• School Climate Improvement

     
    School Climate refers to the current quality and character of school life.  It is based upon people's experiences of school and reflects norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching and learning practices and organizational structures.  
     
    Ongoing school climate assessment, in the spirit of continuous improvement, can lead to schools that steadily become safer, more civil, engaging, conducive to learning, inviting to the community and therefore, more likely to lead students to achieve their potential as productive citizens. 
    School Climate is sometimes linked with the term, "school culture", describing the way schools "do business", informed by shared history, customary practices, traditions, teamwork and sense of community.
     
    So what makes a positive school climate?  According to the National School Climate Center's "School Climate Research Summary," virtually all researchers suggest five essential areas of focus:
    1. Safety
    2. Relationships
    3. Teaching and Learning
    4. Institutional Environment
    5. School Climate
    Every school is unique.  As a result, each school needs to consider its own history, community, strengths and needs in order to delineate school climate improvement goals.  
     
     

    Upcoming Networking Opportunities:

     
    September 24, 2019
    9:00am - 3:00pm Face-to-face
    $15.00
    West Decatur CIU10
     
    November 5, 2019
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid (face-to-face and videoconference)
    $0.00
    West Decatur CIU10
     
    January 23, 2020
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid
    $0.00
    West Decatur CIU10
     
    March 5, 2020
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $15.00
    West Decatur CIU10
     
    May 27, 2020
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hybrid
    $0.00
    West Decatur CIU10
     
    School Climate Improvement trainings are available upon request
     
  • For more information regarding this event, contact:

  • Mike Baker
    Curriculum Consultant
    mbaker@ciu10.org

  • Christine Sanker
    Educational Consultant
    csanker@ciu10.org