June 26, 2020
DTEC-TAG Updates
A Note To Our Participants, Supporters and Friends
DTEC-TAG acknowledges the many challenges that have arisen during this time of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and national unrest due to the ongoing police brutality and discrimination against African Americans in this country. We also acknowledge that you are navigating an unusual yet monumental period in history and would like to thank all of you for supporting us as we push for justice and equity both in and out of the realm of education in America.
H.E. L.I.V.E. Summer Learning Series
Watch the video above for the full rundown of our June Session Speakers!
As a response to COVID-19 and the increased dependence on digital learning and education, the Highly Efficacious, Effective and Efficient Educators (H.E.), has begun presenting 22 total L.I.V.E. lessons that will focus on individual areas of teacher efficacy, advocacy and support and combine seminars with instructional strategy. Each L.I.V.E. lesson will vary by topic, grade level and audience but all will include discussions around instruction, policy and distance learning strategies for students, teachers, parents, district administrators and other community stakeholders.

The 22 Lesson Series will be hosted every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 pm EST/5:30pm CST, through August 28, 2020.

These L.I.V.E. Lessons will be streamed to each of DTEC-TAG’s social media platforms on Facebook , Periscope/Twitter & DREF’s LinkedIn Page.

NEXT WEEK, Tuesday, June 30, Dr. Char-Shenda Covington will present "Leading During COVID-19: How to Support Staff and Students" at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT.

Students, teachers, parents, and all community stakeholders are encouraged to log in!
#TeacherTalkTuesday Now Available on
All Platforms
Make sure you visit our LinkTree to catch #TeacherTalkTuesday!

As we engage our audience of educators in a new and refreshing way, we believe discussions that directly affect how educators are supported and guided in the workplace will benefit them the most.

Our podcast interviews have provided a directory of teaching strategies and best practices for many subjects and grade levels! We are now in need of more of YOU to be featured on the podcast in the coming months!

WE NEED YOUR VOICE! IT MATTERS!

These are the topics we’d like you to consider honing in on for this conversation:
1. Teacher Efficacy
2. Student Engagement & Instructional Best Practices
3. Advocacy in Action
4. Changing "At-Risk" to At-Promise

If you have any further questions about the set-up, please do not hesitate to reach out via e-mail to pstreeter@deltafoundation.net.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the survey below:
A special thanks to Dr. Kandis Boyd-Wyatt, professor at American Public University, for joining us on our ninth episode of #TeacherTalkTuesday!

The episode is NOW AVAILABLE on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify via linktr.ee/DTECChangeAgent !
DTEC-TAG Response To COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak crisis, the Delta Research and Educational Foundation and DTEC-TAG will operate in telework mode effective
Thursday, March 19, 2020 , until further notice. During this period, all staff members will be working remotely and will be available via email and/or telephone between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM (EST), Monday through Friday.  Calls to the main office number, 202-347-1337, will rollover to staff telephones. 

In addition, DTEC-TAG community activations will be paused indefinitely. We will continue sharing resources on social media via Facebook (DTEC-TAG), Instagram (@dtec_change_agent) and Twitter (@dtecchangeagent)

Currently, federal health officials are urging everyone to please stay indoors and practice proper hygiene to protect yourselves and others from risk of COVID-19 infection. We at DTEC-TAG wish you and your families the best during these uncertain and unprecedented times.
Virtual and Home-Based Learning Resources
"My hope is also for resiliency in the face of adversity. We must believe that we are up to the challenge at hand and model perseverance and ingenuity for our students. We’re navigating the unknown and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a place of fear…it needs to be a place of hope. We will weather this storm."
- Mike Fisher, Education Consultant
In addressing implicit biases in education, this author poses the question, "WHERE DO YOU FALL ON THE ANTI-RACISM SCALE?"

Black history is American history, and it should be taught throughout the year across the curriculum—not confined to a single month. Here are some simple examples of how teachers can infuse Black history into their teaching for core content areas.

Click HERE to access a full Google Doc of resources for online learning for students. Educators, ADD to this document and share your knowledge and tips!

Parents and Families can utilize this resource from Fundamentals of Learning, LLC. to gain tools to teach their children while they're home


This YouTube channel uses learning plans in conjunction with popular music in a concept PhonicsMan calls "EduTrap."

JSTOR system has "an expanded set of content (ebooks and journals) that is available to institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19 through June 30, 2020."

Support and resources for Black parents who have decided to home school their children.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provide practical ways that you can do to manage anxiety and stress in your life and in the lives of your children.

It's been proven that meditation has many benefits for reducing stress and anxiety. Download these apps for guided meditation to help your emotional health, memory, mood and more.

Each Tuesday at 9a PST (12p EST), tune in to this live, interactive and "wacky" math class!

A free database of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

A full digital library of books based on teaching efficacy and strategy.

A brainstorming page where we can share ideas and resources that we know will help support our students and families in times of need.

A free math comprehension website from K-12 with tools to empower educators.

A free reading comprehension website from K-12.  
Complete the United States 2020 Census Today!
Remember to fill out the 2020 Census!
The federal government will allocate billions of dollars to communities across the country for schools, hospitals, and infrastructure – based on population. Please make sure our communities of color are adequately represented and served.

By utilizing this tracking link 2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html you can see what your state and local responses are!

Also, even if you don't have your Census ID from the initial mailing form, you can still fill it out online in less than 10 minutes.

Click the picture above to easily fill out your Census response today!
DREF 2018-2019 Annual Report
Click on the picture above for access to the 2018-2019 Delta Research and Educational Foundation Annual Report and see how our Foundation has been amplifying the lives of minorities through research, education and advocacy!
Got Updates?
Send in information from your region to be featured on DTEC-TAG social media and newsletter!
RESOURCES
Teachers Are as Racially Biased as Everybody Else, Study Shows
Attention School Leaders: Students Are Demanding Anti-Racist Curriculum and Instruction
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