July 2020 • Issue 33 • California Association for Bilingual Education

We Come Together as a Family: Sp ecial Message from CABE
FAMILY is who we turn to in times of challenge, injustice and crisis. For this reason, we turn to you, our CABE Family at this time—to express our deep sadness, grief, anger, frustration, indignation, commitment and hope—and to raise our voices as we address the deep issues of racism and discrimination in our society, our educational systems, and the global community.

The brutal racism shown in the recent murders of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ms. Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick (along with others) rips open the deep wounds of racial injustice in our nation, and we stand against the misuse of police force and white supremacy present in our society today. 

Only 3 more weeks to submit...
Do you have (or know someone who has) an article, strategy, practice, theory, program, story, poem, drawing, painting, or other idea worth sharing with everyone in the CABE Community—and globally?

Don't wait! Act now!

It's time to convince yourself or someone else to send a submission to the  2021  Multilingual Educator.

Deadline: August 3, 2020
What's up with the newly approved state budget?...
We have a budget!

CABE Lobbyist, Martha Zaragoza Díaz, provides the details that you need to know about California's newly approved budget
Let us help you honor your special 2020 Graduate...
Celebrate your graduate by posting their photo and information in the
CABE Online Community!
New! CABE Virtual Back-to-School Series: Promoting Equity for ELs during Distance, Hybrid and/or Face-to-Face Instruction...
Get Ready for the
New School Year
with CABE!

Multiple dates and sessions available for both ELD and Dual Language Workshops in July and August 2020.

Build your own schedule and save more when you choose more!
Looking for a virtual leadership training for your families?...
graduated over 500 families in May via a virtual platform! Click below to find out how CABE can provide online training for your parents and families!
You spoke and CABE listened! Resources that you need now ...
Check back often....new resources added every week!
Have you joined to check out these bilingual resources?...
Are you an exceptional Educator of Emergent Bilinguals?...
Don't miss this Emergent Bilingual Educator of the Year
award opportunity from CABE 2020 Sponsor, Rosetta Stone!

Please share this information with other deserving colleagues!
Application Deadline: July 30, 2020
Extended Deadline for School Districts to Submit Applications...
Request for Applications Deadline is extended to SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is a state-wide effort intended to strengthen the System of Support by building the capacity of school districts to authentically engage one another. The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS), the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), and Families In Schools (FIS) invite any interested school district in California to submit an application to serve in the Community Engagement Initiative’s Cohort II Peer Leading and Learning Network (PLLN).

This Network (Cohort II) will join Cohort I districts in leading the CEI’s efforts to build statewide capacity for authentic community engagement, with a focus on improving outcomes for all students, particularly English Learners, low-income students, foster youth, and students from other underserved groups.

As districts have spent the past months focused on supporting and planning for the immediate needs of students, educators, and families in their communities during these unprecedented times, the submission deadline for the CEI: PLLN Cohort II has been extended to September 28, 2020 . Please click the button below for the Request for Applications, updated Timeline and more information:
Please visit CEI website: www.californiaengage.org. For more information, contact: Steven Mitchell, CCEE Senior Manager, Community Engagement smitchell@ccee-ca.org or Toni Hernandez, CABE Coach & Mentor, Project2Inspire, toni@gocabe.org
New! Joint publication regarding the upcoming school year...
A Vision for California’s Schools this Fall
Equity for Dual Language and English Learners
in an Unprecedented Moment

This brief is a joint publication of a group of organizations committed to educational equity for California’s dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs):
Advancement Project California
California Association for Bilingual Education
Californians Together
Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University 
Early Edge California
Sobrato Early Academic Language
The Education Trust–West 

California’s 2019–20 academic year just ended. It was harder than usual to notice, as most campuses closed in March and moved their instruction online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was not a normal school year for public education. Educators and administrators struggled to recreate distance learning opportunities for their classes without any clear standards or guidance, and it’s clear that the prolonged school closures have had significant impacts on children’s learning. Shamefully, predictably, national data suggest that the closures are exacerbating educational inequities: without access to schools, children of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and children from low-income communities are likely to suffer from widening opportunity gaps.

Other items of interest to the CABE community...
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 informational videos in Spanish on COVID-19 from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (Asistencia para Inmigrantes en Casos de Desastres de California)
Crisis del Corona Virus: Recursos para familias ,  Alas Y Voz, Californians Together

English Learners and Online Teaching and Learning

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is offering  FREE resources  so that you can continue your practice, get some ready-to-use ideas, or just learn a new skill! Whether you're a teacher, administrator, policy-maker, or a student-teacher. 

CEEL English Learner Supports during COVID-19   Communication Series by the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) at LMU Los Angeles

Coronavirus' online school is hard enough. What if you're still learning to speak English?

California's K-12 Online Content Project included in 2020-21 state budget
Students, educators and families in California will have access to Britannica, TeachingBooks and ProQuest during the coming school year https://www.library.ca.gov/services/to-public/k-12-online-content-project/

Free Webinar: Designing for Equity in K-12 Digital Learning Spaces with UC Davis School of Education. Thursday, July 9th 10:00 am. Register here.

Other Announcements
Spanish-English Demarcation Educator Focus Groups , Smarter Balanced Assessment is recruiting teachers of students who frequently interact with mathematics content in both Spanish and English in grades 3-8 and 11

Educator Review Meetings for the ELPAC and the California Spanish Assessment 
ELPAC opportunities:  http://elpac.org/getinvolved /. Upcoming virtual meetings for 2020:
July 20: ELPAC data review
September 21–24: ELPAC item writer workshop
October 22–24: California Spanish Assessment item review meeting   
Contact the editor,  laurie@gocabe.org ,  to request that your info be included in this list.
"....with liberty and justice for all!"
Do we just say it or do we mean it, live it, engage it, & promote it?
sponsored by CABE & Partners
Comic Corner
Used with permission via online subscription.
Editor's note: How might this play out differently in today's online classroom? :-)
Contact CABE Corner Editor, Laurie Nesrala-Miles: laurie@gocabe.org