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    • 02 Oct 2023
    • 26 Feb 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Virtual


    (NEW & at no cost for "Active" MABE Members only)

    WHEN: Virtual I Mondays, 4 - 5 pm (60 minutes) | Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, Dec. 18, Jan. 8 (Postponed TBD), Jan. 29, Feb. 26 | 7 meetings  

    PLEASE NOTE: The January 8th session has been postponed to later this spring TBD. The next session will be on Jan. 29th.

    FACILITATORExperts in the field and colleagues in Higher Education Teacher Preparation Programs including:

    • Patrick Proctor (Boston College) - October 2, 2023 
    • Joan Lachance (University of NC) - October 23, 2023
    • Meg Burns (Lesley University) - November 27, 2023 
    • Laura Hamman-Ortiz (University of RI) - December 18, 2023 
    • Marisa Ferraro (Southern CT State University) - January 8, 2024 - POSTPONED TBD
    • Elizabeth Howard (UCONN) - January 29. 2024
    • Rabia Hos (University of RI) - February 26, 2024 
    • Marialuisa DiStefano (UMASS Amherst) - February 26, 2024

    WHO: For "Active" MABE members interested in learning more about biliteracy and how the science of reading impacts DLE programs. 

    MABE Members are "Active" if they have no outstanding balance. Contact MABE if you need to change your membership status to "Active." Non-members can initiate membership here

    Learn more about MABE's Networks here

    • 08 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Collaborating to Sustain and Grow Dual Language/Bilingual Education – Sharing responsibility for cultivating a linguistically diverse teacher workforce

    TOPIC: This Pre-Conference Advocacy event will focus on how the shortage of bilingual teachers poses a considerable challenge to our education system, and an even more pressing challenge to our DLE programs. This Roundtable Discussion aims to bring together decision-making partners a meaningful discussion on the current state of bilingual teacher shortages and explore collaborative strategies to address this pressing issue. To illustrate the barriers to bilingual teacher shortages, MABE members will share their whitepaper highlighting the current state of bilingual teacher shortages in RI titled “Cultivating and Expanding the Bilingual Educator Workforce in Rhode Island.” The challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for policy makers, leaders, and institutions of higher education described in the white paper are the same experienced throughout the nation. Based on the recommendations from the white paper, we propose an action plan to create alternative pathways to increasing the number of qualified bilingual teachers in RI and beyond. We realize that this will happen with shared responsibility and commitment from all partners.

    GOALSThe goals of the Roundtable are to provide you with an opportunity to:

    A - D - V - O - C - A - T - E

    • Address the current challenges, opportunities, and recommendations regarding the bilingual teacher shortage
    • Disseminate the value of DLE programs for students, educators, families, and communities
    • Visualize and understand the unique components of DLE teacher competencies
    • Organize productive solutions to teacher shortages
    • Commit to sustaining and growing a linguistically diverse teacher workforce
    • Affirm our communities of multilingual learners and educators
    • Take action by joining a network of support that cultivates DLE programs and educators
    • Evaluate the current pathways to teacher licensure
    WHEN: March 8, 2024  |  9am-12pm

    WHERE: Virtual, Link to follow registration 


    • Dr. Laura Hamman-Ortiz, University of Rhode Island
    • Dr. Rabia Hos, University of Rhode Island
    • Michael Guerrero, Educators for Multilingual Multicultural America (EMMA)
    • Conor Williams, The Century Foundation
    AGENDAReview the agenda

    We encourage leaders to extend this invitation to any interested colleagues.

    Please RSVP by March 7, 2024. 

    MABE's Pre-Conference Virtual Roundtable is an advocacy event for invited guests and interested parties including school and district leaders, state education agencies, legislators, higher education institutions, and community organizations from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine. By making connections and creating opportunities for collaboration among many stakeholders, we will be able to move forward together in creating the most equitable education and language learning programs for our students, especially those in underserved groups.


    Please email MABE with any questions. 

    • 09 Mar 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St, Providence, RI 02903
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    WHY: #MABE2024 is an ideal opportunity for you to reach out to educators from across the region. We have over 2,350 members and contacts nationally and internationally, the majority of which are from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. We serve a variety of educators, including school administrators, teachers, coaches, special educators, higher education professionals, and state education agency employees. Last year we had almost 400 registrants from 10 states, 3 countries, and more than 40 offered sessions. This year, we are hoping to reach even more educators. Please consider how you can support our organization and benefit your company. 

    WHEN: MABE's Dual Language Education Annual Conference will take place in-person on Saturday, March 9, 2023, 7:30am-3:30pm. 

    WHERE: In-Person Only at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903.

    HOW: Check our SPONSOR MENU to see which opportunity to support each other works best for you, then register here. If you would like to select multiple sponsorships, please register for each separately. 

    • Payment Policy (Please note:  American Express cards are not accepted.)

    QUESTIONS: Contact Phyllis Hardy, Executive Director, with any questions. We appreciate your support and consideration, and look forward to collaborating with you this academic year!


    Learn more about #MABE2024. 

    • 09 Mar 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903
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    Visit for more information.

    Registration and Payment Policy: All registrations and payments/Purchase Order numbers must be received prior to the conference. Late registrations subject to additional fee. The following policies have more details: 

    Group Registrations: Please contact for group registrations (registrations for a group of individuals from a district/school). 



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