive a Dual Language Toolkit with resources that they can use in the classroom.
Who should attend: Superintendents, Principals, Administrators, Practitioners and Researchers.
3-Day Premium Symposium Package Includes: $995.00
2-Day Basic Symposium Package includes: $495.00
- Cultural Excursion (Saturday, June 29)
- Symposium June 27-28th
- Symposium Materials
- Dual Language Toolkit
- NABE Symposium Reception (Thursday, June 27)
- NABE Inaugural Gala (Friday, June 28)
- Certificate of Attendance
- Meals: Breakfast (June 27-29), Lunch (June 27-29), Dinner (June 28)
Hurry, Space is Limited!
- Symposium June 27-28
- Symposium Materials
- Dual Language Toolkit
- Certificate of Attendance
- Meals: Breakfast (June 27-28), Lunch (June 27-28)
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Join NABE & bring a friend: Two memberships for the price of one!
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WHO WE ARE
Join a nationwide network of bilingual/multilingual education professionals, English learner teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, professors, parents, students, advocates, researchers and policy makers dedicated to promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual/multilingual education. The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional membership organization whose resources are exclusively committed to representing both English language learners and bilingual/multilingual education professionals. NABE has affiliates in 18 states and 3 international affiliates. NABE is your link to this network of colleagues who will provide you with the information and expertise you need to prepare your English language learners for a lifetime of successful learning.
WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE OFFER
- Improve instructional practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children.
- Provide bilingual educators with more high-quality professional development opportunities.
- Secure adequate funding for the programs serving limited-English-proficient students.
- Keep the rights of language-minority Americans clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with educational reforms.
When Spring ends, so does this deal!
- Four issues per year of NABE Perspectives magazine
- Discounted Rates for Subscriptions to NABE's Bilingual Research Journal
- Discounted Rates for Subscriptions to NABE Journal of Research and Practice
- State and Regional Affiliation
- Weekly Issues of NABE eNews
- Representation & Advocacy at the National Level
- Networking Opportunities
Sale ends June 20!
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Dr. Yee Wan, Director, Multilingual & Humanities Education Department, Santa Clara County Office of Education and Past NABE President.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, in 2014-2015 there were nearly five million bilingual/multilingual learners in the U.S. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia adopted the Seal of Biliteracy for recognizing graduating seniors who have demonstrated proficiency in a language in addition to English. NABE's advocacy efforts resulted in the passage of House Resolution 690 – Recognizing and Celebrating April as the National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month. This is a great opportunity for a national effort to highlight the language and cultural assets bilingual/multilingual learners bring to school, celebrate advocacy efforts and advocate for bilingual/multilingual learners and their families.
These are some ideas for communities across the nation to introduce to celebrate during the advocacy month.
School Board Members and Superintendents
- Adopt resolutions that recognize National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month, Pathway to Biliteracy or Seal of Biliteracy awards
- Host English learner reclassification celebrations
- Host recognition celebrations for families and school partnerships
- Examine the California English Learner Roadmap Policy
- Invite parents to share their family's immigrant history and stories
- Host a parent-led event and have parent leaders present their expertise to other parents
- Host a recognition reception to honor parent or community members for their contributions
For a more comprehensive list of celebration ideas, click here. Please share your work through social media by using #MultilingualAdvocacy, @NABEorg and @MET_SCCOE.
- Invite students to share why they are proud to be bilingual/multilingual at a school assembly
- Invite students to use poetry, visual or media arts to share stories related to their names, identities and family history
The Santa Clara County Office of Education invites you to join thousands of schools nationwide in celebrating National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month in April 2019. The theme for Santa Clara County is "Celebrating Language and Culture."
During the month of April, selected schools will open their doors to members of the community and other educators to provide a firsthand look at instruction for bilingual/multilingual learners in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to submit artwork that demonstrates their understanding of "Celebrating Language and Culture." As a culminating activity, we will host a showcase on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 4-7 pm to honor students, and champions of bilingual/multilingual learners and their programs in these areas:
This showcase will spotlight district or school teams' advocacy efforts in valuing and affirming bilingual/multilingual learners and their families. Presenters include students, parents, teachers and administrators. Please encourage your staff, parents and students to join this celebration. To register, visit http://bit.ly/sccshowcase2019.
- Dual Language Programs: Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards
- Achieving Language and Academic Success
- Diversity and Global Education
- Parent and Community: Leadership and Engagement
Special gratitude is given to Mr. Jose A. Viana, Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education who will provide a recorded video for this celebration.
Culturally relevant, bilingual alphabet book presents a joyful celebration of widely known Hispanic customs and traditions. Educational and visually stunning, this picture book teaches by example. Helpful for children of all nationalities to learn more about the Hispanic way of life. Perfect addition to the dual language classroom! delalmapublications.com
The Menasha Joint School District is a great place to work! If you are a bilingual (English/ Spanish) teacher we invite you to apply.
For more information, please click here
We are currently seeking applicants for bilingual education positions at all levels!
Fox Cities Lifestyle
Menasha Your Place in the Water
The National Press Club in D.C. hosting a Day on the State of Public School Education and Teacher Collaboration called Freedom to Teach with Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers and a Panel of Superintendents and Teachers Association Presidents from NYC Public Schools, ABC District of Los Angeles, Meriden,Connecticut, Lt. Gov Howie Morales of New Mexico, Chancellor Carranza of New York City Public Schools, the largest in the nation, President Flores of the State of NY Board of Regents and a former AFT 30-year veteran teacher now turned State Senator of Arkansas. Other VIPs in attendance includes Santiago Wood, Executive Director of NABE, Christopher Powers, Executive Director of TESOL International and Trey Calvin of the Joint National Commission on Languages.
Click here to view picture of the event!
Click here to register for this event.
View ALAS website for more information.
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Location: Mexican Cultural Institute Washington, D.C.
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Awards Dinner
Click here to register for the event.
View ALAS website for more information.
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The Office of English Language Acquisition
Click here to register for the OELA Multiliteracy Symposium.
64th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
Centro de Estudios del Lenguaje en Sociedad,
Universidad Nacional de San Martín Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 30 to June 1
Call for Papers
Major theme: Language and Territory
The International Linguistic Association has held conferences in many countries around the world, including one in Latin America, where in 1972, the 18th Annual Conference took place in Arequipa, Perú. Now, after several decades have passed, the ILA will return to Latin America in 2019 for its 64th Annual Conference to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the International Year of Indigenous Languages (proclaimed by the United Nations), the central theme of this conference, language and territory, will explore the current debates around local, national and global languages and literacies; the ways in which linguistic borders have been defined, enforced, and inherited, but also challenged, through time, by means of geographical, political and social justifications; and how these practices are being re-examined today.
Congratulations are in order Margarita Calderon and colleagues on your most recent research and contribution to the field. We applaud your efforts and encourage all of our friends and colleagues to share this information.
Travel the world affordably, earn professional development credit, and bring global understanding into your classroom! Founded in 2007, Global Exploration for Educators Organization is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has sent over 2500 teachers abroad on adventurous travel programs. With GEEO educators can earn professional development and graduate credit while seeing the world. GEEO's trips are 5 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. In addition to amazing tour leaders, many of the programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the destination. The deposit is $350 for each program and then the final payment is due 60 days before departure.
Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest leaders to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become catalysts for peace and development. Many go on to careers with governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank. Applications for the 2020-2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The due date for candidates to submit applications to their district is May 31. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by July 1.
Registration is now open for the 5th Edition of the Colloquium, which will be held at the Centro Cultural Palacio de la Audiencia in Soria, Spain, July 3-5. The event, organized by the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (Los Angeles, CA), with the support of the Department of Culture of the City of Soria, welcomes professionals, college students, and any individual interested in these issues. Participants attending at least 85% of the 20 contact hours will receive a certificate of attendance from the LMU School of Education.
You're all invited to consider attending the NABE/Spain Affiliate 2019 Annual International Bilingual Education Conference in Granada, Spain on Oct. 18-20.
The conference is always well attended with a large contingent of European scholars, government officials, teachers, policy makers, and parents with a strong parent engagement and bilingual teacher preparation strand on teaching CLIL. Call for Papers to present is open through May 31.
Please feel free to share this announcement with your network and reach out directly to Lic. Xavier Gisbert da Cruz, President of The Spain Affiliate, for partners, teachers, student discount and any additional information or detail you may need. Please visit www.cieb.es.
Office of Equal Opportunity
Deputy Chief of Dual Language Programs
Associate or Full Professor - Ph.D. Program in Urban Education & Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures — The City University of New York
Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor — Bilingual/Biliteracy Education — University of Texas at El Paso in Texas
Executive Director Special Education — Springfield or Chicago Office
Executive Director Equity and Access — Springfield or Chicago Office
More of the nation's largest school districts are relying on alternative certification programs, partnerships with colleges, and grow-your-own programs to fill English language learner teaching vacancies, according to a new report from the Council of the Great City Schools. The report, "English language learners in America's Great City Schools," updates data collected for the council's 2013 study of English language learner programs. Based on a 2017 survey of member districts, the new version examines data on English learner enrollment, linguistic diversity, student achievement, professional development and staffing.
By: Douglas Magrath (commentary)
The success of students in acquiring a new language is related to the learning environment. As I wrote last June, in addition to classes and activities, the overall learning environment is a factor in retention and student progress. Students need to feel like participants in the program rather than just observers. Each student needs to be more than just a number. Giving encouragement and avoiding hurtful comments go a long way in keeping students on track in their ESL program.
West Broward High School, located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, serves more than 2,000 students in grades nine through 12. Results on standardized tests revealed that about a quarter of our ninth- and 10th-grade students weren't reading at grade level. Many of those struggling were English language learners whose English proficiency wasn't at the level needed to comprehend challenging texts within these exams. Some were students with learning disabilities. Others simply hadn't discovered texts that engage them, so hadn't spent enough time developing the reading skills they need for success.
The Providence Journal
Graduation rates for English language learners, the state's fastest-growing student population, continue to decline. According to the Rhode Island Department of Education, which released a report on four-year graduation rates, English learners had a graduation rate of 71.7 percent in 2018 compared to 72.4 percent last year and 75.5 percent in 2016. The state average for all high school students was 84 percent, up from 83.5 percent in 2016.
New York University is expanding its novel teacher training program, which places diverse teachers into high-needs schools for an intensive, yearlong master's program organized around the belief that all teachers benefit by learning to work with students with disabilities and those learning English.
After weathering a political storm over the Trump administration's proposed budget at the end of March, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continued her run of public appearances into April, and got widely varied reactions from state education leaders and from lawmakers on Capitol Hill on issues ranging from arming teachers to testing. In a discussion at a Council of Chief School Officers meeting, DeVos told states she'd look favorably on changes they might want to propose to their Every Student Succeeds Act plans — but only up to a point.
Over 10 percent of students in the United States — more than 4.8 million kids — are English language learners, and the number is on the rise. Though these students do not learn differently than their native-English-speaking peers, they do have particular educational needs.
Two new studies paint a divergent picture of whether teachers unions contribute to better schools. One finds that states with stronger unions saw more of the money earmarked for education actually reach classrooms, which in turn helps student learning. Another shows that weakening unions in Wisconsin led to increases in the share of college students training to be teachers, potentially reducing teacher shortages.
Language Magazine (commentary)
Nadya Abu-Rish, a contributor for Language Magazine, writes: "If every educator had to describe their career in one word, I bet we all would agree the best term to use is 'busy.' From assignments to events to conferences, there are so many parts that come together to ensure that every child succeeds. As a second-grade teacher at Beech Tree Elementary, my job is not only to support student success and academic growth but also to provide every child with the tools to become leaders with the confidence to communicate with others. More than half of our school population speaks English as a second language (and close to 70% of our students receive free and reduced lunch), so to achieve this goal I have to make a concerted effort to build strong relationships with my English language learners and their parents."
Center for American Progress
Just one year after several high-profile teacher walkouts began across the United States, teachers in multiple cities and states are once again protesting and going on strike to demand better working conditions and fairer pay. States have not funded schools at the levels needed to support a high-quality education. Teachers are protesting this chronic disinvestment in education — and they are seeing results. Education funding was a top issue in the 2018 elections, with pro-education candidates winning gubernatorial elections in historically underfunded states such as Wisconsin, Kansas, and Michigan.
Can advocates for school integration leverage local control as a winning argument in Congress? The answer to that over the long term could be key to some Democrats' biggest, and perhaps one of their most aspirational, policy goals in Washington.
School Leaders Now
Kids need recess. We all know this — studies and reports, like this one from the American Academy of Pediatrics, tell us about its countless cognitive, social, emotional and physical benefits. Yet, a Gallup study showed that 77 percent of school principals reported taking away recess as a punishment.
Education World (commentary)
Steve Haberlin, a contributor for Education World, writes: "As a fledgling teacher, I recall my mentor telling me one day 'as a teacher, you create the weather in your classroom.' While I didn't fully comprehended the statement at the time, over the years, with more experience, I came to better appreciate this phrase. What this phrase essentially means is that teachers create the mood, the feel, the environment. For example, if the teacher is stressed or in a bad mood, this mood spreads to the students. I know it's hard to prove this idea, but it’s certainly been my experience and that of others who have spent years in education."
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