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Important Dates for NABE 2021
Call for Proposals:
Opens: September 8th, 2020
Closes: October 30, 2020
Opens: September 15, 2020
Student Essay Competition
Opens: October 1, 2020
Closes: November 11, 2020
After hearing from many of our members, the National Association for Bilingual Education will be pushing back the start date of the Slow Institute to Tuesday, September 8, 2020, to allow teachers to regroup after the first couple weeks of being back in the classroom and adjusting to the new normal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first ever NABE Slow Institute will be a virtual event offering sessions on topics relevant to teaching in times of COVID-19.
Slow events allow for deeper engagement between the speaker and a smaller audience as well as encourage attendees to further their thoughts and ideas on the subject of the presentation.
The goal of this event is to help teachers overcome the new challenges they will face as they return to school under the “new normal” of social distancing and remote teaching by providing strategies, resources and other useful information to help them confidently provide support and educational equity to their ELs. Topics will include: Equity, Family Engagement, Special Education, Technology, and Socioemotional, and many others.
There will be two 1-hour sessions each week over the course of 6 weeks, starting September 8th, 2020. Each session will consist of a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 PM CST.
The entire Slow Institute Series is available for only $49.00.
Want an even slower institute?
All sessions will be available on demand until December 31st, 2020 (after the initial broadcast).
Register any time before October 31st, 2020 for access to all of the Slow Institute sessions.
Dr. Stephen Krashen & Dr. Nooshan Ashtari
Dr. Alma Flor Ada & Dr. F. Isabel Campoy
Dr. Luis Cruz
Dr. William Rivers
Dr. Washington Collado
Dr. Jobi Lawrence
Registration now open!
Little Sponges® interactive language program makes language learning fun and accessible from anywhere! The program offers a research-based curriculum and courses in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and Russian for students in PK-2nd grade. Students can use the program in school & at home on any device. Educators and parents can track progress via assessments and robust analytics. Watch a demo video at little-sponges.com.
On behalf of the National Association for Bilingual Education, I commend to your consideration the attached white paper on English Learners and the 2020 Presidential campaign. This white paper will be sent to both major parties’ presidential campaigns at the end of next week. The paper lays out critical issues faced by English Learners in the US education system, and what the campaigns and next presidential administration can do to address these issues. The white paper is non-partisan, and has been endorsed by several organizations, whose names you will see on the letter.
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NABE's third badge, Instruction, examines the ways in which instruction in a dual language program addresses the goals of bilingualism through instructional practices, technology integration and equitable assessments.
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Dear Members and Friends of NABE,
As we all know, our society's current situation has greatly impacted the way we teach our children. For many, the latest "distance learning" has a steep learning curve with challenges of equitable and accessible education for our bilingual, dual language, and emergent bilingual learners. Moreover, teachers have become overwhelmed by the plethora of information, resources, and materials that are being pushed out in social media and beyond. In an effort to support you while we all transition into this new way of educating, informing, and empowering, NABE's will be seeking, sharing and updating:
NABE Learning Portal
- The NABE LEARNING PORTAL is a new professional learning platform for members to browse free bilingual resources and earn NABE Digital badges from NABE.
- Explore bite-sized, competency-driven learning content that focuses directly on NABE's Mission
- While at home during this time of uncertainty, why not receive the best professional development on Bilingual Education and be prepared for new beginnings! Become a recognized national leader in Dual Language Programs that helps you align your district's practices to the three core goals: (1) bilingualism and biliteracy, (2) academic proficiency in both program languages, and (3) socio-cultural competency.
- Upon completion, you will receive a digital badge that certifies your knowledge of the Three Core Goals and identifies you as a leader for advancing Dual Language Programs.
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Unites States Census Bureau
The Importance of SIS in 2020
Using new Statistics in Schools resources in your classroom during the 2019-2020 school year will support efforts to make sure EVERY child is counted in the 2020 Census. This count impacts the federal funds that communities receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance and more.
Judith M. Saurí
It was a pleasure attending "Voices from the Field: The Future of Teaching — Blending Online and Onsite Instruction" (Aug. 11, 2020). Alexandra Güílamo presented responses to challenges that educators returning this fall will face, focusing on the New Three Pillars of Dual Language Education (DLE) with examples of how they can be used to guide teaching online and onsite instruction.
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