ECHO-DU is part of a global model for providing virtual learning opportunities to professionals. While most ECHO sites focus on healthcare, ECHO-DU is one of a few focused on education. ECHO-DU participants collaborate with other educators in order to explore evidence-based practices and develop skills related to mental health, school health–wellness and school leadership.
Project ECHO typically consists of 8–12 weekly sessions of one to two hours each. During each session, there is a brief presentation highlighting the latest practices and resources on a given topic followed by time for questions and answers. One or two practitioners from the field then present a real-life case study.
An ideal ECHO comprises an interdisciplinary group of two to five thought leaders engaging with 15–30 participants — large enough to facilitate a variety of perspectives but small enough to ensure meaningful conversation.
ECHO Networks connect educators, mental health professionals, social justice advocates and other professionals to collaborate on evidence-based learning practices.
Host an ECHO
Volunteer to host an ECHO by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our ECHO-DU team will work closely with your organization to ensure a smooth and successful ECHO series. The collaboration includes assistance with curriculum design, evaluation and sustainability plans, recruitment strategies, and logistics.