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Working & Learning at Home: Advice from Delta Gammas

Many of our recent virtual programs and events have centered around providing advice from DG alumnae who have expert strategies on how to make the most of distanced learning for their kids. Learn from fellow Delta Gammas who have mastered this whole distanced learning thing in their own families and professional lives. During your next commute to work, burst of downtime or round of chores, watch or listen to some of the programs below!


Parent Tips for Distance & Online Learning

25-minute podcast episode

Join Ginny Gilbert, Beta Kappa-Kansas, as she discusses successful time for distance and online learning. Ginny currently resides in Missouri and is a social interventionist in the school setting, embarking on her 12th year in the education sector. Listen here.



Working Smarter (because we're all already working harder)

1-hour recorded webinar

Looking for a better way to manage your work, with a focus on getting stuff done? Feeling overwhelmed with managing your children’s work during remote learning? Join Jen Manly, Delta Iota-Georgia, a certified ScrumMaster and teacher, as she shares a fool-proof system for prioritizing, tasking and crushing your projects, big or small. Watch this webinar to learn how to work smarter.



Navigating Virtual & Blended Education

1-hour recorded panel

In August 2020, we hosted an esteemed panel to discuss tips and tools for navigating this upcoming academic year from inside and/or outside the classroom. Four Delta Gamma alumnae who are also teachers discussed technology tools, balance (between technology and low-tech teaching methods) and general tips for success with virtual and/or blended instruction. Watch this panel here.

The panelists:

  • Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Iota-Illinois, is the director of curriculum at Illinois Virtual School. Jennifer Kolar-Burden has worked in education since 1999. Starting out as a face-to-face teacher, she always had a special interest in ed-tech innovations to engage student learning. In 2003 she began to teach online with Illinois Virtual High School where she also became a content expert in social studies, authoring four courses during her tenure. From 2003-2009 Jennifer taught art history, psychology and AP U.S. history and continued to review and update course offerings. In 2009 IVHS expanded to become Illinois Virtual School and Jennifer moved into her current director of curriculum role.
  • Julie Ryan, Epsilon Nu-James Madison, currently lives in Columbia, Missouri, where she has transitioned a love for reading into a second career fostering a love for libraries in students. After volunteering in elementary and K-8 libraries for years, she began working full-time in a high school library and is currently pursuing her master's degree in library science and information services. Blending books, technology, programming and student support is her passion. 
  • Kaitlin Breuleux, Zeta Eta-Texas State, has taught first grade for the last eight years and will teach kindergarten this year. Kaitlin has her master’s in reading education. Kaitlin also has a toddler at home that she has homeschooled for the past six months.
  • Carrie Saylor, Delta Iota-Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia in early childhood education with a minor in TESOL and is currently attaining her master's degree in reading education and digital literacy. She has worked with students in places ranging from South Africa to Georgia to Mississippi to South Carolina, in grades pre-K to fifth grade. Carrie has been named her district's Teacher of the Year and a nominee for State Teacher of the Year. 
  • Jenna McQuattie, Eta Iota-University of Nevada, Reno, is the Fraternity Director of Lifetime Engagement for Delta Gamma and working mom of three. Jenna moderated this panel.