Federation For Community Schools Forum 2011

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Community Schools 101: The who, what, when, where, and WHY of community schools
Anya Tanyavutti, Academy for Urban School Leadership
Kevin Curtin, Principal, Peoria School District 150
Learn from veteran community school leaders about their experiences implementing the community school Parthenon model from early stages through working towards sustainability. Kevin Curtin, a principal in Peoria, IL implemented a community school before he even knew the model had a name. Anya Tanyavutti, Metropolitan Family Services has supervised community school implementation for numerous schools. Hear about the model, and then discuss the realities, challenges and benefits to implementation.

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Federation For Community Schools Forum 2011

  1. 1. COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 101FEDERATION FOR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FORUM 2011 Principal Kevin Curtin Anya Tanyavutti, M.A.Ed. Peoria, Illinois Chicago, Illinois kevin.curtin@psd150.org anya.tanyavutti@gmail.com (309) 672-6528 (269) 501.7040
  2. 2. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. UNDERSTAND THE BEST PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH EFFECTI VELY IMPLEMENTI NG THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL STRATEGY. 2. BENEFIT FROM HEARI NG THE STORI ES OF THE SUCCESSES AND PITFALLS ASSOCIATED WITH ESTABLISHI NG NEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNER SHIPS. 3. UNDERSTAND THE KEY OF COMMUNICATI ON AND STRATEGIC PLANNING TO THE BEGI NNING STAGES OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WORK AND ACCESS TOOLS TO SUPPORT THIS.OBJECTIVES
  3. 3. I. INTRODUCTION II. OPENING ACTIVITY III. STORY TELLING IV. TOOLS OF THE TRADE V. YOUR REFLECTION VI. QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONAGENDA
  4. 4. DID YOU PARTICIPATE IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES OR HAVE HOBBIES AS A CHILD?QUESTION # 1
  5. 5. DID YOU HAVE ADULTS OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS WHO TOOK AN INTEREST IN YOUR ACADEMIC SUCCESS?QUESTION # 2
  6. 6. HOW DID YOUR FAMILY’S ENGAGEMENT IN YOUR SCHOOLING IMPACT YOUR SUCCESS?QUESTION # 3
  7. 7. WHAT EXCITES/CHALLENGES YOU MOST ABOUT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS?QUESTION # 4
  8. 8. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS TODAY?QUESTION # 5
  9. 9. Successful Students, Families Schools & Communities A H F C C A O A E M M D A M I E U M L L N I I T I C E T S H S Y SHARED INTEGRATED SHARED VISION LEVERAGED LEADERSHIP LEARNING RESOURCES DATA DRIVEN BROADER PARTNERSHIPS COLLABORATION DECISION MAKING OPPORTUNITIESWHAT IS A COMMUNITY SCHOOL
  10. 10. FOUNDATIONS of a fully implemented community school ensure high quality, community-engaged, and leveragedresources at school:•Shared Leadership – school leaders and stakeholders are shared leaders in the community school development andoutcomes.•Integrated Learning – out-of-school programs are linked to learning, supporting and expanding on the school daycurriculum.•Shared Vision – community and school stakeholders work together to establish a set of goals for student and familysuccess.•Collaboration – community school staff, stakeholders, and community partners integrate and share their resources atthe school.•Partnerships – community schools build true partnerships with community-based organizations, families, andstakeholders.•Leveraged Resources – community schools leverage existing community investments and resources for the school. WHAT IS A COMMUNITY SCHOOL
  11. 11. ONCE UPON A TIMEREAL LIFE COMMUNITY SCHOOL SUCCESSES AND PITFALLS
  12. 12. NOW BACK TO YOU!REFLECT, ASSESS, PLAN, SHARE

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