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March 19, 2008

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.100 - 2008 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference - Call for Workshop Proposals

Dear Bilingual Program Directors and Coordinators:

Last week you received a "Save the Date: notice for the 2008 National Refugee and Immigrant Conference: Issues and Innovations which will be held in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, September 25-26, 2008. Last year 475 people from 33 states attended the conference which has become a truly national professional development event for educators, social service agency and other professionals who work with refugee children and their families. Many Illinois K-12 educators (bilingual program teachers, bilingual program directors and general education teachers) attended. Several excellent workshops were provided by Illinois bilingual program teachers.

The call for presentations for this year's conference has been issued. General information about the conference and the call for workshop proposals can be accessed at Please circulate this information to your staff and others who may be interested in attending and would like to submit a workshop proposal. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Osheff of the Adult Learning Resource Center, at or 224-366-8632.

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