The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) is offering a summer instructional program to help parents, teachers and leaders better understand and utilize digital platforms to actively engage students of all ages. The 22-part program, titled H.E. LIVE Summer Learning Series, brings together master teachers, parents, and education advocates to provide solutions in response to the societal disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic. The series will run every Tuesday and Thursday from June 2 through August 27, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. EDT – 7:30 p.m. EDT on Twitter: @DTECChangeAgent,YouTube: DTEC-TAG and Facebook: DTEC-TAG.
The H.E. LIVE Lessons, which vary by topic, grade level and audience, will include discussions covering instruction, policy and distance learning strategies for students, teachers, parents, district administrators and other community stakeholders. All H.E. LIVE sessions are free of charge.
This innovative new program is presented through DREF’s Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC) and its companion initiative Teachers Advocating to Lead Great Change (TAG), and is led by the Highly Efficacious, Effective and Efficient Educators (H.E.) team.
“While a historic interruption caused school shut-downs nationwide, the resulting ‘pause’ offered an opportunity. DREF adroitly managed a “pandemic pivot” to prepare and help families and educators recognize the growing dependence on digital learning tools. We had to assist and support families in their efforts to ensure positive educational outcomes for their children,” says Dr. Johni Cruse Craig, DTEC-TAG National Project Director.
DTEC-TAG partners Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Education Trust, and the Leadership Conference Education Fund will contribute their expert perspectives to the H.E. LIVE Summer Learning Series. LIVE is an acronym for Learning In Vibrant Environments.
A team of four trained teachers and educational advocates called TAG Equity Warriors are serving as project warriors who have taken the lead on curating content and engaging participants for the LIVE Lessons program. They are Kieshla Wylie, Levatta D. Levels, Simene Walden and Isis Spann.