November 2020 • Issue 37 • California Association for Bilingual Education

Upcoming CABE events & deadlines highlighted in this issue...
November 3—CABE ELD Fall Workshop Series: #1 Oral Language Strategies
November 4—MCAP Fall Webinar Series: #4 Supporting English Learners in the Rural Setting
November 10—CABE ELD Workshop Series: #2 Developing Vocabulary
November 14—Dual Language Teacher Academy: Module 4 Authentic Spanish Reading Instruction
November 17—CABE ELD Fall Workshop Series: #3 Designated ELD in Small Groups
November 18—MCAP Fall Webinar Series: #5 Designated & Integrated SLD with GLAD
November 18—Deadline for Early Registration: Fall Parent Regional Virtual Conference
November 19—Deadline: Extra Early Bird Registration for CABE 2021
November 25—Deadline: Chapter Leader Registration for Fall 2020 Joint Delegate Assembly
You asked—We answered! Our popular ELD workshops return...
Save money by registering early for our parent conference...
Six more DLTA modules coming up! Next one on November 14th!
Don't miss the "Extra Early Bird" discounted registration...
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CABE now offers discount conference packages for districts...
Multilingual California Project (MCAP) sponsors webinar series...
MCAP featured SSPI Thurmon at recent Superintendent Forum...
The Multilingual California Project (MCAP) held a fabulous Superintendent Forum on October 15, 2020 with superintendents from the five partner County Offices of Education: Dr. Paul Gothold from San Diego, Dr. Al Mijares from Orange, Ted Alejandre from San Bernardino, Jim Yovino from Fresno, and Mary Sakuma from Butte, along with top leadership from San Diego State University.
State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond gave a warm welcome with a powerful message about leadership and building on student and family assets for a Multilingual California. Many thanks to all who participated in this event!
A few highlights from the MCAP quarterly grant report...
MCAP Grant Exceeds its Stage 1 Goals!

  • 1,235 participants reached via webinars
  • 2,376 participants reached via MCAP professional development & resources
  • 14,775 students indirectly impacted by the participation of teachers, para-professionals, and administrators inMCAP professional development

Check out the full report in the December edition of CABE Corner newsletter...
Learn more about the Multilingual California Project...
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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.

The webinars will feature renowned teacher educator, researcher, writer, consultant, facilitator and speaker on anti-racist, inclusionary, and equitable education, Dr. Enid Lee. The series is slated to launch in January 2021.

Be on the lookout for more details in the December issue of CABE Corner!
Find out what's going on in local CABE chapters...
Attention, Chapter Leaders! ...
Don't miss this opportunity for chapter officers to...
  • Learn about "The Impact of Castañeda V. Pickard—40 Years Later—1981-2021" presented by Professor Rachel Moran
  • Meet other CABE Chapter Leaders 
  • Discover best practices for engaging members and conducting chapter activities virtually 
  • Get the latest updates from the CABE Team
  • Share, collaborate, and plan with Regional Representatives and other Chapter Leaders
  • Obtain free resources for your virtual chapter events 
CABE Whittier Launches Podcast/Internet Radio Station
The COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine has motived Whittier Chapter #40 members and officers to reinvent how they support parents, students, teachers, and administrators.

In addition to connecting with the community via their Facebook page, they also launched an internet radio station as a way to increase membership and participation in the CABE 2021 Annual Conference.
CABE Whittier Radio will broadcast its first interview, “Padres Promotores del Camino al Exito Universitario," on Friday, November 6th, 2020 from 9:00am to 10:00am in coordination with Francisco Meza, Director of Federal & State Categorical Programs, and parent leaders of the Whittier Union HS District.
Día de los Muertos Paint Night Fundraiser Declared a Success!
On Friday, October 30th, thirty excited kids and adults gathered in-person, both outdoors and virtually, for fun and creativity at the Yolo Chapter 76 Día de los Muertos Paint Night Fundraiser. Guided by Teacher Fabiola, they created calavera paintings, raising $410!

Some of the comments heard that night included: —¡Fue un éxito! —The event was a success! —Great job, Fabiola! —Me encantaron sus catrinas. —It was so much fun to participate in a Paint Night together via Zoom! —Whoever came up with that idea for a fundraiser really scored! —I would happily join another event (benefit for a worthy cause).
Region 3 Holds First Virtual Regional Delegate Assembly

On October 9th, Region 3 CABE Chapters, Pepperdine #03, Whittier #40, and CABE Mandarin #28, attended the first virtual Regional Delegate Assembly in CABE history! Convened by CABE Board Region 3 Representative, Dr. Carolina Serna, the assembly met via Zoom for an hour to share chapter highlights and strategize future plans.

Topics discussed included: chapter elections, officer installations, extension of membership recruitment to masters and doctoral programs, annual chapter financial reports, integration of social media and podcasts, parent and teacher challenges during quarantine, virtual participation in CABE conferences, community and school partnerships, teacher training webinars, support and resources for parents and teachers, and recruitment of new university/college chapters.

Next steps discussed included: workshop on conference participation and preparing conference proposals and presentations/papers, workshop on resume writing (Pepperdine); launch of chapter podcast, posting of events on chapter Facebook page to communicate with the community, develop new chapter logo via art contest (Whittier); and develop self-evaluation for prospective teachers, provide webinar for teachers, build relationships with new schools (CABE Mandarin).

Dr. Serna and Region 3 Chapter Leaders are already looking forward to the next Regional Delegate Assembly—maybe even face-to-face next time—COVID-19 permitting!
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:
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.
Other items of interest to the CABE community...
Professional Learning & Resources for Distance Learning

November 3, 2020 8:30am-4:00pm Don't miss the BEST Results for English Learners conference. Dr. Ivannia Soto is the keynote speaker and there will be many workshops—some presented by CABE team members! Register.

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

November 17, 2020 1:00-4:00pm Statewide Convening for Support of Immigrant and Refugee Students hosted by Californians Together. Register.

November 18, 2020 12:00pm PST Center for English Learners at American Institutes for Research in a webinar to hear about the study, Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talent in Students an early childhood curriculumsupporting language and literacy for young dual language learners (DLLs).

December 18, 2020 Deadline to apply for the third annual Alma Flor Ada Award en pro de la Justicia Social Award sponsored by CEEL ($1,000) AFA Award webpage.

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 CEEL, CABE, and LAUSD. Register Now. View Flyer.

April 28-29, 2021 NABE Virtual Conference Register. (pre-conference on April 27th)

Innovative Digital Micro-Courses from the San Diego County Office of Education: For more information, contact

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

Communication Series by the Center for Equity for English Learners: CEEL English Learner Supports during COVID-19  October 2020 Focus: Leadership for ELs

CEEL Certificate programs for teachers and leaders working with ELLs and DLLs
Families and COVID-19

Apoyo para las familias inmigrantes durante COVID-19 en

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:

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:

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:

Seeking participants for a research study, conducted via Zoom, on Black elementary students' visual responses to pandemics! To learn more and/or sign-up, contact Reka at
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Feeding the heart, mind and soul...
The more things change, the more they
stay the same...or do they?
The song "Where is the Love?" by the American hip-hop group, the Black-eyed Peas, topped the charts in June 2003. We invite you to watch the song's official music video, which was filmed in East L.A., and reflect on its relevance now, 17 yrs. later...
How to survive a verbal dispute...
You probably can't help but notice that we seem to be increasingly surrounded by heated, contentious, out-of-control, and unproductive arguments on TV, radio, social media, and in public. This video provides concrete and practical strategies for de-escalating a fiery debate, ways to truly "hear and be heard," and how to avoid an argument becoming a verbal sparring match. Regardless of your beliefs or political leanings, we think you'll find this video by the YouTube Channel "Charisma on Command," both instructive and useful...
Which, if any, of these strategies might you consider using during your next argument or debate?
Comic Corner—because humor makes quarantine a little easier...
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