October 2019, Issue 24
California Association for Bilingual Education
CABE Cultivates New Vision, Mission, & more...
At its annual board retreat and meeting on September 19-21, 2019 in Newport Beach, the CABE Board of Directors introduced CABE's updated Vision, Mission, and Theory of Action, which guide the new CABE Strategic Plan:
Capitol Update—Harvested Fresh from Sacramento
CABE Lobbyist, Martha Zaragoza Díaz, brings us up-to-date on legislative news from Sacramento, including the latest on AB 1319 (Arambula & Bonta) Migrant Students  and AB 751 (O’Donnell) CAASSP-SAT/ACT.
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Advocating at the State Board of Education
Californians Together, CABE California Association for Bilingual Education and other organizations delivered public comments at the State Board of Education meeting to address the proposed redesign of the new LCAP template.
Although improvements were made to the template, areas that still need attention are:

  • Translation of the template in the five top languages spoken by English Learners.
  • The community engagement section must include how input was solicited and where the recommendations are included in the LCAP. 
  • A specific section in the template needs to be designated where districts are prompted to describe the district language acquisition programs and the professional development offered for teachers of English Learners.
  • Inclusion of differentiated growth targets for identified subgroups in the goals and actions section of the LCAP to promote closing the achievement gap for underperforming subgroups.

Here is the  link to the webcast   (starts when public testimony begins).   

Article re-published with permission from the September 2019 Newsletter of Californians Together .

Meeting with Superintendent Thurmond
On September 13, Californians Together , with CABE and Asian Americans Advancing Justice , met with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and his staff to discuss important English Learner issues.
We were pleased to see Superintendent Thurmond's  letter  to County and District Superintendents, Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals on the importance of supporting biliteracy, because it "is increasingly important to employment in an international and global context." The Seal of Biliteracy  website   includes an overview of the program, links to various resources (like  this webinar ), lists of the participating school districts, as well as a section with all the procedures, requirements and forms.
Article republished with permission from the September 2019 Californians Together newsletter.
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CABE's Binational Project GLAD ® Plays a Key Role
in the First Bilingual Schools Ever Established
in Baja California and Mexico:

Project GLAD ® Teachers
Lead New Bilingual Classrooms
Image Source: Periodismo Negro
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For the first time in Mexico’s history, Dual Language is being offered in two Baja California public schools. The Sistema Educativo Estatal (SEE) in Baja California, Mexico has designated Leona Vicario Elementary Schoo l in Mexicali and Memorial Morse Elementary School in Tecate as the first schools to offer Dual Language Programs to their student populations. Their Dual Language journeys begin in first grade and will continue through 6th grade.  

The programs will offer a 50/50 model that will include Spanish native speakers and will aim to also include transnational students who may have attended schools in the United States and may already speak English as their native or second language. Teachers from both schools have been trained in CABE's Binational GLAD® Program .

CABE is pleased to support the implementation of these Dual Language schools through ongoing program planning and collaboration with SEE Program Administrator, Yara Amparo López López, and Sub Secretary of Education, Miguel Ángel Mendoza. Additional support includes ongoing coaching for new Dual Language teachers coordinated by CABE’s Professional Development Services (PDS). [Editor's Note: This department is now being renamed "CABE Professional Learning"]
—Rubí Flores, CABE PDS Specialist
Miguel Ángel Mendoza, Sub Secretario del SEE en BC, México, en la Escuela Primaria Leona Vicario en Mexicali
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DLI Administrators: Deadline extended one week!
Only a few spaces left—Register by October 11 th
Presenters Wanted for Regional Parent Conferences
Parent & Para-Educator
Regional Conferences

Workshop Proposal Due Dates  
October 11—Monterey
November 8—Bakersfield
January 10—Anaheim
April 17—Riverside

Click flyer below for one-day regional event dates and registration information.
CABE 2020 Registration Update
BOLO! — Check your inbox!

The final CABE 2020 registration brochure rollout is just a few days away.
Check your email or go to the cabe2020.org for the latest information.

Join us in San Francisco!
April 8-11, 2020

EXTRA Early Bird $avings end November 21 st !
CABE 2020 provides the latest research and information on biliteracy, multiculturalism and educational equity...

  • English Language Development Designated & Integrated ELD
  • Prop 58 in Action - Implementing Multilingual Programs
  • ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California)
  • STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics
  • LCAP Processes and Decisions to Address EL Roadmap and Global CA 2030
  • Dual Language Immersion - Elementary & Secondary
  • Administrator and School Board Leadership
  • How to Restart and Grow your Bilingual Authorization Program
  • Parent and Family Engagement & Leadership
  • Safe Haven Schools & Districts and Immigration Resources
  • Assessment and Accountability — the California Data Dashboard, LCAP and the California Spanish Assessment & Much More!

Explore Local CABE Activities...
Sharing the news, events, conferences, celebrations, and accomplishments
of local CABE Chapters statewide.
There were over 80 attendees at the Riverside Chapter meeting a few weeks ago. We would like to thank Garner Holt's Education through Imagination: Behind the Scenes! The world's largest creator of animatronics and other theme parks magic is delivering S.T.E.A.M education to you. We are grateful for their generous $500 donation to our scholarship fund.
The brainchild of Chapter 76 members Teresa Rodriguez Morales and Sandy Ledesma, the "Dinner on Oak" Scholarship Fundraiser was held at Teresa's residence, the popular Casita Rosita/Pink House. The event was sold out within a few weeks with 37 members and guests attending. As this event celebrated Fiestas Patrias, many were dressed in traditional Mexican clothing. 

The Mexican-themed meal included appetizers, dinner, dessert and beverages. State and local CABE documents and membership applications were made available for membership recruitment and renewal. The eve ning's program included introduction of chapter officers and CABE state officials, a preview of Chapter 76 activities for the 2019-2020 school year, a brief history of educational involvement of the Mexican American community in Woodland, and a description of local CABE beginnings. The event culminated with "El Grito de Dolores" led by Edgar Lampkin, Superintendent of Williams USD.

A total of $935 was raised for student scholarships and many positive remarks were received after the party. People are already starting to inquire about the next CABE scholarship dinner at La Casita Rosita.
Attention CABE Chapter Leaders...
Want to highlight your chapter?
Send information, graphics, photos, etc. about past or future events to the editor: laurie@gocabe.org
First CABE International Educational Group Travels to Peru
Last summer, CABE embarked on its first international educational group expedition to Peru! For thirteen whirlwind days in July, participants traveled from Lima to Cusco and back to Lima, visiting cultural and historical destinations and local schools along the way. The trip included notable landmarks in Lima, such as Puente de los Suspiros Barranco, Plaza de Armas, Distrito Bohemio de Barranco, Hacienda Tacama-Ica , and Oasis "Villa de la Huacachina." During the excursion to Cusco, participants were awed by the Valle Sagrado de los Incas, Machu Picchu, and four other archeological sites.

In Lima, the group also enjoyed local highlights, such as Lima Miraflores , San Isidro , and Lima Colonial and were treated to a dinner show by the Asociación Cultural Brisas del Titicaca . Other excursions included the park, Mágico de Las Aguas , the Hacienda Los Ficus-Caballos de Paso , Mercado INKA, and various museums.

Perhaps most memorable and significant were the visits to two Lima schools: INNOVA School and Colegio María Alvarado. Interactions with Peruvian students began early on when a school group greeted participants upon their arrival at the Aeropuerto Jorge Chávez in Lima with a welcome banner, the Peruvian flag, traditional costumes, and friendly smiles. Both schools gave the group informational tours of their campuses and opportunities to engage with students, teachers, and administrators.

Some students and their parents were part of a school exchange between Peru and California arranged by CABE Board Member, Rosa Armstrong , Director of Parent Relations. At the end of the trip, these parents gave CABE a traditional blanket featuring a beautiful image of the iconic llama (see below).
Would you like to participate in the next CABE International Educational Tour?
Stay tuned for more information!
Looking for Resources & Professional Information?
Check out the CABE Resource Center!
The CRC provides links to resources by CABE, its partners, and third-parties that address best practices, programs, and strategies for DLI and EL instruction, the CA ELA/ELD Framework, the CA EL Roadmap, the Seal of Biliteracy, and more. It also includes a plethora of links to resources in the following categories: Global, Technology, Teaching & Learning, References, Professional Organizations, Parent, Family & Community, Multiculturalism, and Leadership & Reform! Also, be sure to check out the video link section!

Visit the CRC at resources.gocabe.org!
New! Teacher Toolkits for the EL Roadmap
  IV Jornadas Educativas en CSU Fullerton
Hosted by the College of Education at CSU Fullerton in partnership with the
Office of Education at the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles
Saturday, November 9, 2019
8:30 am–3:30 pm

Mihaylo Hall, Room 1313
CSU Fullerton
  • Only 75 spaces available
  • All workshops conducted in Spanish 
  • Amazing presenters 
  • Free Registration
  • Breakfast Provided
Please share with your teachers and colleagues.

Registration link:  
Jornada Pedagógica Internacional para la Educación Multilingüe en LMU Los Angeles
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Registration Now Open!
A professional development conference that is entirely in Spanish. Don't miss the opportunity to listen, use, and dialogue in Spanish in academic contexts! This institute is designed for bilingual teachers working in bilingual or dual-language immersion programs, as well as for Spanish speakers and parents who want to promote the use of Spanish in their families and communities.
—Keynote Speaker—
Dina C. Castro, MPH, Ph.D.
Professor and Velma E. Schmidt Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education
College of Education, University of Texas
Spanish Teachers: Study in Salamanca Next Summer!
Feeding the Mind and Soul...
"Knowledge emerges only through invention and
re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world and with each other."
Paulo Freire
Comic Corner
The first prerequisite of an advanced being is a sense of humor. 
—Richard Bach
Source: The Lighter Side of Classroom Management by Aaron Bacall
Source: The Lighter Side of Educational Leadership by Aaron Bacall
Contact CABE Corner Editor, Laurie Nesrala: laurie@gocabe.org