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Texas Association for Bilingual Education

THE POWER OF B3

BILINGUAL, BILITERATE, BICULTURAL

October 16-19, 2019



"Great professional learning opportunity for districts applying for exceptions/waivers under the required comprehension professional development plan!"

"State bilingual funds are an allowable source of revenue for this conference even if your district did not apply for an exception/waiver!"


OPENING SESSION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019

VICTOR VILLASENOR


THE POWER OF ANCESTRY AND THE WISDOM OF PRESERVING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE

Acclaimed best-selling author, Victor Villaseñor will passionately and openly talk about his own life obstacles, as he addresses his struggle to find common ground between the culture of his Mexican-Indian-European ancestors and his family's newly adopted American homeland, dropping out of high school, and moving to Mexico.  There he discovered a wealth of Mexican art, literature and music that helped him recapture and understand the dignity and richness of his heritage. Villaseñor will speak on realizing the power of preserving his cultural heritage through the written word, which began a journey that eventually led to the publication of the Rain of Gold trilogy telling the story of Villaseñor’s family, taking the reader from late 1800s Mexico through the 1910 Revolution, and into the United States through the end of last century.  Villaseñor’s body of work includes a number of nonfiction books, several national bestsellers and Pulitzer Prize nominations.

GENERAL SESSION
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019

MARIANA

SOUTO-MANNING

Professor of Early Childhood Education 

Founding Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Teacher Education and Development (CITED); Director, Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Special Education Programs; Director, Doctoral Program in Curriculum & Teaching.


BILITERACY INSTITUTE

SANDRA BUTVILOFSKY, PhD


Sandra A. Butvilofsky received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity at the University of Colorado Boulder with a specialization in biliteracy. She continues her work at CU Boulder as Deputy Director of the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education and is the Principal Investigator of a federally funded National Professional Development grant.

Dr. Butvilofsky has been involved in Literacy Squared since 2006, assisting in program development, conducting research, and providing professional development to bilingual teachers and administrators. Her research interests include examining the biliterate writing and reading development of simultaneous bilingual learners from preschool through fifth grade.

Dr. Butvilofsky has over 18 years of experience in bilingual education. Her elementary teaching experience includes 5 years as a bilingual classroom teacher and 5 years as a trained Descubriendo la Lectura®/Reading Recovery® teacher. (www.literacyaquared.org)

KATHY ESCAMILLA, PhD


Dr. Kathy Escamilla is a Professor of Education in the Division of Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity. She is one of the creators of the Literacy Squared program. Dr. Escamilla’s research focuses on issues related to the development of bilingualism and biliteracy for Spanish-speaking emerging bilingual children. Her recent research has also examined assessment practices for emerging bilingual learners.

Dr. Escamilla has also been a classroom bilingual teacher, a resource teacher, and a school administrator. Dr. Escamilla is a member of numerous professional organizations and served two terms as the president of the National Association for Bilingual Education. She has also served as a co-editor of the Bilingual Research Journal, and as the chairperson of the Bilingual Special Interest Group for the American Education Research Association (AERA). She has authored three books and over 50 research articles on topics related to (bi)literacy for Spanish-speaking children in the U.S.

(www.literacysquared.org)

SUSAN HOPEWELL, PhD


Susan Hopewell earned her Ph.D. in the division of Education Equity and Cultural Diversity at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research focuses on strengthening biliteracy education for Spanish – English bilingual children in the United States. She is currently examining issues related to children’s oracy development and classroom pedagogies that increase students’ metalinguistic awareness. She has been associated with Literacy Squared since 2004.

Dr. Hopewell served as the Chair of the Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association, the Secretary/Program Chair on
the Board of Directors for the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education, and as an Editorial Assistant for the Bilingual Research Journal. Her K-12 teaching experience includes eight years as a classroom teacher in a dual-language elementary school and four years as the literacy coach in a maintenance bilingual program.

(www.literacysquared.org)

Saturday Featured Speakers

GILBERTO SOTO

"Using music, songs & movement to enhance the B3 (Bilingual, Biliterate, Bilcultural) for the early childhood and/or elementary school programs"

DAVID BOWLES

"Alcemos Nuestras Voces: Centering Bilingual Latinx Voices in Our Classrooms"

JOHN SEIDLITZ

"Preparing Students to Live in a Multi-Cultural World

Advocating for Biliteracy—In and Out of the Classroom"

 

AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE


Wednesday - October 16


7:30 am - 5:00 pm          Registration    

9:00 am - 3:30 pm           Pre-Conference Institutes

  1.  Biliteracy Institute - Featuring Kathy Escamilla
  2.  Foundations of Dual Language Education  Institute 
  3. DL Education Institute for Secondary
  4. Bilingual Director & Administrator Institute
  5.  1/2 day School Visit & 1/2 day Cultural Excursion
  6. BESO Institute
  7. Parent Institute
  8. Higher Education Institute (12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)   

11:30 am - 12:30 pm        Pre-Conference Institute Lunch   

7:30 am - 3:00 pm          Exhibitor Move-In & Set-up

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm          Welcome reception and Ribbon cutting  

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm        Cultural Excursion

   


Thursday - October 17


7:30 am - 5:00 pm          Registration

7:30 am - 8:00 am          Breakfast with the Exhibitors

(inside exhibit hall B, opportunity to win door prize)

8:15 am - 9:15 am             Concurrent Session 1

9:30 am - 10:30 am         Concurrent Session 2

10:45 am - 12:15 pm        Opening Session & Honoree Award

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm           Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm           Concurrent Session 3

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm            Merienda with the Exhibitors   

(inside exhibit hall B, opportunity to win door prize)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm          Concurrent Session 4

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm         Live performance by: Ballet Nepantla in the Selena                                                                                                     Auditorium  (open to all attendees)  



Friday - October 18


7:30 am - 5:00 pm          Registration

7:30 am - 8:00 am           Breakfast with the Exhibitors

(inside exhibit hall B, opportunity to win door prize)

8:15 am - 9:15 am             Concurrent Session 5

8:15 am - 10:30 am          The 50th Anniversary of the  The Federal                                             Bilingual Education Act  (click title to view                                                                                                     event flyer)

9:30 am - 10:30 am         Concurrent Session 6

10:45 am - 12:15 pm        General Session & Honoree Award

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm          Awards Banquet (Ticketed event)

1:45 pm - 4:15 pm           Screening of "Stolen Education" Q&A after the film with                                                          Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr. (open to all attendees)

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm          Concurrent Session 7

2:30 pm -3:00 pm          Merienda with Exhibitors

(inside exhibit hall B, opportunity to win door prize) 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm           Concurrent Session 8    

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm       President’s Reception & Dance

                                             (at the Omni Hotel open to all attendees)



Saturday - October 19

*All events on Saturday will be held in the Omni Hotel


8:00 am - 8:30 am           Registration & Breakfast

                                             (Opportunity to win door prizes)


8:30 am - 10:00 am        

Your Choice of Elementary Session with Dr. Gilberto Soto

"Using music, songs & movement to enhance the B3 (Bilingual, Biliterate, Bilcultural) for the early childhood and/or elementary school programs": This presentation will provide principles and strategies of how music can be related to the B3 programs, and how to plan and execute music experiences with young children, and part of their bilingual curriculum. Furthermore, these music activities and/or curriculum materials presented are intended increase the inactive, iconic and symbolic learning experiences when creating a bilingual early childhood or elementary lesson plan. The presentation is also intended to be aligned with educational state teaching standards. This will be mostly a hands on presentation with all attendees participating at all times.  or

Secondary Session with Dr. David Bowles

"Alcemos Nuestras Voces: Centering Bilingual Latinx Voices in Our Classrooms"

Dr. David Bowles talks about the power of inclusive “own-voices” literature in the academic lives of English language learners from the perspective of writer, teacher, professor and community member. 


10:00 am - 10:15 am        Exhibits


10:15 am - 12:15 pm          Featured Speaker John Seidlitz with Seidlitz Education

"Preparing Students to Live in a Multi-Cultural World

Advocating for Biliteracy—In and Out of the Classroom"Research has shown time and again that biliteracy has social, emotional, academic, and even socioeconomic benefits. But as teachers and educators, how can we become advocates for biliteracy with our students, their parents, and society at large? In this keynote address, Seidlitz Education founder John Seidlitz will discuss specific strategies for helping students not only develop biliteracy but also learn to value their own culture and others’, preparing them to thrive and make a difference in our multi-cultural world.


12:15 pm - 1:00 pm           Exhibits

                                            (Opportunity to win door prizes)

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION RATES


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Wednesday Institute of Your Choice - $155


  • Biliteracy Institute - Developing Literacy in Spanish  - While there are many similarities between developing literacy in Spanish and in English, there are also some key differences. This preconference institute focuses on the differences in the structures of Spanish and English and how these differences impact literacy instruction. The TEKS that are impacted by these differences are addressed. There is a focus on classroom implications. The goal is for bilingual teachers to understand the structure of Spanish and how it impacts literacy instruction as well as to develop a repertoire of teaching strategies. Box lunch will be provided.
  • Foundations of Dual Language Education-Dual Language programs fosters high levels of bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism for all students, especially our English Learners. Research shows that dual language, the most effect type of bilingual education, promotes grade-level academic achievement and cross-cultural awareness in all students. This interactive institute will provide educational leaders guidance on how to implement an effective dual language program in their school district. An overview of the essential, research-based elements of dual language will be presented and discussed. This DL institute will span across all grade levels, primary to secondary.
  • Dual Language Education Institute for Secondary - The dual language secondary program is designed to offer a continuation of Dual Language programming to students who participated in elementary school. Instruction will provide the rigor necessary to challenge the students’ cognitive abilities in each respective language.
  • Bilingual Director & Administrator’s Institute -  Come join your colleagues from around the state to learn about the latest accountability and legislative changes that will impact English Language Learners this upcoming school year! You cannot miss this opportunity to find out the latest news from our leaders at the Texas Education Agency and Education Service Centers! Sit down lunch will be provided
  • 1/2 Day School Visit & 1/2 Day Cultural Excursion - Located on the university campus, the ECDC is the only CCISD school that presents its entire curriculum via dual language instruction. Half of instructional time is in English and half is in Spanish. The other half of the day, participants will enjoy a culture rich excursion at the Tejano Civil Rights museum. Discover the history of Hispanics as they struggled to gain Civil Rights. Box lunch will be provided


Free-Parent Institute - Limited Seating

  • Parent Institute/ Instituto de padres- Learn how to advocate for your child’s bilingual education and dual language programs. Help your children share their language and identity. Se les invita a una plática que el Instituto de Padres de Familia ofrecerá durante la conferencia TABE. Participe en estos diálogos para aprender sobre nuestro idioma e identidad, así como de la mejor forma de apoyar a los programas bilingües y/o de doble inmersión en sus distritos. 


Free-BESO Institute - Limited Seating

  • BESO Institute - Bilingual Education Student Organization Undergraduate students will engage with other students, coming from other regions in Texas, in strengthening their leadership, advocacy, and future teaching skills. 


Free-Higher Ed Institute - Limited Seating

Higher Education Institute

12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. only, lunch on your own



1 Day Registration - Please refer to the table above for price.


  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 - With over 150 combined sessions to choose from on Thursday and one dynamic keynote speaker, this one-day registration packet is sure to meet your continuing education requirements. We have sessions in the following topics: Early Childhood, Biliteracy, Dual Language, Culturally Relevant Teaching, English and Spanish Language Development, Spanish Grammar Instructional Strategies. This registration packet provides 6 CPE (Continuing Professional Education Hours)


  • Friday, October 18, 2019 - With over 150 combined sessions to choose from on Friday and one dynamic keynote speaker, this one-day registration packet is sure to meet your continuing education requirements. We have sessions in the following topics, We have sessions in the following topics: Early Childhood, Biliteracy, Dual Language, Culturally Relevant Teaching, English and Spanish Language Development, Spanish Grammar Instructional Strategies, Culture and Documentary. This registration packet provides 6 CPE (Continuing Professional Education Hours)


  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Elementary Strand (two distinct sessions designed for elementary Bilingual/Dual Language/ESL teachers) and Secondary Strand (two unique sessions designed for middle school and high school Dual Language/ESL teachers). Teachers can select which strand they want to attend.



3 Day Registration - Please refer to the table above for price.   MOST COST-EFFECTIVE! 


With over 170 combined sessions to choose from on Thursday and Friday and one dynamic keynote speaker each day,  this day-day registration packet is guaranteed to to be the most cost-effective! It will provide you over 12 CPE hours. We have sessions in the following topics: We have sessions in the following topics, Early Childhood, Biliteracy, Dual Language, Culturally Relevant Teaching, English and Spanish Language Development, Spanish Grammar Instructional Strategies, Culture and Documentary.


HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS


OMNI HOTEL CORPUS CHRISTI

900 North Shoreline Boulevard

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Parking rates at hotel:

$7 Valet 

Complimentary self-parking

Deadline to reserve at the discounted rate is

September 14, 2019!

AMERICAN BANK CONVENTION CENTER


All sessions and exhibits will be held at the American Bank Convention Center.  Parking at the American Bank Convention Center will cost $5.


1901 North Shoreline, Boulevard

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

EXHIBITS


SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Platinum - $7500

Company logo on promotional signs at event

Company logo included in the TABE 2019 Social Wall

Company logo (with link) on TABE's website header page

Pre-conference attendee contact list

Post-conference attendee  contact list

Three conference sessions included

Four awards luncheon tickets included


Gold - $5500

Company logo on promotional signs at event

Company logo included in the TABE 2019 Social Wall

Company logo (with link) on TABE's website header page

Pre-conference attendee contact list

Post-conference attendee  contact list

Two conference sessions included

Three awards luncheon tickets included


Silver - $3500

Company logo on promotional signs at event

Company logo included in the TABE 2019 Social Wall

Company logo (with link) on TABE's website header page

Post-conference attendee  contact list

One conference sessions included

Two awards luncheon tickets included


Commercial - $700


School District/University - $350


Artisan - $300


Association - $150




A-LA-CARTE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

(A platinum, Gold, Silver, Commercial, School District/University, artisan, or association must be purchased in Addition to the a-la-carte options.)


Cafe Lounge & Charging Station - $4000 Exclusive Sponsorship

Lounge area will be immediately outside the exhibitors hall in the lobby area and will include tall boys and charging stations. Company logo prominently displayed on charging station lounge, opportunity to provide company swag in lounge area, three Awards luncheon tickets, two conference sessions (one Thursday and one Friday), Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production (WE COULD ARRANGE LOCATION)


 Conference Registration Bags - $4000 Exclusive Sponsorship !

Sold Out, Thank You Pearson!

Company logo on registration bag, three Awards luncheon tickets, two conference sessions (one Thursday and one Friday)


Badge Holders and Lanyards - $4000 Exclusive Sponsorship

In front of and on every attendee at the event. Three Awards luncheon tickets, two conference sessions (one Thursday and one Friday), Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production


Exhibitor’s Ribbon Cutting - $1000 per Exclusive Sponsor

Company logo on event signage giveaways, Sponsor welcomes attendees and exclusively cuts the entrance ribbon at event.Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production


President’s Dance Snack Attack on Thursday - $1000 per Sponsor (Seven sponsorships available)

Company logo on snacks, Company recognition at event, Company logo displayed in area, one Awards luncheon ticket, Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production


Bilingual Directors and Administrator’s Institute on Wednesday - $2500 Exclusive Sponsorship!  Sold Out, Thank You, Benchmark Education !

Exclusivity to address state-wide district Bilingual Directors and Administrators. Company logo on event signage, two Awards luncheon ticket, Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production


BESO Institute on Wednesday - $500 per sponsor (Four sponsorships available)

Exclusivity to address attendees that will be seeking teaching employment opportunities, Company logo on event signage, Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production


Mobile App Header and Mobile Loading Screen Sponsor - $2000 Exclusive Sponsorship

Company logo on app banner to feature sponsor, your logo is embedded in the TABE app loading screen prior to and for the duration of the conference, two Awards luncheon tickets, Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production


Mobile App Side Bar Sponsor - $1000 Exclusive Sponsorship

Company logo is embedded in the TABE mobile app, on the side bar, prior to and for the duration of the conference. One awards luncheon ticket, Sponsor supplies logo in appropriate electronic format, TABE handles production


Saturday Institute Exhibitor at Omni Hotel - $ 400 per sponsor (Four sponsorships available)

1 skirted table, 2 chairs, 1 7x44 inch ID Sign, 1 wastebasket, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


2019 PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR 


2019 SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS


2019 IN KIND SPONSORS

Ballet Nepantla

DON'T MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL, CULTURAL EVENT ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019.

5:00 PM, SELENA AUDITORIUM

FREE TO ALL TABE ATTENDEES!


Sponsored by lifelong friends and advocates of TABE:

Terri Balderrama Booker, Ron Booker, and Lupe Garza.




Ballet Nepantla presents "Valentina": a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during Revolutionary Mexico. By fusing contemporary ballet with traditional Mexican folklorico, "Valentina" tells stories of wealth and power, hope and despair, struggle and loss, and triumph.


"LAS LEYENDAS DE CORPUS CHRISTI"

EVENING EXCURSION TOUR


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