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Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!!
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Local contact: Nilda M. Aguirre at or (225) 209-0224
What: 42nd Annual International Bilingual Education Conference
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
When: Feb. 7-9

Dear NABE members,

Mark your calendars — NABE is pleased to invite you to be a part of Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!! NABE's 42nd Annual Conference will be held at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Feb. 7-9. This event is to bring awareness to the magic behind Bilingual Education. It will be a week filled with educational speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, music, raffles, prizes, demonstrations, cutting edge presentations of all sorts and so much rich research, best practices in dual language and bilingual education, the new education wave on common core state standards, ESEA flexibility waivers, special interest group research and more.

Keynote speakers for this event include: Dr. Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Dade County Public Schools, Dr. Kenji Hakuta, professor from Stanford University, Dr. Ofelia Garcia from the Graduate Center City University of New York and Dr. Andrew Cohen from University of Minnesota.

We are thrilled to have with us featured speakers Dr. Catherine Snow, professor from Harvard University, Dr. Laurie Olsen, director of the Sobrato Early Academic Literacy Program, Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, executive director from Californians Together, Dr. Jim Cummins from Ontario Institute of Education, Tony Miller, deputy secretary from DOE, Okhee Lee Salwen, and Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth from NYU Steinhardt, N.Y., and Randi Weingarten, national president of American Federation of Teacher.

Special sessions for this event include: Dr. Debbie Denise Reese, CyGaMEs principal investigator-Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling Jesuit University, Dr. Joanne H. Urrutia, deputy director, Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S. Department of Education, Dr. Alma Flor Ada, Dr. Silvia C. Dorta-Duque de Reyes and Dr. F. Isabel Campoy, presenting on the Common Core State Standards en Español, Xavier Gisbert da Cruz, Consejero de Educación en Estados Unidos y Canadá, Embajada de España and Mexican Government Official — TBA

See attachment for more information on the conference or visit the NABE website:

NABE special presentation
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The National Educational Leadership Forum:
Preparing Every Learner to Compete Successful in a Global Market
Friday, Feb. 8 (11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) Fiesta Ballroom 5
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Click here to view more information on the National Educational Leadership Forum.

NABE 2013 Sponsors
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We would like to Thank our 42nd Annual NABE Conference Sponsors for their generous support. NABE will showcase over 100 Sponsors and Exhibitors who will provide a wealth of resources, materials and sessions for all educators.

Ruby Sponsors
The Walt Disney Company

Gold Sponsors
American Federation of Teachers
Educational Achievement Services
Embassy of Spain
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez
Rourke Educational Media
National Education System

Silver Sponsor
Frog Street

Bronze Sponsor
Thinking Maps
Sunburst Digital
Rosetta Stone LTD.
ETS Makes Reading Fun!

Improve your students’ reading abilities no matter what language they speak with! This 27-level reading plan allows students to progress at their own speed while learning with the rest of the class. Thousands of printable and projectable books and support materials. Available in English, British English, Spanish and French.

43rd Annual NABE Conference
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Sailing into the 21st Century: To Academic and Personal Success in a Multilingual and Multicultural World!
Feb. 12–14
San Diego San Diego Convention

Teaching Ambassador Fellowship
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The applications for the 2013-2014 Teaching Ambassador Fellowship are now available and will close in late January. Please visit our Applicant Information page or go to to apply for the Washington Fellowship and/or the Classroom Fellowship. More

Obama's plan to make our schools safer Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
President Barack Obama introduced a new plan to keeps guns out of the wrong hands, make schools safer and increase access to mental health services. "While reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge," Obama said during the announcement. "Protecting our children from harm shouldn’t be a divisive one," he said. More

Duncan: Hard to teach kids scared of being killed
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Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer. In an interview with The Associated Press, Duncan said that he understands the urgent concerns over school safety in the wake of the shooting in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 students dead. He called the 23 executive orders that President Barack Obama signed to move in the correct direction but emphasized that they alone were not enough. More

Spanish Informational and Genre Texts

Introduce informational text with Spanish big books and then use leveled Spanish nonfiction books to help K-6 students make continued progress with their literacy and language. Spanish Genre Workshop resources improve Grade 3-8 students’ reading, analysis and writing of key text types emphasized in the new standards. Free sampler.

3 districts test model Common Core unit for ELLs
Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Seventh- and eighth-grade English learners in selected urban schools will soon dive into some of the most celebrated speeches in U.S. history. They'll dissect, for example, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream," and Robert F. Kennedy's "On the Death of Martin Luther King." This brand new English/language arts unit on the use of persuasion was designed to show how reading complex, informational texts and writing arguments — a key requirement in the new common core standards — can be used with English learners to deepen their learning of content and concepts as well as language. MORE More

Florida Legislature puts tuition for children of immigrants at top of agenda
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Florida lawmakers are holding committee meetings in the state capital, preparing for the start of the legislative session on March 5. So far, just a handful of education-related bills have been filed in the Florida House of Representatives. More

Report: International tests severely misrank US students
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Prominent international tests skew comparisons of test scores, and U.S. student performance actually ranks much higher than believed, according to a new report released by the Economic Policy Institute. The truth, says the report, is that — when comparing apples to apples in weighing U.S. student performance against that of other industrialized countries — U.S. students don't rank 25th in math, but 10th; and in reading, the country is not 14th, but 4th. More

Education and the Workforce Committee Organizational Meeting
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Chairman John Kline writes: "Good morning. I'm pleased to welcome our new and returning members and staff to the first meeting of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. We're here this morning to approve the committee's rules, oversight plan, and subcommittee makeup for the 113th Congress. Additionally, this meeting provides an opportunity to outline our goals and priorities for the months ahead. With 12 million Americans still struggling to find jobs, job creation remains at the forefront of the committee's agenda. We will continue our efforts to ensure federal policies don't get in the way of employers' efforts to do what they do best: create jobs and invest in our economy." More

Growing up bilingual: Dual language upbringing reflected in young children's vocabulary
Concordia University via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Language mixing — using elements from two languages in the same sentence — is frequent among bilingual parents and could pose a challenge for vocabulary acquisition by 1- and 2-year-old children, according to a new study by Concordia University psychology professor Krista Byers-Heinlein. Those results are likely temporary, however, and are often counterbalanced by cognitive advantages afforded to children raised in a bilingual environment. More

Study: People who are bilingual are sharper
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Many people often say they want to speak a second language. Being bilingual has all sorts of obvious advantages, but now there's news that it may make older brains better. According to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience, people who speak two different languages daily, from an early age, are likely to be sharper and have more adaptive brains. "Lifelong bilinguals" process things more efficiently compared to those who are monolingual. More

Word variety helps early learners
THE Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Exposure to word variation for early readers may boost their abilities, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Iowa to be published in January. To test out the hypothesis, the researchers used Access Code, an online application from Foundations in Learning. After a few days of phonics instruction through Access Code, including spelling and matching letters, all of the students were tested to see if they could read words they'd never seen before, read made-up words, and apply their new skills to work they hadn't done before. More

Learning gap remains for Kansas City-area minorities
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Kansas City school districts are taking measures to prepare English language learners for life. Recently, Kindergarten teacher Lori Heinze worked with 5-year-old Adrian Maciel at Briarwood Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission School District. More


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