Fort Worth — Fort Worth ISD is joining forces with Dallas ISD and Univision, to launch Unidos Para Aprender (Together to Learn), 58-minutes of daily instruction in Spanish for students in grades pre-K through five. The segment will air Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., on KSTR UniMas 49, Univision’s local sister station beginning May 11.
The three-way partnership seeks to support student academic progress by supplementing the at-home learning resources Fort Worth and Dallas ISDs are providing to Spanish-speaking families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The programming will feature instructional content created and hosted by teachers from both school districts. In addition to instruction designed for early childhood learners, the classes will include lessons in science, physical education, social studies, art, music, math, social and emotional learning.
“Every crisis brings an opportunity – to learn, to grow, and to work together in finding new ways of fulfilling our mission,” said Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Paredes Scribner. “We are so grateful to Univision for this opportunity to engage our Spanish-speaking students and families. We are also excited to work with our colleagues at Dallas ISD in producing this exciting work.”
“While there has been a need to stay apart for safety’s sake during COVID-19, the pandemic has also brought the community together,” said Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. “Individuals and the business community have reached out with an impressive level of generosity, and educators and students have felt that love and support. Thanks to Univision for helping us continue to serve our Spanish-speaking families. This partnership between Univision, Fort Worth ISD and Dallas ISD is proof that despite the pandemic, working together we can make a difference.”
Unidos Para Aprender will feature several students from each school district. The segment is scheduled to begin airing Monday, May 11, and will air through the remaining of the school year.