FABE announces first in upcoming series of "coffee hour" meetings.
In these short sessions, discussions will take place around topics related to advocacy and the inclusion of different languages and language groups. Each session will be led by a panel of specialists with an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Our first coffee hour will be held on March 25th, from 7:00-8:00 ET.
The theme will be the development of dual language programs in Spanish/English and Haitian Creole/English.
- How can districts begin dual language programs?
- What role do communities play in the development of dual language programs?
- How are funds obtained?
- How important is leadership support?
- As FABE members, how can we advocate for teacher credentials in bilingual education?
Ms. Josie Medina, Sr. Director for Multilingual Services (Orange County Public Schools)
Dr. Belinda Reyes, Executive Director for Multicultural Curriculum, Instruction, and Compliance (Osceola County School District)
Dr. Peter McFarlane, Adjunct Professor (Fordham University) and Educational Consultant (PLM Consulting Services, Inc.)
Nadilia Charles, Instructional Specialist, Department of Multicultural Education (Palm Beach School District)
Zoom details will be sent out via FABE's listserv. If you are not on our listserv, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added!