ABOUT ECHO

ECHO-DU is part of a global model for providing virtual professional learning to professionals. While most ECHO sites across the world focus on healthcare, ECHO-DU is one of a few focused on the P-20 education system. ECHO-DU participants collaborate with other educators in a case-based learning environment in order to learn about evidence-based practices and develop advanced skills related to mental health, school health-wellness, school leadership, among other areas.

HOW TO ECHO?

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 evidence-based practices and resources on a given topic followed by dedicated time for questions and answers related to the presentation. One or two practitioners from the field (e.g. a rural school psychologist) then present a real-life case study to seek collaboration for possible solutions.

An ideal ECHO is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of 2-5 thought leaders engaging with 15-30 participants – large enough to facilitate a variety of perspectives but small enough to ensure meaningful conversation.

HOST AN ECHO

To host an ECHO, email echo@du.edu. Our ECHO-DU team will work closely with your organization to ensure a smooth and successful ECHO series. The collaboration includes assistance and consultations regarding the ECHO development process. This includes curriculum design, evaluation and sustainability plans, to recruitment strategies and logistics planning.  

CONTACT US

FOR INQUIRIES

echo@du.edu

 

ECHO-DU TEAM

Dr. Elaine Belansky, Director

Nancy O’Sullivan, Program Manager

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