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This powerpoint presentation was put together by Neil Shorthouse, the President and State Director of Communities in Schools, and presented on August 28 at our Georgia Children's Advocacy Network ...

This powerpoint presentation was put together by Neil Shorthouse, the President and State Director of Communities in Schools, and presented on August 28 at our Georgia Children's Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Off-Session Policy Series. This month we talked all about going beyond curriculum and teachers, and what else kids need from school to stay in school.

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  • 1. Overview Communities In Schools Georgia Children’s Advocacy Network August 28, 2013
  • 2. Community Barriers • Culture of Gangs • Availability of Drugs • Violence • Limited Social Outlets • Lack of Positive Role Models Family Challenges • Low Expectations Substance Abuse Poverty Unemploy ment Family Crises School Challenges • Lack of Commitment Negative Peer Pressure Academic Failure Behavior Problems Individual / Developmental Challenges • Low Self Esteem • Mental Health Needs • Court Involvement Loneliness Medical Problems Social Isolation Non-Cognitive Stressors Facing Many Students 2
  • 3. Instructional Programs Non-Cognitive Barriers CommunityBarriers Family Changes School Challenges Individual /DevelopmentalChallenges Basic Skill Remediation PersonalizedCurricula Teacher Development High Expectations and Support Children's Non-Cognitive Barriers Outweigh and Interfere with Instructional Programs 3
  • 4. Instructional Programs Non- Instructional Resources Academically and Socially Vulnerable Students Succeed When Schools and CIS Work Together • Basic Skills remediation • Personalized and blended learning curriculum • Teacher professional development • High expectations • Instructional support and interventions • Mentoring • Parent engagement • Health and nutrition • Behavior intervention • Mental health • Youth development • After school programs • Interpersonal Skill Development In Partnership 4
  • 5. CIS Integrates and Aligns Non-School Based Resources With Schools Instructional Programs to Optimize Academic Achievement Community Based Services, Resources and Volunteers School’s instructional and academic support programs Academic success for children facing non- cognitive barriers 5
  • 6. Public Education’s Design Flaw GovernancePedagogy 1/3 still dropout Public Education
  • 7. Education Reform – Elements of Change STUDENTS PreK-12 Community  Parents (family and extended family)  Private Sector  Human Service Professionals  Faith Leaders  Students  Government and Community Leaders Schools cannot succeed apart from their communities … communities cannot succeed apart from their schools Pedagogy Curriculum Teacher quality: • Preparation • Professional Development • Supervision & Support Standards Testing Governance Leadership Board of Education Building/Classroom design Schedule Teacher-to-Student ratio Central Office Physical resources Evaluation Funding Copyright 2004-13 Communities in Schools of Georgia, Inc. This slide may not be used, copied, or distributed without prior written permission from Communities In Schools of Georgia, Inc. www.cisga.org