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.
Presents evidence and logic for school climate’s positive correlation with academic achievement. Examines evidence for and describes characteristics of the school climate variables of “Safety”, “Support, Care, and Connections”, “Challenge and Engagement”, and “Social Emotional Competency”.
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.
Provides a new, free online course designed to inform those who deliver teen pregnancy prevention programming. The course will help professionals understand key terms related to gender and sexual identity, the challenges that LGBTQ youth face and the importance of including them in prevention messages about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and key strategies for creating safe spaces and classrooms for LGBTQ youth.
Provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools’ environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental literacy, including STEM, green careers, and civic engagement. Includes additional information about the Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.
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.
Provides a series of webinars that address campus public safety, how positive school climate can enhance school safety, and incorporating the needs of international students into emergency planning and management.
Assist schools with facilitating family-school-community partnership training sessions which are designed to help participants create and build partnerships in their own local communities. Contains excerpts from current research and theory, as well as examples of field-tested practice, and includes strategies for involving families, schools, and communities in building partnerships.