June 2020 • Issue 32 • California Association for Bilingual Education

Not-to-be-missed learning and networking opportunities today , tomorrow and all month long. All events and resources are online and most are also free! Keep scrolling to explore the possibilities...
Last Chance! Voting closes tomorrow, Friday, June 5th...
How is the pandemic impacting the state budget? Find out here...



CABE CEO, Jan Gustafson Corea shares CABE's response to Governor Newsom's 2020-21 Budget May Revision.

CABE Lobbyist, Martha Zaragoza Díaz, summarizes the May Revision and explains the implications for public education.
Facebook Live! Today/Hoy 3:00 pm!
Acompáñenos los jueves/Join us on Thursdays...
Tomorrow, Friday, June 5th New, Free Online Event for Dual Language Leaders— RSVP now:   http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/902-185833
Featuring Two Strands in Spanish and Three Strands in English...
Have some extra time while in quarantine?
Exercise your voice and creativity...
Calling All Educators, Parents, Researchers, Community Advocates, Students, CABE Members, Chapter Leaders, etc....

Do you have (or know someone who has) a great article, strategy, practice, theory, program, story, poem, drawing, painting, or other idea, project or creation worth sharing with everyone in the CABE Community?

What are you waiting for? It's time to convince yourself or someone else to send a submission to the 2021 Multilingual Educator.

Now accepting submissions for only two more months!
CABE and Partners Awarded State EWIG Grants on EL Roadmap...
Californians Together (CALTOG) and the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) are proud to launch two complementary $5M Educator Workforce Incentive Grants awarded by the California Department of Education . Both grants are designated to support implementation of the visionary and comprehensive California English Learner Roadmap Policy.

In recognition of the need to build capacity throughout the state in order to implement the recent comprehensive CA English Learner Roadmap policy, the California legislature earmarked $10 million in Educator Workforce Incentive Grants that were awarded by the California Department of Education in March 2020 just before COVID-19 became a grim reality for our state.

The result is a pivotal moment for English Learner/Dual Language Learner education in California— a moment of elevated needs resulting from lost schooling and access for English learners due to COVID-19, an urgent crossroads for groundbreaking English learner policy in a state lacking capacity to implement, and an opportunity to bring resources and research-based responses into the hands of educators as tools to address both the educational harms resulting from the pandemic and to simultaneously pursue a vision of powerful dual language schooling for our state.

CABE’s Multilingual California Project,  is an effort of the Multilingual California Alliance involving five County Offices of Education ( San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Fresno and Butte ) and San Diego State University, along with at least 20 statewide LEAs. An Advisory Council comprised of renowned experts in the field of Biliteracy and English Learners will collaborate and support this effort.

Californians Together’s EL RISE!  (English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence!) is a collaboration with Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL), the National Resource Center for Asian Languages , and 20 County Offices of Education.

Together, these sister grants will reach educators throughout the state, engaging counties serving 94% of the English Learners in California schools.

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Multilingual California (MCAP)

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Extended Deadline for School Districts to Submit Applications...

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, please feel free to contact:

Steven Mitchell
CCEE Senior Manager, Community Engagement

Toni Hernandez
CABE Coach & Mentor, Project2Inspire

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

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

Article on Zoom fatigue and research-based ways to cope with it:

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

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.

Join our new Face Book Group:  CABE Bilingual Resources for Educators and Families

Article in NCELA newsletter about OELA's announcement regarding Lorena Orozco McElwain, the new OELA Assistant Deputy Secretary

Contact the editor,  l a urie@gocabe.org ,  to request that your info be included on this list.

Alimentando el corazón, la mente y el alma...
A todos los educadores que defienden el derecho de los niños a mantener su idioma materno...

—Poema de Alma Flor Ada en

Escucha a Alma Flor leyendo en voz alta su poema, Bilingüe:

Porque hablo español,
puedo oír los cuentos de mi abuelita
y decir familia, madre, amor.

Porque hablo inglés,
puedo aprender de mi maestra
y decir I love school.

Porque soy bilingüe,
puedo leer libros y books,
tengo amigos y friends,
disfruto canciones y songs,
juegos y games,
y me divierto el doble.

Y algún día,
porque sé hablar dos idiomas,
podré hacer el doble de cosas,
ayudar al doble de personas
y hacer lo que haga el doble de bien.
¿Qué significa para ti ser bilingüe? Te invitamos a escribir un poema, una historia o un artículo, o a crear una obra de arte en respuesta a esta pregunta. Luego envíelo antes del 3 de agosto de 2020 a Multilingual Educator para su posible publicación.

What does being bilingual mean to you? We invite you to write a poem, story, or article, or to create a work of art in response to this question. Then submit it by August 3, 2020 to Multilingual Educator for possible publication.
Comic Corner
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Contact CABE Corner Editor, Laurie Nesrala-Miles: laurie@gocabe.org