Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), has partnered with The National Theatre for Children (NTC) to educate students and their families about wildfire preparedness in SCE’s service area. SCE and NTC have partnered to bring in-person theatrical performances into schools since 2012. This spring, the topic of wildfire preparedness has been adapted into an all-digital alternative as schools continue to combine classroom instruction with distance learning.
This school year, e-learning programs that can be delivered remotely to teachers and students are an important way to reinforce the curriculum and form connections. The Ready or Not: Preparing for Wildfires livestream event allows SCE and NTC to bring vital emergency preparedness information to schools and families.
This spring, NTC will deliver Ready or Not: Preparing for Wildfires to teachers and students in elementary schools, delivering a remote e-learning program throughout the utility’s service area. The program will resume in fall 2021.
Ready or Not: Preparing for Wildfires focuses on the difference between a disaster, emergency and hazard; what a family emergency plan is; how wildfires start; and who to seek for help in an emergency. The livestream events feature a live host who introduces the program, sets up and recaps a series of four educational sketches, and leads a Q&A in which students and teachers can submit questions for the host to answer live in real time.
The Ready or Not livestreams are supplemented by a full digital curriculum including games, activities, e-books, hands-on lessons, assessments for educators and smart speaker apps. Edison International sponsors every aspect of the program, making the e-learning package a cost-free supplement to lessons in science, literacy and the arts.
For more information about the Ready or Not: Preparing for Wildfires livestream event, visit https://nationaltheatre.com/Program/ready-or-not-preparing-for-wildfires-livestream-special/.
For more information about this program, contact Eddie Eames at [email protected].
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE: EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.
About The National Theatre for Children
NTC is a premium provider of educational programming with operations in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. We work directly between schools and clients to promote beneficial behaviors and life skills to students in grades K-12 on a local, regional and national level.
Our award-winning educational programs are provided for students, teachers and their families and are customizable to accommodate specific messages and goals for clients. Through formats including livestream performance, e-learning, in-school presentations, class discussion, graphic novels, print curriculum, and digital games and activities, we present topics such as energy conservation, safety, financial literacy, STEM, emergency preparedness, disaster awareness, water and environmental stewardship, and health and social responsibility in ways that engage and empower students. In doing so, we are helping our clients to be forces of change for students, parents and communities.