Think Bilingual Austin’s mission of building community is through “SABER”
What is SABER? SABER, the Spanish for “to know” is our Acronym for:
Think Bilingual Community Outreach Activities
Think Bilingual Austin’s Outreach Program offers workshops and classes to families, schools and other institutions to provide hands-on understanding on how families and individuals can support bilingualism and multiculturalism in their home. Think Bilingual Austin also partners with other organizations and nonprofits to reach underserved communities..
To learn more about our workshops and classes, contact Angela Pack Zia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Think Bilingual Austin Participating Events:
NABE Pre-Conference Session, February 22, 2017. Learn how bilingual education can help develop skills important for success in STEAM related disciplines.
Univision Familia & Hogar Expo, March 25, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. Join us at as our team hosts on workshops on the importance of bilingualism and types of activities parents can do with their children to promote bilingualism in their home. Visit our booth for some fun bilingual activities and a chance to win a kid’s t-shirt. Think Bilingual Austin in the News: Univision, La importancia de ser bilingüe
Fuerza Latinx, Serving and Understanding the Strengths of the Emerging Majority, hosted by TACHE ACC Chapter, April 20, 2017, 8:00 am -12:00 pm. Think Bilingual Austin’s Angela Pack Zia will present Hiring a Talented Workforce: The Benefits of Bilingualism.
2017 Adelante Conference by AAABE, April 21-22, 2017. “¡Adelante! is an educator‐led conference focused on Bilingual/Dual Language education in Central Texas. This conference is a forum for educators to share their experiences with other educators, to disperse insight and innovations in teaching and learning that occur daily on campuses throughout the region, and to ignite conversations among educators about working with bilingual students, families, and communities.” Parents are welcome and encouraged to come!
CelebrAsia Austin Food and Heritage Festival, May 6, 11 am – 3 pm. “Get ready for the Year of the Mango, the new theme for the AARC’s fourth annual CelebrASIA Austin Food & Heritage Festival celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month! Enjoy various Asian/Pacific foods, culinary demonstrations, cultural performances, kids’ activities, arts and merchandise available for sale and the very popular Country Experience Rooms to explore Asian countries and Pacific Island regions!” Think Bilingual Austin will be hosting a booth at the event with fun activities for children.
The World Language Festival, Pecan Springs Elementary, June 5-15. Think Bilingual Austin is providing support and resources to help the Overton Group’s program to offer a free summer language, music and culture festival to children in underserved communities in North East Austin.
Creative Action Community Art Sundays, ongoing throughout the school year. Join us and other participating bilingual organizations as we demonstrate the beauty and fun of language, culture and art through hands-on activities for kids.
MINDPOP’s FLASHDRIVE: Spanish Language Arts + Culture in Creative Learning at the ESB-MACC. Think Bilingual Austin was delighted to participate in this engaging workshop that connected language, culture and artistic creativity in the Spanish speaking community.
Bilingual Child/Parent Workshops, July 21st and the 28th at the Asian American Resource Center. Parents and children engaged in activities in Spanish and Mandarin while parents also discussed goal setting, activities and resources and addressed their concerns for raising bilingual children.
Think Bilingual Austin sponsored and hosted public Screenings of documentary, Speaking in Tongues, July 27th and August 3rd. The documentary follows 4 diverse children attending different Dual Language Schools in San Francisco. It raises many important discussion points on language learning through our educational system and in our society.
Hope Farmers Market Community Outreach. Located in the heart of downtown in East Austin on 5th Street and Comal. Hope FM hosts nonprofits that serve the local community. We are proud to be part of this ongoing program to reach out to community members by sharing the importance of bilingualism and multiculturalism in bridging diverse communities through developing understanding, empathy and value in heritage culture and language.
Pediatric and Language Lab, Community-Research Partnership Annual Meeting, August 11. We are honored to be included in the discussion to learn how we can more effectively make a positive impact in Austin’s Latinx community.
AISD Back to School Bash, August 12, 2017 at the Palmer Event Center. Join us at this fun family event. We will be hosting activities for kids of all ages and sharing the importance of bilingualism and how dual language programs work.
School Fair ATX 2017 on October 1, 2017. Think Bilingual Austin is honored to participate in this Austin metro area event to highlight the importance of bilingual and multicultural programs in education. Angela Pack Zia, Executive Director of Think Bilingual Austin, will also provide two presentations, one at each location, on the importance of language learning throughout a child’s education.
ATX Bilingual Education and Art Fair, November 12, 2017. Join us this fall as we host our second annual trade show to showcase the numerous organizations and programs available in our community that supports language learning and multicultural education. We will have fun activities, performances and more. Free and open to the public.
Ongoing Community Outreach:
We continue to work with parent groups to support Dual Language learning through participation in community dialogue with Dual Language departments and other school programs. We continue to provide online resources, post useful community events and other information important for language and cultural learning and understanding.