Drummond-Bey is not only a global figure about how education and travel can merge, she’s also an advocate for technology being a more significant part of global education. Tech literacy is part of the digital learning curriculum at Kid Youniversity.
The Kid Youniversity platform even helps educators and teachers to navigate digital teaching. Drummond-Bey hopes that as she continues her journey as an educator and digital nomad, schools will evolve and train their teachers to be digital educators as well, even when they are not in the middle of a pandemic.
“What I was hoping would happen (in the pandemic) is that schools would see how tech is an asset to their curriculum and keep it. Unfortunately, what I’ve seen is that things seem to be shifting back. I am not seeing that people are trying to add more tech and build more skills in tech.”
The retreat back from tech seems to be the result of a lack of digital curriculums, Drummond-Bey says. But free online resources like Verizon HQ can help educators skill up in a variety of ways by offering micro-credentials in developing new tools for remote learning, leadership, and understanding the different ways children learn.
Drummond-Bey will continue her Real-Life Black History series in the States until November; you can now view some of her Black history and social justice content on her social media and the Kid Youniversity site. After that, she’ll be going overseas again to continue to teach her global digital learning curriculum. She is also making a writer retreat for aspiring authors.
As much as her goals involve empowering others and helping them reach their goals, she also has big dreams for herself.
“I’m going to win the MacArthur genius award one day,” she recently posted to Facebook. “I’m going to win an Emmy. I’m going to make education better!!”
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