Students in North East ISD are excited to be learning a second or even third language after school.
High School students like Samantha Snider from NEISD’s MacArthur High School spend afternoons teaching ASL at 17 NEISD campuses.
“It’s teaching them a new language and giving them a fun activity to do, but it can also teach culture,” Snider explained.
William Sumner, a KIN Assistant at Regency Place, says, “From how young they are to the oldest ones; how fast they pick up on it! They haven’t even been doing it for two months but it’s pretty incredible what they’ve learned. I think it’s really cool!”
“I know how to like spell my name,” 8-year-old Ivan Zamorano, second-grader at Regency Place Elementary’s Kids’ Involvement Network (KIN).
Ivan speaks English and Spanish, but now he is learning American Sign Language (ASL), too.
It’s through innovation and dedication that students North East ISD are challenged to become life-long learners in fun and accessible ways.
The Kids’ Involvement Network provides after-school enrichment activities and supervision for elementary and middle school students.
The NEISD World Languages department oversees the curriculum of over 8 languages that are taught throughout the District.