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Date(s) - 11/12/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sanchez Elementary



The Bilingual STEAM is coming up on November 12!  There will be activities for kids of all ages and wonderful information sessions for parents and educators.

Support bilingual and multicultural programming in your community.  

Explore AISD DL programs, the City of Austin’s many bilingual/multicultural programs, the Thinkery, University of Texas, and many more local bilingual schools and enrichment programs in the Austin metro area!

Share with others and invite them to join you in this first ever Bilingual STEAM event.

Let us know you are attending: RSVP for This Free Event Through Eventbrite

Event Features:

12:00 pm-3:00 pm: Interactive Trade Show Click to see Participants.

12:15 pm: Keynote Speaker, Rebecca Callahan

callahan_hs_2014Dr. Rebecca Callahan is an Associate Professor of Bilingual Bicultural Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, and a Faculty Research Associate of the Population Research Center. Her research interests and expertise to date have centered on the academic preparation of bilingual, immigrant youth as they transition from high school into young adulthood. This work has examined not only bilingual immigrant youths¹ academic experiences, but also their civic preparation, access to college-preparatory curriculum, and the relationship between their primary language development and young adult outcomes. Currently, as PI on Design Technology and Engineering education for English Learners: Project DTEEL, she directs the project¹s exploration of teachers¹ EL and STEM instructional capacity. She is excited to merge the findings from prior psychological and cognitive research on bilinguals¹ problem advantage with the design elements of engineering education to investigate elementary bilingual students¹ STEM achievement and integration through engineering design and problem solving. Dr. Callahan¹s work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, and the American Educational Research Association. She is co-author of Coming of Political Age: American Schools and the Civic Development of Immigrant Youth, and co-editor of The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy and the US Labor Market. Her recently published work appears in American Educational Research JournalEducational PolicySocial Science QuarterlyTheory and Research in Social Education, and the Bilingual Research Journal

12:30 pm-3:00 pm: Children’s Workshops 

Click here for the workshop activity schedule.  Click the header above for more detailed information on each workshop/activity.  More activities will be ongoing throughout the trade show!

1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Speaker Panel Sessions

1:00 pm-2:00 pm: Parents’ Questions on Bilingualism:

Addressing Support, Concerns, Benefits and Realistic Expectations

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm:  Bilingualism/Multiculturalism in Practice:

How Multiculturalism and Bilingualism add value to Careers in STEM Fields.

3:00pm-4:00 pm: Performances 


Dance Another World is an English language immersion program taught through dance.  Serving non-native English speaking students from lower-socioeconomic areas, students learn to communicate through creative movement.

POETRY PERFORMED BY ROBERTO GERMAN roberto-german-professional-pic

Through poetry, Roberto affirms bilingualism and biculturalism by weaving together issues of culture, language, race, and identity. Through his powerful voice he challenges us to look inside ourselves and our communities as a way to bring about change.


Experience different genres of music in different languages, from soothing Jazz in French to melodic Middle Eastern music in Arabic.

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