DTEC-TAG November 2019 E-News
DTEC-TAG Updates
Happy Thanksgiving!
We Are Thankful For YOU.
Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday was a day to celebrate how grateful we are, so we'd like to say THANK YOU to every TAG participant, partner and supporter who has made our program so special and effective from the beginning! Each and every Equity Warrior is appreciated and oh so loved!
November 30 - Small Business Saturday
Tomorrow, November 30th is #SmallBusinessSaturday! For 24 hours, consider dedicating all of your early Christmas shopping to supporting small businesses.

Many educators have launched their own businesses to supplement income because of the national teacher pay crisis. So tomorrow, when you support an educator/entrepreneur, you are giving to a real person, a real family and a real cause!

Educators! If you have created your own product or service, head on over to DTEC-TAG's Facebook , Twitter and Instagram social channels to promote it in the comments! We'd love to help!
#TeacherTalkTuesday Social Media Campaign
Make sure you visit our social channels to catch the first episode of #TeacherTalkTuesday!We want to engage our audience in a new refreshing way and since most of them are educators, we believe that discussions that directly affect how educators are supported and guided in the workplace will benefit them the most. Which is why we are in need of more of YOU to be featured on the podcast in the coming months!

We will produce a podcast on the topic of educational advocacy in the realm in which we feel you are most knowledgeable. Your interview with our Project Director, Dr. Johni Cruse Craig, will be posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the last Tuesday of each month. We ask that once it is released, you will share our posts with your personal and professional networks as we build this platform to help educators.

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 Texas P.A.C.T.S DTEC Change Agent and Administrator Levatta Levels for joining us on our latest episode of #TeacherTalkTuesday!

The episode is NOW AVAILABLE on our SoundCloud , Twitter, Instagram and Facebook platforms!
Advocacy In Action
Dr. Johni Cruse Craig, Dr. Char-Shenda Covington, Tia-Gilliam Wilson and Keisha Chandler
Teach for America Fall Conference
‪“The goal (of social-emotional learning) is that we teach students how to respond to others, how to respond within themselves and how to communicate challenges.”
-Dr. Char-Shenda Covington‬
Our very own DTEC-TAG National Project Director Dr.  Johni Cruse Craig G eorgia TAG Participant Dr. Char-Shenda Covington,  DMV TAG  Participant Keisha Chandler and  Nort h Carolina TAG Participant Tia Gilliam-Wilson were invited to present on “Literacy Acquisition: Teaching the Whole Child” at the  Teach For America  Fall Conference in Columbia, S.C!

Click the video below for a peek into the kind of ground work our Change Agents do to equip other educators with prolific tools and strategies.
Geeta Gandbhir and Soledad O'Brien
Hungry to Learn Documentary
The cost of college is forcing students to make choices that put eating regular meals and their education at odds. Director Geeta Gandbhir and executive producer Soledad O'Brien's poignant film follows four college students as they navigate food insecurity in their attempt to change their lives for the better. Homelessness, abandonment and mental health issues loom as students are caught between educational institutions' pursuit of profit during "the best time of their lives." To learn more about the documentary, visit: soledadobrienproductions.com/hungerfilm
Dr. Donna Y. Ford
The Ohio State University
"What did the East Cleveland teachers see in this gifted, low-income black girl that the private school teachers didn’t? And how do any poor and gifted children of color scale the tremendous barriers standing between them and their potential?"

Ohio State dives into Dr. Donna Y. Ford’s accomplished career in advocacy for gifted children of color and how her own experiences in education contribute to her work. Click the picture to learn more about her nationally renowned "Equity Formula" and her work at the university.
Please send in updates about the HEART work you are putting in in your respective districts!
Got Updates?
Send in information from your region to be featured on DTEC-TAG social media and newsletter!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Black Educators Rock Presentation Proposals Due
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
CALLING ALL EDUCATORS! Do you have a transformative presentation that informs others about the importance of advocacy, empowerment and helpful strategies in education? Submit your proposal to present at the 5th annual Black Educators Rock, Inc. Conference July 9-12, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida! Proposals are due by December 31, 2019 and can be submitted here.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020
The DMV TAG Team will host an activation at the 35th Annual King Day Celebration and the 30th Youth Oratorical Contest in January 2020. To support, contact Danielle Miles at drmiles73@gmail.com .
Pushout Screening
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Texas TAG team is partnering with local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to bring Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School to the Angelika Theater in Dallas.

The purpose of the screening is to bring awareness around the school to prison pipeline and its effects on black girls in schools. The goal is to bring together students, educators, community members, policymakers and stakeholders to continue a vital conversation on equity in education.  To attend the screening, contact Levatta Levels at alllevels@yahoo.com
 
RESOURCES

 Students of Color with Disabilities Are Being Pushed Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Study Finds

Revolutionary Principal Goes All In on Quest For More Black Teachers
Friends,

We're counting down to this very special day of worldwide giving. DREF is asking that you mark your calendar and remember to become a Partner for Possibilities.
 
How? It's easy! Whenever you see one of DREF's distinctive #GIVINGTUESDAY  images on your favorite social media platform, just click to donate!

#GIVINGTUESDAY  and other gifts -
  • Helped students continue their education...
  • Supported research on the effects of gun violence on African American women and girls
  • Awarded a grant to Delta chapters to address disparate disciplinary treatment in local public school systems
  • Continued to fund the Stephanie Tubbs Jones summer internship for African American young women on Capitol Hill
  • Enabled teachers to help African American students stay on the road to academic excellence
 
But we can't stop now. There's so much more we need to do. Together, we can!
One last thing...Why wait to donate when you can get ahead of the curve?  CLICK HERE
This educational program is made possible by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation.
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