Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

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Dual Language Education Program District and School Leadership Retreat

Raices is a retreat for district and school leaders committing to Dual Language Education programs in the district and designed to facilitate planning, preparation, and design of new and expanding dual language education programs. 

Facilitators: Yael Zakon-Bourke, Marla Perez-Selles, Phyllis Hardy

Raices Dual Language Education program planning retreat includes:

  • Two days of intensive training and planning for key stakeholder groups from the district that have started or are planning to start a dual language program.
  • Retreat organized around the Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education and MABE District Readiness Continuum tool.
  • Training and facilitation by veteran dual language leaders.
  • Ultimate goal, for each team, is to leave the institute with a clear idea of what is needed to support a high quality dual language program, and the beginnings of a district team developed action plan.

Districts must participate as a team including Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Bilingual and SEI programs,  Principal or Assistant Principal of schools where program may be placed; and a minimum of three other district  support personnel leaders, such as Human Resource Department, Parent Information Center, and Director of Curriculum, Director of Teaching and Learning. Participating teachers may include bilingual teachers, support teachers and non-dual language teachers. Other participants may include parents, board of education members, etc. 

Registration Fee: Based on number of leadership teams participating, includes materials, preparation, final report and one follow-up arranged meeting

Contact MABE for further information or to request this service.

    Multistate Association for Bilingual Education - Northeast

    MABE-Northeast, PO Box 281 

    Ashland, MA 01721


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