Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

Upcoming events

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 AM
    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 11:30 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



    Proposals Due: January 15, 2018

    Acceptance Notification: January 22, 2018

    Registration Open -
    September 1, 2017 - March 4, 2018

    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

    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.
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 AM
    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 PM
    • Ashland Public Library

    MABE, MATSOL AND CEC MEMBERS are invited to participate in the DLSEN 2016-2017.

    Special Educators, School Psychologist, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Educational Leaders interested in Special Education Issues (e.g., Moderate Special Needs, Director of Special Education, Institutes of Higher Education, Literacy and Instructional Coaches, Interventionists)

    Purpose of Network

    Network Meeting Details

    Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Location: Ashland Public Library, Community Room, 66 Front St., Ashland, MA 01721

    Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm, includes dinner

    Topic on Practice:  DLLs & the IEP - IEP 1 Student Strengths, ensuring the inclusion of information on linguistic and socio-cultural factors

    Facilitator: Maria Wilson-Portuondo

    Fee & Payment Method: Check or Credit Card; Purchase Orders accepted only for 4 or more educators from one school/district

    • $25.00 MABE, MATSOL or MA CEC Member Registration
    • $70 Non-Members Registration

    Certificate of PDP's available for participation in this Network.

    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 AM
    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 PM

    FALL Meeting

    Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Location: Framingham High School, Framingham, MA

    Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Breakfast and lunch will be served


    PD Topic: Translanguaging in the Classroom – Liz Howard, UCONN

    • This session provides an overview of translanguaging pedagogy along with multiple examples of practice in a dual language setting.

    Networking Topic: Implementing a Cohesive Bridging Instructional Approach, Hernandez School, Boston

    • This session chronicles the journey the Rafael Hernández PreK-8 Dual Language School has taken to implement a cohesive Bridging instructional approach.

    Networking Topic: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy Pathway Awards in TWI & TBE programs

    Fee: $75.00

    Payment Method: Check, Credit Card, Purchase  order

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