41ST Annual Conference

Call for Proposals

Call for Nominations

Student Art & Essay Contests

NYSABE 41st Annual Conference:

Uncovering the Talents of Multilingual Learners from Early Childhood through High School and Beyond

March 15-17, 2018
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
(598 Broad Hollow Road Melville, New York)

We invite you to join NYSABE for three exciting days of collaboration and professional development. The conference sessions will focus on providing meaningful resources and inspiring direction for educators, researchers, parents, students and other stakeholders. A broad range of innovative topics, ideas and strategies for learners, families and educators will be presented.

NYSABE’s 2018 Conference Pre-Registration is Closed

On-Site registration will re-open on the first day of the Conference (Thursday, March 15) at 7:30 am.

Conference Schedule »

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Transportation Information to the Long Island/Huntington Hilton Hotel


By Train:

Take the Long Island Rail Road to the FARMINGDALE STATION.
The Hotel has a Shuttle from the train station that is based on availability. When you arrive at the station, you can call 631-845-1000. If the Hotel Shuttle is not available when you arrive, we suggest that you call the following cab service: 516-249-1212

From the Airport:

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT TO TAKE A CAB DIRECTLY FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL. Those rates are very expensive. Instead, get into the Long Island Rail Road and to Farmingdale Station and then call the Hotel Shuttle or a cab from that Station (see information By Train above).

Estimated cab rates from the Airport to the Hotel are:

  • JFK Airport $60-$80 (however, people have been charged up to $150)
  • La Guardia Airport $70-$90
  • McArthur Airport (Long Island) $50-$70


By Car:

Southern State Parkway exit 32N
Northern State Parkway exit 40S
Long Island Expressway exit 49S
Then drive on Route 110 (Broadhollow Road) until you reach the Hotel at 598 Broadhollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747

Get Directions

NYSABE’s Vendor Number has been reinstated by the
New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) # 112847914 01

Good news! We are pleased to inform all NYC DOE schools/offices that our vendor number has been reinstated: 112847914 01; therefore, all NYC DOE schools/offices that registered their staff and parents under the payment option SPECIAL can process now their Purchase Orders (PO).

Because the 2018 NYSABE Conference starts Thursday March 15, all registrants from NYC DOE schools that have already filled the registration form will be able to attend the Conference without the PO. However, we ask that you generate the PO as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, March 26, 2018. Please email it to NYSABEConference@gmail.com.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the registration chairperson and NYSABE’s Treasurer, Dr. Maite Sánchez via email at: treasurernysabe@gmail.com

Thank you for your cooperation and support.



At the present time, the New York City Department of Education is in the process of providing a new vendor number to NYSABE. This is the reason why you have not been able to create a Purchase Order in order to register for the upcoming 2018 NYSABE Conference. In spite of this obstacle, please be informed that the NYC DOE school/office staff and parents can register for the conference NOW by going to Conference Registration on our webpage (Register Now) and choosing the Payment Option: “SPECIAL.”  
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation via email explaining the process to follow once the Vendor number for NYSABE is available and you are able to create a Purchase Order. Please make sure that you read the section titled “NYC DOE: Payment Via PO Pending NYC DOE Vendor Reinstatement.”  
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact NYSABE’s Treasurer, Dr. Maite Sánchez, via email: treasurernysabe@gmail.com
We apologize for any inconvenience that this situation is causing. However, we encourage you to register as soon as possible so that your conference participation is guaranteed. Thank you.



The 41st Annual NYSABE Conference, to be held on March 15-17, 2018 at the Hilton Long Island Hotel in Melville, NY, will seek to highlight current trends, research, and pedagogical practices in the field of bilingual education through its theme:

Uncovering the Talents of Multilingual Learners from
Early Childhood through High School & Beyond

All educators, parents/families, students, researchers, publishers, elected officials, and community-based organizations are welcomed to share their expertise and experiences with our conference guests our 2018 Conference.

Our conference will focus on exploring the innovative and supportive ways that educational stakeholders collaborate to support bilingual/multilingual 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 also be responsible for their own laptops, projectors and speakers. (If you are a Mac user, you must bring a VGA to properly connect to your projector).

—Each of the breakout rooms will have WIFI available, a screen and power cords.

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 a projection screen and internet access in each breakout room.
  • NYSABE WILL NOT provide: laptops, connection cables for Mac computers (VGA and audio), any other A/V equipment including VHS/DVD projectors, overhead projectors, speakers or copying services.
  • If you plan to show video clips, they must be loaded onto your laptop and tested ahead of time.



A conference committee consisting of NYSABE members, leadership, and directors will convene in January 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  February 21. 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 nysabeconference@gmail.com.

To submit your proposal to the 2018 NYSABE Conference, please click on the link below and complete each question that follows. Proposals will be accepted until midnight of  February 14, 2018.

Proposal Submission Form »


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 2018 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.

Submission Deadline: Passed

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

NYSABE is proud to announce the 2018 student art and essay contests. Entries will be accepted through January 19, 2018 for the:


NYSABE Student Statewide Essay Contest
(Entries accepted through January 19, 2018)

Download Essay Application and Guidelines


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

Download Art Application and Guidelines

Please share this information with your colleagues and submit your students’ work for consideration!