October 2020 • Issue 36 • California Association for Bilingual Education

It's not too late to register for this afternoon's FREE webinar,
"El desarollo de la oralidad en español!" Join us at 3:15 today...
"We're all in this together," affirm CABE Board and Staff
"We're all in this together." The fact that this phrase has almost become cliché this year doesn't make it any less true. At CABE, we value and recognize the importance of unity and solidarity within and among our team members and the need to grow and serve in the areas of Equity, Social Justice, Racism, and Oppressive Systems. 

To this end, we have begun equity dialogue sessions with our board and staff in order to go deeper into these topics and have conversations that call out biases and deficit views that have implications for the professional learning we provide and for our individual and departmental work. We've started intra-organizational conversations using the Liberatory Design framework and continue to seek opportunities for learning, growing, and making change to better support educators with strategies for addressing these topics in the classroom with students, their families, and the whole school community.

At CABE, we recognize that in order to create change, we must honor the stories, experiences, and emotions we are all experiencing and listen with love and humility. Together, we are working to engage in collective sense-making and have that reflected in our programming and services. We truly ARE all in this together.
Legislative Update, plus Info on Election & Props 15 & 16...

We have two reports this month from CABE Lobbyist, Martha Zaragoza Díaz.

Don't miss this time-sensitive information!
The first report updates us on the latest legislation/policy:

  • AB 331 HS Graduation Ethnic Studies Requirement
  • AB 1835 LCFF Supplemental/Concentration Grants
  • SB 820 Education Budget Trailer Bill
  • State Seal of Biliteracy update due to COVID-19
  • Comprehensive State Literacy Plan Public Input Survey
  • SSPI's "Education to End Hate" Initiative
  • Guidance on Best Practices for Distance Learning
  • Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum 2nd Field Review
  • Newly Appointed CSU Chancellor, Joseph I. Castro
  • World Languages Instructional Materials Adoption
The second report provides critical information about:

  • General Election Information, Links and Deadlines
  • Legislative Races to Watch
  • Proposition 15: Business Property Taxes
  • Proposition 16: Reinstating Affirmative Action
7 more modules coming up! Next: Module 2 on October 24, 2020
CABE 2021: Standing Together for Unity, Multiliteracy, and Equity—Extra Early Bird Registration now open...
Date set for CABE Fall virtual parent conference...
CABE's Fall Conference for Families and Parents will be a virtual event this year.

Mark your calendars for December 5, 2020!

Details coming soon...
CABE preparing to launch new series on racial equity...
In order to support students, teachers, parents, schools, districts, and communities grappling with the current events and challenges related to civil unrest, social justice and racial equity, CABE is developing a new series of webinars and resources, slated to launch in January 2021. Be on the lookout for more details coming later this Fall.
Support for teachers and para-professionals regarding implementation of the English Learner Roadmap Policy...
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Es tu voto, tu voz, y tu vida. !Adelante...!
Are you registered to vote? Are others? Every voice matters!
Check to see if you are registered to vote: https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/

You can register to vote here:  https://registertovote.ca.gov/?t=s

Deadline to register to vote: October 19, 2020
The Cast of Hamilton Sings Encouragement to Vote...
Find out what's going on in local CABE chapters...
Chapters Continue Their Work Virtually During Pandemic
Kudos to CABE Chapters that continue to serve their members, schools, and communities by conducting meetings, conferences, and other events virtually during quarantine and social distancing!

It is evident that CABE passion and determination are alive and well during these challenging times when our students and teachers need our support the most.

Chapters that have been holding member meetings and other events online include:
Tri KABE Chapter 02 (Bakersfield)
Riverside Chapter 06
SFABE Chapter 23 (San Francisco)
Ventura County Chapter 48
SBCCC Chapter 53 (San Bernardino County)
Antelope Valley High Desert Chapter 58
CABE is delighted to report that our family of local chapters is expanding! We welcome our newest chapter: SBCCC Chapter #53! (San Bernardino County CABE Chapter). We also thank the chapter officers for their leadership:
  • Marina Madrid, President
  • Angélica Hurtado, Vice President
  • Alethea Granados, Secretary
  • Ana Garay, Treasurer
  • Yadira Ortiz-Rosas, Communication Officer
The Ventura County Chapter invites you to attend their virtual conference on Friday, October 9th, 3:30-6:30 pm, for the special price of only $12. Click below to register...
Check out SFABE's informative and inspiring October newsletter!
Membership Registration and Renewal Now Online!
Our new online system for member registration and renewal is now up and running!

Renew your membership today in order to take advantage of all the benefits of being a CABE member!
Questions? Contact Evelyn Briseño: evelyn@gocabe.org
CABE's Project DELIGHT meets COVID-19 challenges head-on...
CABE's 4th quarter grant report to the USDOE/OELA regarding its third year of implementation of Project DELIGHT underscores the creativity and dedication of project participants and staff in meeting the challenges faced by schools and districts during COVID-19. Despite the numerous barriers to providing professional learning for teachers and leadership training for parents, the project continued to move forward in meeting project goals. CABE commends the teachers, parents, and administrators of Project DELIGHT schools in the Fontana and Rialto Unified School Districts for their commitment and dedication in pivoting project activities for success during distance learning and virtual instruction, activities, trainings, and meetings. Read highlights of the report.
Reimagining mobility and migration in the transborder region...
This bilingual conference will be virtual and all participants will be able to participate in English and/or Spanish with access to simultaneous translation. Presentations will be short and concise and discussion and opportunities to connect will be maximized. Additional information and the updated agenda will soon be available on the conference website. Register now. Download Flyer.
2021 NABE conference will be hybrid: On-site and Online...
Mark your calendar with these important NABE dates...
Call for Proposals Closes: October 30, 2020 
Conference Registration Opens: October 1, 2020 
Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration Opens: October 15, 2020 
Student Essay Competition: Closes: November 11, 2020 
Click here for more information.
Award-winning EL teacher/blogger discusses four actions he's taken for success in the virtual classroom...

Larry Ferlazzo is an awarding-winning teacher/blogger in Sacramento. This article is posted on his edublog, Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day and is linked here with the author's permission. We also invite you to check out his blog on EdWeek, Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo.

Four Actions I've Taken That Seem To Have Helped Students In My Virtual Classroom & Helped Me Maintain My Sanity

As most teachers in the U.S., and many around the world, know, distance learning is “no ride in the park.” And, even though I had a relatively successful experience with remote teaching in the spring, this fall is a decidedly difference experience, especially starting off the year with fewer relationships (however, I’m in a lot better shape than most of my colleagues – I’ve previously taught over half of my 150 students).

Here are four actions I’ve taken this week that seem to have had a positive impact on both students in my classes and on my own mental stability (we’ll have to see how well they hold up over the long term): Continue reading...
Seeking participants for research study on Black elementary students' visual responses to pandemics...
Other items of interest to the CABE community...
Professional Learning & Resources for Distance Learning

September 2020–May 2021 CABE Dual Language Teacher Academy offers live virtual professional learning modules in English & Spanish. Next session: October 23. Choose one, several, or all eight!

August 26-October 31, 2020 Interpreters and Translators Conference by Orange County Department of Education

The San Diego County Office of Education Innovation Division is offering educators, administrators, and district staff more than 60 professional learning micro-courses to help with online or in-person teaching, technology, and other professional growth. The Canvas Catalog of Innovative Digital Learning Micro-courses features live and personalized learning opportunities that provide resources, best practices, technology tools, and guided support for educators, district staff, and administrators. These micro-courses offer flexibility WHEN and WHERE you learn....including digital badges, primers on a variety of technology tools, such as Zoom, Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, and Canvas, and new monthly courses continuously added to provide resources on social-emotional learning, accessibility tools, culturally responsive instruction, and online student engagement strategies. Most courses take about two hours to complete and there are also office hours available to support those enrolled in the courses. Most of the courses are $25, and several courses are free. Annual subscriptions are also available to access more than 30 courses. Innovative Digital Micro-courses are LIVE now: https://bit.ly/SDCOECatalog, click on the link to see all the offerings and learn more by watching this video. For more information, please contact Dr. Staci Block at staci.block@sdcoe.net.

FREE resources from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA): Ensuring Continuity Of Learning And Operations, Family Toolkit, English Learner Toolkit, Newcomer Toolkit

Saturday November 7, 2020 "Writing: The All Access Pass," a conference for TK-16 teachers by the Inland Area Writing Project, Register

Communication Series by the Center for Equity for English Learners:

Certificate programs for teachers and leaders working with ELLs and DLLs by CEEL

February 6, 2021 28th Jornada Pedagógica Internacional para la Educación Multilingüe by Loyola Marymount University (virtual conference) Keynote Speaker: Dr. Margarita Calderón, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University. Co-sponsored by CABE and LAUSD. Register Now. View Flyer.

Families and COVID-19

Apoyo para las familias inmigrantes durante COVID-19 en www.gocabe.org: https://www.gocabe.org/index.php/communications-2/daca/

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. Visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/

22 videos informativos en español sobre COVID-19 de la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Gobernador de California/22 informational videos in Spanish on COVID-19 from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQZdKZTcAaYdyu4wKmhGCJNc

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants/Asistencia para Inmigrantes en Casos de Desastres de California: Disaster Relief for Immigrants, Asistencia para Inmigrantes en Casos de Desastres, Fact Sheet, Hoja de datos, Crisis del Corona Virus: Recursos para familias, Alas Y Voz, Californians Together

Other Announcements

Calling all Spanish-English Bilingual Literacy Intervention Teachers! Take this survey to contribute to research on biliteracy and enter a raffle for Amazon gift cards:

October 22–24: California Spanish Assessment item review meeting: http://elpac.org/getinvolved/.

The California State Board of Education (SBE) is now accepting applications for the 2021–22 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2021–22 school year, and will be available to attend a virtual statewide student leader conference on October 31 - November 2, 2020, is eligible to apply. For more information about the 2021–22 Student SBE Member application, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/pn/pn/sbestudentmember.asp, or contact the SBE by email at sbe@cde.ca.gov. Complete applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Contact laurie@gocabe.org to request that your information be included on this list.
Feeding the heart, mind and soul...

Got Stress?
There's no doubt that our society has faced many stressors on a daily basis this year. We invite you to take 5 minutes for self-care and reflection:
Comic Corner—because humor makes quarantine a little easier...
Check out this update of that classic 70's hit, Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees...now made current as Stayin' Inside!
Did you know...?

On average, a Panda feeds for approximately 12 hours per day.

This is the same as an adult at home under quarantine, which is why we call it a "Pandemic."
Contact CABE Corner Editor, Laurie Nesrala-Miles: laurie@gocabe.org