The California Center for School Climate (CCSC), a California Department of Education (CDE) initiative, provides free support for and trainings on school climate and data use to local education agencies in California.
The CCSC invites California school, district, and county office-of-education staff to attend a multipart virtual event, Strengthening School Communities for Resilience. The event will provide virtual sessions on topics related to restorative and culturally responsive practices, family engagement, and student mental health and wellness.
This event will take place at the following times:
- Part 1: Wednesday, April 13, 2:00–3:30 p.m. PT
- Part 2: Thursday, April 28, 10:00–11:30 a.m. PT
- Part 3: Thursday, April 28, 2:00- 3:30 p.m. PT
Parts 1 and 2 will each offer two concurrent sessions from which to choose. Part 3 will offer one session. Please register for one webinar session in each part. After the event, those who register for any session will receive an email notification when all five event recordings are posted.
This event is free and open to California schools and districts.
Part 1: Wednesday, April 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (ET)
Building a strong foundation for family-school partnerships: A story about growth and human connections
This session will take you through a three-year journey of one preschool working to improve relationships and collaboration with families. Join us and be inspired to incorporate lessons that can be applied at any grade level to build community within and around schools.
The role of restorative practices in school transformation: Centering relationships and connection
Restorative practices hold significant promise for school transformation. We will focus on mindsets, values, social capital, and structural supports that bind and hold together restorative practices and that transform schools into strong communities.
Part 2: Thursday, April 28 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Beyond heroes and holidays: Expanding understanding and practices of culturally responsive and sustaining approaches
Research shows that culturally responsive and sustaining practices (CRSP) strengthen students’ social and academic well-being. We will explore and discuss asset-based approaches—both at the individual and system levels—that contribute powerfully to a school community in which everyone feels valued, connected, and successful.
Restorative practices: Using data to strengthen your practice
Schools throughout California have adopted restorative practices as a means to curb the use of exclusionary discipline, allay racial disparities in discipline, and improve school climate. Together we will consider new, purpose-built data systems that can drive deeper understanding of students’ experiences and catalyze school practice improvements.
Part 3: Thursday, April 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (PT) / 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (ET)
Stress, anxiety, and chronic sadness increased among students in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. What can schools do with mental health data available to them to provide greater supports for students? This session will highlight the newly available California Department of Education’s Mental Health Indicator Report for districts who administer the California Healthy Kids Survey.