Who We Are
The Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO) is a College of Education student organization designed for student who are interested in issues surrounding bilingual education or who are studying to become future bilingual educators. Members share ideas, practices, and information about bilingual education, develop support groups, learn about the newest research, and network with others who have similar career goals through conferences like the Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) & Adelanté.
What We’re Fundraising For
In this organization, we want to offer our members of BESO the opportunity to attend the 2020 Texas Association for Bilingual Education conference. This conference opens up many doors to all of our members that will be in teaching in classrooms soon. There are many opportunities to network with other districts and educators. Along with the many essential resources that are offered, there are many sessions that present valuable strategies for effective bilingual instruction. The amount of money we raise will cover many different expenses such as; transportation, food, hotel reservations, etc. Any contribution is only a step closer for more students to teach for multicultural pedagogies.
Whether it’s investing time or investing money into our organization, it brings us one step closer to solving all the issues in the education field. Not only are we bilingual. We are multilingual, and we all have a voice. We are creating leaders within our educators and the future students that we will be teaching. Racism, equality, respect, peace. These are all topics that we can bring awareness to in our classroom. In the short run, we are appreciating the gifts we get from donors by providing resources such as job/volunteer opportunities, guest speakers from different school districts, workshops, panels, and the opportunity to attend the Texas Association for Bilingual Education conferences so that they can become great teachers, principals, professors in the long run.
“We focus on fighting injustice, and when people invest in our organization, we are able to grow as a community, and we gain access to more resources, more places, and more voices.”
- Bilingual Education Student Organization at the University of Texas at Austin