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EXPANDING THE NUMBER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS PURSUING COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS

                                                      An enthusiastic “Juguemos,” “Let’s play” resonates through the classroom                                                                         during eSTEMos Project sessions at the Montopolis Recreation Center.

 

                                                      Richard Cisneros, a visiting professor from Mexico with over 20 years of                                                                             experience teaching STEM to indigenous students directs the learning                                                                               environment and energizes English language learners, parents and                                                                                   bilingual volunteers.

 

 “He makes learning math and science fun,” says 4th grader, Daniella,  whose love of math and science, combined with the confidence gained from the sessions increased her aspiration to attend the University of Texas and interest in a gaming industry career.

 

The conversations and engagements intensify as students in grades, K-12, and volunteers from the University of Texas, secure partners and discuss game-time strategies using recently learned STEM concepts.

 

“We learn and have fun at the same time,” Daniella adds.  Older high school students serve as tutor assistants and are matched with a student/tutor pair.  We proudly support student volunteers and organizations in their quest to gain insightful, valuable teaching and service learning experiences.

 

Join eSTEMos on Saturday, December 3, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, at the Montopolis Recreation Center for a rigorous, structured, fun-filled learning experience to expand the number of students pursuing college and career pathways from Montopolis, one of Austin’s most economically segregated communities.

 

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