Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

         A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers

           (formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

Southern New England Regional Conference for Dual Language Programs

The purpose of this conference is to create the opportunity for dual language educators to

network and collaborate, increase our professional development, share instructional methods

that promote bilingualism and multiculturalism, disseminate current research, and

learn new ways to reach out to families and communities. This conference is a wonderful

example of building relationships with colleagues in the field of dual language education

throughout the region to address our common goals.

Theme: Making Connections Between Language, Content and
Culture Focus on CULTURE

Location: Nathanael Greene Elementary School

285 Smithfield Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Alexandra Guilamo   

The keynote address will introduce strategies that help teachers include

matters of race, bias, justice and identity in their planning and teaching,

and why these cornerstones are essential for dual language students to

achieve academic success.


Breakout Session Materials, PowerPoints and Handouts

The District's Role in Creating and Sustaining Dual Language Programs, Genoveffa Grieci and Jennifer LaBollita, Framingham Public Schools, MA  Handout: Some Things To Consider When Starting a New Dual Language Program.

Challenges and Successes in Implementing the State Seal of Biliteracy, Genoveffa Grieci and Joseph Santiago- Silvestri, Framingham Public Schools, MA

Checklist to Support ELs in the Writing Workshop, Amy Pogoriler and Elissa Washburn, Framingham Public Schools, MA

A First Step to Parent Partnerships, Adrian Sandoval, Center for Education and Study of Diverse Populations, New Mexico Highlands University

Spanish Reading - Systems and Tools to Enhance Student Reading Growth, Victoria Wagner & Lindsey Fregeolle, South Kingstown Schools, RI

Launch of a New DL Program: Ready, Set, Go?, Vula Roumis, Brockton Public Schools, MA  Handouts from this session

Transforming Secondary Dual Language Programs: A Case for Middle School, Dr.  Joan Lachance, University of North Carolina

Quality and Effective Translation Services in Public Education, Bernardo Llorente, Framingham Public Schools, MA

Building Leadership Capacity to Enhance Dual Language Culture at Schools: One District's Story of Implementing a New District-side Dual Language Program, Dr. Aradhana Mudambi, Windham Public Schools, CT

Strategies for Adapting Instruction in the Reader's and Writer's Workshop to Support Language Development Across the Four Domains, Margaret Fawley and Susan Rosser, Framingham Public Schools, MA

Increasing Oral Automaticity: Daily Oracy Blocks Accelerate Production and Cultural Understanding in Second Language Learners, Maureen Hughes, Nicole Navarro, Diana Quintanilla, Somerville Public Schools, MA

Becoming Bilingual: An Adventure in Implementation, Pedro Silva Molina, Katherine Alvarez-Huyuh, Michelle Carvajal, Nathanael Greene Elementary School, Pawtucket, RI

But is there Time To Connect Pillar III: Realizing the True Dream of Dual Language Education, Keynote address, Alexandra Guilamo

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