why choose a dual language education?

The Bilingual Brain

Participating in a dual-language program provides a unique and powerful opportunity to strengthen a child's brain and help them reach their highest potential through literacy development in two languages and authentic exposure to rich language experiences.

Mental Health

A multilingual brain is quicker, nimbler, and more resistant to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Children will spend time focusing, remembering, and making decisions.

Academic Performance

Students in dual language programs consistently outperform monolingual peers on state-mandated tests, regardless of demographic. Dual language programs help improve understanding of math concepts and problems and increase reading comprehension.

Preparation for the Future

Bilingual adults have several advantages over monolingual adults, including higher average salaries and greater career opportunities. Bilingual adults also have greater levels of cultural awareness.

Elementary is engineering

Elementary is engineering

The EiE Approach

At Northside K-8 we utilize curricula, training, and materials from the EiE program to implement engineering and computer science in the classroom. This helps us to build a standards-aligned STEM foundation for our youngest learners, open up exciting new career paths and possibilities to our students, and implement hands-on engineering in the classroom.

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    The EiE Approach

    At Northside K-8 we utilize curricula, training, and materials from the EiE program to implement engineering and computer science in the classroom. This helps us to build a standards-aligned STEM foundation for our youngest learners, open up exciting new career paths and possibilities to our students, and implement hands-on engineering in the classroom.

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    Equity

    Engineering and Computer Science create the space for equity in our classrooms—naturally. Our hands-on design challenges all with multiple, unique solutions, stories set in different countries, impactful Resources for Diverse Learners and a “teacher as facilitator” model, level the playing field for all learners.

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    Habits of Mind

    Habits of mind are the thoughts and actions that people use to navigate work, school, and life. By using EiE’s STEM Habits of Mind as a framework for how our learners feel, think, and do help our students to become problem-solvers in the making.

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    Engineering Design Process

    The Engineering Design Process is a practical approach to problem solving that applies to all subjects, not just engineering and computer science! Engineers and computer scientists often start in the middle or end of the process, and they may repeat steps as they design a technology. Failure is part of the process. And, learning from failure is an integral part of making successful engineering designs and computer programs.

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    Go Virtual

    EiE has reimagined our proven out-of-school time STEM curriculum, Engineering Adventures and Engineering Everywhere, as virtual offerings to provide new learning pathways that blend online instruction and collaboration with engaging, hands-on minds-on learning.

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    Integrated STEM

    Engineering leverages science, mathematics, and technology connections to help students learn more deeply; to see STEM as more relevant to their lives; and to help students move toward future STEM career pathways. EiE's new Engineering and Computer Science Essentials: An Integrated Program brings together engineering and computer science to promote curiosity, discovery, and STEM literacy.

  • EIE

    Equity

    Engineering and Computer Science create the space for equity in our classrooms—naturally. Our hands-on design challenges all with multiple, unique solutions, stories set in different countries, impactful Resources for Diverse Learners and a “teacher as facilitator” model, level the playing field for all learners.

  • EIE

    Habits of Mind

    Habits of mind are the thoughts and actions that people use to navigate work, school, and life. By using EiE’s STEM Habits of Mind as a framework for how our learners feel, think, and do help our students to become problem-solvers in the making.

  • EIE

    Engineering Design Process

    The Engineering Design Process is a practical approach to problem solving that applies to all subjects, not just engineering and computer science! Engineers and computer scientists often start in the middle or end of the process, and they may repeat steps as they design a technology. Failure is part of the process. And, learning from failure is an integral part of making successful engineering designs and computer programs.

  • EIE

    Go Virtual

    EiE has reimagined our proven out-of-school time STEM curriculum, Engineering Adventures and Engineering Everywhere, as virtual offerings to provide new learning pathways that blend online instruction and collaboration with engaging, hands-on minds-on learning.

Community Partners

Wise Baptist Church, Norlina, NC

Wise Baptist Church

- Reverend Mike Winters

JHMBC

Jordan Hill Missionary Baptist Church

- Reverend Rickie Bell

4H

Warren County 4H Cooperative Extension

- Crystal Smith, Director

WCS Retired Personnel

WCS Retired Personnel donations (picture taken prior to COVID-19)

- Warren County Retired Personnel

NCAE

Northside K-8 receives a donation from the Warren County NCAE (picture taken prior to COVID-19)

- Warren County Chapter of NCAE