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NABE 2020 Proposal Submission closes: Sunday, June 30
NABE is seeking proposals that engage participants in topics related to quality education for DLLs such as:
NABE uses a peer review process with a panel of over 35 reviewers from across the nation to ensure that all accepted proposals are of the highest quality for our attendees.
- achieving educational equity for DLLs
- ensuring social justice for DLLs through strong linguistic and academic attainment
- providing equal educational opportunities for DLLs
NABE invites all education experts, researchers, authors and successful practitioners with information of interest to submit a proposal. We also encourage multilingual proposals.
For more information, visit http://nabe-conference.com/proposals.html.
Pre-Conference: Feb. 25
Conference: Feb. 26-28
Tropicana Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
About the Annual NABE Conference
Along with internationally renowned keynote and featured speakers, there will also be special presentations from experts in the field and over 200 concurrent sessions. Participants will also be able to register online for visits to local schools that are implementing successful dual language programs. The NABE Exhibit Hall will showcase educational products and services. NABE’s Job Fair provides a forum for school districts seeking to recruit.
Students, teachers, educational leaders and advocates will be recognized for their efforts to promote the importance of languages, literacy and equity during the general sessions and NABE Awards Luncheon.
Who should attend NABE:
Teachers in the field of dual language, ESL, administrators, paraprofessionals, university professors, students, researchers, advocates, policymakers and parents
Important Dates for NABE 2020:
Proposal Submission Closes: June 30
Early Bird Registration Closes: Dec. 20
NABE Bilingual Student Essay Competition
NABE Bilingual Teacher of the Year Competition
NABE Outstanding Dissertation Competition
Open: Aug. 1
Close: Sept. 30
NABE 2020 Special Events*:
Nevada School Visits
Night with the Exhibitors
NABE Awards Luncheon
NABE President's Dance
*Please visit our website for more information on which registration packages include the above events.
For more information, please visit www.nabe-conference.com.
With a handful of Republican votes, House Democrats passed the latest version of the DREAM Act, an ambitious expansion of a nearly two-decades-long legislative effort that would place millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary status on a pathway to U.S. citizenship. The Democratic-led chamber approved the sweeping immigration bill, dubbed the DREAM and Promise Act of 2019, by a vote of 237 to 187, sending the legislation to the Republican-controlled Senate, which is unlikely to consider it. The White House has also issued a veto threat against the measure. Seven Republicans in the House joined 230 Democrats in voting for the bill. No Democrats voted against the measure. Click here to continue reading.
A valuable resource that provides the educational sequence of 80 countries including grade equivalents, perfect for resolving challenging transcript issues and addressing cultural questions to help you do your job with renewed confidence. Explore Cultural Portraits, A Synoptic Guide.
"A tremendous asset to a wide range of professionals: expertly written, user friendly, and comprehensive in scope;
I urge you to add this excellent book to your shelves."
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The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only national professional organization devoted to representing bilingual/multilingual students and bilingual and dual language development of education professionals. NABE places a high value on the academic, linguistic, and culture of native and foreign languages, and understands that by advocating for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students, we are investing in our children's education, our nation's future leaders, and our world's well being.
Proceeds from this event will fund scholarship awards to educators in two main areas for professional development: attendance at the NABE 2020 Conference in Las Vegas, and participation in teacher preparation programs designed to encourage the development of bilingual professionals.
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For the 2019-2020 school year:Bilingual Teachers (K-12)
Bilingual School Psychologist
Bilingual Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C)
Proper NJ Certifications(s) Required. E.O.E.
Please address all cover letters to:
Laura A. Winters, Superintendent
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The Menasha Joint School District is a great place to work! If you are a bilingual (English/ Spanish) teacher we invite you to apply.
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We are currently seeking applicants for bilingual education positions at all levels!
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Menasha Your Place in the Water
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.
|Syndia Nazario Cardona of AGMUS selected as an honoree of The 2019 Powermeter 100 Celebration
On June 5, 2019 El Tiempo Latino, the D.C. area's largest Spanish newspaper hosted the second Powermeter 100 in Washington, an event that recognized the exceptional contributions of the 100 individuals most influential for Hispanic communities in D.C., Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland. The D.C. Powermeter 100 event was held at the Washington Gas Terrace, a breathtaking space at The District Wharf, Washington, D.C.
NABE is very proud to recognize Syndia Nazario Cardona, Associate VP of Government Affairs & Community Relations for Ana G. Mendez University System in Wheaton, Maryland, as one of NABE's most valued partner and host for NABE's Washington, D.C., Headquarters. Syndia was proudly honored for her business and education contributions to the Latino community as the former campus director for its Wheaton campus. Ana G. Mendez University Systems is one of the nation's premier Dual Language Higher Education Institutions from Puerto Rico serving over 40 thousand students in its main campuses in Puerto Rico and 10 thousand students in 5 Education Centers in the U.S.
Syndia is well deserving of this high and special peer recognition. She is a highly respected education and community leader with commitment, vision and innovative leadership skills. She is a person of the highest integrity and uncompromising dedication to her family, the profession and her community. Throughout the years that I have come to know and to work with Syndia, she has always maintained a focus on student achievement, inclusion and collegial capacity building with all stakeholders. Syndia has consistently shown great respect, support and willingness to listen carefully and to honor the input of students, parents, teachers, support staff and all community stakeholders.
Javier Marin, new publisher/CEO of El Tiempo Latino, said the Powermeter 100 event created a night of networking for the leaders, business owners, politicians and influentials connected to the Hispanic community. "At a time when there is too much talk about what divides us, Powermeter 100 events provide opportunities to celebrate the people who are bridging the divides, having a positive impact in our communities and enhancing the quality of life for residents of Hispanic communities," Mr. Marin said. Powermeter 100 events bring the movers and trailblazers of the Latino Community together so they can learn more about each other, as well as raise the awareness of vibrant Latino communities, with consumer purchasing power that is frequently underestimated.
Our NABE/China Affiliate has requested that we assist them with this posting to help recruit bilingual teachers who desire to relocate and teach in China. Please feel free to share the announcement with your network and follow through directly with the information included in the announcement as NABE is not affiliated, responsible or have any further information to add. Thanks!
Join NABE & bring a friend: Two memberships for the price of one!
Or join NABE: Two years for the price of one!
Or, purchase two Lifetime memberships for the price of one, for a total savings of $1,000.00!!!
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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The Stevens Initiative
Join us on Thursday, June 20 from 12-1 p.m. ET.
Virtual exchange offers students the opportunity for an international experience which can enhance their career-readiness skills and global competencies. This webinar will highlight approaches to launching and implementing a virtual exchange program on a community college campus. Speakers will share their experiences with implementing virtual exchange at their community college, highlighting both the challenges and impact that this global education experience has had on students.
Between 20 to 30 Research Walk-Through submissions will be selected to present at the 50th Annual NIEA Convention and Trade Show.
This session is a forum for young, emerging and experienced students and professionals to share best practices and relate resources with colleagues. This NIEA session will highlight successful and innovative research, programming, and practices within Native focused research. Presentations will highlight the main points or components of your best practice in a way that participants can easily learn about a topic. These sessions will be featured in a workshop room as a "science-fair-like" walk through, where participants will have the chance to present their research to participants as they walk through and ask questions of your research.
Submission Deadline: July 1
50TH CONVENTION STUDENT DISCOUNT! — Until July 12
$175 NIEA Student Convention Registration
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Be an NIEA 50th Convention Volunteer
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.
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.
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.
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.
La Escuela Fratney
I am writing to ask you to spread the word. La Escuela Fratney, Wisconsin's first two-way bilingual school, founded in 1988 through a community struggle, is looking for a new principal. As you may know I was one of the founders of the school and taught 5th grade at Fratney for over two decades. It has a long history of promoting bilingualism and bi-literacy, project-based learning, anti-racist social justice curriculum and significant parent involvement.
If you know of anyone who is qualified and would be interested in applying for the job, please send them this link.
Fratney Peterson School
LatinasRepresent Program Manager — Washington, D.C.
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
Racial disparity in academic achievement remains a leading problem in American education, both at the K-12 and the college levels. A number of studies show greater diversity in the teaching profession can address some of those concerns. Hari Sreenivasan has a look at a teacher training program that is aiming to increase diversity in the classroom and improve results all the way through college.
The House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide legal protections for "Dreamers" — undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children — and to immigrants who came to the country under temporary humanitarian protections. The American Dream and Promise Act would cover about 2.5 million people, addressing a major policy priority for Democrats with effects for teachers students and teachers in the country's schools. But the bill will likely never make it to the GOP-controlled Senate floor, President Donald Trump's advisers have already said they recommend that he veto the bill.
The broadest study ever undertaken of long-term English learners in U.S. public schools underscores the need to better understand how students receive this classification, and why the classification varies widely across and within states. Since LTEL status may negatively impact future educational opportunities and outcomes, the study recommends a much closer examination of how LTELs are classified across the U.S. which could impact English learner master plans.
By: Patrick Gleesonn (commentary)
Public schools in the U.S. are generally funded by a combination of federal, state and local governments. If the system were designed to succeed, the allocation of funds might be based primarily on need. In such a system, some additional moneys might go to those school districts whose students' needs were the most acute. This idea runs so counter to the way things actually work as to seem at first almost heretical. This article describes various problems that further contribute to the inferiority of the educational experience offered to minority and especially low-income minority students.
Arizona Capitol Times
A cacophony of voices speaking in Spanish, interspersed with laughter, fills a classroom at Rhodes Junior High School in Mesa. Some students speak halting English, but on occasion they attempt to translate for students who don't speak any. As the students try to type short paragraphs describing a time when they experienced conflicting emotions, several use Google to translate phrases or entire sentences. The students later upload those paragraphs to their blogs. Amethyst Hinton Sainz, the teacher, stands near her desk helping two students retrieve their login credentials.
The Brookings Institution
Among politicos, education is not usually considered a top-tier issue in presidential elections. The issue tends to get overshadowed by other issues where the president is the obvious leader and decisionmaker — defense, security, climate change, health care, Social Security, and economic affairs. Education, in contrast, has been seen as a state and local issue. But times have changed, especially when it comes to Democratic primaries.
Delaware News Journal
In the Blades Elementary library, Lyndsey Gerstle reads a children's book aloud. Her audience follows along in their own copies, mouthing the words to themselves and examining the illustrations of a little boy making a gift for his father. "Teo and the Brick," Gerstle says, reading the title. "Teo y el Ladrillo," Luis Mier repeats in Spanish. Their audience isn't made up of students, but parents. For the past four years, Gerstle has led the Latino Family Literacy Project at the Seaford school, an initiative meant to help Spanish-speaking parents establish reading routines at home with their children.
We know that teens and adults can demonstrate social bias toward people from cultures different from their own. But what about young children? Do they show bias toward peers based on identity groups? Researchers at Northwestern University sought to provide more insight into this issue in a new study with 4- and 5-year-olds. Using an implicit bias test commonly given to adults, researchers found that the children rated images of black boys less favorably than images of white boys and girls, with images of black girls falling in the middle.
The idea that some kids pick up information better when it's presented visually, and others physically or by listening, is a myth that could rob children of opportunities to learn and a waste of parents' money, according to scientists. Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at the pervasiveness of myths about so-called learning styles. The authors of the study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology questioned what is known as psychological essentialism: The idea that the category something fits into is determined by a biological "truth" with a genetic basis. For instance, girls liking pink, pitbulls being violent, or visual learners only retaining information when it is presented to them in a specific way.
By: Debra Josephson Abrams (commentary)
When I was in Russia teaching English language pedagogy, research and writing skills, and American conversational rituals to graduate TESOL students, I adapted 20 Questions by adding a component, 20 Words. While I was pleased with the lesson and students' engagement, I was eager to develop it. I had the opportunity when I taught university Short Composition students in South Korea. The students, most of whom were Korean but a couple of whom were Mongolian, all had high levels of English language skills and were already keen thinkers, and a number were polyglots; therefore, I wanted to robustly challenge them.
Too often, educators find themselves choosing between social promotion and retention, when neither benefits children. Some districts have found that intensive intervention in the early grades can eliminate the choice between two unappealing options. Included: Ways to keep struggling students from falling too far behind. Vying for least appealing education strategy of all time are social promotion and pupil retention. The trouble is, traditionally, one has been seen as the antidote for the other.
Every summer, the news is filled with stories about summer learning loss. The warnings sound dire: two months of math learning lost for most students every summer, and two to three months of reading learning lost for low-income students, according to the National Summer Learning Association. By the ninth grade, "summer learning loss during elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income children and their middle-income peers," the association says.
Voice of America
English learners all over the world have the same question: how can I speak more like a native speaker? A big industry has grown up around helping non-native English speakers change their accent. Accent is more than simply how you pronounce individual words. It also includes the stress and intonation patterns for whole sentences. There are many books and software programs, online and in-person courses that promise to teach a "native accent." But is it really necessary to sound exactly like a native speaker? Some experts say it is not.
All educators are lifelong learners, whether they're figuring out how to incorporate the latest edtech device into their lessons or researching bios on NBA players to help a reluctant reader. But while schools expect teachers to continue their educations, most only get rewarded for getting an advanced degree like a master's or a Ph.D. But now, organizations like Digital Promise have developed micro-credential programs, which recognize educators for acquiring new skills.
eSchool News (commentary)
Sam Sakai-Miller, a contributor for eSchool News, writes: "Creativity in education is more important than ever in the innovation age, where it's not so much what we know but how we use what we know. At San Lorenzo Unified School District, our 12-hour teacher tech academies are centered on the 4 C's: collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. I ask teachers to introduce themselves by stating their name, site, grade or subject and the 'C' that is of greatest interest to them. Invariably, a good percentage choose creativity."
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