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.
Introduces Social and Emotional Learning as well as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and demonstrates their effectiveness in building student academic and life skills. Presents theories, research, and practices that can be used to integrate these practices into school settings.
Defines communities of practice as they pertain to sustaining school climate improvement programs. Discusses how these learning communities contribute to sustaining efforts, providing examples from the National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk (NDTAC).
Provides examples of student success programs partnering with their local communities and other student success related programs. Highlights strategies to create wrap around intervention systems for those students who are struggling academically or behaviorally to various degrees.
Compliments "Sustainability Planning Worksheet" as a program financial sustainability planner. Coincides with the "Planning for Sustainability" resource which presents this step-by-step worksheet tool for making plans of sustainability within school climate improvement programs from the beginning of implementation.
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.
Discusses the foundational role of universal prevention in school-climate program implementation. Reveals that the change process must be developmental, or completed over a period of years, and executed with attention to fidelity.
Presents a step-by-step worksheet tool for making plans of sustainability within school climate improvement programs from the beginning of implementation. Includes background of planning tool, purpose of planning process, and an overview of the sustainability cycle
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 step-by-step guidance for how to implement the "Planning for Sustainability" resource. This worksheet contains a template that helps grantees identify areas for sustainability, including functions, strategies, and steps needed to institutionalize a practice.