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Event: Literacy Volunteers of Bangor’s annual conference: Toolkit for Tutors
When: Sat, Apr 5
Description: Join them for a stimulating day filled with information, teaching tools, and a keynote address entitled “With Literacy & Justice for All: Promoting a Basic Human Right” by Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead. For more information visit: http://www.lvbangor.org/tutorconference
Location: ohn Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor
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Event: “Getting Your Multicultural Research Published!”

When: Tue, Apr 8 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Description: Dr. Aretha Marbley, UMaine College of Education and Human Development Libra Visiting Professor will be speaking at the Diversity Dialog. All are welcome!
Location: 201 Shibles Hall; University of Maine
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Event: WIDA English Language Development Standards and the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS)
When: Wed, Apr 9 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Description: Planned presenter: Troy Dassler has 15 years of experience in ESL/Bilingual Education. He is also part of the National Association of Science Teachers, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, and is part of the national implementation team for the Next Generation of Science Standards. He has been awarded the Toyota Tapestry Award, Top Notch Teacher, and ING Unsung Hero Award. Read more http://wida.us/aboutUs/staffBios/TeachLearn/index.aspx#Troy
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport
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Event: Language, Culture and Identity Conference
When: Thu, Apr 17
Description: A regional conference for educators, administrators, service providers and other personnel interested in language acquisition, academic achievement and social-emotional well-being of New Americans.

Register Now at http://www.portlandschools.org/schools/multilingual/events/language.html

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. Her current research involves the scale-up of a model of a curricular and teacher professional development intervention to promote science learning and language development of English language learners. She served as the leader for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Diversity and Equity Team through Achieve Inc. and the Steering Committee for the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University.

Location: Abromson Community Education Center
University of Southern Maine, Portland

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