The Pennsylvania Intermediate Units (PAIU), the Office of Safe Schools, Pennsylvania Department Education (PDE) and the National School Climate Center are pleased to be partnering on an effort to increase the capacity of PA educators to lead school climate improvement efforts. The PA School Climate Leadership Initiative (SCLI) is designed to complement and expand schools’ existing efforts to improve student achievement and equitable outcomes by linking those efforts to strategies proven to build positive school climate. At the heart of the SCLI model is an emphasis on building learning communities and networks focused on attending to students’, faculty and parents’ perceptions and experiences of the school through stakeholder engagement and shared leadership. If implemented with fidelity, this effort will bring about environmental changes and positive outcomes, such as: increased student attendance, decreased bullying and harassment, and positive relationships among students, faculty and staff, and improved staff morale. The overall result will be increased academic achievement for all students. Schools that participate in the SCLI receive training and technical assistance from a designated School Climate Regional Coordinator (SCRC) employed by their IU. The SCRCs support schools in using the five-stage school climate improvement process.
This training is limited to team members from North Penn Mansfield High School and Jersey Shore High School that are participating in the school climate initiative.
Activity Subject Area: Teaching and Learning Professional Development
Location: BLaST Williamsport Office
Registration open until 11/3/2017