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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 Erick Hernández-Rodríguez, Asuntos Comunitarios/Community Affairs, Consulado de México en Orlando.

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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
Thinking Maps

Bronze Sponsor
Sunburst Digital
Rosetta Stone LTD.

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. 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

Department releases new publications highlighting ESEA flexibility
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With 34 states and the District of Columbia approved for ESEA flexibility, the U.S. Department of Education released a series of new publications, describing the flexibility program and the ways in which some participating states are advancing important education reforms. ESEA flexibility enables states and districts to maintain a high bar for student achievement while better targeting resources to schools and students most in need of additional support. More


Rubio calls for education reforms to focus on closing 'skills gap'
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said there must be increased focus from lawmakers on solving the growing "skills gap" between available jobs and qualified applicants in the country. "The fact of the matter is that millions of our people do not have the skills they need for the 21st century, and complicating that further is that the acquisition of these skills is different than it's ever been," he told an audience at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The potential 2016 presidential candidate acknowledged that education reform wasn't the sexiest issue — and he said that was part of the problem. More

Free Samples at NABE Conference

Visit Booth #524 to receive a free sample in Spanish or English of Benchmark Education’s informational texts, Reader’s Theater, and intervention materials for Grades K-8. These engaging and effective resources will help your students meet the new standards. You can also request your free sample online when you click here.

Language skills at 1 year predicted by brain structure in infancy
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Using a brain-imaging technique that examines the entire infant brain, researchers have found that the anatomy of certain brain areas — the hippocampus and cerebellum — can predict children's language abilities at 1 year of age. The University of Washington study is the first to associate these brain structures with future language skills. The results are published in the journal Brain and Language. More

Immigration overhaul unveiled by bipartisan group of US Senators
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Most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States would get a chance to become citizens under a plan by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, one day before President Barack Obama unveils his own plan for comprehensive immigration reform. The group of eight lawmakers, including U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., John McCain, R-Ariz. and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced their agreement on broad principles, which include, among other things, tighter border security and tougher enforcement of rules prohibiting foreigners from overstaying their visas. More

Classes putting an emphasis on reducing accents
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Excuse me, can you repeat that? It's a question many non-native English speakers with noticeable accents hear in everyday professional and social situations in South Florida. So they've turned to accent-reduction classes, which have sprung up in recent years to help them speak English more clearly. Some instructors say they've been seeing an increase in demand from people who simply want to be better understood. More

Polish school helps New Bedford, Mass., immigrants
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The teacher peppered her four students with questions. "What day is it? What day is tomorrow? Yesterday?" she'd ask each of the students, girls between 7- and 14-years-old, in turn. The girls answered the teacher's questions without reverting to English, their responses punctuated by the instructor saying "dobry" — Polish for "good" — and moving on to the next lesson. More

Expert: Vocabulary instruction failing US students
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Vocabulary instruction in the early years is not challenging enough to prepare students for long-term reading comprehension, argues a study led by a Michigan State University education researcher. The study, which appears in Elementary School Journal, analyzed commonly used reading curricula in U.S. kindergarten classrooms. It found that, generally, the programs do not teach enough vocabulary words; the words aren't challenging enough; and not enough focus is given to make sure students understand the meaning of the words. More

Plan delayed for Denver Public Schools English language learners
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Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg accused three school board members of playing politics with the district's English language learners by stalling approval of a plan to improve education of those students. The continuing battle between Boasberg and the board minority that doesn't support his reform agenda this time spilled out into the stately federal courtroom of U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch. More

ACLU: Thousands of English learners denied services in California
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More than 20,000 English learners in California are not receiving English language instruction that is required under state and federal law, according to civil rights lawyers who are threatening to sue the state education agency over the matter. The American Civil Liberties Union of California demanded that state officials take action against 251 school districts that it says are not providing English language acquisition services to ELLs enrolled in their schools. Those districts include Los Angeles Unified, the state's largest, with roughly 670,000 students. More

ELL teachers connect and learn in Twitter chats
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Every Monday night on Twitter, teachers who work with English language learners connect with one another to engage in hour-long discussions and debates that unfold in 140-character tweets. At 9 p.m. Eastern time, #ELLCHAT, co-hosted by two education consultants who specialize in working with ELL teachers, kicks off with the topic du jour. Those topics range from the practical: How to select a complex text for beginning English learners, for example, to policy: Ways to advocate for ELLs on local, state and national issues in 2013. More

How trained literacy coaches can improve student reading comprehension
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The language and reading comprehension skills of low-income upper elementary-school students — especially English language learners — can improve markedly if trained literacy coaches engage teachers in conducting interactive text discussions with students, according to a three-year University of Pittsburgh study. More


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