26th Annual

   Rio Grande Valley - Texas Association of  Bilingual Education

January 22-23, 2021

Zoom Virtual Conference 

BE  Extraordinario: "Strengthening Connections in a Multilingual Virtual World"

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 26th annual conference virtually on January 22-23, 2020.  

Our conference theme, “Be Extraordinario: Strengthening Connections in a Multilingual  Virtual World” will celebrate the extraordinary work our Bilingual Education teachers are doing this academic year as they navigate the work of virtual learning with our bilingual learners.  

We will be offering high-quality professional development at the 26th Annual RGV-TABE  virtual conference for conference attendees through live, interactive breakout sessions, and keynotes via Zoom. 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, we will continue to offer an award ceremony 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 this year’s virtual 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 the  RGV-TABE virtual conference. This year we will be waiving conference registration fees for presenters at our virtual conference. Come network with your colleagues in Bilingual  Education, disseminate your research, or highlight any effective strategies/techniques you use with bilingual learners!  

Our registration and proposal submission portals are now open. You can access the system by downloading the attached flyer that contains QR codes for each. We look forward to seeing you in January!  

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at 


Best Regards,  

Dr. Gina Garza-Reyna  

President, RGV-TABE 

Keynote Speakers
Friday, January 22, 2021
Dr. José Medina

Dr. José L. Medina is the founder and Chief Educational Advocate at Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions.  Prior to establishing the boutique educational consulting firm, Dr. Medina was a Scientific Researcher and the Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC.  José provides dual language technical assistance, professional development, and job-embedded support to dual-language programs across the United States and globally.  He is a former dual language school principal and has served as an administrator and educators at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Dr. Medina co-authored the third edition of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. 

Saturday, January 23, 2021
Dr. José Luis Zelaya

Dr. Zelaya is a graduate of The Department of Education at Texas A&M University and CEO of Dr. Zelaya Educational Consulting LLC. At Texas A&M, he pursued a Bachelor's in interdisciplinary studies, a Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctorate in Urban Education. Dr. Zelaya has traveled across the nation speaking to students, and educators and his message has also been broadcasted to people all over the world. He empowers students by helping them develop an enthusiastic approach to higher education and reinforces this concept through his various systems of support. He achieves this by using a comprehensive approach that targets students, their families, teachers, and administrators to provide them with an enriching experience.

Conference Form Links

Please use the QR Codes or button link to register for the 26th Annual Rio Grande Valley - Texas Association for Bilingual Education Conference. Please scan a QR CodeClick button link for the Conference Registration, Exhibitor/Sponsorship Registration, or to submit a Presentation Proposal. The link will take you to Google Forms, where you can fill out the registration of your choosing. Once submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Presentation Proposal Form
Conference Registration Form
Exhibitor/Sponsorship Form

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