Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

Upcoming events

    • 20 Mar 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Mar 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • MA, CT, & RI

    Kick off the 6th 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 these schools for making these visits possible!

    Visit 2017 School Visit Schedule for table view of schedule. 

    • Your $20 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.
    • 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.

    • 25 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Windham Middle School, 123 Quarry Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

    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 sixth conference for teachers, school and district leaders, support staff, and all those interested in and dedicated to Dual Language Education.

    Making Connections From Early Childhood to High School Graduation in Dual Language Programs

    Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    WIndham Middle School, 123 Quarry St., Willimantic, CT

    Call for Proposals Now Open!

    Call For Schools to Open Their Doors for Pre-Conference School Visits  March 20 - 24, 2017 Now Open!

    Plenty of PARKING is available!

     Official Conference Hotel - Best Western Hotel, 123 Storrs Rd, Mansfield, CT 1 (800) 780-7234 or (800) 423-8451

    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 register on their own. 

    Payment Methods: Check, Credit Card or Purchase Order
    1. Individual completes registration form (and creates or updates MABE account)
    2. This will generate a pending registration in 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 PO from the school/ district must be received by MABE before participant is officially registered. Once MABE receives the school/ district PO, participant will receive a second e-mail notification indicating a change in status from "pending" to "registered."
    4. Administer, please send PO to: or mail to MABE, c/o P.O. Box 281, Ashland, MA 01721. Once the purchase order is received, your registered participants will receive an e-mail that indicates a change in their registration status from "pending" to "registered." Purchase Orders MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST 5 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT.*
    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.
    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Worcester

    Teaching and Planning with Strategies from Literacy Squared

    This two-day professional development opportunity will cover El Dictado and Lotta Lara, two specific strategies as described in Literacy Squared.   Participants will also be introduced to instructional planning for paired literacy.

    Facilitator: Dr. Meg Burns, Assistant Professor, TESOL and Bilingual Education, Graduate School of Education, Lesley University

    Date: August 10 & 11, 2017, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Location: Worcester

    Check out our Summer Institute Page for additional professional development opportunities


    Requirement Purchase of textbook

    Biliteracy from the Start, Literacy Squared in Action


    • 16 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Worcester

    Teaching for Biliteracy

    In this two-day professional development institute, facilitators from The Center for Teaching for Biliteracy will introduce the powerful notion of the Bridge to teachers, administrators, and leadership teams from dual language programs. The Bridge is the instructional moment when teachers bring the two languages together, strategically guiding bilingual learners to transfer academic content they have learned in one language to the other, engage in contrastive analysis, develop academic English and Spanish across content areas, read and write grade-level texts across the curriculum, and develop metalinguistic awareness.

    Facilitators: Melody Wharton, Patricia Nunez, Center for Teaching for Biliteracy

    Date: August 16 & 17, 2017

    Location: Worcester

    Check out our Summer Institute Page for additional professional development opportunities


    Recommend Purchase of Textbook Teaching for Biliteracy, Strengthening Bridges between Languages


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