The Center for School Climate and Learning (CSCL) has two decades of national leadership experience helping schools improve school climate, adult culture, safety, respect, and learning. We have worked with hundreds of K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and thousands of student leaders and teachers where we have continually custom-designed, evaluated, and redesigned our surveys, leadership development tools and processes, and our professional development workshops and training to meet their unique needs and challenges.
We offer client schools a choice of three different levels of school climate support. Our Comprehensive Safe Measures Process is a student-led, collaborative inquiry process that has been used in schools for over 20 years. It is a well-researched, proven-effective model for improving school climate and learning. Our 2010 book, Transforming School Climate and Learning: Beyond Bullying and Compliance, published by Corwin Press, (Preble & Gordon) offers a detailed description of this process and how it works. Many schools use this as a common reading for teachers. This program was also featured in an article in ASCD's, Educational Leadership (School Climate Through Students' Eyes, Preble & Taylor, 2009). This process is typically implemented over a 2-year period and provides a pre-post evaluation of school climate improvement.
We have designed a less resource intensive Train-the-Trainer version of the Safe Measures process that schools can use based on their needs. Some client schools also elect to use our Do-It-Yourself Model that takes our Safe Measures School Climate Surveys and our School Climate Leadership Facilitator's Guide and is led by a team of local school leaders, teachers and students, using our tools and resources.
In addition, the CSCL offers powerful, interactive and engaging professional development workshops for teachers, school leaders, and students, keynote addresses, and Leadership Summits, Retreats and Team Adventures to help schools build more positive teacher, student, and peer relationships, offer more rigorous, relevant and personalized teaching and learning to more effectively meet the needs of all students.
Let us provide your school, district, agency, or organization with one or more of these exciting professional development and school improvement options to help you make your school safe, respectful, equitable and effective for all students.
THE SAFE MEASURES: COLLABORATIVE ACTION RESEARCH PROCESS
A comprehensive, common-sense action research and student and teacher leadership process for improving school climate and learning. The program features:1.) diverse teams of students empowered as school climate leaders, researchers, and experts; 2.) near-peer mentors guiding student teams; 3.) Expert administrative and teacher support, training for school-wide dissemination.
The program includes customized student, teacher and parent surveys, engaging, effective professional development for school leaders and teachers that will exceed your teacher's' expectations and year-long follow-up services and supports to ensure the implementation and sustainability of data-driven school climate action projects to "move the needle" on school climate in your school.
THREE SAFEMEASURES SCHOOL CLIMATE ASSISTANCE MODELS AVAILABLE
Four (4) On-site,
Full-day Trainings of Adult Design Team and Student Leadership Team,
SafeMEasures Facilitation Guide
Google Doc Platform for ongoign support by CSCL Senior Consultant.
CORESTRATEGIES Workshops and Keynote Addresses
We develop professional development workshops, events, and intensive events (see below) to help schools and teachers address school climate and adult culture needs and concerns using six comprehensive strategies. Let us design and offer your school or district professional development workshops, keynote addresses, graduate-level courses, book study groups, or on-site consultation...call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about these services!
Topics below are some of the WORKSHOPS AND KEYNOTES we have offered recently:
Overview of Core Strategies to Transform School Climate and Learning
Understanding School Climate, Respectful Teaching, and Social Justice Using Student and Teacher School Climate Data
Can't Learn When Your Pants are On Fire: School Climate, Learning and Neuroscience
Designing Empowering Roles for Students In Schools, Classrooms and the World
Happy, Positive, Enthusiastic Teachers Rock: Building Teacher Morale and Positive Adult Culture in the Age of Teacher Accountability
Respectful Teaching and Engaged Learning: Four (4) Research-Based Practices
Teaching Beyond the Curriculum: Building Learning on Student Talents, Strengths and Interests