Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers

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 From Early Childhood to High School Graduation in Dual Language Programs 

Location: Windham Middle School, 123 Quarry St, Willimantic, CT 06226

 Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Cazabon

Breakout Sessions PowerPoint Presentations and Handouts


Shaping Teacher Preparation: A Focus on Dual Language Pedagogy and Methods, Joan LaChance


The Science Behind Teaching a Dual Language Science Class, Juana Farias


Our Journey in Bridging at the Rafael Hernandez PreK-8 Dual Language School, Paulina Mitropoulos & Ana Tavares


Teacher Education Practices & In-service PDs that Positively Impact Dual Language Pedagogy, Vivian Tam


Incorporating Multiple Genres across a Multicultural Theme, Stephanie George


RTI: Supporting the Social, Emotional and Behavioral Needs of all Learners, Soraya Gomes & Cynthia Sime                    


Unpacking the Portland Study: Implications for Districts Planning Dual Language Programs, Ann Anderberg & Brandon Monroe 
Portland Public Schools Study


Promoting the Seal of Biliteracy: The Massachusetts Model of Collaboration, Kim Talbot & Nicole Sherf   
Promoting the Seal of Biliteracy Handout


Equity & Advocacy, Front & Center: Moving from Full to Exemplary using the Guiding Principles, Barbara Kennedy, CAL         Handout        


Hands-on Student Interaction Activities: Using the Two-Way SIOP Model to Integrate Language and Content Instruction, Barbara Kennedy, CAL 
Interaction Activity

 The Use of Songs and Movement to Enhance Bilingual Education at the Early Childhood and Elementary School Levels
 Fifth Grade Capstone Project to Boston Chinatown

Others will be added as we receive them......


 Pre-Conference School Visits

Monday, March 20, 2017 through Friday, March 24, 2017

Thank you to all the schools that opened their doors to visitors!
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