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MABE hosts different Dual Language Education Networks for specific audiences (leaders, teachers, coaches, special educators, members only) so that together we can learn, collaborate, and grow professionally. We welcome your participation in these interactive networks where you connect with colleagues to build systems of support that sustain effective Dual Language programs. MABE's Dual Language Networks are a space for educators to learn from each other

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education (GPDLE) Strand 5 Staff Quality and Professional Development, Principle 3 The program collaborates with other groups and institutions to ensure staff quality, Key Point C Program Staff engage in dual language program networking.

Biliteracy Network (NEW & at no cost for "Active" MABE Members only)

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Who:
  At no cost f
or "Active" MABE members interested in learning more about biliteracy and how the science of reading impacts DLE programs.
When: Virtual | Mondays, 4 - 5 pm (60 minutes) | 7 meetings | Mondays | Oct. 2, 2023; Oct. 23, 2023; Nov. 27, 2023; Dec. 18, 2023; Jan. 8, 2024- POSTPONED TBDJan. 29, 2024;  Feb. 26, 2024.
Facilitators:  Experts in the field and colleagues in Higher Education Teacher Preparation Programs including: Patrick Proctor (Boston College), Meg Burns (Lesley University), Joan Lachance (University of NC), Laura Hamman-Ortiz (University of RI), Elizabeth Howard (UCONN), and Marisa Ferraro (Southern CT State University), Rabia Hos (University of RI), and Marialuisa DiStefano (UMASS Amherst).

Network 23-24 registration closes the day before event starts.

DLE Leader Network

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Who:
For DLE program, school, and district leaders and administrators, such as principals, assistant principals, district leaders, and department heads. 
When: Virtual | 1:00-2:30pm (90 minutes) | September-March | 7 meetings | Last Tuesday of the month Sept 26, 2023; Oct 31, 2023; Nov 28, 2023; Dec 19, 2023; Jan 30, 2024; Feb. 27, 2024; March 26, 2024.
Facilitator: 
Susan McGilvray-Rivet, MABE Consultant & Retired Educator, MA

DLE Elementary Teacher Network 

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Who:
 
For DLE elementary level teaching staff.
When: Virtual 3:45-5:00pm (75 minutes) | October-December with a February check-in | 7 meetings | Every other Tuesday  I Oct 3, 2023; Oct 17, 2023; Oct 31, 2023; Nov 14, 2023; Nov 28, 2023; Dec 12, 2023; Feb 6, 2024.
Facilitator: Elissa Washburn, Dual Language Educator & MABE Consultant, MA

DLE Middle School Teacher Network 

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Who:
  For DLE middle school level teaching staff.
When: Virtual 3:45-5:00pm (75 minutes) | October-December with a February check-in |  7 meetings | Every other Wednesday Oct 4, 2023; Oct 18, 2023; Nov 1, 2023; Nov 15, 2023; Nov 29, 2023; Dec 13, 2023; Feb 7, 2024.
Facilitator: Vionette Matos, Teacher at Amigos School in Cambridge & MABE Consultant, MA 

DLE Coach Network

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Who: For DLE coach staff.  
When: Virtual 4:00-5:30pm (90 minutes) | October-December with a February check-in | 7 meetings | Every other Thursday Oct 5, 2023; Oct 19, 2023; Nov 2, 2023; Nov 16, 2023; Nov. 30, 2023; Dec 14, 2023; Feb. 12024.
F
acilitator: Amy Finsmith, 
Supervisor of Multilingual Education in Windham & MABE Consultant, CT

DLE Special Education Network Learn more about this historic network.

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Who:
  For DLE special educators, including support staff, teachers, and leaders who support support bilingual special education students. 

When: Virtual 3:45-5:00pm (75 minutes)  | 7 meetings | Tuesdays | Oct. 24, 2023; Nov. 21, 2023; Dec. 5, 2023; Jan. 9, 2024, Jan 23, 2024, Feb. 13,  2024Mar. 19,  2024.

Facilitator: Dr. Lusa Lo, UMASS Boston Professor & Phyllis Hardy, MABE Executive Director, Bilingual Special Educator

Meeting Materials, Handouts and Resources from past years are available to MABE Members on Members Only pages.

If you would like to be added to the email list for any of these networks, please send an email request to admin@mabene.org

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