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DLE Foundations Series - Summer Institute 2024

  • 12 Aug 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 16 Aug 2024
  • 3:00 PM
  • Virtual


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For individuals who are MABE members in "good standing."
  • Yearly $50 membership fee non-members - learn about our membership benefits:
  • Includes late registration fee for registrations after August 1, 2024.



VIRTUAL PD: In this series, there are five different 6-hour (full-day) virtual Professional Developments (PDs) offered the week of Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 at 9am-3pmZoom links will be sent out the first week in August.

COST: The registration cost per 6-hour session for members is $270. Registration cost per 6-hour session for non-members is $320 (includes yearly $50 membership fee – learn more about MABE member benefits here). First select your member status, and then select the sessions you would like to attend. 

AUDIENCE: Designed for educators at all levels in DLE programs, especially new and establishing programs and educators. 


  • Monday, August 12
    Spanish Foundational Skills for Emerging Bilinguals: Standards, Skills, and Strategies for Success
    Facilitators: Amy Finsmith (Supervisor of Multilingual Education) & Ayda Parra-Rojas (Dual Language Specialist), Windham Public Schools, CT    

    DescriptionHow should Spanish Literacy Foundational Skills be taught in a Dual Language Program? In this workshop, participants will learn to determine strengths and weaknesses of approaches, methods, and programs currently in use for teaching Spanish Literacy Foundational Skills. They will make a year-long plan to teach their grade-level Spanish Literacy Foundational Skills Standards, experience teaching strategies for helping students acquire Foundational Skills (including placing and defending the correct use of the accent mark), and plan contrastive analysis activities for their students to develop metalinguistic awareness around the Foundational Skills. Workshop is presented bilingually, partially in Spanish and partially in English.
  • Tuesday, August 13 
    DLE Essentials As seen in MABE 2024 Conference 
    Facilitator:  Aradhana Mudambi, Language & Equity Education Solutions, MA
    Description: This PD
     provides an overview presentation for educators, community members, and other partners of a district or school contemplating or new to DLE. This PD provides a foundational knowledge of DLE as well as an understanding of the planning and commitment required to build a successful program. The goal is for all participants to understand the research and theoretical rationale of DLE, the goals of DLE, and a beginning understanding of the program structure. 
  • Wednesday, August 14 
    Framework for Developing an Integrated Curriculum - NEW! 
    Facilitator:  Denise Massari, MABE Director of Professional Learning, CT Description: This PD is for any elementary DLE program looking to implement an integrated curriculum. This approach provides a method to imbed literacy, language, and culture throughout all content areas resulting in the utilization of effective and efficient instructional time. To ensure maximum interaction, participants should have, at the very least, access to the scope and sequence for each content area and their priority standards 
  • Thursday, August 15
    Developing a Scope and Sequence for K-2 Portuguese Foundational Skills - NEW! 
    Facilitator: Silvia Lima, Dual Language Coordinator, International Charter School, RI 
    Description: In this session, teachers will learn how to develop/adapt a scope and sequence in Portuguese and align it with their English scope and sequence. They will learn how to identify similarities and differences between the two languages and analyze what patterns can be transferable from one language to the other.

  • Friday, August 16
    Exploring the Cornerstones of Dual Language Pedagogy - NEW! 
    Facilitator: Amy Finsmith, Supervisor of Equity and Multilingual Education, Windham Public Schools, CT  
    Explore the core concepts of the Cornerstones framework and discover how they shape impactful Dual Language Instruction. Throughout the day, participants will gain a basic understanding of each Cornerstone, including:
    - Dual Purpose Lessons: Uniting language and content objectives to maximize learning outcomes.
    - Relevant, Engaging, and Comprehensible Content: Ensuring content is accessible and meaningful to all learners.
    - Supported Authentic Communication that Builds in Complexity: Cultivating authentic language use while scaffolding learning.
    - Culture-Centered Classroom: Fostering an inclusive learning environment that celebrates diverse cultures.

REGISTRATION: Registration closes Monday, August 1. Minimum of 10 registrants per PD. 

Learn more about MABE's Summer Institute. 

MABE Policies: 

  • Registration Policy: Please contact for group registrations (registrations for a group of individuals from a district/school). 
  • Payment PolicyAll registrations and payments/Purchase Order numbers must be received by MABE before the event starts. Late registrations subject to additional charge.
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy: Event registrations are transferable up to 1 week (7 days) before the event starts. Cancellation refunds of payments will be subject to a 10% reduction of the registration fee, refundable up to 1 week (7 days) before the event starts. 



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