Elementary Students Receiving Dual Language Enrichment

Elementary Students Receiving Dual Language Enrichment

2022-05-25 12:18

Fort Worth, Texas – Sister Cities Partners with FWISD

In June, Fort Worth will welcome nine university students and two educators from Toluca, Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico for a Dual Language Camp for Fort Worth elementary students in partnership with the Fort Worth ISD. The Toluca university students will act as international facilitators for the three-week camp virtually June 3-16 and in person June 20-30 at Burton Hill Elementary School.

This year’s theme is Constructing Biliteracy through the Panther City Project and will provide summer enrichment for FWISD students in Dual Language programs to increase language and literacy across the content areas. Up to 100 students are expected to attend.

“The history, growth and future of the city of Fort Worth is so deeply connected with the Trinity River. We see wonderful examples of how water and natural ecosystems shape our daily life and are eager for our Dual Language learners to learn through this richness. It will provide students opportunities to engage in hands-on, authentic activities that incorporate math, science, social studies, and literacy in two languages. We are thrilled to welcome our Sister Cities partners from Toluca, Mexico,” said Marisa Silva, Coordinator of Dual Language Programs for the Fort Worth ISD.

The Toluca facilitators and educators are being home hosted by local families in order to give these visitors a glimpse into American life and to give the hosting families exposure to the culture of Toluca, as well.

While here the group will also explore local cultural attractions and experience true Texas hospitality. Visits include the Stockyards, the Kimbell Art Museum, Sundance Square Plaza and more.