Atlanta Educator Wants To Teach "Gifted" Students How To Be "Lit"

Parents, teachers, and school systems looking for new ideas to engage and connect with students will soon have a dynamic resource to help them when Atlanta educator, Derek Collins, launches his “Gifted & Lit” DVD program in December.
“Gifted & Lit” is an innovative program that uses Hip-Hop to teach students lessons in math, science grammar and more.
The program, produced by Diversion Center, delivers positive music that is catchy, educational and fun. But that’s not all.
“Gifted & Lit” features lively animation, modern beats, lyrics and positive information designed to influence children and help them develop a love for learning.
Research shows that positive engaging music increases retention of information by 15-20%.
And Hip-Hop is one of the most popular musical genres among youth.
In fact, Howard University allowed a graduate student, Felicia Gangloff-Bailey to conduct a year-long research on a popular Hip-Hop study program, Hip-Hop Scholars, which found that the use of Hip-Hop as a concentration tool promotes critical thinking, welcomes diversification and examines the importance of culture.
Derek Collins is the CEO and Founder of Diversion Center.
The Atlanta resident also boasts a Masters Degree in Education, specializing in instruction and curriculum development.
Questioned about the motivation to create the “Gifted & Lit” DVD, Collins explained.

“I saw the impact that Hip-hop has on today’s youth so I created this program to educate students and remix the traditional way of learning.” – Derek Collins.

“Gifted & Lit” is a refreshing way to help students grasp difficult lessons in grammar such as nouns pronouns as well as arithmetic operations like multiplication and division.
The “Gifted & Lit” DVD is scheduled for release on December 1, 2017. Each DVD is priced at $29.97; however, schools can purchase bundles of 10 and 50 at a reduced cost.
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