Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

        A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers

          (formerly known as Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education)                 


Strategies and Approaches to Placing Culture as the Core to Achieve Academic Success, Language Proficiency, and Social-Emotional Balance


Facilitator: Vivian Tam, Dual Language and Multilingual Education Consultant

DATE: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Under the premise that culture is core to language learning, both for the English and partner language settings, participants will explore and investigate in effective ways to integrate the big C, little c, and culture perspectives in their facilitation of learning in a two-way immersion program. They will engage in interactive activities, share their cultural diversities, and spend time modifying/incorporating strategies in their unit/module/lesson and receive feedback in small group. By the end of the session, participants will bring home a standard-based curriculum unit that links authentic assessments to evaluate student satisfaction in the learning process. To achieve better coordination and best results in dual language learning, although it is not required, partner teachers who teach the same group of students are encouraged to participate this workshop together. 


AudiencePK-12 DLE coach, teacher, paraprofessional

Registration fee: $460 MABE Members, $505 General (non-members) 

Time: 1 Full Day, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Framingham, MA

Certificate of PDP’s will be awarded.

Vivian Tam is a dual language and multilingual education consultant. Over the past 15 years, Vivian has been a teacher, dual language coach, dual language coordinator, dual language principal, district administrator, and dual language parent. Vivian currently serves on the MABENE board. In addition to English, Vivian is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese.


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