DTEC-TAG August 2019 E-News
DTEC-TAG Updates
5th Annual Professional Development Series for Educators at the Congressional Black Caucus
2019 Annual Legislative Conference
We are so excited to be partnering with the Congressional Black Caucus to empower educators as part of their Annual Legislative Conference this September! The Professional Development Series for Educators will serve as a transformative space for teachers to learn about the educational impact on public policy, prioritizing literacy and supporting multilingual learners from some of the top educators in the nation.
As part of our partnership with the CBC, DREF supporters are now being offered a special on conference attendance and materials.
DREF Registration Promotional Code #1
$80.00
Package Includes Access To:
  • Professional Development Series for Educators
  • Badge
  • Bag
  • Electronic Conference Schedule
  • Mobile App
  • Exhibit Showcase
  • Gospel Extravaganza
  • New Attendee Welcome
  • National Town Hall
  • Policy Sessions (Issue Forums & Braintrusts)

DREF Registration Promotional Code #2
$250.00
Package Includes Access To:
  • Professional Development Series for Educators
  • Badge
  • Bag
  • Electronic Conference Schedule
  • Mobile App
  • Exhibit Showcase
  • General Session Luncheon
  • Gospel Extravaganza
  • New Attendee Welcome
  • National Town Hall
  • Policy Sessions (Issue Forums & Braintrusts)
  • Celebrations of Leadership
To receive a DREF promotional code for registration, please send an email to pstreeter@deltafoundation.net.
Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls
Monique W. Morris, EdD

Congratulations to Monique W. Morris, author and co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, on the release of her book Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues! The book reimagines educational success when the health and wellness of Black and Brown girls are at its core. DREF is pleased to be cited in this new work, as Dr. Morris references Volume 4 of Phillis, The Journal for Research on African American Women; the publication prong of DTEC. This is significant to the DTEC-TAG program as this release of Phillis was a special edition of the publication prong. Dr. Morris used the information published in the Phillis Journal to discuss the implications of trauma on young students, an article by Dr. Ebony White.


More information on DREF's Phillis Journal can be found here .
Dr. Morris' books are available on her website

Screening Opportunity:
Pushout, The Documentary
On the heels of the success of her widely-acclaimed book Pushout , now a core text for educators on the criminalization of Black girls in schools, Dr. Morris is accelerating her efforts to reduce the dropout rate of Black girls by bringing the story to the silver screen! We invite you to join us at the initial screening of Pushout in Washington, D.C. on September 12th as a featured event of CBC Week.

Starting Friday, September 6th, there will be opportunities available to bring the screening to your region! If you would be interested in showing the Pushout documentary near you, please contact pstreeter@deltafoundation.net for details and visit www.pushoutfilm.com for more information.

Take a look at the official trailer of the Pushout film
August 2019 - Black Philanthropy Month
Thank you to all who have joined our efforts in supporting DREF’s initiatives for Black Philanthropy Month! C reated in August of 2011, Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) was initiated by Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network as an annual, global celebration of African-descent giving in all its forms.

Although the month is wrapping up, we still encourage you to join in on the efforts! Visit bit.ly/DREFBPM2019  to give to educational programs and research initiatives that support African American women and their families, locally and globally and support DREF as they fulfill their commitment of Creating Possibilities...Improving Lives.

To see the success of our collective giving efforts thus far for Black Philanthropy Month, click here!
TAG Activations
Georgia
DeKalb County
Thank you to our GA Dream Team TAG members for hosting an innovative engagement activity as they build their local coalition! These partners developed a mini activation that inspired educators to be A.R.M.E.D - Attract, Retain, Manage, Equity and Devotion; while educating the community about ESSA!
North Carolina
Burlington, NC

TAG Teammates Pamela Criswell and Tia Gilliam - Wilson served their local community at Burlington Housing Authority’s Community Day. Children received books and bookmarks, parents received information on the importance of reading with their child each night and some comprehension strategies for fiction and nonfiction reading. The ladies also led a session on ESSA and how parents can advocate for their children.
Tennessee TAG (TNT)
Memphis, TN

Jodie Jones of TNT- Tennessee DTEC-TAG, along with Nikki Darling Alston, Southern Region lead of Black Educators Rock, Inc, Dream Chasers, MICAH - Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope, Golden Gate Cathedral Memphis, Communities In Schools of Memphis and several other organizations executed a very impactful event in Court Square Park! The event was a true example of collaboration! The homeless population in the area joined the fun, food and book bag blessings. The entertainment by Angie P was soulful and there was something for everyone. The children enjoyed a Bounce House and the awareness and education was amplified throughout the event. Lastly, the rich panel discussion was very informative.
Texas P.A.C.T.S.
Houston, TX

A huge thank you to the Texas P.A.C.T.S. and Equity Warrior, EuRhonda Lesley Morgan, for preparing students to be packed and ready to start school at McGee Chapel Baptist Church Backpack and Supplies Drive. She provided parents and the community with ESSA knowledge so they can be ready to hold Texas accountable for equity in education, ensuring an exceptional school year for ALL students.
Advocacy In Action
Isis Spann





One of our own DTEC change agents, Isis Spann , has a goal of making the teaching profession more attractive while empowering parents to trust educators to equip their children.

With her experience in the classroom and as a DTEC instructional coach, Spann has created a platform to equip families to support students in making learning fun and engaging.

Visit and subscribe to her YouTube channel here and learn more about the services she offers to equip families for educational success at


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UPCOMING EVENTS
Teacher Preparedness Symposium
Saturday, September 7, 2019
The Georgia Dream Team presents: “No Teacher Left Behind” Teacher Preparedness Symposium. If you are an educator who seeks to obtain a better understanding of Georgia's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan,—the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act—join the team for enlightenment, refreshments, and fun.

To register, click here.
Grandfamilies
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Do you know an amazing grandparent that has stood in the gap? To recognize an individual or family for this honor, contact Florida TAG Participant Sonya Hill at sonya.hill@ocf.net or Dr. Martha Stewart at martha.stewart@ucf.edu. Deadlines for submission are Friday, August 30th.
Professional Development Series for Educators at the Congressional Black Caucus 2019
Wednesday , September 11, 2019

The Professional Development Series for Educators will serve as a transformative space for teachers to learn about the educational impact on public policy, prioritizing literacy and supporting multilingual learners from some of the top educators in the nation. To receive a DREF promotional code for registration, please e-mail pstreeter@deltafoundation.net
RESOURCES
CBC Launches 2020 Census Taskforce to Ensure Proper Allocation of Resources to Minority Education

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

Inside the Fort Worth, TX School That Uses Music to Increase Test Scores
This educational program is made possible by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation.
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