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About

The

Conference

The National Best Practices Conference will bring together the Best Teaching and Learning strategies for ALL students and programs such as Bilingual Education for ELs, Gifted and Talented, ESL, Special Education, children from poverty background, and technology in the classroom. This conference meets the needs of ALL teachers, administrators, and support staff.

Teachers, administrators, and support staff will learn effective strategies from members of their same program or from a different program! Educational "Silos" are no longer viable. Instead, we all learn to better meet our students' academic and/or linguistic needs from effective educators practicing in specialized areas!

Conference

philosophy

Our philosophy is to bring together staff from entire campuses to learn together how to better meets the needs of their students who reflect a myriad of educational needs.

Conference Host

and

Featured Speaker

February 20, 2021

Carlene Thomas

Texas Education Agency ESL Program Coordinator

Carlene has advocated for English learners throughout her career in various roles from elementary to university

level, including TESOL teacher, ESL teacher, ESL curriculum writer, LPAC coordinator, ESL director, and regional Education Service Center (ESC) ESL/migrant consultant.

 

Carlene is dedicated to serving English learners and their families by supporting Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in expanding effective bilingual and ESL programs and by advocating for additive bilingualism, particularly within ESL programming.

 
 
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2021 Technology Pre-Conference

Featured SPEAKER

February 13, 2021

Lindsay Henderson

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As a 21st century instructional leader, Lindsay promotes the use of technology as a key tool to transform instruction and engage learners.

 

The principal of Alice Moore Alexander Elementary, Title I campus, in Denton, Texas, Lindsay Henderson is a passionate educator dedicated to bringing change that impacts student's academic careers.  She joined the life-changing work of education as a high school student working in after school programs and volunteering as a mentor with Communities in Schools of North Texas. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 2008, she joined the faculty at Central Elementary in Lewisville Independent School District as a Title I Second Grade Dual Language teacher. In 2014, Lindsay brought her love of technology, critical thinking, and creativity to establish Central Elementary's first STEM campus program serving students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. 

 

  • Principal, Alice More Alexander Elementary, Denton ISD 2019

  • Dean of Instruction, Denton ISD 2017

  • Assistant Principal, Lewisville ISD 2015

  • Lead International Professional Development 2010-2017

  • Bilingual Educator 2008

2021 Conference

Featured Speaker

February 27, 2021

Dr. Richard Gómez Jr.

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The Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Enrichment Model was developed by Dr. Richard Gómez and Dr. Leo Gómez in 1995.  The Gómez brothers are retired professors in Bilingual Education. Their published research focused on implementing effective language and academic strategies in two languages. They have spent over 25 years, constantly evaluating and perfecting their dual-language education model which is now implemented in over 900 schools across the country.  

In 2015, Dr. Richard Gómez founded G&G Dual Language Consultants, LLC and along with select experts in bilingual education continues to offer training and services to implement the Gomez and Gomez DLE Model effectively.  G&G Dual Language Consultants is committed to helping school districts interested in educating their students in one-way or two-way dual-language programs to create the best possible learning environment to ensure their students' academic and linguistic success.  Furthermore, Dr. Gómez has trained thousands of general education teachers in educational Best Practices resulting in high academic achievement for both English Learners (ELs) and non-ELs. 

 

Today, the innovation continues as we move forward launching dual language education into homes across the globe!

  • Gómez and Gómez Dual Language Consultants, CEO

  • Gómez and Gómez Dual Language Homeschool, CEO

  • Gómez and Gómez Dual Language Institute, CEO

  • NBPC Executive Board

Conference Schedule 2021

All sessions will be available for viewing until

March 31, 2021, via Zoom for all registered participants

 
Saturday

February 13

Technology Pre-Conference

8:30-9:30

Breakout Session #1

9:45 am- 10:45 am

Featured Speaker

11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Breakout Session #2

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Breakout Session #3

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm

Breakout Session #4

Saturday

February 20

Conference

8:30-9:30

Breakout Session #1

9:45 am- 10:45 am

Keynote Speaker

11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Breakout Session #2

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Breakout Session #3

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm

Breakout Session #4

Saturday

February 27

Conference

8:30-9:30

Breakout Session #1

9:45 am- 10:45 am

Featured Speaker

11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Breakout Session #2

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Breakout Session #3

2:15 pm- 3:15 pm

Breakout Session #4

 

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING in 2021?

Proposal Submission Now Being Accepted for the

National Best Practices Conference 2021 

Accepted Proposals Receive a $100 Registration Discount

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Conference Location 2021

 

The comfort of your home or office!

 
 

Sponsors

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We offer award-winning Bilingual Children's Book. The Latino Family Literacy Project™ provides proven, cost-effective parent involvement programs and training for teachers to provide meaningful programs for English Learners. Our award-winning programs currently has trained providers in 20 states throughout the United States.

BEAM DFW

BEAM is dedicated to promoting educational excellence for both English learners and education professionals through education, collaboration, and advocacy. BEAM represents nearly 900 educators from more than 40 districts across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and is TABE's 2nd largest affiliate.

Plaza Comunitaria/Community Learning Center

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Gran Via PRO

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Educational Support Services

Professional Development tailored to meet your training needs.

Gómez and Gómez Dual Language Consultants

G&G Dual Language Consultants is committed to helping any school district interested in educating their students in one-way or two-way dual language programs create the best possible learning environment to ensure their students' success academically and as future bilingual, bicultural and biliterate members of society.

Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Homeschool

Supplement home schooling for K-2 children with our Research-Based Dual Language Program through the addition of Spanish Language Arts/Social Studies and Science. Classes are conduct on a virtual platform by an experienced dual language certified bilingual teacher.

Upcoming NEW Conference

NBPC Elevating Early Childhood Education Conference

May 2022

This conference is a great way to acquire valuable information, through a multitude of presentations on a variety of topics specific to your field. 

Stay Tuned for More Information

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2021 Academic & Language

Acquisition Institute

This is MORE than a typical EL Institute. 

This professional development opportunity is geared for administrators, district support staff, and teachers who provide instructional support and services to promote ELs' academic and linguistic development. 
 
An in-depth of special and intensive topics are addressed throughout the Institute to support and guide district EL programs. 

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New ESL 154 Supplemental 1-Day Training

National Best Practices Conference

is excited to announce a NEW strand of trainings

and partnership with Gran Vīa Pro

 

ESL 154 Supplemental

1-Day Preparation Training

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

8:00-4:00

Zoom

*Additional trainings available per request

 

Onsite and Virtual platforms available

$100 per participant

NBPC Strives to Provide Best Practices for

ALL Educators

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