NABE Weekly eNews
Feb. 7, 2013

Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!!
NABE
Local contact: Nilda M. Aguirre at nildaaguirre.nabe2013@gmail.com or (225) 209-0224
What: 42nd Annual International Bilingual Education Conference
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
When: Feb. 7-9

Dear NABE members,

Mark your calendars — NABE is pleased to invite you to be a part of Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!! NABE's 42nd Annual Conference will be held at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Feb. 7-9. This event is to bring awareness to the magic behind Bilingual Education. It will be a week filled with educational speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, music, raffles, prizes, demonstrations, cutting edge presentations of all sorts and so much rich research, best practices in dual language and bilingual education, the new education wave on common core state standards, ESEA flexibility waivers, special interest group research and more.

Keynote speakers for this event include: Dr. Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Dade County Public Schools, Dr. Kenji Hakuta, professor from Stanford University, Dr. Ofelia Garcia from the Graduate Center City University of New York and Dr. Andrew Cohen from University of Minnesota.

We are thrilled to have with us featured speakers Dr. Catherine Snow, professor from Harvard University, Dr. Laurie Olsen, director of the Sobrato Early Academic Literacy Program, Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, executive director from Californians Together, Dr. Jim Cummins from Ontario Institute of Education, Tony Miller, deputy secretary from DOE, Okhee Lee Salwen, and Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth from NYU Steinhardt, N.Y., and Randi Weingarten, national president of American Federation of Teacher.

Special sessions for this event include: Dr. Debbie Denise Reese, CyGaMEs principal investigator-Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University, Dr. Joanne H. Urrutia, deputy director, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Alma Flor Ada, Dr. Silvia C. Dorta-Duque de Reyes and Dr. F. Isabel Campoy, presenting on the Common Core State Standards en Español, Xavier Gisbert da Cruz, Consejero de Educación en Estados Unidos y Canadá, Embajada de España and Erick Hernández-Rodríguez, Asuntos Comunitarios/Community Affairs, Consulado de México en Orlando.

See attachment for more information on the conference or visit the NABE website: http://www.nabe.org/
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NABE 2013 Sponsors
NABE
We would like to Thank our 42nd Annual NABE Conference Sponsors for their generous support. NABE will showcase over 100 Sponsors and Exhibitors who will provide a wealth of resources, materials and sessions for all educators.

Ruby Sponsors
The Walt Disney Company

Gold Sponsors
American Federation of Teachers
Educational Achievement Services
Embassy of Spain
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez
Rourke Educational Media
National Education System

Silver Sponsor
Frog Street
Thinking Maps

Bronze Sponsor
Sunburst Digital
Rosetta Stone LTD.
ETSMore

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Friday, Feb. 8 (11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Fiesta Ballroom 5
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Click here to view more information on the National Educational Leadership Forum.
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