"Advancing Biliteracy through
Global Leadership and Partnerships"
The Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave
March 2 - 5, 2016
NABE 2016 Invited US Department of Education Speakers
Dr. Libia Gil
Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition
Senior Counsel, Designated the Duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, USDOE, OCR
NABE 2016 Keynote Speakers
Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
Carmen Fariña is the current New York City Schools Chancellor, the head of the New York City Department of Education. She is a lifelong educator who believes in strengthening collaboration, communication, accountability, and trust within a school to raise student achievement.
Dr. Kathy Escamilla
University of Colorado Boulder
Kathy Escamilla is a professor of education in the division of social, bilingual and multicultural foundations. Dr. Escamilla's research centers on educational issues related to Spanish speaking language minority students in U.S. schools. She is specifically interested in issues related to the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in early elementary grades for this Spanish speaking population.
Dr. Eyamba Bokamba
University of Illinois
Dr. Bokamba is a Professor of Linguistic and African Languages at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he serves as a director of the Program in African Languages in the Department of Linguistics. He is well known for his distinguished work on bantu syntax, multilingualism and codeswitching, varieties of African English, Language planning, and policy in Africa, and African language pedagogy. (Biographic Information on Contributors. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics)