From President Minh-Anh Hodge:
NABE Board of Directors Elects its Executive Officers for 2016/17
The NABE Board of Directors held its annual planning and reorganization meeting on 2 July at the close of a successful Annual Dual Language Summer Symposium at Ana G. Mendez Universidad del Este in Carolina, PR. The Board acknowledged the contributions and leadership of three outgoing board members, Drs. Yee Wan, Jose Agustin Ruiz-Escalante and Julio Cruz. Following the swearing-in of the new Board Members, Drs. Margarita Pinkos and Maria Guadalupe Arreguin-Anderson, the Executive Board was elected to serve for one year (2016/17):
President, Dr. Minh-Anh Hodge
Vice President, Dr. Margarita Pinkos
Treasurer, Dr. Josefina Tinajero
Secretary, Dr. Rossana Boyd
The Board appointed Mr. Macario Saldate of Arizona as the Western Regional Representative and Mrs. Myrna Reyna as the Parent Representative.
NABE Trailblazers Recognition
During the NABE 2016 Annual Conference, NABE took time to recognize and celebrate their Past Presidents and Trailblazers. Please see the video below.
Click here to view the RESOLUTION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016 AS NATIONAL BILINGUAL/ MULTILINGUAL LEARNER ADVOCACY MONTH
Julio Cruz, Luis Cruz with WIABE President Ivelis Perez at WIABE conference
Victoria Tofoya and Julio Cruz at NMABE
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My Name, My Identity: A Declaration of Self
The My Name, My Identity: A Declaration of Self initiative was developed by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE), San Jose, California. SCCOE is proud to be partnering with the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and McGraw-Hill Education to launch this national campaign intended to foster and promote global awareness of the importance of honoring students’ diverse cultures and languages by pronouncing students’ names correctly. These three organizations share a common vision for recognizing students’ bilingual/multilingual abilities as assets and for honoring students’ names and identities. Names are a reflection of one’s culture, ethnicity, language and gender, and an expression of who we are and how we prefer to be called. Thus, we are proud to launch this joint initiative and invite you to be part of it.
To learn more about this campaign, please visit https://www.mynamemyidentity.org/.
Call to Action: Take the Pledge to show your support for building an inclusive and respectful culture in schools and communities.
We also invite you to share your name story at the Campaign’s Facebook page http://bit.ly/mynmyid or Twitter #mynamemyid.
The Center for Global Studies
Joint NHLA and HEC position on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act
On behalf of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 39 leading national Latino nonpartisan civil rights and advocacy organizations, and on behalf of the Hispanic Education Coalition, which unites 14 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for the more than 54 million Latinos living in the United States and Puerto Rico, we write to urge you to vote against H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.
NABE Research & Evaluation SIG 2016 Proposal Submission
We are accepting proposals for short papers (15 mins.) to be presented at the NABE 2016 Research & Evaluation Special Interest Group at the annual NABE Conference in Chicago, to be held March 2-6. Our SIG theme this year is "Connecting Oracy and Literacy in Bilingual Education," with Featured Speaker Professor Rosalind Horowitz, University of Texas, San Antonio.
Please send by email attachment an abstract of 150-250 words and a short summary of 50 words (in MS Word) of your proposal, following the guidelines below, to the SIG Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include the language(s) involved in your study or discussion. Send questions or concerns to the attention of Martha C. Pennington at the email address above, or call her at home at (904) 310-3846.
Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines released
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the National Association of Bilingual Education, the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, and TESOL International Association, have officially drafted recommendations for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by a state department of education or local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma for these students.
Scheduled for Hilton Anatole, Dallas on Feb. 23-25 with Pre-Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.