Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase
This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.
The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.
Sub-Task 2: Community Factors
This Coalition for Community Schools document contains three checklists designed to help schools assess partnership activities within their community.
This worksheet from the Washington Education Association's Building Community Connections publication may help school leaders create a community profile. Alternate format: PDF
This list of seven questions to pose to community constituents is designed to help schools identify a vision of what the community wants and expects from its schools. The questions were developed by the 2003 Baldrige National Quality Award in Education recipient, Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, Illinois.
As noted at its website, "the School as a Caring Community Profile-II (SCCP-II) is an instrument developed by the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility) to help schools assess themselves as caring communities. The SCCP may be administered at any point (ideally at the beginning) of a character education initiative and then at later points to assess progress."
This National Network of Partnership Schools webpage discusses six types of cooperation among families, schools and other community organizations as identified by Johns Hopkins University Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships Director Joyce Epstein.
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