Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

(formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

Upcoming events

    • 19 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 23 Mar 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • MA, CT, & RI

    Kick off the 7th Annual Southern New England Regional Conference for Dual Language Programs with a visit to a Dual Language school or program!

    Participating Schools:

    A special thanks to the Dual Language Programs for making these visits possible!

    Visit the Dual Language School Visit Schedule 2018 for table view of schedule. 

    • Your $25 registration fee provides you visitation to as many school as you would like. 
    • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Most tours have limits of 8-12 participants.
    • One person can register and pay for multiple attendees. Directions for "Guest (multiple) Registrations".
    • Directions for Purchase Order Payment Method
    • Schedule may be subject to change. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email the week before their scheduled tour.
    • In the event that you are unable to attend a registered session, please let us know so someone else can take your place!
    • In the case of inclement weather, please check the MABE website and your email.

    • 23 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Lesley University, University Hall, Room 2-048, 1815 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA

    Invited Symposium:

    Envisioning the Future of Equitable English Language Learner Education in Massachusetts:

    The Case for Dual Language Education

    PLEASE NOTE: The registration for this event is by invitation only.   Invitations are being sent out by hand, email and "snail mail".  Please RSVP after receiving a personal invitation.

    Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

    Location: University Hall, Room 2-048, Porter Square, Lesley University, 1815 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunch will be served

    Host: MABE, Multi-state Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast (formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

    Parking: Parking at University Hall can be accessed via Roseland Street or Massachusetts Avenue.  Please bring your parking ticket to the Public Safety office on the first floor of University Hall, next to the elevator, to pay for parking before leaving.

    Handout 2018 Annual Conference Save the Date
    Handout Who is MABE?

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross Street, Somerville, MA 02145

    The Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) sponsors the Sixth Southern New England Region Conference for Dual Language Programs 

    along with Dual Language Programs in Connecticut and Rhode Island, is delighted to host this seventh conference for teachers, school and district leaders, support staff, and all those interested in and dedicated to Dual Language Education.

    Making Connections Between Assessment and Instruction

    DATE: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    LOCATION: Unidos Two Way Immersion Program, East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross Street, Somerville,  MA 02145

    Keynote Speakers: Wayne P. Thomas, Ph.D. and Virginia P. Collier, Ph.D


    Sample of Breakout Session Descriptions

    Breakout Sessions for PARENTS

    Registration Open -
    September 1, 2017 - March 4, 2018
    Procedures for Group Registration (suggested for groups from one school or district with the same purchase order #)

    Boston Marriott Cambridge

    50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

    La Quinta Inn & Suites Boston Somerville

    23 Cummings St, Somerville, MA 02145

    Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area*

    30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143

    * MABE has procured a block of rooms at this hotel until March 1st.

    Link to room block: MABERoomBlock

    Register 5 from the same school/ district and receive a 
    discount code for a free parent registration!

    Administer, please contact
    for your code after 5 of your teachers have registered

    Step-by-step Registration Instructions

     Each member has their very own MABE account.  We ask that each individual member register on their own. 
    One person can register and pay for multiple attendees. Directions for "Guest (multiple) Registrations".

    Payment Methods: Check, Credit Card or Purchase Order

    1. Individual completes registration form (and creates or updates MABE account).  An administrator may register a group of teachers.
    2. This will generate a pending registration in each participant's name. A copy of the invoice will be sent to participant's email address.
    3. Participant should forward the pending registration to their supervisor who is in charge of the funds that will be used to pay for his/her registration. The PURCHASE ORDER # from the school/ district must be received by MABE prior to the conference event, or at least 15 days prior to the event. Once MABE receives the school/ district PO #, participant will receive a second e-mail notification indicating the the purchase order # has been received.
    4. Administrator, please send PO to: or mail to MABE, c/o P.O. Box 281, Ashland, MA 01721.
    If you district is unable to generate a PO before the event, we suggest that you pay via credit card and request reimbursement from your district.

    *Due to too many "no shows," resulting in loss, MABE will strictly follow this policy.
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