Episode #547 - August 18th, 2021
Education Counts features program and initiatives that are expanding ideas in education. This week, learn about how to talk to children about race and racism and D321gner Space in Elkhart County is creating programs that are inclusive of children with all abilities. Find out how Citywide Classroom is making wifi available to children in need and learn how ActivityHero connects kids and opportunities for learning and fun.
Original Airdate: August 18, 2021

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  • August 18th, 2021 Photo Bridgette Chambers, Christyn Hooker, M.A., CCC-SLP, Amanda Miller, and son Leo More Information

    D321gner Space

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    In Elkhart County, D321gner Space, a new nonprofit is creating new spaces for special needs children. This program's unique model will allow typical and atypical children to learn with each other, and from each other.

     
     
     

     

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    1. Bridgette ChambersFounderD321gner Space, Inc.
    2. Christyn Hooker, M.A., CCC-SLPService CoordinatorD321gner Space, Inc.
    3. Amanda Miller, and son LeoParent and Participant

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  • August 18th, 2021 Photo Denise Riedl, Patrick Stalvey, Joevita Weah More Information

    Citywide Classroom South Bend

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    The Internet has become more than just a luxury these days. Parents use it for work and kids use it for school. But some households don't have access to high quality internet connections. Citywide Classroom South Bend is providing the needed equipment to help close the digital divide at no cost.

     
     
     
     

    Guests:

    1. Denise RiedlChief Innovation OfficerCity of South Bend
    2. Patrick StalveyChief Information OfficerSouth Bend Community School Corporation
    3. Joevita WeahInnovation FellowenFocus

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  • August 18th, 2021 Photo Tami Silverman, Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D. More Information

    Talking to Children About Race

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    There are many topics young children will ask their parents about. While the subject of race can seem uncomfortable, it shouldn't be avoided. We take a look at some of the resources parents can use to talk to their children about race and race relations.

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    Guests:

    1. Tami SilvermanPresident & CEOIndiana Youth Institute
    2. Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D.Senior VP of U.S. Social ImpactSesame Workshop

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