Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

(formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

La Siembra (new program planning) Retreat

Facilitators: Yael Zakon-Bourke, Deborah Sercombe & Amy Finsmith

La Siembra is a 2-full day retreat designed by Dual Language Education New Mexico to facilitate planning, preparation, and design of new dual language programs. 

The La Siembra program planing retreat includes:

    • Two days of intensive training and planning for key stakeholder groups from schools that have started or are planning to start a dual language program in the next two years.
    • Retreat organized around the Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Dual Language Programs
    • Training and facilitation by veteran dual language teachers.
    • Ultimate goal, for each team, is to leave the institute with a clear idea of what is needed to provide a high quality dual language program, and the beginnings of a team developed action plan.

Schools must participate as a team including Principal or Assistant Principal; Teacher Leader (e.g. instructional coach or program coordinator); and a minimum of three teachers, who represent primary and intermediate grades. Participating teachers may include support teachers and non-dual language teachers. Other participants may include district support personnel, parents, board of education members, etc. A maximum of 8 participants per school permitted.

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

Contact us for more information if your district/school site leadership and dual language teachers would like to participate in this exciting event! 

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