December 2021 • Issue 51 • California Association for Bilingual Education

Save $$— Early Bird Registration ends in 3 days on Dec. 9th...
Join Team CABE!—We're still hiring for two open positions...
Have you heard the great news from Sacramento?...
CABE's Legislative and Advocacy Lobbyist
Martha Zaragoza-Díaz brings us two reports:

Deadline to apply for teacherships is January 11, 2022...
Donate today to honor the life and work of Dr. McCall-Perez...
To celebrate the life and work of Dr. Zaida McCall-Perez, her family has set up the Dr. Zaida McCall-Perez Bilingual Teacher Scholarship Fund through CABE. Zaida has left a lasting legacy as a well-respected educator, scholar, researcher, consultant, advocate, and author, and was committed to the development of bilingual teachers throughout her career. All donations are tax-deductible and will go to support students working towards their bilingual teacher authorization credential.
To donate, go to
MCAP offers a variety of free asynchronous digital academies...
Next last free paraeducator session coming up on Dec. 7th...
Next DLTA module on Jan 15th: La pedagogía para la enseñanza auténtica de la lectura
Find out what's happening at local CABE chapters and affiliates...
 The CABE Pepperdine Chapter has had a busy fall. The chapter held a chapter meeting in September that featured Dr. Jeremiah Gonzalez, educator, administrator, and now part of the LAUSD Covid Response team. He shared with the GSEP community how to connect all your work and passion for the wellbeing of multilingual families and students. The chapter also held an election for secretary, and it elected Norma Gonzalez, a doctoral student at GSEP. Welcome, Norma to the team!
In November, the team set up a beautiful ofrenda to celebrate Día de los Muertos. The ofrenda was showcased in the Pepperdine West LA campus library for three weeks. It was terrific getting together and spending time in person for the first time in over two years. The ofrenda offered all students the opportunity to place a message for their loved ones that have passed away. Many students shared notes and this activity enhanced community time.  
The chapter will host a meeting on 12/7 to swear in the new secretary and to plan for Spring events. Looking forward to a great year in 2022!
CABE Pajaro 66 started a newsletter!

We are trying to recruit more active members to our chapter. To that end, we've hand-delivered our newsletter and meeting invitations, along with a bowl of pre-packaged snacks (a blatant bribe to attract eyeballs) to schools in our district with dual-language programs.

At our September meeting, members expressed a need for networking and mutual support. We're trying to come up with ways to accomplish this in an atmosphere of teacher overload where few have an interest in meeting. How can we nurture our membership and give support to teachers in dual-language programs that are just beginning? One approach we're trying is to create an Instagram account. Hopefully, this will create a virtual space for idea sharing, promoting dual-language programs, and problem-solving within our educator community. We are open to any suggestions for building a more active membership!
Día de los Muertos Celebration

In November, CABE Pajaro 66 participated in the Dia de los Muertos Celebration sponsored by the Watsonville Film Festival and the City of Watsonville in order to promote cultural pride in our local Mexican heritage and to build our reputation as an active organization. We made calaveras masks which we invited children to color and take home with them.
The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes CABE Whittier!

"We would like to welcome CABE Whittier to the Whittier Chamber of Commerce. Their podcast and radio show is a nice addition to the Chamber and the Whittier community as a whole. Give them a listen and show them some support." 😃
A message from CABE Whittier on Whittier Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page:
​Biliteracy, Multicultural Competency & Educational Equity for All.
C.A.B.E. Whittier-Chapter # 40 was created in June 27, 2012 and its establishment and Board Installation as an organization in the City of Whittier was at June 27, 2013 with the philosophy of promoting quality education, focuses on the needs of English Learners, DELAC and ELAC support, promote dual immersion programs, bilingual education and support educational excellence for the 21st century for all students of Whittier City. Its founders are professionals and parents representing different school districts in Whittier City and other neighbor school districts. Our leaders have the commitment of working together with their community to promote and support academic success and university enrollment of our students.
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Check out our December newsletter for information on meeting reports, news, resources, and more...
Other items of interest to the CABE community...
February 5, 2022: 29ª Jornada Pedagógica Internacional para la Educación Pluringüe. Enlace a la página de Jornada en el sitio web de CEEL donde verán el enlace al volante y para inscribirse a la conferencia (Link to the Jornada page on CEEL’s website where you will find the link to the flyer and to register for the conference)

Native Ways of Knowing: These free online asynchronous micro-courses and resources were created by the San Diego County Office of Education and California Indian Education for All as a way for educators and leaders to learn from Native American educational, cultural, and tribal experts.

English Learner Roadmap Toolkits: Californians Together offers toolkits for administrators (3 volumes) and elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

Resources from California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE): Playbook for Accelerating Learning. View Playbook.
New Publication from CEEL: EL Master Plan Playbook—Developing Equitable Local Education Policies for Multilingual and English Learner Students. Visit EL Master Plan page. 

New Publication from NABE: Global Perspectives in Education, a virtual publication featuring ten articles from binational researchers and students. View/Download

New Publication from School District Publishing: 2021 California School Guide View/Download.
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Comic Corner—because humor makes life a little easier...
Contact the editor—Laurie Nesrala-Miles, Communications Coordinator: [email protected]