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Communities in Schools Overview


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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 (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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Communities in Schools Overview

  1. 1. Overview Communities In Schools Georgia Children’s Advocacy Network August 28, 2013
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Public Education’s Design Flaw GovernancePedagogy 1/3 still dropout Public Education
  7. 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.