The Think Different-Do Different Educational Affiliate Network is an initiative of Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD). The purpose is to strengthen the connections between home, school and community by sharing our lessons learned and equipping educators and community organizations to THINK DIFFERENT and DO DIFFERENT.
Our goals are to improve education outcomes for children, strengthen and stabilize families, build cultural competencies of educators and service providers, while influencing systems change. Through the affiliate network, we work to help affiliate members adopt NdCAD lessons learned, principles, concepts and approaches to impact change.
Based on 20 years of learning, NdCAD has identified 7 Key Principles that cut across the organization's programs. These principles are instructive to affiliate members who aspire to adopt our approaches and meet the education and cultural needs of children and their families.
Literacy / Identity Connections
Parent & Community Engagement
Cultural Learning Space
Support services are provided to affiliate members based on their individual capacity, interests and ability to adopt one or more NdCAD principles. Support services include:
Training and Professional Development Workshops
Networking and Peer-Learning Opportunities
Site-Based Consulting Services
Intensive Coaching and Support
Access to Curriculum and Resources
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