Module 2: About DoDEA

Estimated Time to Complete: 30-40 minutes
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Module Overview: Welcome to Module 2: About DoDEA. The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) was created by the Department of Defense (DoD) to educate the children of military and civilian families connected to the military throughout the world. DoDEA is a worldwide education system that educates students in grades PK–12, offering a wide range of programs and supports to students and families. As students transfer into and out of DoDEA schools from the public school system, School Liaisons can offer support to mitigate the impact of transitions. They serve as the primary liaison between community schools, commanding officers, and military families. They link the military family to individuals or groups who can solve whatever problem they confront.

The information in this module will provide the guidance necessary for these activities.

Learning Objectives: Through this module, School Liaisons will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and mission of DoDEA, outlining its structure and programs.
  • Describe where DoDEA schools are located; their enrollment policies, curriculum standards, and assessments; and special programs and policies.
  • Describe the School Liaison’s role within DoDEA.
  • For a given situation or issue involving a military family in transition, identify and describe protocols for communicating with local commands and determining resources and actions to pursue.

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