This year, the theme of WABE’s Annual Conference was STEAMing Ahead! We explored how to build access to topics and careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics for our bilingual students. How can we best teach the content of STEAM topics while also teaching the language that goes with them? We had workshops and special presenters on these topics, but as always, the Annual Conference was a place for thinking, planning and networking in all areas of bilingual education. Thank you for attending WABE 2019 – information about WABE 2020 will be available soon!


  • Three amazing featured speakers: Dr. Okhee Lee, Dr. Concepción Molina, and Savanna Flakes.
  • Over 80 breakout sessions attending by 1150 bilingual/multicultural educators and leaders from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Texas!
  • Networking with 33 amazing exhibitors and sponsors.

What We Do:

The Washington Association for Bilingual Education promotes bilingual/multicultural education throughout the state of Washington in every possible way, at all educational and legislative levels, and among all groups.

Our charge is to increase educational opportunities for all children whose background suggests bilingual/multicultural education is the more appropriate and effective type of program for them. Because of our increasingly global community and the inherent advantages of bilingualism and multicultural awareness, we also seek to promote such programs for all populations.