The National School Climate Center in partnership with the Winston Preparatory Schools present the 17th Annual Summer Institute.
School Climate Renewal and the Common Core: Promoting Social, Emotional and Civic as well as Intellectual Learning
The National School Climate Center’s (NSCC) Summer Institute is grounded in the notion that effective school reform must honor and support the whole child and the whole school community. This three-day Institute is designed to support school, district and state teams, as well as other school, family and community leaders, in developing continuous school climate improvement plans.
The Common Core State Standards (Common Core) provides a definition of what students are expected to learn and what is needed to prepare all students for success in postsecondary college or career preparation and life in the 21st century. However, the Common Core continues to focus on cognitive learning alone. Yet, research shows that school – and life – success are grounded in social, emotional and civic as well as intellectual or cognitive learning.
NSCC’s 17th annual summer institute presents a range of ways that K-12 educators can and need to consider integrating Common Core, school climate improvement and prosocial educational goals and the range of instructional and school wide improvement goals we use to actualize these goals.