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Podcast by NPR Hidden Brain: Creativity And Diversity: How Exposure To Different People Affects Our Thinking

NPR Hidden Brain Podcast: Creativity And Diversity: How Exposure To Different People Affects Our Thinking This is a great podcast done by Hidden Brain that demonstrates the innovation and creativity that happens when diverse groups effectively and respectfully collaborate. Below is the link and a general description from the podcast. Podcast Link “This week on Hidden […]

Why Cross-Cultural Communication Skills are Vital in Business

Why Cross-Cultural Communication Skills are Vital in Business The modern business professional works with individuals from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and cultures. To communicate in a culturally diverse environment, it’s important for business professionals to develop cultural intelligence (CQ). To learn more, check out the infographic below created by Rider University’s Online Master of […]

Public Schools 360 Podcast on Bilingual & Dual Language Education

Public Schools 360 Podcast on Bilingual & Dual Language Education The podcast in the link below discusses the role of bilingual education in the public school system and highlights the differences in the various formats and the purposes they serve. Host is Rana Arched Hafiz with guests Dr. Aradhana Mudambi and Ms. Angela Pack Zia. […]

When Bilingualism Means More Than the Number of Languages You Speak-Building Empathy in our Diverse Society

When Bilingualism Means More Than the Number of Languages You Speak – Building Empathy in our Diverse Society Think Bilingual Austin’s founding mission is to build community through language learning and multicultural understanding. However, language is simply a tool to help us better communicate and understand the speakers of another culture and background. Yet, even […]

1 in 10 US students are English learners

1 in 10 US students are English learners Author: Jennifer Mata-McMahon, University of Maryland, Baltimore County More than 1 in 10 of the nation’s approximately 50 million public school students speak a native language other than English, according to the latest federal data. Roughly 3 in 4 of these English learners speak Spanish. The percentage […]

Why Equity Demands Advocating for Dual Language Programs

Online Community Presentation: Why Equity Demands Advocating for Dual Language Programs Coalición por la Educación Bilingüe Equitativa en Austin You are invited to a virtual community education session about dual language and the necessity of building on the bilingual and bicultural assets of our students. The purpose of the session is to help our community […]

The Think Bilingual Austin Advocacy Committee for Dual Language Programs in North and North

The Think Bilingual Austin Advocacy Committee Looking For Parents & Community Members to Get Involved in the Conversation to Support Dual Language Programs in North/Northeast and East AISD Schools If you are a parent and or community member from North, North East and East Austin and want to be part of the conversation to strengthen […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Discrimination

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Discrimination Many of us are struggling with grief, helplessness, and, for families of color the additional historic and racial trauma over the events of the last few weeks. The deep pain and grief are stirred when we are reminded by the news about what seems like […]