NABE-CABE Pre-Conference Institute - February 12, 2014
"Developing and Implementing Highly Effective Dual Language Immersion Programs"
This pre-conference institute will address the purpose, philosophy and key features of dual language immersion programs (DLE). The overview is intended for all program administrators, teachers, resource personnel, school board members, and parents to assist them with planning and implementation of dual language immersion programs. The institute will include program definitions, design, critical features, rationale, and basic components for implementation. We will look at specific models and programs implemented in California, Texas, New York, and throughout the nation.
Topics that will be addressed include the basic components and guiding principles of effective dual language immersion programs, recruiting and marketing dual language immersion programs in your school community; working with dual language immersion parents; and addressing the most frequently asked questions of parents and school staff.
Sample questions are: "If it’s OK to immerse English speakers in Spanish, why isn’t it OK to immerse Spanish speakers in English?" Presenters encourage schools to attend as a team and create individualized action plans for developing or continuing of a dual language immersion program. Our message is to attain the goals of bilingualism, biliteracy and multiculturalism for ALL students!
Included in this Pre-Conference Institute is a panel discussion about the State Seal of Biliteracy and how it is being implemented across the nation.
Carla B. Herrera, President, 2-Way California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
Erin Mason, California State University, San Bernardino, 2-Way CABE Board Member
Jan Corea, Chief Executive Officer, California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
Dr. Leo Gómez, President National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
Dr. Julio Cruz, Vice President, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
Dr. José Ruiz-Escalante, Treasurer, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
Ms. Cloris Rangel, Dual Language Coordinator, Dallas Independent School District
Dr. Arnhilda Badia, Dual Language Evaluator/Educational Consultant in the State of Florida,
Badia & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Margarita Pinkos, Director of ESOL, Multicultural Studies and Dual Language Programs,
Palm Beach County Schools
Eudes Budhai, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Westbury Schools, NY
Registration: 7: 45 – 8:30 am
Session: 8: 30 – 12: 00 pm
Lunch on Your Own: 12: 00 – 1:00 pm
Session: 1: 00 – 3:00 pm
Panel Discussion: 3: 00 – 4:00 pm
(Representatives from California, Illinois, Texas, and New York will share their Seal of Biliteracy experiences)