April 13, 2011


ISBE DELL E-Broadcast 2011.205 – Parent Summit Registration Deadline

Sixth Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents: Registration Deadline Information

The Sixth Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Marriott Resort Oak Brook Hills (3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523) from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. School districts with bilingual/ESL programs are strongly encouraged to register a delegation of bilingual parents who are members of Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) as well as staff who work with the PACs. While this summit is aimed at members of PACs, other bilingual parents are also encouraged to attend. Keynote presenters include Teresa Cordova from the University of New Mexico, and Jerry Tello, author, musician and performer.

School districts will be reimbursed for registration costs ($200 for each person) for up to ten persons. For these reimbursements, the majority of district attendees must be parents with children in the ELL program. In addition, if the delegation travels more than 50 miles each way, the district will be reimbursed for travel expenses. To obtain a registration form and get additional details, go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/irc/pages/f_events.html. Registration forms on this web site are available in Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Urdu, and Spanish.

Please send in registration forms along with payment to the Illinois Resource Center by Monday, April 25, 2011. If you have specific questions about the conference or payment by purchase order, check, or credit card, please call the Illinois Resource Center at 224-366-8555.