Thousands of Bilingual Education Advocates Gather in Houston
What: The Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) will assemble over 2,000 bilingual education supporters to address issues facing multilingual, ESL, bilingual, dual language programs at its 41st Annual Conference: Advocating Social Justice and Equity in the City of Houston.
The TABE conference experience informs, engages, energizes, and mobilizes attendees in order to promote and further students’ success in bilingual and dual language programs. This year, nationally recognized bilingual education leaders such as Dr. Stephen Krashen, Dr. Ofelia García, Dr. Virginia Collier, Dr. Wayne Thomas, and Dr. Sonia Nieto will be keynote speakers.
Who: Nationally recognized researchers, university professors, classroom educators, parents, students, school administrators, publishers and public policy makers
When: Wednesday, October 9, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 AM – 4:15 PM, Ribbon Cutting with Mariachi Band (7:30-8 AM)
Friday, October 11, 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM, Teacher of the Year Luncheon (12-1:30 PM)
Saturday, October 12, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: The Westin Galleria, 5060 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77056
Contact: Luis Rosado, TABE Public Relations, Rosado@uta.edu
Jennifer Medina, TABE Conference Publicity Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
TABE has been organized to serve the following purposes: to serve as a professional association for persons interested in Bilingual Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); to review and analyze the State of Bilingual/Bicultural education in Texas schools and exchange ideas and practices for more effective implementation; to study legislation at the State and National level affecting the educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse children; to exchange data, studies, ideas, practices and information with policy-making bodies, such as the Texas Legislature, the State Board of Education, the Texas Education Agency, State Board for Educator Certification and the United States Department of Education.
For more information, visit TABE’s Web site at www.tabe.org
About 850,000 students in Texas public schools are English language learners. An estimated 838,000 are identified as Limited English proficient. 810,000 are enrolled in Bilingual/English as a Second Language programs.
Sources: TEA & Texas Department of State Health Services