25th Annual

Rio Grande Valley - Texas Association of Bilingual Education

January 17-18, 2020

South Padre Island, TX

President's Welcome














Esteemed Colleagues in Bilingual Education,


On behalf of the RGV-TABE executive board, I would like to extend an invitation to attend our 25th annual conference at South Padre Island, TX on January 17-18, 2020.

This year we celebrate Bilingual Education and the dedicated educators that have helped so many bilingual learners in our region know success. Our conference theme, Pasado, Presente y Futuro: Our Legacy Continues, will look back and honor the community of educators that came before us who helped pave way for bilingual education programs in our region. We will also celebrate you, present and future educators, and the valuable work you do every day, not just helping students, but also helping strengthen the legacy of Bilingual Education in the Rio Grande Valley, state, and nation.

As always, we will be offering high quality professional development for conference attendees. Through our engaging keynote speakers and breakout sessions attendees will continue to grow in their knowledge of best practices for bilingual learners. Participants will have the opportunity to earn 12 CPE hours on best practices from presenters in districts near and far in Texas, as well as other states!

Keeping in line with tradition, the conference will feature a luncheon and award ceremonies where students and professionals will be recognized for their excellent work and contributions to the field of Bilingual Education. We are confident that you will not just enjoy the conference, but grow professionally by attending. We invite you to join us in January. Registration is now open!

In addition, we encourage you to submit a proposal to present in English or Spanish at RGV-TABE. Network with your colleagues in Bilingual Education, disseminate your research, or highlight any effective strategies/techniques you use with the bilingual learners in your classroom!

Our registration and proposal submission portals are now open. You can access the Google forms by the links below for each. We look forward to seeing you in January!


Best Regards,


Dr. Gina Garza-Reyna

President, RGV-TABE

Keynote Speakers



Conference Registrations & Presentation Proposal Submissions


Please select a button below to either register for the conference, register as an Exhibitor/Sponsorship, or to submit a presentation proposal for the 25th Annual Rio Grande Valley - Texas Association for Bilingual Education Conference. The link will take you to Google Docs, where you can fill out the registration of your choosing. Once submitted you will receive a confirmation email. 

Registration Agenda at a Glance

Friday, January 17, 2020


7:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.        Conference Registration I Visit with Exhibitors

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.       Continental Breakfast I Visit with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.      Opening Session/Keynote Speaker

10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.     Break I Visit with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m.     Breakout Session#1

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.     Lunch on your own

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Breakout Session #2

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.       Visit with Exhibitors

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.       Breakout Session #3


Saturday, January 18, 2020


7:30a.m. -12:00 p.m.       Conference Registration

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.       Visit with Exhibitors

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.       Continental Breakfast I Entertainment I Visit with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     General Session/Keynote Speaker

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    Break I Visit with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m.     Breakout Session #4

11:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m.       Awards Recognition Luncheon

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.        Breakout Session #5

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.        Visit with Exhibitors

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.        Breakout Session #6

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.        Closing- Membership Door Prizes

Conference Hotels

Isla Grand Beach Resort - $94
500 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island
956-761-6511  or 800-292-7704

Isla Grand Beach Resort
500 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island
956-761-6511  or 800-292-7704

Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort - $85

33261 State Park Road 100 

South Padre Island, Texas 78597

Web Link:


(956) 761-1160

Group Code – 748391 (Bilingual Educators)

Holiday Inn Express, Hotel & Suites - $85
6502 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-8844  Group Code: ABE  room block deadline December 16, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott South Padre Island - $95
6700 Padre Blvd.

South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 433-0590  Room block deadline January 2, 2020

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