Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

(formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)

Southern New England Regional Conference for Dual Language Programs

The purpose of this conference is to create the opportunity for dual language educators to network and collaborate, increase our professional development, share instructional methods that promote bilingualism and multiculturalism, disseminate current research, and learn new ways to reach out to families and communities.  This conference is a wonderful example of building relationships with colleagues in the field of dual language education throughout the region to address our common goals.


ThemeMaking Connections Between Assessment and Instruction

Location: East Somerville Community School,
50 Cross Street, Somerville, MA 02145

 Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Snow Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

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

Professors Wayne Thomas and Virginia Collier are internationally known for their research on long-term school effectiveness for linguistically and culturally diverse students.   Dr. Thomas is a professor emeritus of evaluation and research methodology and Dr. Collier is a professor emerita of bilingual/multicultural/ESL education, both of George Mason University.  Their publications are listed and posted on their website:


Invited Symposium:

Envisioning the Future of Equitable English Language Learner Education in Massachusetts: The Case for Dual Language Education

Presentation by
Wayne P. Thomas, Ph.D. and Virginia P. Collier, Ph.D

Friday, March 23, 2018

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

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 PM, lunch included

By invitation only, Creating an opportunity for stakeholders involved in decision making around the education of English Learners in MA to network and create future collaborative partnerships.


  Pre-Conference School Visits

 Monday, March 19, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018

                               Schedule of School Visits here

  Breakout Sessions Now Available!
  Download a sampling of the accepted breakout sessions here.
 Early Individual Admission*
September 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
 Late Individual Admission
February 1 - March 4, 2018
 Presenter Admission
 Parent and Student Admission
 Publisher  $350.00
 School Tour
* If paying by purchase order, must receive purchase order # on or before Jan 31st.

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

HOTELS in the area:

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 02145

MABE has a block of rooms at this hotel.

Reduced rates available until March 1st!

Room Block: MABERoomBlock

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or becoming a Conference SPONSOR?

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 Pre-Conference School Visits

Monday, March 19, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018

Schedule of School Visits here

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