Dallas ISD, Fort Worth ISD and Univision, will continue to broadcast Unidos Para Aprender (Together to Learn) through the summer.
Initially announced in early May, this three-way partnership sought to support student academic progress by supplementing the at-home learning resources Fort Worth ISD and Dallas ISD are providing to Spanish-speaking families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 58-minute daily instruction program was acclaimed by students and parents alike and Univision asked if the project could continue to provide programming through the summer.
“With all the uncertainties created by the coronavirus, Univision is excited to partner with the largest school districts in North Texas to do all we can to ensure as many of today’s young people have all the educational resources they need,” said Univision-DFW President & General Manager Mark Masepohl.
Unidos Para Aprender features instructional content created and hosted by teachers from both school districts. In addition to instruction designed for early childhood learners, the classes include lessons in science, physical education, social studies, art, music, math, social and emotional learning.
“We are very excited to continue this work with the Dallas ISD – 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.”
“Thanks to Univision for helping us continue to serve our Spanish-speaking families,” said Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. “This partnership between Dallas ISD, Fort Worth ISD, and Univision is proof that despite the pandemic, working together we can make a difference.”
Unidos Para Aprender will continue to air Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., on KSTR UniMas 49, Univision’s local sister station.