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Community Schools. What is a Community School?. Coalition for Community Schools http ://vimeo.com/55401554. Community Schools are Smart Schools. Community Schools are Smart Schools Community Schools help students learn Community Schools build strong communities. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Community Schools

1 What is a Community School?Coalition for Community Schools

http://vimeo.com/55401554

Define community schools, community learning center, parent learning centers, hub, call it whatever works but lets get them moving

Realizing that community schools refers to a framework but each model is unique based on data driven needs

Coordinated school health components are a very integral part of community schools. We must look at each component and take it to the next level and look at community schools in the same context.

Frame the talking points i.e. community schools includes (whatever the identified barrier) and how community schools address those barriers based on data driven decisions

Engaging InstructionExpanded Learning opportunitiesCollege, Career and CitizenshipHealth and Social Support: medical, behavioral, PE, parent engagementCommunity EngagementEarly Childhood DevelopmentFamily EngagementYouth Development Activities

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Community Schools are Smart Schools

Community Schools are Smart Schools

Community Schools help students learn

Community Schools build strong communitiesWhat is a Community School?Partnerships between the school and other community resources

Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities

Integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement

Schools are the center of the community and are open to everyone all day, every day, evenings and weekends

Improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities

Community Schools Include:

Health and Social Supports

Engaging Instructions

Extra Learning Opportunities

Early Childhood Development

College, Career & Citizenship

Community Engagement

Family Engagement

Strategic Alignment

Youth DevelopmentWhats the bottom line?

Community schools are about focusing joint community and school resources on student success which leads to community success.

The findings suggest that when all the conditions for learning areintegrated in a single environment, the benefits are multiplied. In the 20evaluations reviewed, findings showed the following improvements in:

Student Learning: Community school students show significant and widely evident gains in academic achievement and in essential areas of non-academic development.

Family Engagement: Families of community school students show increased stability and are more able to meet basic needs. They communicate more with teachers and are more involved in their childrens school.

School Effectiveness: Community schools enjoy improved parent-teacherrelationships and increased teacher satisfaction. School environments are more positive and community support increases.

Community Vitality: Community schools promote better use of school buildings, and their neighborhoods enjoy increased security, heightenedcommunity value and better rapport among students and residents.Community Schools EffectivenessWhat can be expected from a community school?7Communities in Schoolshttp://www.communitiesinschools.org/

Video link:http://youtu.be/vtZ49u-b_40Greenbrier County Communities in Schools

Communities In Schools of Greenbrier County (CISGC) is a local West Virginia affiliate of the nation's leading drop-out prevention program, Communities In Schools. CISGC's mission is "to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life."CISGClinkseducators withthe communityto bring localtalents and resourcesinto the schoolsand create a network of supportthat keeps kids in school and engaged in learning. As a result, teachers are free to teach and studentshave the opportunity and skills to focus on learning.

Greenbrier County Communities in Schools http://www.cisgreenbriercounty.org/who_we_are.aspx

Cabell County Communities in Schools - We are making a difference in the lives of children. CIS is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to connecting community resources to the schools and students who need them. http://boe.cabe.k12.wv.us/CommunitiesInSchoolsofCabellCounty.php

ResourcesCoalition for Community Schoolswww.communityschools.org

What is community schoolhttp://www.communityschools.org/assets/1/AssetManager/Community%20School%20Definition%20and%20Graphics.pdf

Community school check list http://www.communityschools.org/assets/1/AssetManager/csassessment.pdf

Communities in Schoolshttp://www.communitiesinschools.org/ Well post this presentation on Thinkfinity for you to use the resources.13Select WV ResourcesWV School Health Technical Assistance Center at Marshall University Website: www.wvshtac.org Email: [email protected] Services available: technical assistance to support community and school partnerships for school based health services in areas of primary health care, mental health and dental health.

WV School Based Health Assembly Website: www.wvsbha.org Email: [email protected] Services available: Assist schools interested in new school-based health centers to find sponsors. Serves as the lead membership organization and unified voice in the state for the advancement of comprehensive school health services. Contact Information:Paula Fields, Coordinator Community SchoolsWVDE Office of Healthy [email protected]

Teresa Mace, Coordinated School Health [email protected]

Coordinator for Community Schools15I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.Mother Teresa