Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

         A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers

           (formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)


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Dual Language Leadership Network Meeting 

Purpose of Network:

  • Networking for Leaders of Dual Language Educational Programs
  • Mutual support for Leaders of Dual Language Educational Programs
  • Support for the growth of new and existing dual language programs
  • Identifying professional development needs for dual language teachers, staff, and administrators
  • Sharing research and field related program and instructional information regarding dual language programs

Intended Audience:

Dual Language Programs Leaders include - School Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Coordinators and/or Instructional Coaches; Consultants and Professionals of Teacher Preparation Education in Institutes of Higher Education may also belong to this Network.

Fee: $75.00/meeting
  • Payment by purchase order, check, or credit card (Click "Pay Online" at time of registration).
       Location: TBD for each meeting

       Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

       Certificate of PDP's available for participation in this Network

Schedule for SY 2018-2019

Meeting: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 - 2:00 pm, includes light breakfast and lunch; check-in and breakfast at 8:30 am

Location: Chandler Magnet School, 525 Chandler St, Worcester, MA

Meeting Agenda:

Bilingual Education Endorsement

  • Updates on licensing information
  • Teacher Prep programs: 
    • Bridgewater State University (approved), 
    • UMASS Amherst and Boston College (waiting approval)

Exemplars of District Supports and Resources

Panel presentation - exemplars of building capacity and supports by district and school leaders.

    • Gen Greici, Jennifer LaBollita, Evanggelia Diamantopoulos - Framingham, MA
    • Aradhana Mudambi, Amy Finsmith - Windham, CT
MABE introduces the "DLE Readiness Continuum" - a tool describing levels of commitment and support for new programs.
  • Supports and Resources, Strand 7 in the Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education, Principle 1 The Program is supported by all key stakeholders

    "For dual language education programs, strong administrative support needs to come from the school district, the local board of education, and state policies, as these entities and policies can facilitate or hinder program implementation."

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