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The WABE Winter Institute is an opportunity to gather with fellow educators through in-depth training and discussion around Dual Language and Secondary Education. Explore the details below, get approved to attend by your district and register for one day or both days. Get registered before January 19 to save!

School Visit

$ 125

Regular Rate Limit is 30 participants. Thursday 7:30am-3:30pm. Sold out. Wait list available.

Two Day

$ 250

Regular RateRegister on or before January 19 to secure this rate.

Single Day

$ 150

Regular RateRegister on or before January 19 to secure this rate.

Featured Speakers

Friday Morning:

Dr. Mario Ferrón is the Dual Language Coordinator for San Antonio ISD, overseeing the implementation and expansion of Dual Language education across the district. With more than 15 years of Experience in Dual Language, Dr. Ferrón taught 8th Grade U.S. History in Spanish for eight years at the Pharr, San Juan, Alamo Independent School District (PSJA-ISD) before becoming the Dual Language Coordinator for Secondary Schools, guiding the program’s expansion district-wide. Under his supervision, PSJA became the School District with the widest Secondary School Dual Language Program in Texas, serving more than 6,000 students in eight middle schools and five high schools.

In 2012, Dr. Ferrón’s doctoral dissertation won First Place in the National Association for Bilingual Education Outstanding Dissertation Award and he is a renowned speaker in state and national conferences about Bilingual Education. Born and raised in Mexico, Dr. Ferrón has strong interpersonal and academic communication skills both in English and Spanish, and a strong commitment to work with linguistically and culturally diverse populations.

Saturday Morning: 

Michael Rodríguez is the Director of Operations for Dual Language Education of New Mexico, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing, supporting, and advocating for high-quality dual language programs throughout the country.  After teaching at the secondary level, he spent fifteen years as a site administrator where he focused on ensuring equity and access for all students.  Throughout his career, Mr. Rodriguez has helped establish and implement three dual language programs.  In his current position, he heads up the Program Development and Leadership branch of the organization, where he helps schools and districts create quality programs with a focus on sustainability.

Thursday Dual Language Secondary School Visit
We will visit Alder Creek Middle School and Putnam High School to view their dual language programs. There will be two classroom visits, student panel, and debrief time for questions. Departure time is 7:30am and we will return by 3:30pm. Transportation is provided and the visit will include lunch from Panera Bread. Cost is $125 and is limited to 30 participants.
Hotel Accommodations



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Registration is easy for the Institutes. You’ll just click the link below to get started. You can register as an individual, or as a group. You can also pay by credit card or by entering a purchase order number. Be sure to enter your email address during registration so you’ll receive the confirmation, app invitation and all the updates on the Institute that you’ll want to know.  

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Schedule & Workshops
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Meals will not be provided for the institutes. During our lunch breaks, there are many local area restaurants and eateries are located in the area.
Clock Hours
Clock hours will be provided through WAESOL for this event. A total of 18 hours will be possible including the school visit. Daily sign in will be required. Click here for more information from WAESOL about the clock hour process.
Vendor Registration
At the Winter Institute, we have 14 booth spaces available. You’ll have time for networking with attendees during the hour before the keynote each morning, during passing times, during our 90 minute networking lunch break and you’re also invited to attend workshops for more connection with our audience.

Sponsorships include branding on our e-marketing messages to our entire audience and the opportunity to welcome the entire audience on Friday or Saturday morning before our keynote begins.

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