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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
NABE 2021 Call for Proposals-Proposal Submission is now open!
Deadline to submit your proposal: October 30, 2020
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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 offers Digital Badges in Dual Language
Now Launching Badge 3: Instruction in a Two-Way Immersion Program
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.
Visit https://nabe.readylxp.com/ to earn your badge!
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.
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.
ELL: Equity, Language, Literacy
Lhisa R Almashy, School District of Palm Beach County
Transformative Emotional Intelligence Part 1
Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, B.E.L.I.E.V.E.! LLC
What Washington is Doing for Our Learners During the Crisis
William Rivers, Ph.D., WP Rivers & Associates
Transformative Emotional Intelligence Part 2
Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa, B.E.L.I.E.V.E.! LLC
Bilingual education and heritage language development in the year 2020
Stephen Krashen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California; & Nooshan Ashtari, Ph.D., University of Southern California
Engagement and Equity for Families and Communities: from involvement to empowerment
Washington B. Collado, Ph.D., Principal, James S. Rickards School
Using our current situation to shift from institutionalized curriculum towards a culturally relevant Instruction
Myrna Rasmussen, University of Texas Rio Grande; Lucy Montalvo, Albemarle County Public Schools; & Raul Alvarado, Brownsville Independent School District
STEAM as an innovative approach for Dual Language and Sheltered Instruction
Esther Garza, Ph.D.; Myriam Jimena Guerra, Ph.D.; & Hsiaoping Wu, Ph.D.
- Texas A&M San Antonio
Maximizing Remote Student-Teacher Interactions in Dual Language & Bilingual Classrooms: Key Guidelines for Program Fidelity & Critical Look For’s in the Transition to Remote Learning with Grace
Alexandra Guilamo, TaJu Educational Solutions, LLC
Explicit Instruction for ELLs with Disabilities
Liliana Salazar, National Director of Special Education and Student Support, Academica
Addressing the Socioemocional Needs of Gifted Children during COVID-19
Nilda M. Aguirre, Ed.S., NABE Deputy Executive Director
La fascinante historia de nuestra lengua
Dr. Alma Flor Ada, Professor Emerita, University of San Francisco; & F. Isabel Campoy, Author
Registration now open!
The National Association of English Learner Program Administrators (NAELPA) is seeking a part-
time consultant to help with the initial work of organizing a committee that will be responsible
for vetting NAELPA’s resources related to responding to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic
and the associated challenges with educating students, especially English Learners (ELs).
Click here to access the full announcement: https://docs.zoho.com/file/asuq5fff86718ea774f3d85fbfdedbafba66d
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