The New York State Association for Bilingual Education

40th Anniversary Conference:

Families, Practitioners, Partners, and Policymakers: Fulfilling the Promise of Bilingual Education Together

March 2-4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza White Plains Downtown Hotel (60 Hale Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601)

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NYSABE is an Approved Sponsor of CTLE Credits

NYSABE is now an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE)!
Pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, NYSABE has been approved to award CTLE credits for participation in its professional development activities.

We will be providing Certificates of Completion for the Annual Conference.
Participants will receive 8 CTLE Credits per day or 24 for the full conference.
CTLE Identification #3291

NYSABE’s 2017 Conference Pre-registration is Now Closed

On-site registration will open on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:45 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza and the on-site registration rates below will apply. Please note that prices include continental breakfast and plated lunch each day. Full Conference registration also includes a one-year membership in NYSABE.

For on-site registration we will accept, credit cards, checks and Purchase Order (bring the paper copy of the PO). In order for pick up registration badges, NYSABE will need proof of payment. If you already pre-registered and paid and received the email confirmation, pick up your conference materials at the Pre-Registration Table at the Conference.

If your district still needs to send the POs to NYSABE, there is still time until Tuesday, February 28 at noon (by sending an email to If not, teachers/administrators need to bring a copy of the PO to the conference.

One Day Registration (Professional) $245
One Day Registration (Parent, Non- Educator) for March 2 only $100
One Day Registration (Full-Time Student w/Transcript or Bill) $120
Full conference $570
Full Conference + Gala/Banquet $670
Gala Only $100

NYSABE 2017 Conference Pre-registration

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Call for Proposals: NYSABE Conference

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Call for Nominations: NYSABE Awards

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2017 Student Art and Essay Contests

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The call for proposals submission deadline has passed.
The 40th Annual NYSABE Conference, to be held on March 2-4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza White Plains Downtown Hotel (60 Hale Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601), will seek to highlight current trends, research, and pedagogical practices in the field of bilingual education through its theme:

Families, Practitioners, Partners, and Policymakers:
Fulfilling the Promise of Bilingual Education Together

All educators, parents, students, researchers, publishers, elected officials, and community-based organizations are welcomed to share their expertise and experiences with participants at the 2017 Conference.

Our conference will focus on exploring the innovative and supportive ways that educational stakeholders collaborate to support bilingual education. The wealth of experience, wisdom, current knowledge, and creative ideas from across the state will be evidenced as we bring together researchers, practitioners, and supporters within a spirit of sharing and mutual learning.

Presenters will be responsible for the cost of registration, meals, lodging, and travel.

Presenters will be responsible for the cost of registration, meals, lodging, and travel.

Some Workshops Ideas:

We strongly encourage proposals connected to the conference theme related to the education of English language learners/Bilingual learners in all educational areas, e.g., bilingual, ESOL, special education, general education, and integrated English as a new language.

  • Collaboration between…
    • teachers in classrooms
    • teachers, schools, districts, and families
    • teachers, schools, districts, and community partners, including higher education
    • teachers, schools, districts, and policymakers


  • Promising/Innovative Practices:
    • Early Childhood
    • Biliteracy (New York State Seal, CUNY-NYSIEB, dual language, starting a new bilingual program)
    • Newcomers
    • Students with Interrupted Schooling (SIFE)
    • Long-Term ELLs/Multilingual Learners
    • ELL/Bilingual Learners with Disabilities
    • Gifted and Talented ELLs/Multilingual Learners


IMPORTANT: Information for You Prior to Your Submission:

  • Workshops are 50 minutes in length.
  • You may present alone or with a partner or team.
  • Presenters must register and pay as attendees for the conference day.
  • Handouts are optional.
  • NYSABE will provide the following equipment: LCD projector with connection cables for PC laptops, projection screen, internet access and sound.
  • NYSABE will NOT provide: laptops (plan to bring your own), connection cables for Mac computers (VGA and audio), any other A/V equipment including VHS/DVD projectors, overhead projectors, or copying services.
  • If you plan to show video clips, they must be loaded onto your laptop and tested ahead of time.


The call for proposals submission deadline has passed.


A conference committee consisting of NYSABE members, leadership, and directors will convene in December to review proposals and determine which proposals will be included in the program. In addition to the inherent quality of the proposals, usefulness to attendees and creation of a balanced program will be considerations. Everyone who has submitted a proposal will be notified via email by January 15th. We recognize and appreciate the time and effort required in preparing a submission and thank you in advance for your proposal. We regret that only a limited number of proposals can be accepted. If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact Rebecca Murphy at or

Download Printable Version of Proposal Submission Information and Guidelines (PDF) »

The call for proposals submission deadline has passed.

NYSABE is proud to announce the 2017 student art and essay contests. Submission deadline has passed:


NYSABE Student Statewide Essay Contest


Nivia Zavala Special Art Contest for ELLs/Bilingual Learners with Disabilities


Over the years, the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) has honored individuals for their outstanding dedication, contributions, and commitment to bilingual education. Please accept this Call for Nominations as an invitation to acknowledge your colleagues’ excellent work at our upcoming 2017 annual conference.

By completing your nominations, you are participating in NYSABE’s initiative to increase bilingual education awareness in New York State. The awards to be presented this year include:

Please review the eligibility criteria and nomination packet requirements for each award by clicking on the link above.

The Submission Deadline has Passed.

Please Click Here To Submit Your Nomination(s) And Documentation »



It is NYSABE’s mission as an organization to dedicate itself to the promotion of services for ELLs/bilingual learners through instruction in their home language and English, i.e., students receive academic instruction in their home language, a language they can understand, while acquiring proficiency in English.

It is our intent to promote bilingualism for all, whereby English speaking students also learn a language other than English, to increase literacy in two languages, promote cultural awareness, and provide educational equity and excellence for students in New York State.

NYSABE involves parents of ELL/bilingual learners in the process of schooling and in public policy decisions that affect them and their children. NYSABE promotes public understanding of the importance of language and culture in education, and defends the rights of linguistic minority communities to promote a pluralistic society.