Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Discusses implementing programs that ensure school safety and academic success, covering what makes up Iowa's program as an example. Demonstrates Iowa's success via participation in standard LEA implementation activities and their Safe School Certification Program as well as via completing items on an implementation checklist.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Presents insights into sustainability. This PowerPoint Presentation examines the following questions: What is sustainability? What is innovation? What factors effect innovation implementation? What do you want to have last? And, what strategies do we need to use to bring about broad, deep, enduring impacts?
Educates frontline officers on how to recognize and respond to victims of child sex trafficking. The The IACP, the FBI and the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services developed a series of training videos which depicts sworn law enforcement officers demonstrating alternative responses to different types of scenarios involving child sex trafficking.
Presents a training module for regional training centers and states on learning approaches that prepare evaluators, educators, and district leaders for implementing evaluation systems, including hands on activities and exercises.
Provide an opportunity for individuals engaged in school climate improvement to practice skills, including engaging leadership and other stakeholders; analyzing school climate data; and identifying evidence-based programs. Each of the six module starts with some basics on school climate and then goes into an interactive activity. These online modules are one component of many in the School Climate Improvement Resource Package.
Session 1: Eyes wide open leadership: Overview of national issues impacting the principalship
Teachers and leaders are on the front lines of providing an equitable education for all students. School leaders are uniquely situated to operationalize policy and provide access to needed resources and create working conditions for educators to provide services so that students can thrive.
How do we think and talk about the children in our schools? Biased, stereotypical language, damaging labels, and negative mindsets can cause well-meaning adults to misinterpret a student's culture and language as a deficit.